My Experience With the Pfizer COVID Vaccine

I finally finished my COVID vaccine series this last Tuesday (as per the excited photo used in this post). I restrained from posting the obligatory photo of me getting the vaccine, my Band-Aid, my vaccination card, etc, this time around. The purpose was I wanted to see HOW I responded to the vaccine first, andContinue reading “My Experience With the Pfizer COVID Vaccine”

COVID Virus Variants – How Does This Affect You? (also what to think about all those reported vaccine reactions…)

I have been patiently waiting to type anything on the viral variants we continue to hear about in the news, since it seems like every day there is something new out there to discuss.  In this article I hope to help ease some concerns over the mutations that may be arising as well as betterContinue reading “COVID Virus Variants – How Does This Affect You? (also what to think about all those reported vaccine reactions…)”

Moderna mRNA Vaccine and Reported Side Effects

Last week I wrote up a post on Pfizer’s mRNA vaccine safety data, and this week we were gifted with Moderna’s information as well.  The vaccine goes up for Emergency Use Approval on 12/17/2020.  Below is a quick synopsis of the safety data provided.  If you are still unsure about WHAT these vaccines are all about, you canContinue reading “Moderna mRNA Vaccine and Reported Side Effects”

Pfizer mRNA Vaccine and Reported Side Effects

Disclaimer: Although I am a medical professional, the information below is for your education only and not meant to be medical advice.  Please consult with your physician to determine if you are safe to receive any current or future vaccines involving SARS-CoV-2.  On (12/10/2020), the CBER and VRBPAC will meet to discuss emergency use ofContinue reading “Pfizer mRNA Vaccine and Reported Side Effects”

The Vaccine

Addendum: I accidentally used the term “effectiveness” rather than “efficacy” when discussing the vaccines below – this has been edited. That is what happens when you type things up at 11 PM…yay for being imperfect. With Thanksgiving a week behind us and Christmas around the corner, there has been a lot of discussion on travelContinue reading “The Vaccine”

DIY Christmas Decorations with Wood Scraps

Our boys have been complaining lately about the lack of Christmas décor on the outside of our home.  It isn’t even Thanksgiving yet.  We have not put up lights up to this point, as I don’t want to shell out money to have someone else climb my roof and hang lights for the next monthContinue reading “DIY Christmas Decorations with Wood Scraps”

What is Your Legacy?

We are all going to die someday. There, I said it. No escaping it. No second chances. We get one try at this thing we call life, and then we are gone from this plane of existence. So what does that mean for you? In life we all have goals. They may be anything fromContinue reading “What is Your Legacy?”

Teaching our kids to take control of their feelings

The following post involves discussing the election with our older son, but it is NOT meant to be a political post by any means.  This post is a reference on how we discuss situations with our kids, and how we may teach them to use outside situations to better control our everyday lives.  I recognizeContinue reading “Teaching our kids to take control of their feelings”

DIY Star Wars Challenge

If you read my post from last week, you read up on how I made our older son’s General Grievous costume a little more “up to code” for about $9.  Although it was an enjoyable build, I also recognized that it was a short-lived construction that will last about a week.  I also (selfishly) wantedContinue reading “DIY Star Wars Challenge”

When Simply Buying a Halloween Costume Isn’t Enough

This year our older son decided he wanted to be General Grievous for Halloween.  If you don’t know who that is, look on Google (I don’t think I can share an image of him without copyright issues).  He is a character from the Star Wars Clone Wars TV show and is later defeated by Obi Wan inContinue reading “When Simply Buying a Halloween Costume Isn’t Enough”