Adding Fiber to Your Diet

You’ve probably heard that it is very good for your health to add fiber to your diet. According to the Mayo Clinic:

“Dietary fiber — found mainly in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes — is probably best known for its ability to prevent or relieve constipation. But fiber can provide other health benefits as well, such as lowering your risk of diabetes and heart disease.”

You can read the rest of the Mayo Clinic article here.

I recently read about a good way to add a little extra fiber. Buy the original Fiber One cereal and crush it in a blender. When you want to bread chicken or pork, bread it using the fiber one. Thats what I did tonight. I dipped the chicken in fat free Catalina dressing and then dipped it in the crushed Fiber One . I added a few other seasonings to the Fiber One, as well.

Baked it in the oven at 375 degrees for 45 mins. It was soooo good! Even my son, king of picky eaters, devoured it!


Droopy Drawers…NO MORE!

Are clothes ALWAYS big in the waist on your kids? If your kids are like mine, you have to search high and low for adjustable waist pants to fit them. And what makes it worse, they are tall so you always have to buy the larger size for the length, but that leaves the pants, shorts, skirt, falling down. Drives me absolutely crazy! I can remember one time, there was no way possible for us to cinch the waist in the way my son needed without the pants looking absolutely ridiculous. Anything he tried on in that particular brand fit that way. Kids are too young to be dealing with clothing issues! Save that for their teenage years!

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And then one day I was introduced to the Dapper Snapper Adjustable Belt for toddlers and my life has forever been changed! This amazing invention is one of those things that you look at and think, “why the heck didn’t I think of that?”. It’s that amazing!

Droopy Drawers No More!

Simply place this nifty little invention at the back of the pants and you can cinch in ANY pair of pants that has belt loops!

Both of my kids wore these for years. It doesn’t need to be removed for diaper changes; doesn’t get in the way or hinder potty training; it just keeps the pants where they need to be! This is one of those products that should be added with EVERY baby gift. The mom to be will thank you for it! When my kids no longer needed them, I passed them on to a friend and she went on and on about how much she loved the Dapper Snapper and even went and picked up more for herself!

If your child’s pants are drooping and you don’t know what to do, definitely pick up a Dapper Snapper…it will help!!

NovaSure Procedure

NovaSure is the out patient procedure I had done on Friday. My husband took me to the office, I was taken back to a room and told to take 1 Vicodin (oh I was feeling good!). An IV was started and I was given something that basically put me asleep for about 10 minutes. I needed no breathing tubes, nothing. They did put an oxygen mask on me (I think). I woke up, got dressed, and was on my way home. Very easy procedure.


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Why Did I Have the NovaSure Procedure?

Now why did I have? Well, without getting into all the gross, nitty gritty details, after having my two beautiful children, not only did my body size change (thanks kids lol), but so did my periods. After discussing things at length with my doctor, as well as, try out birth control pills to help solve the problem, we decided to do the NovaSure procedure. It was either do that or have a partial hysterectomy. Being that I am only 27 years old, I didn’t want to have that kind of surgery just yet.

Before having NovaSure, you have to be 100% sure that you are done having children. Pregnancy after NovaSure would be near impossible and possibly dangerous, to carry a child to term. The chances of getting pregnant after having this procedure are slim, but there’s still a chance nonetheless.

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NovaSure Recovery

I will definitely let you know how things go in the next few months after having this done. I have to say, last night I was in probably the worst pain I have ever been in. At some points, Vicodin was not even touching the pain. But I am happy to report that today, the pain has subsided quite a bit. Not 100%, but it’s tolerable.

So definitely check out the site if you are having issues and you think that this procedure might help you. Over the next few months, I will be sure to update you on any problems after NovaSure and any NovaSure procedure side effects I experienced. One piece of advice, pick up a few things to keep yourself occupied. I enjoyed coloring in my adult coloring booknovasure. Trust me!

America’s Got Talent

I am watching the episode that was on yesterday and it is driving me insane to see some of the acts that they put through. It really seems like they are being very political about their choices. For example, they put the 4 year girl through. She is adorable as all get out, but will she win? No. But do they want to be the jerks that break her little heart? Of course not. They’ll push her through and let America vote her out.

Then you have the soldier (who is cute, but the way!). I think he is excellent and I wanted him to go through. Yes he forgot the lyrics. Everyone makes mistakes, but I don’t think they (especially Pierce) wanted to push him through. But they don’t want to not put the soldier through who just got back from Iraq (wasn’t it Iraq?)…they’ll let America do that.

There were so many acts that they cut that, it was shocking to me that they didn’t put those people through.

What are your thoughts on it?

What’s for dinner, Thursday

I haven’t posted any recipes I’ve been making in quite awhile. Today’s is pretty good. And yes, it’s in the crock pot. I try to use the crock pot at least once or twice a week.

Today’s recipe is from the The Busy Mom’s Slow Cooker Cookbook:

Teriyaki Pork Chops

1/3 cup Teriyaki Sauce
1TBS brown Sugar
1/2 tsp ground ginger
4 boneless pork chops

Place pork chops in crock pot. Mix ginger, sugar, and sauce in a bowl and pour over the pork chops. Cook on low for 7-8 hrs