My blog has been on hiatus due to my youngest child having two more seizures. We are working with the doctors to find a diagnosis and treatment and I hope to be back SOON. Until then, please email me if you have any comments or suggestions for future pieces.
We will return on Tuesday, 14th April.
After a glowing post about the wonderful care that we received during my daughter's recent seizure, I have discovered the harsh truth of the state of American medicine. I went to fill my daughter's new prescription today. The doctor had prescribed a suppository form of Valium to stop a seizure quickly should she have another… Continue reading I Take It All Back…
Last week in my series about the US and UK when I examined the core value of healthier living, I said that this was my biggest concern when considering a move back to the US. Since being in the UK one of the things I have fallen in absolute love with is the NHS (National… Continue reading American Medical Care
One of the unfortunate victims of the current depression is our children. Even if we have more time for them because of reduction in our work hours or lay-offs, we often don't do things with them because o f finances. Our outing on Monday with my best friend though illustrates that fun does not have… Continue reading The Six-Dollar Fun Day
Ingenuity The second Frugal Fam value is saving money, but an equally valid view of this value is making money. One thing that has struck me on this visit to the US is the small seller market. Each Saturday when we go to the park for my son's baseball games, there are dozen of men… Continue reading Making Money
So where do we stand? With the USA scoring higher in family friendly and saving money and the UK scoring significantly better in environmentally friendly and especially healthier living. As I said when this journey began last week, I have learned through many disappointments that no place is perfect. That home really is where the… Continue reading Frugal Fam: Wherever We or You Are