Got Allergies?

Allergy Season

Got Allergies? Itchy nose & eyes? Symphony of sneezes? Welcome to Allergy Season. Spring and Summer Tips to avoid.
Avoid being outside in the Morning when pollen counts are high. Keep home and car windows closed and use air conditioning. Have someone mow your lawn without allergies. Vacation to low pollen areas, like a beach. Also allergy symptoms can be worse on hot, dry, windy days and mild on rainy, cloudy windless days.

ALLERGY

Allergy Triggers:   Dust mites on bed, furniture and carpets. Pet allergies cats or dogs, minimize contact and keep pets out of bedroom, and vacuum carpets. Also other triggers Mold and mildew live on damp surfaces. Clean, shower curtains, bathroom walls, sinks, counter tops. Living rooms, use washable curtains. Basement and Laundry use or store clothes in plastic bins to minimize dust and dampness.
Children’s Allergies:   Bathe them at the end of the day to remove allergens from body and hair. Clean regularly. Vacuum with HEPA filter and wash cuddle toys weekly in hot water. Use air condition with HEPA filter, keeping windows shut, limiting pollen and mold.
Kids have 33% of getting allergies if one parent has them, and 70% is both parents have them. Girls are more likely to get if their mom has them. Boys are more likely if their dad has them.

Antihistamines– block histamine, which causes the sneezing, itchy, runny nose, sore throat. etc.
Decongestants shrink blood vessels that are swollen, congestion and pressure
Nasal Allergy Relievers symptom relief, nasal sprays, nasal saline, lubricant eye drops.

Conversation with Kids?!

Making conversations with kids can be awkward but absolutely lovely, and A Hilariously fun thing to do.  Make conversations with Kids. Talking to kids nowadays can be very hard. Especially if you do not have children of your own.   A great start, Be available to make conversation with them. Kids don’t usually make plans to have conversations with us Adults, We have to be available to them in order to stimulate conversation with the child. If we’re with them, we’re bound to hear what they have to say.   Children are very immediate, when it comes to their feelings & emotions, When a child wants to talk, make yourself available. Create space to have conversations with them, prepare yourself. Resist the urge to correct the child in the conversation, if a child is telling you something inaccurate, ask the child what does he or she thinks happened, so that way, they can express their thoughts. Draw out their curiosity, rather then forcing on them, an accurate explanation. You can fact check afterwards, also be interested and into what their into, their likes and dislikes. Watch something together with the child, and ask open ended questions, relating to kids nowadays is a challenge, these few techniques can apply to help engage a conversation with 4-15 year olds. Especially for Adults who have no clue or possibly no children and not one solid idea on how to have a Kid conversation. Have fun, Kids are awesome!

Little child boy wall corner punishment standing
Little child boy wall corner punishment standing

Smigus Dingus Polish Traditions

Dyngus Day. The Polish Natives Springtime Ritual. Polish Pride Tradition a Wonderful Holiday to celebrate Polish American culture, heritage and traditions. Many Polish religious customs date back to Pre-Christian, Slavic practices. Pouring of water is an ancient spring rite. Cleansing, purification, and Fertility, the same is true of, the complimentary practice of switching with pussy willow branches. Dyngus Day has been associated with the Baptism of Prince Mieszko I.
Prince Mieszko I, along with his court were baptized on Easter Monday when he adopted Christianity as the national religion of Poland.  Thus, Dyngus Day has become a folk celebration. Happy Dyngus Day which takes place on Monday April 17,2017. Enjoy!!!

 

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Mental Remedy

mental health

depression

Please read without distraction. Pray fully. Struggle with profoundly damaging levels, of mental illness. May we pray with passion and with enduring sympathy.
The LORD is my Shepard, I Lack Nothing….
Although sometimes we feel we lack everything, Sometimes we cannot see what you have given us, through the lie of what has been taken away. Show us how to see your blessing. Show us how to see your provision, when the world teaches us an economy of fear & scarcity. The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul.Be strong & courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. He guides me along the right paths. We so often turn from your path—believing lies about ourselves, about others, about you; taking on burdens that are not ours to bear; struggling to entrust you with ourselves, our family, our friends, and our circumstances. Guide us along your path of trust & contentment.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, The valley of depression, the valley of medication, the valley of sorrow, the valley of pain and abandonment, the valley of past wrongs done to me, the valley of despair, the valley of derision, the valley of fear, the valley of waiting, the valley of misunderstanding.
The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. You have made us worthy. You have made us chosen. You accept us with all our flaws, with all our illness and frailty, with all our failings. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life. Goodness and Love will follow us.  Goodness and Love will chase us down—despite ourselves, despite others, despite our circumstances—goodness and love, by the power and grace of your Spirit, have found us. And will never let us go.
I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Forever. In health, in strength, in love, in mercy. Forever. AMEN.
The Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.