Sunday, February 26, 2017

Tune In for Turner Syndrome Awareness



Tune In for Turner Syndrome Awareness




We are finishing up Turner Syndrome Awareness month with a bang. Our local NBC affiliate television station is doing a special report on Imogen called “Against All Odds” reported by the talented Chelsea Donovan. It is airing on World Rare Disease Day to help spread awareness for Turner Syndrome and Rare Diseases. We ask if you live in our area to tune in on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 11pm to WECT TV6, if you live out of the area we hope to be able to put the link up from the news website.



We are spreading awareness for more research and discoveries, for more girls finding other girls just like them, and for helping families be able to support their girls mentally, emotionally, physically and financially.

 There are 10 choices below, pick one and please do it for awareness, BONUS if you want to do all 10! Use whatever platform you have for the good and please help spread Turner Syndrome Awareness!

1)      Change your profile picture to our ribbon or a picture of Turner Syndrome. 



2)      Share a Turner Syndrome story (Imogen's Birth Story)!
3)      Share the TSGA Donation page!
4)      Tell people about the amazing butterfly girl you know or just heard about!
5)      Watch Against All Odds Tuesday, February 28th at 11pm on WECT TV6
6)      Advocate for healthcare for disabilities
7)      Wear a butterfly on your person, when someone compliments you, tell them about the amazing butterfly girl you know!
8)      Donate to the Turner Syndrome Global Alliance or another Turner Syndrome organization
9)      Mark your calendar for next February 2018 to raise the awareness again
10)   Be sure to #TurnerSyndromeAwareness your social posts

 #TurnerSyndromeAwareness, #TSAwareness, #WorldRareDiseaseDay

Monday, February 13, 2017

Get Dinner Done With Green Chef



Get Dinner Done With Green Chef

Written By Renee Arbia




Sponsored By Green Chef and Moms Meet
I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com), May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet Blogger, I agree to use this product and post my honest opinion on my blog. The opinions posted are my own.

Our winter calendar has been swamped with lots of things to do, and finding time for work, kids, cleaning and cooking has been very challenging. I was more than happy to get some help in the kitchen and jumped at the chance to try out Green Chef, the new meal kit delivery service.

Green Chef is a USDA-Certified Organic meal kit delivery service with pre-measured and largely prepped ingredients, including homemade sauces and marinades. The kits come with easy-to-master, chef-crafted recipes that use fresh, seasonal ingredients from suppliers in about thirty minutes. They have two person plans and family plans for four people. They also offer Carnivore, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Paleo and Vegan plans and each kit comes with two meals for the week to feed either two people or four people in the family plan.







Our Green Chef kit that I chose was the Omnivore Family Plan. Our kit came right on time and everything in it was fresh and cold. I was able to open it and put it in the refrigerator right away. The first dinner that we decided to make was the Chicken Cassoulet.

Chicken Cassoulet is a traditional French dish that is great for wintry nights. We pan seared chicken thighs and baked them with cremini mushrooms, carrots, garlic, cannellini beans, crushed tomatoes and a breadcrumb topping. For the side dish of this dinner a baby kale salad with radishes and a Honey-Dijon balsamic vinaigrette.



The directions are very specific and even have pictures to help you a long the way. The only things you may need are salt, pepper, cooking oil and any pans and bowls. Most of the ingredients are already measured and chopped. Some things needed some chopping but the measuring is all done. You follow directions and it works great!




I have never heard of Chicken Cassoulet, but we found it incredibly filling and hearty. My four year old son liked it and even loved the kale and radish salad with the salad dressing. I thought it was a good amount of food.



The second meal we received in our Green Chef box was Veggie Quesadillas. We make quesadillas a lot in our house. In fact we have a quesadilla maker so I was eager to try out a new recipe. The Veggie Quesadillas came with a lime-dressed slaw and rice in a cilantro-scallion sauce. The whole wheat quesadillas are filled with Monterey Jack cheese, plus red bell peppers, pinto beans and corn that has been seasoned in a paprika-cumin spice blend. These were very easy to make like most quesadillas. I loved the flavors that were added in them. This was also a lot of food for a family of four and everyone devoured it all very quickly!







Green Chef really was great to have all the ingredients and recipes on my doorstep right when I needed and expected them. They have really delicious recipes that you can easily make any time you want. Some of the other family dinners that they offer are Thyme-Roasted Chicken with cauliflower-white bean mash and roasted veggies, Tuna Tostadas with Spanish rice, jicama, mango salsa and pickled peppers, Ginger-Tamari Steak, spinach, cabbage, pad Thai noodles and peanut sauce and Greek Veggie Pitas with sweet potato fries, couscous, hummus, feta and olives.

Green Chef offers culinary delights delivered to your door and made easy to learn how to cook. It’s great to eat delicious culinary masterpieces suited to you and your family’s dietary guidelines. Green Chef is easy to use and even change plans or deliveries when you need to. Feel free to go on their website and check out their delicious menu!


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To find out more about Green Chef check out their website and their social media pages.


 Don't forget February is Turner Syndrome Awareness Month, Check out my blog post on 10 Ways to Spread Awareness for Turner Syndrome and remember to spread awareness!

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Turner Syndrome Awareness Month



Turner Syndrome Awareness

Written By Renee Arbia



It seems like winter has been flying by so quickly. Our little butterfly, Imogen is now almost seven months old and is growing like a weed. She is now 18 pounds and 22 inches long. She is great in the weight department, but already showing up small in the height department. This is very typical of Turner Syndrome girls. 



Women with Turner Syndrome typically are just less than five feet tall. If Turner Syndrome is diagnosed early growth hormone shots can be given every night to help the body grow. Ideally, girls start growth hormone shots from around two to three years of age. Many girls are diagnosed at the age of nine when puberty has not started. Turner Syndrome is a chromosome disorder where either all or some cells are missing the X chromosome.

There are a lot of different issues with Turner Syndrome. Girls have to be checked often by many doctors. Heart and kidney issues along with hearing and visual issues are very common among girls with Turner Syndrome. The good news is that the majority of medical issues that may arise can all be solved if found early. 



Turner Syndrome is a chromosome disorder that is extremely rare. In fact only 88,000 cases are in the United States. Many more things need to be discovered about this disorder. There are many women and girls who may have it, but have not heard about it and do not know the signs.



Turner Syndrome Awareness month is just that. Spreading awareness about a disorder in order to help other women and girls get checked for it. We are spreading awareness for more research and discoveries, for more girls finding other girls just like them, and for helping families be able to support their girls mentally, emotionally, physically and financially.



The Turner Syndrome Global Alliance directly helps families of girls who have Turner Syndrome. They make sure they receive the care and therapies that they may not be able to afford. Denise Culin is the founder of the Turner Syndrome Global Alliance and was inspired by her daughter to start this organization. The Turner Syndrome Global Alliance  are the voices for a patient and parent perspective as they seek collaboration with scientists, researchers, and doctors to ensure that Turner Syndrome research and resources have meaningful outcomes. 



The month of February is Turner Syndrome Awareness Month. We are asking YOU READING THIS to please help spread awareness. There are 10 choices below, pick one and please do it for awareness, BONUS if you want to do all 10! I know you are busy and you are asked a million times a day to do something for somebody, but all I’m asking is a voice for these tiny girls who just need to be seen. Use whatever platform you have for the good and please help spread Turner Syndrome Awareness this month!
Please help spread awareness for Turner Syndrome this month by doing some or all of the following!

1)      Change your profile picture to our ribbon or a picture of Turner Syndrome for the month of February. 



2)      Share a Turner Syndrome story (Imogen's Birth Story) once a week this month!
3)      Share the TSGA Donation page once a week this month!
4)      Tell people about the amazing butterfly girl you know or just heard about!
5)      Ask others if they ever beat a 2% odd? Then tell them about the tiny little girl who kicked that odd!
6)      Advocate for healthcare for disabilities
7)      Wear a butterfly on your person once a week. When someone compliments you, tell them about the amazing butterfly girl you know!
8)      Donate to the Turner Syndrome Global Alliance or another Turner Syndrome organization
9)      Mark your calendar for next February 2018 to raise the awareness again
10)   Be sure to #TurnerSyndromeAwareness your social posts


Be sure to share Imogen’s Birth Story on your social networks!

I will be constantly reminding you this month about Turner Syndrome Awareness because it is time to spread awareness for our little butterfly, Imogen. Please feel free to copy, paste, and share all my information and be sure to make sure it benefits Turner Syndrome Global Alliance.

The Turner Syndrome Society of the United States is also a wonderful organization and we will be talking about them later in the month!

 Feel free to give Turner Syndrome lots of love this month! 

#TurnerSyndromeAwareness, #NextGenerationSAHMBlog, #Imogen

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