One of our sons has NF-1.  Because of the complexity of his disorder, we see a lot of specialists.  I am always filling out forms at doctor’s offices asking for his medical history.   To help me keep track of everything, I created this form in Excel that I always keep a copy of folded up in my wallet.   This form has proved invaluable to me when I am trying to remember when he had this surgery or what the phone number for that specialist is.   I have included a free download for you at the bottom of this post so that you can customize it for your own needs.  I hope you find it as helpful as I have!

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100_4310My kids love to go to the library.  Only recently has it become enjoyable for me to take them.  This is mainly because #3 is finally old enough not to run down the aisles, pulling books off the shelves as if he were a football player entering the stadium.  But I digress….each of my boys has their own library card, and today I’d like to share a simple way that I help them not lose their library cards! Read More →

I have a problem with saving things…. I just can’t throw something away when there might be a good use for it someday.  Hence the 20 empty Clorox wipes containers I have collected in my basement storage room.  I’ve got them deployed all over the place in my house – holding craft items in my craft area, filled with grocery bags in my van, and now, they are in my kitchen!

My cooking utensils had outgrown my previous crock, and I was trying to figure out how to get a better storage solution –  ideally without spending any money.   It occurred to me that the clorox containers might work, so I ran downstairs, grabbed a few from my stash and got working.  With an exacto knife, I cut the threaded portion of the canister off and then wrapped them in scrapbook paper.  The scrapbook paper doesn’t make it all the way around, but that works okay for me since I just put that side against the wall.  Then I organized my utensils by type, with the least frequently used in the back.



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