My 5 Favorite Speakers from the Refresh Conference 2015

My hubby and I had the privilege of attending this year’s Refresh Conference in Redomond, WA. WOW! What a weekend!! We felt SO totally encouraged and strengthened by this conference. I took a ton of notes (I will share some of those later!). For now, I want to tell you about my favorite speakers. Everyone was […]

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Maple Syrup Coconut Milk Mocha Recipe (Paleo)

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I haven’t always been a coffee drinker. You can blame my husband. Yup, it’s all his fault. 😉 I was the tea drinker, and he was the coffee drinker, and he kept begging me to come to the dark side and join him. Anyone else have the same kind of situation going on? And once […]

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Reminder: Fits Come from Sadness or Secrets

photo credit This is a reminder to all of you and myself! There is a reason our kids throw fits. The fits are not pretty. They are sometimes downright annoying and inconvenient. Sometimes I don’t respond in the loveliest ways..I wonder if you’re like me? If we can all remember the ROOT of the problem, we […]

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Why I want to write about Life After Adoption

photo credit: stevendepolo 2 out of 4 of our kids are adopted. We adopted one when he was 14 months old and the other when she was 14 days old. We feel absolutely blessed to have been able to adopt, and we love our children. We see post-adoption behaviors/attachment “issues” in both of them, but […]

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Kids have allergies? I blame Wonder Bread. And Twinkies. And Fruit Snacks.

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If you’re a parent of 2 or more children, I am guessing that at least one of your children has allergies. Or asthma? Your kids have asthma, don’t they? Or at least, you know someone (or a lot of people) whose kids have allergies. I’m right, right? 🙂 I was dining out with 2 of […]

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Raspberry Coconut Milk Gelatin Dessert {Paleo & GAPS Friendly}

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I got this idea from Cara’s Chocolate Gelatin “Pudding”. I love Cara’s recipes because they’re simple. She makes it easy for people to eat GAPS. It does not have to be super difficult, people! 🙂 If you’re feeling overwhelmed by GAPS and you need help, I highly recommend Cara’s Intro Book and her Meal Plans. […]

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Honey Vanilla Bean Custard Ice Cream

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I do not have a photo of the ice cream, just a simple vanilla bean. This means that the multiple times we have made this recipe, either: We liked it so much that we gobbled it all up before we could take a picture It melted and would not have made a very nice picture. […]

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Coconut Flour Chocolate Orange Cake

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We have two Birthdays back to back in October. We have boys who are 2 years and 3 days apart! (plus one in the middle who doesn’t have his Birthday until December!) Boy 3 turned 8 this month (so, for a couple of months, we have two 8 year olds!). For his Birthday, he asked […]

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Orange Cantaloupe Smoothie

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This is another area where my taste buds have grown up: cantaloupe. I never liked it, ever. I can tolerate it now, and even enjoy it in a smoothie like this! Simple & refreshing, and a great addition to breakfast–or perfect for an afternoon thirst quencher/energy booster after being in the sun! (Or, don’t add […]

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Triple Chocolate Italian Cheesecake

If you’re on any special diet, you will hate me for this recipe. I found it in my stack of made-up recipes from “way back when” and I just couldn’t throw it away. I have to post it, to put it out there for somebody who will be searching the internet for a recipe like […]

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