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The You-Can-Do-It (And Why You Should) Complete Guide to Eliminating Food Dyes

Note: I’m not a doctor or nurse nor do I have any medical background by which I can offer any professional advice. The information shared here is purely an anecdotal account of our experience with artificial food coloring. All sources are cited. And some links are affiliate which means I will earn a small commission…

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Posted in: Allergy & Food Sensitivities

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When All of Those Moms Were Right… Mostly

Jax, my three-year-old took a nap the other day – something he hasn’t done consistently in over a year. Consequently, he was up late. At about 10:00 pm, after books and stories and sitting with him, he said, “Momma? Remember when you used to hold me? Remember when you used to get my pillow and…

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WHAT MOMS WERE THINKING

What Moms Were Thinking When Kate Stepped Out With Baby Number 3

I think the entire world gasped when the Duchess of Cambridge stepped out of the hospital, carrying her third baby while wearing a red dress by Jenny Packham and HEELS. She was stunning… as always… a true picture of royalty. But I think MOMS everywhere, remembering the hours after we gave birth… when our insides…

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Posted in: For Mommas

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Maybe They Do Notice

My husband needs a clean workspace to start a new project. I respect people like him, but I’m just the opposite. Often, if I want to motivate myself to do all of the things I HAVE to do, I take on a project that I WANT to do. It makes all of those less fun…

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My Body Broken For You

I had this mission. Lose all the baby weight. It seemed like a simple goal. Nursing helped. Watching my sugar intake helped. Eating healthy and getting exercise… it all helped. Even though I should be clear that my version of exercise is chasing three kids around. Well, two and a newborn. I have this friend…

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Anxiety, Stress & The Food The Caused It

If you had told me six months ago that we’d be living this way, I would have giggled and shoved another powdered donut from a bag into my mouth. I mean, I’m not the mom who reads all of the labels, chooses organic over regular, and advocates for chemical-free, preservative-free, artificial flavor-free foods. I’m too busy…

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Posted in: Allergy & Food Sensitivities

Why We Must Refuse to Look Away

Why We Must Refuse to Look Away: Did You See What Happened at Starbucks?

  In 2008, I was a photographer who worked out of my home. Twice a month, I would meet potential clients at a local Starbucks. Often, I would arrive early and find a good place for us to sit and talk. I did not always order before my future clients arrived. It’s important that you…

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Posted in: Trending Issues

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Welcome Back to International Women’s Day

Good morning! Welcome back to International Women’s Day. Yup, you read that right. See, yesterday I was so busy taking care of my three kids sick with the flu that I didn’t even have a chance to get online and celebrate with everyone, and that’s when it hit me.   Y’all. Why is there just…

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When You Can’t Be Everything for Everyone

I get it. You looked into their sweet little eyes and wondered, “Do you feel like I’m too busy? Do you know that I feel like I’m failing you?” You looked at your husband and thought, “Do you know that I wish there was more time for us, too? Like, do you know that I…

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Christian Women Are Not Exempt From This Fight

Oprah Winfrey’s acceptance of the Cecil B DeMille award last night at the Golden Globes is a message that was heard around the world.Her voice didn’t simply highlight the truth of this time in history… it came into agreement with God’s ultimate Truth… The heart of God has always been for justice. The heart of…

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This One Step Will Help You Keep Every Other Resolution

I was scrolling through my newsfeed, and I saw all of the ads prompting me to make certain resolutions with the promise of a product that would help me keep each resolution. Those ad campaigns know my demographic well. They know we care about decluttered houses, better marriages, happier mothering, simplified routines, more present lives,…

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Last Minute (Amazon Prime) Stocking Stuffers!

If you’re anything like me, you just started your Christmas shopping… and Christmas is a week away. Praise the Lord for Amazon Prime! So, to take at least one thing off of your to-do list, here are some last minute (totally Primeable) stocking stuffers for the little ones in your life!   Also, yes, these…

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Why We Moved to Los Angeles

I was standing at my kitchen sink in February, making dinner (but first cleaning the dishes from all of the other meals and snacks of the day)… when I heard Him. “When the offer comes in, take it and go.” I looked around the house. There was worship music playing in the background. The kids…

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Posted in: My Life

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God Used 5 Minutes of Awkwardness & Bravery

If Oklahoma taught me anything, it was how to be friendly. As it turns out, being friendly is super important when it comes to meeting new people and making new friends in a town 1200 miles away from home. We are in LA now. That’s not Louisiana either if you were wondering. No, we moved across…

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What It Feels Like To Parent A Child With Anxiety

When your child is young and it is time for bed, you walk into the room ahead of them, and turn on the nightlight. You might find the special blanket or lovie, you might even turn on the closet light and open the closet door… You do these things because you love your child. You…

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