Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Kid-Friendly German Party!

For no particular reason, we decided to throw a little German dinner party and I wanted the girls to enjoy it as much as the adults. So here's how we made potato pancakes, cucumber salad and oompah music fun for toddlers:

Monday, February 2, 2015

Enjoying the Florida Keys with Gluten Free Kids

If there's one thing I'm pretty confident about it's knowing where all the gluten free food is around the fabulous Florida Keys.  The tiny island chain at the southern tip of Florida offers miles of warm beaches, coconuts, miniature deer, wild iguanas, and plenty of weirdos.  It is where I grew up and continue to spend winters, and it offers a really nice variety of gluten free foods including a dark chocolate covered slice of key lime pie on a stick.  Yeah, you heard me.  Read my full article with a handy list of GF-friendly restaurants from Key Largo to Key West HERE on the One Smiley Monkey blog. 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

All About Lymph Nodes And How to Keep them Happy

Last week I noticed a lump in my neck and after a quick surf of the net, I learned a) it's a swollen lymph node and b) I don't actually know anything about lymph nodes. So while I waited for a doc to check out THE LUMP, I studied up on the lymphatic system. Here's what I learned, and what the doc told me about it: