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A Spoon Full of Sugar…

Posted: April 28th, 2009 | Author: Katie | Filed under: Simple Solutions |


As I gear up for another season filled with bugs and bites, (and stock up on bug repellent) I am a little less stressed and a lot more happy knowing that I can refer to my remedy binder.


This binder was created last year after I think I had been to the doctors office more times than I could count - although my bank account could tell you! I finally established some close and personal relationships with the nurses and reverted to calling in instead to give descriptions of the bug bites. It just seemed like each one was so different. Some were itchy, others swelled quickly, some were infected, others just scary looking. And of course each one had a different remedy and different amounts of creams, various times daily,weekly, 1/2 teaspoon, or 1 teaspoon, blah, blah, blah. It would all run together for me!  I wanted something that I could refer to from past experiences and doctor recommendations.

Finally, I came up with using a blank binder that I could simply list different problems and solutions or remedies that were given to me. Then I gathered all my other little notes that I had collected from doctor’s appointments and listed them all in the binder. I also used this to write down certain routines like starting solid foods and potty training. You know, all the fun stuff!

Now I simply bring the binder to my doctor appointment with any list of questions I have listed in the back and add sections to the front of it or add to certain sections when necessary. (Using pencil is key!)


Again, it came in handy yesterday when I took my boys to their check ups together. My now 4 year old was wanting me to tie his shoes, my 6 month old was spitting up on me and I was trying to hold a conversation with the doctor while remembering questions I had so I didn’t have to make another visit or phone call — for heavens sake!

And calmly next to me sat my handy dandy remedy binder, to guide me along the way.

Works for me!

♥ Katie

7 Comments on “A Spoon Full of Sugar…”

  1. 1 Kirsty said at 8:15 pm on April 28th, 2009:

    How fabulously well organized of you! It’s great. It would also be a great binder to have whilst browsing WFMW tips (!) Hope this Summer goes easier on you. ;)

  2. 2 Mrs. Petrie said at 8:22 pm on April 28th, 2009:

    Great idea! I have been meaning to start carrying a notebook around in my purse to house various ideas. I like the way you’ve organized this remedy book.

  3. 3 Michie said at 2:09 am on April 29th, 2009:

    I’ve also been meaning to start writing more things down like this, as I can’t remember info or questions when I need to. I always kid myself that I’ll remember, but I never do.

  4. 4 Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free said at 3:55 am on April 29th, 2009:

    What a great idea! I am a binder fanatic–so this will go perfectly with my collection. My 3yo is a huge bug attracter so we’re always having an issue.


  5. 5 Sarah said at 4:42 am on April 29th, 2009:

    This is a great idea! Looking for a small notebook now :)

  6. 6 Beverly said at 5:08 am on April 29th, 2009:

    what an awesome Idea! I really like that because I can not remember from one day to the next~

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