Child Car Passenger Safety for Parents and Grandparents

Keeping our kids safe.

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 […]

Ask OMT! #2 Should Grandparents Speak Up?

Oh, Mrs. Tucker!

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 […]

Perimenopause Can Suck It #10: Losing Muscle Mass

Perimenopauce Can Suck It

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.  […]

October: Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

happy-dex

October is Adopt A Shelter Dog month!  Yep, these sweet babies get an entire month of love and why not?  They need us; we need them.  Get to adopting! Every single dog we have brought into our home has been a shelter baby, or a foster, as in Dexter’s case. Dexter, oh our sweet Dexter. […]

What I’ve Learned: 19 Months Later

What I've Learned

19 months ago our lives changed when Sweet E entered the world on a stormy February day.  Fat Tuesday lived up to the celebration that year and it’s been a lesson in grandparenty love ever since. I’ve kept tabs on what I’ve learned HERE, HERE, and HERE, but each new day is a surprisingly delightful […]

A Profound Moment of Grace

A Profound Moment of Grace

Who loves a compliment?  WHO?!  Me.  You.  ALL THE WORLD.   We’ll get to that soon enough. This post is a windy, wandering, wisp of what I’d actually like to say but can’t articulate because my innards, where all my feels live, were blown away and took most of my words in the aftermath when a […]

Heel Cup Tutorial: Dealing With Heel Pain

Heel Cup Help

Y’all know I’m a lifelong runner.  I’m like Forrest Gump; once I started, I just kept going.  As I lifer, I’ve had injuries along the way, one of which was thought to be fat pad atrophy.  I know, I laughed too. ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping […]

Ask OMT!

Oh, Mrs. Tucker!

A friend of mine (HEY!  I have them…) suggested a post idea to me that if successful, may become a regular series here at OMT!  Kinda like a grown-up version of the What I’ll Tell Sweet E series.  For now I’m calling it: Ask OMT! Wow.  My originality exceeds nothing.  Good thing I had to […]

My Body Tells a Story

Our Bodies Tell a Story

I am a mother of a son.  When he was born and the doctor held him up triumphantly like a much sought after trophy as he exclaimed, “It’s a boy!” I took in a deep breath of relief.  A boy.  I know boys; I can mother a boy. What if Boy had been a girl?  […]