This Girl…

This girl, she’s my first, my only girl. We’ve been through a lot together. Nothing has come easy for this sweet daughter of mine, even birth. It has been one challenge after another and I’ve prayed from the beginning that God would turn these challenges into strengths in her. That He would use every one…

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The real life struggles of getting my kids to eat real food

I’ve done 8 loads of dishes in the last 3 days. I’ve made chicken broth (twice), beef broth, gumbo, carrot cardamom soup, chicken veggie soup, homemade yogurt (twice), chili, eggs, homemade sausage and juiced like there’s no tomorrow. I’m tired… But I’m not giving up! I started the GAPS diet for myself and my kids…

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Do I Try the GAPS Diet with my Family?

I need your help. My family has issues. So many issues. Today I wanna talk about our digestive issues. Well, I don’t need to go into detail, but I’d like your advice if you have it. I’ve had digestive issues as long as I can remember. I’ve had a history of ulcers, but its spread…

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Sometimes Mama Needs a Mental Health Day

Have you seen the videos floating around Facebook every Mother’s Day usually entitled “What Moms Really Want on Mother’s Day?” I’ve watched them all, usually shouting “preach it Mama!” I think they’re hilarious and so true. So what do we really want? I know all I really want is a day to myself. Where no…

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How To Be a Grown Up

Usually raising three kids is not total chaos anymore. Most of the time I feel like I totally got this. Well maybe not totally, but I no longer feel like I’m drowning. Then there are the days when I feel like OMG, what the hell am I doing?? I have no idea how to do…

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hello…

(Peeks head in) Hello… Is anyone still here? It has been almost a year since I wrote to you.  How can it have been that long? So much has happened, every time I sit down to write to you I don’t know where to start. But first- how are you all?  I have missed you.…

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Small Struggles on the Road of Parenthood

Today I had to schedule a developmental evaluation for this little guy. It was a lot harder than it should have been for someone who’s been down this road before.  Of course, that’s probably why its so hard.  I’m afraid this road might end up a lot longer than it looks. He just turned two…

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The Best Decision I Ever Made

Have you met my little guy? His name is Will.  And he is the best decision I ever made. Wait before you cry out protests!  There are decisions, and there are decisions… Marrying my husband, not a decision I even had to think twice about- he was (and is!) perfect for me.  No hemming and…

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He Holds the Little Ones in His Arms

Walking through the halls of my daughter’s elementary school today was not the same as it was just a few days ago.  I no longer felt safe and happy to see her off for another day of learning and play.  I felt nervous, checking out the older kids and adults as they passed.  Holding her…

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