faith · hope · parenting

The story behind the story

I got to tell my story to people today. We all have one, right? Our “story.” The one that defines us. I told mine multiple times today. And I’ve honestly told it a THOUSAND times. But here’s the thing you guys. It feels so good to tell it. We are who we are because of where we’ve… Continue reading The story behind the story

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The Birthday Month Thing

Can I tell you an embarrassing story? At face value, it’s kind of impressive. And then it’s embarrassing. And then it’s a little pitiful. I have a love-hate relationship with birthdays. At least the birthdays that take place in my house. Don’t get me wrong- I like a little celebration as much as the next… Continue reading The Birthday Month Thing

clean eating · eating at home · fun · healthy living

Game Day Chili!

Well, our favorite sports teams are quite the disappointment this season, as usual. And since this household is not counting on getting a lot of joy out of rooting for our team, I decided to find my joy elsewhere this football season. Like non-maternity fall clothes that actually don’t suck. I caught myself quoting Kate Moss earlier… Continue reading Game Day Chili!

apps · household organization · parenting · planning · technology

Apps and advice. Or not.

Do you ever give bad advice? I swear I do it so often it’s almost a bad joke. I had a moment of clarity today in church, which was led by our youth group of all people. We had four youth speak from the book of Job, which is a bit heavy for anyone, but… Continue reading Apps and advice. Or not.

clean eating · healthy living · holistic medicine · kids · life · parenting

Breaking (and keeping) with trends

You may think that being a crunchy-granola mom means that I reject all mainstream ideas, or that I’m thoroughly against modern medicine. Well friends, there’s a lot more to this story. We had a little family breakthrough this week, and it’s actually thanks to a best-selling mainstream parenting book. If you haven’t read Dr. Marc… Continue reading Breaking (and keeping) with trends

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A jolly good time, part 3

U.K. Vacay post number 3! This one is a little more meaty…highlighting the aspects of the trip that we were willing to pay for. However, before I get started, I’ll share one more snippet of the fun we enjoyed that was FREE. The beauty of London is that it is such an epicenter for culture.… Continue reading A jolly good time, part 3