Get the Word Out Wednesday!

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Get the Word Out Wednesday

Hello!

Welcome to “Get The Word Out Wednesday 2015 #2”

Thank you for stopping by and please be sure to tell everyone you know (bloggers and readers) about the opportunity to spread the word.

I am still looking for guest post or stories and would love to share more than my own experience.

Check out our zebra kitchen giveaway here and be sure to enter for your chance to win.

We will be hosting a “Get the Word Out Wednesday” Link-up EVERY  Wednesday for blogs featuring articles that will help those with a  chronic illness.

This linkup is not only for zebras but ANYONE with a chronic illness that has a personal story, help (allergen-free recipes, ideas), adaptation ideas, testimonial or anything that would be helpful or encouraging to others, (even sharing a day in your life).

The idea of the “Get The Word Out”   link-up is to spread the word about our illnesses, adaptations, short-cuts, tools, articles, stories, etc… and support each other during this sometimes lonely journey.

Bloggers struggling with pain and challenges can visit other sites, while non-bloggers can find others like them and follow along while offering encouragement to one another.

I LOVE fun crafty, save money, anything goes linkups but the “Get The Word Out” Link-up is not one of those.  We will have a few rules to keep the links useful and uplifting to our readers.

RULES FOR LINKING UP

1.)  Blog Links must be family friendly and link to a post.  Not a home page.  You may link up to 3 posts in one link-up party.

2.)  The links used can offer personal stories of your life with a chronic illness, pain, handicap, physical challenge or invisible illness.  Income earning ideas for those with physical challenges (not promoting your downline specifically-it must be an actual post sharing what it is how and it helped you.)  Tools (splints, braces, grabbers, kitchen tools, etc… that heave helped you in some way to “adapt” to your challenge (illness), recipes adapted to deal with an allergy, articles on helping a child with physical or mental challenges (diet, behavior, sensory, ADD, ADHD, etc…), articles on awareness, information, compiled useful lists, etc…

3.)  If you are a reader and do not have a blog but would like to offer an article you feel would be helpful.  Just leave the name or a link in the comments and our readers can look it up and I will contact them about joining our weekly link-up.  (Hopefully as word spreads we were have an abundance of articles to offer.)

 New To Link-ups?

Bloggers here’s how:

1.)  At the bottom of this post you will find a blue button that says “Add Your Link”.  Click on it.

2.)  Follow the instructions on the next page.   Please remember to link to a specific post and not your main page.  (We encourage readers to explore your page but do not want them to get frustrated and quit looking if they cannot find the article they originally wished to link to.)

3.)  Stop by a few of the other blogs and leave a note of encouragement on the articles you enjoyed.  Feel free to mention that you were sent there through this linkup.  ( To encourage them to link-up again.)

4.)  Please link back to The Zippy Zebra.  I do not have a special button yet but feel free to use the icon at the top with an embedded link OR a simple text link will do.  (If you dont know how please message me and we can walk through it.)

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Kitchen Tricks To Make Things Easier

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Kitchen Tricks to Make Things Easier

Who would like to spend a little less time in the kitchen OR use the time you have in there just a little better?

As I have said before one of my biggest everyday struggles is the kitchen.

I love to cook, organize and clean but very often just a few movements in the kitchen can send my pain level skyrocketing and my productivity plummeting.

I have all shared some tips in our previous posts.

Here are just a few more I couldn’t live without.Continue Reading the full Article…



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Tools For Prepping Food In the Kitchen With a Physical Challenge

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I am certain we all have special “tools” we use in our kitchen to make cooking easier.

One of the most common questions I hear is “How can you….?”

This is the first in a short series of kitchen adaptations and tools I use to enable my time and energy to stretch just a little farther

My top tools for prepping

1.  Counter height bar stool

I do not use it every time I cook but it is extremely handy when my legs, ankles, hips or lower back will not let me stand.   I use it when cooking, prepping, doing dishes, etc…

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Get The Word Out Wednesday #1 2015

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Get the Word Out Wednesday Happy New Year Everyone!

I am glad to be back on track and hope the rest of your are too.

The end of last year from September on was a huge out of control spinning wheel for me with random sudden stops that threw me off the ride.

I am happy to say that with a new plan in place I BELIEVE and pray that 2015 will run a little smoother.

I want to thank all of you that have been supporting and encouraging as we kicked the blog off and apologize for dropping the ball so many times at the end of the year.

I am still looking for guest post or stories and would love to share more than my own experience.

Enough said about me and the blog here are the party details.

We will be hosting a “Get the Word Out Wednesday” Link-up EVERY  Wednesday for blogs featuring articles that will help those with a  chronic illness.

This linkup is not only for zebras but ANYONE with a chronic illness that has a personal story, help (allergen-free recipes, ideas), adaptation ideas, testimonial or anything that would be helpful or encouraging to others, (even sharing a day in your life).

The idea of the “Get The Word Out”   link-up is to spread the word about our illnesses, adaptations, short-cuts, tools, articles, stories, etc… and support each other during this sometimes lonely journey.

Bloggers struggling with pain and challenges can visit other sites, while non-bloggers can find others like them and follow along while offering encouragement to one another.

I LOVE fun crafty, save money, anything goes linkups but the “Get The Word Out” Link-up is not one of those.  We will have a few rules to keep the links useful and uplifting to our readers.

RULES FOR LINKING UP

1.)  Blog Links must be family friendly and link to a post.  Not a home page.  You may link up to 3 posts in one link-up party.

2.)  The links used can offer personal stories of your life with a chronic illness, pain, handicap, physical challenge or invisible illness.  Income earning ideas for those with physical challenges (not promoting your downline specifically-it must be an actual post sharing what it is how and it helped you.)  Tools (splints, braces, grabbers, kitchen tools, etc… that heave helped you in some way to “adapt” to your challenge (illness), recipes adapted to deal with an allergy, articles on helping a child with physical or mental challenges (diet, behavior, sensory, ADD, ADHD, etc…), articles on awareness, information, compiled useful lists, etc…

3.)  If you are a reader and do not have a blog but would like to offer an article you feel would be helpful.  Just leave the name or a link in the comments and our readers can look it up and I will contact them about joining our weekly link-up.  (Hopefully as word spreads we were have an abundance of articles to offer.)

 

 New To Link-ups?

Bloggers here’s how:

1.)  At the bottom of this post you will find a blue button that says “Add Your Link”.  Click on it.

2.)  Follow the instructions on the next page.   Please remember to link to a specific post and not your main page.  (We encourage readers to explore your page but do not want them to get frustrated and quit looking if they cannot find the article they originally wished to link to.)

3.)  Stop by a few of the other blogs and leave a note of encouragement on the articles you enjoyed.  Feel free to mention that you were sent there through this linkup.  ( To encourage them to link-up again.)

4.)  Please link back to The Zippy Zebra.  I do not have a special button yet but feel free to use the icon at the top with an embedded link OR a simple text link will do.  (If you dont know how please message me and we can walk through it.)

 

 

 

 

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5 Foods to Prep In Advance and Freeze To Make Dinner Time Easier

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My Top 5 Foods To Prep For Easy Dinners Later

Why should you prep any food in advance when cooking is challenging enough?

Because doing the prepwork on a separate day removes a large portion of the stress and work on dinner night and can save time and money.Continue Reading the full Article…



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How To Make Grocery Shopping Easier When You Have Physical Limitations

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 Grocery Shopping

Those two words alone bring aching hips, lower back pain, and a massive headache to mind and that’s just the thought pushing a cart through the store.

Today I hope to compile and share a list of shortcuts and hints I use to get the most for my money with the least amount of time and effort in the grocery store.Continue Reading the full Article…



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January Kitchen Cleaning Giveaway

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GIVEAWAY!!!

Ok folks, it time for our Kitchen Cleaning Spoonsaver Giveaway.

We finally have the new program set up and I no longer have to spend hours searching for names and comments to make it work.

January 2015 Giveaway

The Giveaway includesContinue Reading the full Article…



Why You Should Menu Plan With a Chronic Illness

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 Why You Should Menu Plan With a Chronic Illness

Why You Should Menu PlanWith a Chronic Illness

Just 30 minutes or less a week can save you more time, stress and spoons than you could ever imagine.

When I began writing the kitchen spoon saver series I began referring to my “menu plan”.  It was then I realized I should probably begin with a post about why menu planning is important and how it works.


Below I wanted to share a few of the objections/questions I have encountered over time and my response to each.

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12 Kitchen Cleaning – Time & “Spoon” Savers

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12 Simple Kitchen CLeaning Spponsavers for the Chronically Ill

I don’t know about you, but cleaning and maintaining my house is one of the hardest things I do, and kitchen cleaning seems to need done every.single. day.

As a mom of three with EDS I have a very limited amount of spoons to use each day, and kitchen cleaning and cooking uses most of them.  Over time I have found shortcuts, tools and adaptations to help me work smarter and not harder, which is much easier for my body and spoons.

Not sure what I mean when I refer to my “spoons“?  Read the article that explains it all here.

Today I want to share my 12 favorite “spoonsavers” for kitchen cleaning.

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A Cell Phone, A Blizzard, A Freezer, and Brain Fog

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I am sure you find yourself wondering what exactly a cell phone, a blizzard, a freezer and brain fog have in common.

ME!

The "evidence" frozen in place.

The “evidence” frozen in place.

 (Sorry about the rough photo.)

As many of you know I have been quite absent from the blog the past month or so.  I apologize for that and expect to begin regularly (on schedule) beginning January 2nd.

What you might not know is that I have been struggling with my own EDS, and even more time consuming (and draining) the health of my youngest daughter.   Thankfully, we are beginning to find answers and she has become more stable and stronger in the past few weeks.Continue Reading the full Article…



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