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So far Meredith Myers has created 20 blog entries.

Bird's Blueberry Banana Bread

I’m the type of person who loves blueberries in things, but I don’t just get them and eat them solo. I buy them to throw them into the crisper to wilt or I bag them into the freezer to collect frostbite. I would love them in a pie, but I never have enough to do so. Along came my friend Mara (thanks girl) with this [...]

By | 2013-08-09T09:30:55+00:00 August 9th, 2013|Categories: Allergy Friendly Recipes|Tags: , |10 Comments

Bird's Fried Green Tomatoes

Oh my one of my very favorite things about the spring is Green Tomatoes!! I’m serious here, hardly anything better than a Fried Green Tomato, am I right?! Now don’t get all intimidated on me now, they are super simple to make, and I know, I know they’re fried, but they are still a veggie and that counts for something! Enjoy them anyways, just don’t [...]

By | 2013-05-03T09:00:27+00:00 May 3rd, 2013|Categories: Allergy Friendly Recipes, Food|Tags: , |1 Comment

Music, A Soothing Language for Children with Special Needs?

Music: The beautiful vibration that flows from our voice, from instruments, from nature that ever speaks to our soul in a way that does not need words. We have used music across the ages to calm, soothe and communicate our love to our children. It is a tool that calms the mind, heals the body and brings love to the heart. This tool is something [...]

By | 2013-04-12T07:00:44+00:00 April 12th, 2013|Categories: Therapies, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

Bird's Basil Pesto

With Spring approaching, I know many of you will have your herb gardens well underway, and I have a great recipe for just that: Pesto! Pesto is a commonly forgotten sauce that is really much easier to make than most might think. It is a very versatile sauce which can be made with a very wide variety of ingredients and in very little time. Basil [...]

By | 2013-03-15T13:00:46+00:00 March 15th, 2013|Categories: Allergy Friendly Recipes, Food|Tags: , |2 Comments

Bean and Cheese Enchiladas

I see more and more people these days switching to a Vegetarian diet, most notably because of an increased awareness of what it is they are consuming daily. Many people have chosen Vegetarianism because of a compassion for animals, some to receive the many health benefits of such a diet, and others to simply lighten their grocery bill. With that in mind, when I was [...]

By | 2013-02-22T07:00:53+00:00 February 22nd, 2013|Categories: Allergy Friendly Recipes|Tags: , |0 Comments

Seeing Ezra by Kerry Cohen – A Book Review

I have read many stories written by parents, describing their journey through Autism with their child, but none from quite the perspective that this book is written. Seeing Ezra: A Mother’s Story of Autism, Unconditional Love, and the Meaning of Normal, written by Kerry Cohen, is one of the most honest books on the subject that I have read. In the book, Kerry writes about [...]

By | 2013-02-16T07:00:23+00:00 February 16th, 2013|Categories: Books, Resources|Tags: , , , , |6 Comments

Easiest Hot Chocolate EVER

Happy Valentine’s Day to All! Doesn’t LOVE make the world a better place? Ok, I know this day is a Hallmark holiday fest filled with over priced cards, stuffed animals and copious amounts of candy, BUT it’s also a day in which we can slow down, in fact stop, and say I LOVE YOU! We all get busy, let’s just face that, too busy to [...]

By | 2013-02-08T07:00:39+00:00 February 8th, 2013|Categories: Allergy Friendly Recipes|Tags: , |2 Comments

Ranch Dressing for the New Year

So we have all had our fill of cookies, candies, and other naughty holiday dishes and we’re all ready for a fresh healthy start, right? It’s a brand new year, let’s start it off right by bringing those salads and veggies back to your plate in a big way with:  Ranch. Dressing. It’s a glorious thing isn’t it? RANCH. Not only is it great on [...]

By | 2013-01-18T07:00:34+00:00 January 18th, 2013|Categories: Allergy Friendly Recipes|Tags: , |4 Comments

Cheesy Potato Soup

Winter is here, cold, chapped, cracking, super happy fun time. No really I love winter, it’s such a refreshing change, beautiful to see all of nature go to sleep for a little while, to come back more beautiful than ever in the spring. Winter brings many great things with it, most importantly the excuse to make a nice hot bowl of soup, Ahh yes. I [...]

By | 2013-01-04T07:00:11+00:00 January 4th, 2013|Categories: Allergy Friendly Recipes|Tags: , |0 Comments

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies – GFCF !

A Short Dissertation on How Chocolate is Essential to Life & GFCF Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies In this post I plan to outline how important chocolate is to my daily survival. I am a mother, I am exhausted, cookies are good, these cookies have chocolate in them, chocolate is delicious, chocolate helps our brain to release the happy neurotransmitters  that increase endorphin and serotonin levels [...]

Yoga, Calm Amidst the Chaos – Finding a Moment for Yourself

Yoga has been in and out of my life for roughly 12 years, mostly as an add-on to my workouts to assist in weight loss and further flexibility. This summer I have reintroduced yoga back into my routine with new purpose, inner peace. As I have risen to the challenges of my mid thirties, motherhood with a side of Autism and life in general, I [...]

By | 2012-11-20T07:00:44+00:00 November 20th, 2012|Categories: Family, Self Care, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , , |4 Comments

Iced Pumpkin Walnut Cookies

I Heart Fall and it’s Iced Walnut Pumpkin Cookies! I think it’s about time we start rolling out the cookie recipes and forgetting those extra pounds we wanted to lose for the summer that is long past, whaddya say? That’s what I thought, so pull out the sweatpants, crank up the oven and here goes a good one: ICED WALNUT PUMPKIN COOKIES. Yep. Yesss. I [...]

By | 2012-11-09T07:00:38+00:00 November 9th, 2012|Categories: Allergy Friendly Recipes|Tags: , |28 Comments

Oh My! Peanut Butter Pie

Oh. My. One day, pretty far into what I would consider my ‘adult life’, I realized, “Whatever happened to the Peanut Butter Pie?!” I grew up in the South where this is a common place dessert, but I had later moved up North where seemingly it was nowhere to be found so thus I had completely forgotten about it. I needed to address this serious [...]

By | 2012-10-12T08:02:07+00:00 October 12th, 2012|Categories: Allergy Friendly Recipes|Tags: , |46 Comments

GFCF Pizza

When I think back on the day when I began this journey into gluten free baking….and those awful pizza dough recipes, inedible creations…ok eeww. Along the way I did manage to find a GF pizza crust mix that saved my life, but I didn’t want to have to rely on a packaged mix because imagine if they didn’t have it in stock at the store.. [...]

Bird's Southwest Migas

Southwest Migas I say southwest because traditionally migas are a Spanish dish originating in Spain and Portugal that is completely different than the version shown here, and there is your history lesson for today. Southwest migas are really just like if enchiladas and eggs came together and had a little baby, minus the red sauce. It is a great alternative to just plain ol’ eggs [...]

By | 2012-09-28T07:14:40+00:00 September 28th, 2012|Categories: Allergy Friendly Recipes, Food Allergies|Tags: , |4 Comments

Bird's Salsa Recipe

Contributed by Meredith Myers Salsa is that wonderful condiment that so many of us have grown to love, yet many still settle for that jar of gnarly that is labeled ‘salsa’ that resides on the shelf at the grocery store. No folks, that is NOT salsa and once you’ve made my version, you will agree and it will ruin all jarred salsas for you. I [...]

By | 2012-07-13T08:00:51+00:00 July 13th, 2012|Categories: Allergy Friendly Recipes|Tags: , , |0 Comments

GFCF Chocolate Granola

Contributed by Meredith Myers GFCF Chocolate Granola, it needed to be done So I asked myself one day, “Why don’t I make granola, ever?” I’ve never really tried, everyone boasts about it being easy and all that. So I went trolling around the internet reading, taking notes to develop my own granola with all the good stuff in it that I like with none of [...]

By | 2012-06-15T09:00:17+00:00 June 15th, 2012|Categories: Allergy Friendly Recipes, Food, Food Allergies|Tags: , |5 Comments

Bird's Chicken Salad Un-Recipe

Hey y’all! I’m Bird and this is my very first post here at Special Happens, YAY. I’m so glad to have been invited by Gina to be a part of this awesome soirée that she has brought together, let’s all give her a big hand. She has graciously created this site as a wonderful resource for all of us here on the same journey to [...]

By | 2012-05-09T09:00:54+00:00 May 9th, 2012|Categories: Allergy Friendly Recipes|Tags: , , |6 Comments

Dear Autism by Meredith Myers – Letters Series

So, hey, what’s up? I’m not gonna lie, your arrival here was kind of a blow to the gut. It took me a while to truly come to the realization that you were here and weren’t going to go away anytime soon. Because of you, I have missed out on things like hearing my children say, “Mommy, I Love You”. But I’m not going to [...]

Autism: My Blessed Gift by Meredith Myers • All About Autism Series 2011

This post is generously submitted for the 2011 All About Autism Series ~ by Meredeth Myers: It’s a surreal moment, the one in which you decide to face this fact: my child has Autism. Not devastating as some would put it, but more surreal. Surreal like the moment when you’re on a rollercoaster and you’ve reached the apex of the giant drop and you creep [...]