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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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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Have You Voted Yet?

Election Day is always a big day for me.  I got some celebratory wine to drink while watching the voting results tonight.  Drinking through tears of joy or sorrow, who knows? I’ve always loved the feeling of going to the polls, standing in line with my fellow Americans, and making a difference in my little…

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Baby For Rent…

18 months is not my favorite age.  That’s about as nice as I can say it right now. Both of my boys on the day they turned 18 months had some sort of sneaky, aggressive, annoying, whiny gene activate that turned them into tiny Tasmanian Devils. (While I was writing that sentence Will illustrated it…

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Drowning in the Little Things… and Finding Hope Again

I am amazing in a crisis.  I mean, I could direct FEMA if they asked me.  Something clicks in me and I go into this mode where I can access memories I didn’t know I had, and multitask and prioritize like a triage nurse. But when it comes to the daily crisis of raising a…

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Its Time for Halloween Crafts! First Up- Haunted Houses

I actually LOVE the fall.  And it is finally cold and cloudy here today!  That might not sound like a big deal, but for Seattle- it is.  80 days without rain.  That is unheard of for us, and frankly, I hate it. I love the fall.  The cold weather, the rain, the hot apple cider.…

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How to Take Better Pictures of Your Own Kids

Usually I write more about my kids, and what’s cooking around here, but today I thought we’d shake it up a bit.  I recently guessed blogged about this topic, and thought it was high time I shared it with all of you! I am a Children and Family Photographer, and have been for about 4…

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Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Last week was our first week of school and just a tough week all around for everyone.  Ian only has school M, W, F and T & R was hard and confusing for him not to have school. We went to the Y everyday, which helps.  But Thursday, I thought it might cheer him up…

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Guest Blogging at Naptime Novelist Today…

I am so honored to be guest blogging at www.naptimenovelist.com today!  Just click on over for some great tips on taking better pics of your own kids… I am a Children and Family Photographer, and have been for about 4 years now.  You can check out my website at www.heathersegars.com.  I started out in photography when my second…

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