Library Tutorial

When I think back to all the years of library research I had to do, I yawn. When I was younger I thought research at the library was so boring. Looking through all those card catalogs put me to sleep every time! Now a days it is so much more exciting. There is so much more available and so quickly too! Going through the tutorial I thought I might fall asleep, but on the contrary I actually learned quite a bit. I have used the UW Libraries since last semester, but never took the time to go through all the tutorials. I am really glad I did because I learned how to use all the extra little features I didn’t pay much attention to. This is going to be really useful in finding scholarly sources for my paper. Scholarly sources are usually written by someone qualified. They tend to be unbiased and written for a peer review. This ups the anti on the topic report. I found a number of really good sources already, but I still am not sold on my question. The Library online is really convenient since it is such a struggle to find extra time to actually go to the physical library.
Here are my girls a little bored waiting for dinner.


Too much to research so little time!

I have so so much I want to know more about. Having 5 kids has made me so much more aware of every little thing that we do in society, do to our bodies, and what we do in our homes. Since my family struggles so much with different allergies, I am really interested in anything that can make us better. My son who has food allergies has jumped on the gluten free bandwagon without complaint. He was actually bragging at school about it! I have been blessed with a ton of amazing doctors for my kids over the years who have helped us along every step of the way. I know diet helps, I know chiropractic and reflexology help, I know limiting outside sources such as media helps, I have seen the effects first hand. Now I really want to know HOW it actually works.
Then again I have so many other things I want to learn about, but have so little time to do so. I feel like this paper is giving me the opportunity to dig into something I know little about. I just don’t know how to put a priority list together. It might be too long.

Community Pool: Name that Blog

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The Community Pool is for those of you looking for input, whether on post ideas, writing, blog design and layout, or anything else. If you have a post, page, or idea you want to bounce off someone, leave a comment. Your fellow bloggers can then click through and offer input either on your site, or in the comments here (feel free to indicate which you’d prefer).

This weekend, we’ve carving out a place for those of you looking for help coming up with the perfect blog name. Tell us about your blog’s focus and what you’re considering as a title, and let your co-bloggers take a crack at it.

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In my previous life (before marriage and kids) I was a Bio Science major. As I identified more closely with what I wanted to do with the degree I was intending to get, I had to research, write, research, write again and again and again. The papers were long and intense, but I really loved what I was researching. The most difficult thing for me was limiting the information. I wanted to be uninhibited by page number, but then I would have probably written a book and not a paper. In the past ten years I have researched more health issues than I care to admit. We previously lived in Sacramento, California which is one of the allergy capitals of the country. With the combination of being up the valley from LA, and all the diverse trees, my family developed major health issues. My husband and 2 year old developed asthma. I refused to live with it, so I researched. The most influential thing I discovered was diet. Since then I have had more kids and more allergies. I am continuously working on new and different ways of cooking for my family. Currently my research ends with new recipes not papers. Maybe I will attempt a paper on the influence diet has on allergies???


These are the lovelies I do all my research for. This picture was nearly impossible to take, and then my husband is the one who ruins it by putting only ONE foot in!!!