PSA From Your Favorite Goddess!

This PSA has to do with prescriptions. Make sure that you count EVERY pill to make sure they give you every pill you need. I take a medication twice a day so I need 60 pills for the month. I was out and was going out today so I grabbed the bottle and figured I would drop it off at a pharmacy near where I would be at. I get a call from the pharmacy telling me that my insurance is rejecting payment because it was too soon for me to fill it. That didn’t make sense. I was out of pills. How could it be too soon? So after talking it over with a super nice lady at Rite Aid, we came to the conclusion that the pharmacy I got the prescription filled at did not give me all 60 pills. More like they only gave me 30 pills. I was starting to panic. This was a prescription that I NEEDED…I would be a mess if I didn’t take it.

So I called CVS (where I had it filled previously) and started talking to the pharmacist. She INSISTED they gave me all 60 pills. I told her that it wasn’t possible since I take the medication twice a day and now I am out…out 15 days before I should be out. Then something happened and we got disconnected. By this time I was about to lose it. I did not have the money to pay out of pocket for the medication. I called CVS again. Now remember, by this time I was beyond livid. I told the woman that if we didn’t fix this today, I was going to get a hold of her general manager and bring them into it. She put me on hold and lo and behold, my missing 30 pills…the 30 pills they said they had given me…they appeared and I was being told to come on up there and pick them up.

Count those pills. Especially if you have to take multiple doses a day. Oh and while I am on my PSA kick…those of you that live in Southeast Michigan…stay away from the Ford Road Walgreens Pharmacy in Canton. They suck. I took the prescription to that pharmacy originally before I dropped my son off at school (at 12pm). They told me it would be ready at 1:15. I went back at 3:00 and they had no clue what I was there for. This is NOT the first time they have “forgotten” to fill a prescription…I could go on and on about that crappy pharmacy.

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Drink Well. Live Well. Your Motto for 2009!

No no I am not talking about alcohol here! I’m talking about something we all grew up drinking as kids. Milk. Growing up, I remember watching the milk mustache commercials and looking forward to seeing who the next “milk mustache” model was going to be. Wasn’t Kermit the Frog a milk mustache model once? Anyway I found this little tidbit on the  site to be very interesting…their have been over 250 faces endorsing milk over the years! That’s more than any other beverage out there!! Can you name some from back in the day?

The  site has many useful tools…some of which I already knew like information on milk helps recovery after a hard workout, but I would have to say my most favorite part of the site is their recipe section and how to beat the heat this summer with cool drinks that are milk based. What a better way to cool off this summer AND get the calcium we need to grow big and strong (yes, I know I sound like a commercial!)!!

I recently tried this recipe on my son, the Strawberry Sunrise Breakfast Smoothie. It was SOOO good! He loved too. Zachary is not a big breakfast eater so having alternatives for him to eat (or drink in this case) is a major plus. Especially since he is starting Kindergarten next year and I do NOT want to send him off to school without something in his stomach. I can’t wait to find some more recipes that we can try!

For those of you that must drink soy milk (like my daughter) I did make the smoothie above substituting soy and she liked it! I did use the vanilla soy milk as opposed to the plain so it had a slightly different taste, but she like it! So for those of you that do have to substitute because you or your children have a dairy allergy or because you just choose to drink soy, know that at least one of the recipes substitutes nicely!

Be sure to check out . There is a lot of information on that site as well as a section where their are periodic contests. Also, don’t forget to leave me a comment with a favorite milk mustache model you remember from back in the day. Enjoy and remember, milk does a body good!
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Are you Looking for a Preschool?

It’s that time of year again…the time to start looking for a preschool for your 3 or 4 year old children. It’s so hard to believe that my daughter will be 3 in October. But what is even harder is the fact that she will be going off to school this September as well. I know the statistics about how great preschool is for children, but I think there is a part of me that is not ready for my baby to be grown up enough to go to school. However, the fact that I have found such an awesome preschool really does help tremendously.

If you are looking for a school that is very low in cost per month, BUT offers a warm and loving setting for your children to socialize with other children while learning preschool skills such as shapes, colors, letter recognition, number recognition, writing their name, etc then look no further than Academic Pathways Preschool in Livonia.

Academic Pathways Preschool in Livonia is a non-profit cooperative preschool. What that means is, the preschool is run solely by a board made up of parent volunteers and the parents of the children in the school. If a family chooses full co-op status in the school, the mother or father (or grandparent) is required to work a few times in the classroom a month AND hold a job in the school (plan parties, scheduling, etc).

We are hosting several Open Houses this summer so you and your children can come down to the preschool and see the school and meet our teachers! Here are the dates for the Open Houses:

  • Tuesday, July 14th 10-12pm
  • Thursday, August 20th 6-8pm
  • Thursday, September 3rd 6-8pm

If you are unable to make it to an Open House, check out our website at www.academicpathwayspreschool.com. All the information you need is right there on the website…monthly tuition prices, info on our babysitting swap program, etc.

We hope to see you at the Open House!

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Walking for a Cause…Wanna Help?

This evening we had to take my youngest to the ER. We went to dinner and she ate something that we figured would be OK for her to eat. She is allergic to milk and all milk proteins. Normally we ALWAYS check the nutritional content…for whatever reason, we didn’t this time 🙁 Shortly after eating, Bella started complaining that her throat hurt and that she couldn’t drink her water. I looked in her mouth and her throat was all red and blotchy looking. She also had some hives forming.

Her reaction to milk in the past has always been diarrhea, upset stomach…etc. Though we have been told that her reaction can either get worse or better. It looks like it is getting worse. So anyway, we took her to the ER and they told us that we definitely did the right thing by bringing her in. Thankfully she was OK. They gave her some benedryl, watched her for a bit and told us to give her Benedryl for the next 4 to 5 days every 4 hours. However, the interesting part…there was no milk in her food. The culprit…eggs. Which I had already been suspecting an egg allergy and was going to bring it up to her GI doc on Monday. Now I think I have my answer.

So with all of that said, I was told about an awesome food allergy website, The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network. Once on the site I saw that there was a walk to help find a cure for food allergies. I immediately registered me, my husband and both of our kids to participate in the walk. The walk is at Kensington Park in Michigan on October 3rd.

Here’s where you all come in. On my side bar over there on the right —-> you will see a button that will take you directly to my donation web page that is set up through The Allergy Food Network. Any and all donation is greatly appreciated. I’ve never participated in a walk like this, but I cannot think of a better cause to walk for. So many children are developing food allergies. It’s scary. So please help my family reach our goal. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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National Infertility Awareness Week


It makes me so sad when a couple have difficulties getting pregnant. It makes me equally as angry if not more angry that there are people out there that get pregnant and don’t want to be or worse, do something horrible to the baby. When I found out that this was National Infertility Week, I knew I had to pass along this wonderful opportunity of hope.

Conceivex, Inc has a new product, The Conception Kit that is the only FDA approved at home fertility enhancer. Here is a little information from their website about The Conception Kit:

The Conception Kit is a three month program for men and women. It is designed to address the following problems in the privacy of your home:

For Men:

  • Low sperm count
  • Low sperm motility

For Women:

  • Tilted cervix
  • Timing of Ovulation
  • Hostile vaginal pH

This at home kit has allowed thousands of couples overcome infertility in their home! How does it work? The conception cap brings the semen directly to the cervix and keeps it there for 4-6 hours. Please check out the website, pass along the information to your friends and family that may need it. It is my hope that by posting this information, it helps at least one person have their dream come true. Be sure to check out this free resources section of the website as well.
And that’s not all. Conceivex, Inc has graciously offered my readers $20 off The Conception Kit so long as you enter the following code:

NIAW

The code is good until May 15th.
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