Family Life

The BEST Dairy Free Creamer

Have you ever tried searching for a recipe or product by typing "best _______" in Google?  And have you ever been super disappointed to find out that said recipe was, in fact, not the best?  Yeah.  Same.  So, I have literally said outloud on multiple occasions "I hate when people tag their recipe or review
Marriage

50 Creative and Unique Date Ideas | Valentine’s Day

In today's chaotic world, it can be hard to find time to Date Your Spouse, but it's oh so very important.  With children, activities, church, work and your general everyday hustle and bustle, who has the time or energy to go on a date?  Let alone the money!  All of the ideas below are either free or cheap so what
Faith, Heath

Overcoming unhealthy mentalities

Paradigm Change Over the past few years, I've come to the conclusion (slowly) that when it comes to my diet choices I change my mind like my 7 year old daughter changes outfits. I can be swayed as easily as a boat in a hurricane from a simple Netflix documentary, a convincing Pinterest graphic or
Faith, Family Life

Is It Possible to Live Humble and Dream Big?

A conflict of interest it would seem, to live a humble life yet have big dreams/goals. From a biblical standpoint, we are to be humble servants, emulating Christ and being very modest about our own esteem.  From a worldly standpoint, we should be proud of our accomplishments, after all we did it, right?  So how
Recipes

Healthy & Refreshing Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe

Healthy & Refreshing Chicken Salad Sandwich Ideal for Healthy Eating, and Blood Type A Diets Anyone who knows me - or anyone who has even crossed my path in the last several years - might be inclined to call me a Yo-yo dieter.  I'm not sure I'd go that far in my non-existent autobiography, however I have been known
Faith, Family Life, Heath

My Ectopic Pregnancy Story

* This post contains images that some might find graphic/disturbing. Out of all of the blog post ideas I have jotted down in my Notes, I never fathomed that this was a post I'd be authoring.  In fact, having 3 healthy full-term births in the past gave me confidence that such a thing could never happen
Family Life

Why I gave up blogging and came back (again)

Let me open by saying that I believe there are two main types of people in this world: Those who are determined to do what they set out to do, and push through until it's done. Aaaaaand... Those who give up after a short time of not seeing (enough) results, and move on to the next
Family Life

Nothing New Under The Sun

Seasons change.  That's something we can all agree on.  Seasons of the year, plainly seen by all in the changing trees, sunrise and set, and the weather around us...  But also, and more importantly, seasons of life.  Seasons of life, some linger like an unforgiving winter with no end in sight, while others fly by
Family Life

Just Jump! – Especially if You’re Afraid

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Fear is a strange thing, isn’t it? Think about it for a minute here… a feeling concerning the outcome. The likelihood of something happening. Fear is caused by us worrying about something that not only has not happened BUT something that may not and most likely won’t ever happen! And it can actually paralyze us.