Tuesday Garden Party – Garden Inspiration for 5/12/2015

Happy Tuesday, friends! I’m always excited to share with you on these Tuesday Garden Party days.Tuesday Garden Party 5.12

The bad news: I’ve mostly got a huge weedy mess going on in my garden right now. We normally till in the fall and didn’t do that this year. Plus, I was gone at a critical time in weed development, I think. And now it’s out of control. I’m trying hard to resist tilling … but it’s going to take a lot of back-breaking weeding to get my garden to a point where I can even plant it now. I thought you might enjoy seeing some of my weeds – keeping it real here, friends! :-(

The good news: My spinach and peas are coming along nicely and the garlic and onions continue to look great. My potatoes are coming in nicely. I transplanted a bunch of romaine lettuce from my dad’s garden in Missouri and it’s look good now that our weather has cooled off a little bit. I harvested a few of the volunteer radish and got a strange assortment of radishes. I planted a few different types last year, mostly as companion plants for my cucumbers and let them all go to seed. I also found a nice volunteer Forenlenschuss lettuce. And that’s it. This week – I must get the weeds out of the garden as we are nearing our frost free date (May 15) and it’s really time to go!!

Now it’s your turn!

Tuesday Garden Party – Garden Inspiration for 5/5/2015

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It’s Tuesday and time for the Garden Party! Read on to link up your garden inspired posts – recipes, diy, tutorials, and tips & tricks! If you don’t have posts to link up, come keep reading for a big dose of garden inspiration!

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Preserving Digital Memories with Lyve

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How many digital pictures do you think you’ve taken over the years? If you’re like me, you’re probably snapping away all day long. I’m old school, so I remember taking pictures with film and the thrill of paying to pick those pictures up from developing and happily seeing the memories I was able to capture. I have to tell you, while I took a lot fewer pictures in those days, more of them ended up being displayed or put in albums for future reference. Dealing with my digital pictures is something I think I’ll get to “some day” and then never seem to get to at all. If something happens to my computers (and I have digital pictures stored on I don’t know how many different computers) all of my memories are pretty much lost.

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The Importance of Teaching Infants to Swim

pediaswim1It’s the time of year again when backyard pools will start springing up all over the country. Since I’ve known several people to lose, or almost lose, their kids to drowning, I wanted to remind everyone about the importance of teaching infants to swim. PediaSwim is a great way to teach your infants and children swim-float-swim to help them get out of a pool and possibly save their lives.

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Tips for Traveling with a Child Who Wets the Bed

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It’s bad enough when bed wetting happens at home, but it just seems so much worse to my child to have an accident while traveling. There’s not much more embarrassing than admitting to a friend while on the road that your child accidentally wet the bed. Unless you happen to be the kid who wet the bed. And then it’s downright humiliating.   L uckily, I don’t have this problem anymore, but I did. For several years. And since we travel a lot, I had to come up with a solution to keep the bed wetting accidents to a minimum.

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Limit liquids after a certain time in the evening

I’ve found it’s possible to decrease bed wetting incidences by limiting food and water a couple hours before bed. My kids get plenty of food and drink throughout the day so I don’t think it’s bad for them to stop drinking a bit before bed. I do allow them to have a few sips if they want, but we try really hard to cut out big drinks or snacks that will make the kids thirsty before bed. Also, don’t forgot that one last potty trip right before bed! Sometimes we forget and that’s when the accidents are sure to happen!

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Use helpful products like  Pampers Underjams and chux pads or disposable bed pads.

I find Pampers Underjams to be very helpful, because they actually come in sizes large enough for my child who still wet the bed at a more advanced age. Plus, they don’t have the stigma like diapers do. Pampers Underjams are made from comfort wear quiet, cloth-like materials for privacy, have a low waist so only your child knows they are wearing them, and are available in sizes S/M and L/XL to fit children up to 85lbs.

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