Supporting Your Daughter in the BeTween Years

They aren’t your baby anymore but there are still several years of transitioning into an adult. There are lots of changes happening, emotions can be all over the place and stress can be high. Here are some key areas that you can focus on to help make this transition a bit easier. Hydration. We know…

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Stress Recovery

It is no secret that emotional and psychological stress can wreak physical havoc on the body. We’ve all heard of the ‘mind body connection’ and probably have our own stories of how something has gone downhill physically during times of stress. Even current scientific research has connected stress to physical ailments. And lately stress seems…

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My Little Bite of Heaven

Everyone has it…that flavor, that smell…it takes you back to something. You crave it. For me it is Samosas. To be exact Samoosas from Eastern Delights in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. I had encountered samoosas earlier in my young adult life on a trip to Kenya but nothing like these. I think of the day when I…

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Cooking Basics :: Eggs

Cooking. It’s my jam. It’s my happy place. It’s where I work through thinks. It is also where I create a lot of mess (at least my husband thinks so). I haven’t quite mastered the art of cleaning up as you go. I have also struggled with sharing my space/time with my family because it…

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What Will You Choose?

Love is a choice not a feeling/emotion. It does not promise easy or rosy. If we continue to choose love it does get better. If I choose love it is much easier to have joy. If I choose more joy it is much easier to be at peace. If I choose to walk in peace…

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Kick Your Year Off With Water!

ARE YOU DRINKING ENOUGH? Water is the single most important nutrient for the body and is involved in every bodily function.  The body is 50-75% water. Water acts as a lubricant in the joint spaces. It increases the efficiency of the immune system, prevents clogging of arteries in the heart and brain. It is directly…

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Back to School :: Breakfast

Summer has come and is almost gone. School is just around the corner. We just have 3 weeks! We are reaching a new milestone in our house. A middle schooler! Boy does the time fly. Last year I floated through the year in a daze; slightly removed from things as I dealt with grieving a…

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It’s Not a Phase

Parents (especially moms): Don’t give into the lie that fatigue and tired brain are just part of the territory as a parent. Past the first few months of baby arriving you should be feeling better. If not, then it’s time to evaluate. Here are some questions you can ask yourself. What are you eating? Are…

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Pumpkin Poppers Cleanup

I found this recipe on Pinterest at the beginning of the school year and put it to the side to try this fall. This recipe is far from being too sinful but it could be cleaner and if I want to be able to eat it it would have to be modified due to food sensitivities. So…

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