Author Archive: MaryO

Let him eat eggs! 

Today was the big day! A 4 hour doctor appointment to find out if G can have eggs without swelling/turning red/uncontrollable vomiting. He hasn’t had eggs since he was about 9 months old because he had an anaphylaxis reaction. Since then he’s gone from have nothing with egg in it, to having breads with egg, …

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TJ is 8!!

Loves:  Sweets, playing on the tablet, and reading the classics (peter pan)or Star Wars books. Favorite toys: legos, board games,and stuffed animals Favorite foods: ice cream and cake, popcicles, and quesadillas Favorite song: jingle bells and his own made up songs Favorite TV shows/movies: voltron and epic  This boy is crazy loving! He wants to …

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Gabriel is 5

Loves: playing on his tablet, family game night, puzzles and taking toy guys  apart. Favorite toys: legos, puzzles, coloring books and colored pencils,  Favorite foods: ice cream, pizza, and corn dogs Favorite song:  abc’s and jingle bells Favorite TV shows/movies: troll hunters and lego movies. This boy is pretty amazing! He’s reading sight words and …

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Two panic attack Tuesday 

It’s been a long time since I’ve written! I was super bummed that we didn’t make it to a pumpkin patch last year, that’s my favorite post to write.  But the odds were not in our favor last October. We did have a beautiful Christmas, spending time with family. And have been trying to stay …

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My crazy Friday (and it’s only 11am)

This morning my boys woke up…then the craziness began. They were both over tired and whined/cried about everything. G didn’t want to fold and put away a pair of his clean shorts that were laying on the floor, so I let it go. We went downstairs and had breakfast after which they usually wipe down …

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Five Minute Friday: build

I’m really trying to build a better relationship with my kids. For the last seven years my parenting style hasn’t worked. I have a hard time when my kids don’t listen. I tend to get louder, to the point of yelling, when I’m frustrated or annoyed. I realized that I was setting a horrible example …

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What we’ve been up to

I just noticed I haven’t written anything since April! We’ve been too busy being sick, spending time with family and friends, and just generally having fun! But here’s an update: Summer is finally here!!! I’m so excited to spend time with my boys (and to not have to go to school!!!) 😃 I haven’t started …

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Easter weekend 2016

 The boys are playing outside in the sunshine, while I stand in my kitchen snacking on BBQ potato chips and drinking a glass of red wine. We are waiting for tony to get home so we can sit down for our teriyaki chicken and rice dinner. It’s so peaceful and quiet in the house I …

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Mommy and TJ fail (but not too bad)

It’s just another crazy dinner time in the Ortiz home. I plate up everyone’s food and get it on the table. We say grace and dig in. G needs many reminders to eat his dinner (this time it’s was the potatoes he tried to ignore). TJ surprisingly ate everything on his plate without any arguing. …

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Riding on insulin 2016

TJ kept asking to go snowboarding but Tony and I have no experience with winter sports. We had no idea how to teach him and were a little afraid of the high costs associated with snowboarding.  At family camp last October we heard about riding on insulin, which is a Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) snowboarding …

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