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Child Car Passenger Safety for Parents and Grandparents

The last child safety post I did was about the perils of hot cars and how you can easily break a car window to reach a child in danger: Hot Cars Can Kill Kids Today's post deals with the safety practices of kiddos as passengers. In 2011, The AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) … [Read More...]

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Keeping our kids safe.

Child Car Passenger Safety for Parents and Grandparents

The last child safety post I did was about the perils of hot cars and how you can easily break a car window to reach a child in danger: Hot Cars Can Kill Kids Today's post deals with the safety practices of kiddos as passengers. In 2011, The AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) updated their recommendation for kiddos in car seats.  You can view the PDF … [Read More...]

Oh, Mrs. Tucker!

Ask OMT! #2 Should Grandparents Speak Up?

You liked it, you really liked it...the inaugural ASK OMT!, that is! Onward to the second in the series. Here’s what I promise: * I’ll answer as honestly as I can. * I won’t sugarcoat or bs my way through the answers. * I’ll offer this caveat: Once some things are seen, they can’t be unseen. Are y’all sure you want to know some thangs?  Yeah?  Ok… * You’d … [Read More...]

Perimenopauce Can Suck It

Perimenopause Can Suck It #10: Losing Muscle Mass

As we age, we lose muscle mass.  It's a natural occurring process known as sarcopenia, a diagnostic term derived from two Latin words, "sarco" for muscle, and "penia" for wasting. For women, this muscle mass reduction and the overwhelming symptoms of perimenopause such as crashing fatigue, depression and hormone loss, can lead to weight gain.  We don't feel like … [Read More...]

OMT! Eats

The Easy Way to Brine a Turkey

Brine a Turkey the Easy Way

For years, we have been brining turkeys with great success, and you can too! Most people think that when you brine a turkey or chicken, that the end result will be an overly salty beast.  So. Not. True. The opposite is true: when you brine poultry, the end result is tender moist deliciousness that most people would love to replicate. I'm gonna show you how! My one … [Read More...]

Filled Chocolate Cookies

Trick or Treat This

I first wrote about these cookies last year and I wanted to share them again, because they are that good.  When Boy was a kiddo, I made these filled cookies every year for Halloween. The dark chocolate color covered the spooky appeal of the holiday, and the POW! of the orange-filling spoke of jack-o-lanterns. Plus, they're delicious, so there's … [Read More...]

pinto-beans

Easiest Pinto Bean Recipe You’ll Ever Find: Take Two

We eat lots of pinto beans in the house + OMT! loves easy = y'all see where this is headed. I have shared my easiest pinto bean recipe with you and today, I'm offering a delicious variation: pinto beans cooked with a ham bone. ~faint~ My favorite way to make dem pintos is in a slow cooker, especially in the heat of the summer.  The house stays cool and you have a … [Read More...]

OMT! Shops

Blastmatch Fire Starter

Blastmatch Fire Starter

Ohmeohmyoh!  Y'all know how much I love my outdoor fire pit (see HERE and HERE), well now I have found a handy fire starter that doesn't cost an arm and a leg (although, the Bison Airlighter is still calling my name). The Blastmatch Fire Starter: (source: AMAZON) This little gadget is easy on … [Read More...]

Butt Face Towel

Butt Face Towel?! Butt. Face. Towel.

From now until Christmas, come here on Wednesdays to find sometimes weirdly wonderful, but mostly amazing must haves for everyone on your list. ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping through the Amazon links on this page, you support the blog at no cost to … [Read More...]

Board Book Love

Leslie Patricelli Board Book Love

When I was an itty bitty, I took a book with me everywhere I went.  Still happens with regularity.  I love me my books, y'all. I want Sweet E to love him his books too.  That's why I try and buy him the fun ones, the silly ones, the rhymey dancey ones. What follows are some of my new favs (so … [Read More...]

OMT! Grown-Ups

Depression Facts and Stats

Depression Facts and Stats

October is National Depression Awareness Month. Even though I've written about depression before, I thought I'd take a moment to talk about it again. FACTS: 1)  Most people who are depressed, about two-thirds, do not seek treatment. 2) Women are TWICE as likely to suffer from … [Read More...]

Secondary Drowning Signs

Required Summer Reading: Secondary Drowning

I've written about drowning before and how the actual process of drowning doesn't look like you might think it would (if you missed that important post, you can read it HERE).  Today, let's take a look at secondary drowning. If you're like most of the world, when it gets hot, you want to cool off … [Read More...]

DIY Firepit Tutorial

DIY Fire Pit Tutorial: Updated

Cliff Notes of a DIY Fire Pit Tutorial = chop down a big ash tree, have the stump properly shaped for burning, then burn ALL THE THINGS! The DIY fire pit post is one of my most popular.  Who knew so many of you were looking to make a hobo pit like us! When I first broached the idea to Husband, … [Read More...]