This summer has been a hot one and so keeping cool with healthy snacks is on my mind! Because I also recently gave birth to our second baby girl, life is extra busy and so fast easy and refreshing snacks are what I go for.
I love my fresh morning air walks in the summer, I also enjoy evening walks and sitting by the fire! They’re a few of my favorite times to bond with family, but they also happen to be the worst times for bugs and I’m a mosquito magnet!
Mosquito bites can be really annoying and if you’re allergic to the bite then the swelling and itching (caused by the body’s release of histamine) can get really bad – for some people, bites can cause reactions as serious as anaphylaxis. I’ll talk about the most common reaction to bug bites, not anaphylaxis.
We love summer and this is our first summer as a family of four. We’ve also just renovated our backyard to make it a usable space, so we’re not quite ready to plant a garden just yet – probably next summer. For this reason, we’ve been looking for easy table top options to grow our own food and start teaching our two year old how to care for plants and help them grow.
Spring has sprung and with all great sunny, warm weather comes the beautiful blossoming of trees, flowers and green grass that I love so much! However, along with all of that comes allergy season and that puts a real damper on my eagerness to get outside!
Allergies are the result of an inappropriate immune reaction, to what is usually a harmless substance. This bodily reaction can cause symptoms like itchy, watery eyes, constant sneezing, stuffy nose, sinus congestion, fog brain, fatigue, eczema, asthma and even anaphylaxis.