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March 20, 2013

Midweek Links

Hey there, friends! Thank you so much to all of you who tweeted, and left sweet comments on Instagram and Facebook yesterday. Maile is fine. I'm fine. I'm not sure why it took me so long, but I finally figured out that she was having a horrible reaction to the antibiotic I started Monday night, for a sinus infection. Although Keflex has a low classification for affecting breastfed little ones, Maile is apparently very sensitive to it ... and it messed me up pretty good, too. Because Maile is still nursing, I try my best not to take medication, but untreated sinus infections can land me in the hospital, so I took a chance. 

Today I'm planning on picking up a Neti pot, and some ear oil, to see if I can kick this crud naturally! (I've read extensively on Neti pots, and I figure, at worst, it just won't work.) I don't really want to take another antibiotic right now, however mild, and risk messing up Maile's little system again; she's just too little.

So, that's the yuck that's happening around here. We'll be back to our regularly scheduled programming soon, but while Maile and I rest up, here are some links to get you through Hump Day!

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An Easter Egg lunch for your kiddo. Cute and easy!

I've watched this video too many times, but it makes me laugh every time! Probably because I see sooo much of myself there.

I have a quesadilla obsession. Must try this recipe!

Overcome the Lie, because Jesus overcame the grave.

20 Animal Toys Your Kids Will Love -- If you have a little one, Pin it.

Beautiful Spring Collection from Kindred Oak. Especially this headband.

DIY denim distressing on Jordan's blog.

This simple act could save over 800,000 lives.

Two interesting, simple charts showing voter turnout in your state.

Need some inspiration to lose weight? Researchers recently found that money is the best motivator, and you can win a bundle here!

Organic grocery delivery: I'd love to try it, if I can find a budget-friendly way to do so.

I sponsor Michaela's blog, so go have a look at her lovely space! This post is a recent favorite.

Just look what this dad did for his little girl. Best dad ever! After my own. And Tim, of course ... ;)

I love reading Andrea's blog.

Wonderful insight on why mothers matter.

Jami Nato. The woman is convicting.

And last, but not least, Why the World is Totally Awesome.

xo

22 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing the great links! Feel better, friend.

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    1. Thanks, my friend! Feeling much better today. I think I'm the only person who almost always gains weight when I'm sick; how does that work!? ;)

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  2. oh man, that's horrible katie. a sinus infection untreated is the worst, so hoping that natural remedy works! hopefully maile will start feeling better too, sweet girl.
    that link of why mothers matter has me in tears. this morning was kind of tough with the kiddos. thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. On the mend today, Leah -- thanks!

      Why Mothers Matter had me in tears, too. I was talking to Tim this afternoon, and found myself complaining because we aren't going to have our babysitter (who comes once a week, for a few hours) for a couple of weeks, and Maile has been sooo clingy. His reply was so simple, but it really convicted me. He just said, "She's a mama's girl, honey. She loves you." My heart burst into about a zillion pieces, and I resolved to have more patience for the rest of the day! (I was about 80% successful, I think, haha.)

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    2. that's so sweet. to know she has grown that huge love for you that she wants no one else. your little bff! :)

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  3. Aww, poor little ducklings. I remember being so nervous to take anything while I was breastfeeding. It can be so scary sometimes.
    I'm glad to know you found a natural way to get better. With my experience, natural is so much better.
    And thanks for linking up all these cool posts.
    Jeremy and I think of you often. :)

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    1. It is really nerve wracking taking medication while nursing, for sure! I always try to stick to natural remedies, but sometimes I just really need something more. ::sigh::

      I love your distressing DIY! I'm just terrified to try it, LOL.

      Think of you a lot too, girly!

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  4. So many fun links! Thanks for guest posting today :) Glad you figured out what was wrong. Praying you can get some rest and be back to normal soon around there! xoxo

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    1. Thanks for having me, sweet lady!

      <3

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  5. Thanks for all the fun links!! BTW, Matt has a lot of sinus problems, and constantly has sinus infections. He LOVES his neti pot!! It helps so much!
    xoxo
    ♥ Kyna

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    1. Oh, good to hear -- Thanks! I actually had two nurse friends recommend it to me, but so much of what I've read leans toward the gimmicky side (or people dying of amoeba infestations ... what the ...). Anyway, I decided to finally try it, and I'm already feeling much better. (And using distilled or purified water seems kind of like a DUH to me, haha!)

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  6. Oh man, that is rough! Glad you found out what was wrong and you are both doing ok - hope you can kick that infection soon x

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  7. Whenever I'm sad, I watch that Kristen Bell video clip. Seriously the best YouTube clip in the entire world. It immediately makes me cry with happiness EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.

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  8. And that last comment was from me, NOT my husband. Ooops.

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    1. ::snort:: It would've been kind of awesome if it WAS from Wade. Hehe.

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  9. Thanks for sharing! I just came across your blog and I'm your newest follower :) Would you mind checking out our blog and (if you like) following back via GFC and Bloglovin'? We also have a giveaway going on right now! xx

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    1. Thank you! I'll be sure to stop by and check out your blog, as well.

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  10. Ugh, sickness like that is SO hard, especially when you have a little around to still take care of 24/7. I'm so sorry!! Good for you for still nursing, and having made so many sacrifices for your sweet baby girl. You are an inspiration, more and more the more I get to know you!! (that sentence didn't really make sense.. but you get it, right? :)

    I was reading through the comments and love what you said about Tim's comment about how much Maile just loves you. What a sweet reminder (even to me, about my own child who sometimes seems so clingy and I just want a break). Wise hubby you've got there :)

    You're beautiful, and I hope that you are on the mend so soon! And thank you for the sweet shout out, means so much! Love you, sweet friend! xo

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    1. Ha! I totally get it.

      The husband is so, so wise ... Much wiser than I am, sometimes, for sure.

      We're already feeling better -- so thank you! Love you, too!

      <3

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  11. Oh, and yes, yes, absolutely YES to Jami Nato's blog! Reading it is sometimes like a punch in the gut, but a good one. A necessary one! Love that woman of God!

    (And that Kristin Bell sloth video makes me giggle till I cry every. single. time. Literally. So funny!! I had forgotten about it, thanks for making me watch it again :)

    xo

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    1. Yes. I've definitely had that "about-to-lose-my-lunch feeling" when reading Jami's blog sometimes -- haha. But in a good way? That probably sounds crazy.

      PS - I always, always, always read your blog, even when I don't comment ... I hope you know that!

      <3

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