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 depression as men. 3) Exercise can alleviate depression and […]

Required Summer Reading: Secondary Drowning

Secondary Drowning Signs

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 […]

DIY Fire Pit Tutorial: Updated

DIY Firepit Tutorial

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 […]

Shoot I Do: FARTing

Photography: Composing the Shot

Welcome back to the Shoot I Do series! Um, what?  Did she use the word farting in her tittle?  Does it mean what I think it means?  What am I still doing here?! Yes. Probably not. Because you want, nay, MUST, know what craziness is happening in OMT’s brain!  (last time I left you guys, […]

PSA of the Day: Children’s Medical Power of Attorney

Children's MEdical Power of Attorney

When it comes to our sweet children, no one likes to talk about the uncomfortable, possibly deadly stuff (like THIS), but my motto is this: better to prepare for the unlikely event you’ll need a Medical Power of Attorney form than to be without such a power if needed in an emergency. Whew.  That’s a […]

May Is Melanoma Awareness Month

Melanoma Skin Cancer Infographic

As a melanoma survivor,  I feel a strong responsibility to share this post every year.  It’s important information that can save your life. If you’ve read this before, whoohoo!  If not, please take a few minutes, if for nothing else but to look through the infographic.  It could honestly save your life or the life […]

The Essential Foam Roller

Foam Roller for Pain

Do you foam roll?  Do you roll the foam?  Do you have any idea what I’m talking about?! No?  OK, don’t be embarrassed.  Let’s break it down. A foam roller is essential for anyone with muscle pains, aches, and injuries.  It’s also essential to prevent injuries (OMT likes this one!). BONUS: It’s easy!  You basically […]

5 Simple Tips For a Healthy Lawn

5 Things to Do For a Healthy Lawn

Gardening and I have always had a love-hate relationship.  I love the idea of fresh produce from my own land, yet my garden hates me. It doesn’t stop me though, no sir.  Every year, like a total amnesiac, I head to the nursery to find the healthiest plants and do stuff like building raised garden […]

3D Printing: It’s Science!

3D Priniting: It's Science!

Want a fun and information-packed video about 3D printing that you can share with the kiddies?! Here ya go! SCIENCE! Check this one out: Dad uses 3D printer to make his son a prosthesis for about $5! We live in stunning times. Science On!   OMT! Recommends: Baby, It’s Cold Outside The Chemistry of Cookies […]

Easiest DIY Cedar Flower Bed You’ll Ever Build

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The German is an amazing gardener.  Me?  Not so much.  But….I do know how to do things that make it appear as if I’m a gardener.  Gardening for wannabes…that’s me! Take this easy DIY flower bed, as an example.  Look at those clean cedar lines.  Look at the barrier between grass and mulched goodness (yes, […]