This summer we experienced our first and our second ER visits for the kids. Unfortunately, it was the same kid who experienced both accidents! Our oldest crashed his dirt bike in May and required stitches under his chin by his neck. Then in August he was running in our yard with friends during a BBQ… Read More How We Saved On Health Insurance With Healthcare Sharing, A Side by Side Comparison
He was running, he fell, and he broke both bones in his arm. That’s it. I always thought it would be more traumatic than that… He’s a busy and adventurous kid who likes challenges and speed and heights. I always thought his first break would be from falling out of a tree, or crashing his… Read More How K Broke Both Bones In His Arm and Why It’s Taking So Long To Heal
A giving heart must also learn to be a forgiving heart. God’s blessed me with a giving heart. One of the things that I love most is giving to others, and watching my children embrace their giving hearts as well. Whether it is giving excess of what we have, giving of ourselves with our time… Read More Teaching A Giving Heart to Forgive
I came to the conclusion years ago that one of the worst times of my parenting day is bedtime. I’ll just come right out and say it, bedtime with several young children stinks. A few years ago when my now 5-year-old was sleeping only 2-3 hrs per night and no longer napping during the day, … Read More Parenting confession, bedtime stinks.
I’m about half way through my 30’s, and while I enjoyed all the excitement that life had to bring in my 20’s, I am truly enjoying my 30’s far more than I ever imagined. Here are some of the reasons why, and what I’d say to a younger me if I had the chance! Life… Read More 5 Things That Are Making My 30’s Better Than My 20’s
Have you ever cried over the mere thought of having to make a meal for your family? I have. Getting handed 5 pages with dietary restrictions of what your newly diagnosed son can and cannot eat will do that to a mom. When K was first diagnosed as being dairy intolerant, that meant a new… Read More Overwhelmed by Dietary Restrictions? You Aren’t Alone.
There I was, standing alone in the police evidence room, among all the evidence from the worst crimes imaginable, praying, asking God to please give me a sign, because He knows I am that stubborn, that I needed an actual sign on top of all that we were experiencing, and all that already showed me… Read More 7 Areas of Life to Balance and Grow so You Can Live the Life Of Your Dreams, the Oola Life.
There are a lot of recipes out there claiming to be the best chicken noodle soup recipes. This is seriously the BEST I’ve ever made or had!!! Know what sets it apart from the rest? It is also HEALTHY! Oh, and the secret ingredient of course!!! When we started our journey with dietary restrictions for… Read More Healthy Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup-The BEST Ever!!!
Fall is upon us here in Northern Minnesota. The days are getting shorter, the temps are getting cooler, leaves are changing, farmers are harvesting, and pumpkin-everything is everywhere! One of our favorite things to do in the fall is to hit up a pumpkin patch. We found Mother, Goose, and Beans last year and put it… Read More Fall Fun at Mother, Goose and Beans Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch!
Ear, nose, and throat infections. Tis’ the start of the season in Northern Minnesota. The weather is starting to change, bringing cooler temps, and seemingly the first round of head colds for our neck of the woods. Ear infections, sinus infections, headaches, bronchitis, pneumonia, laryngitis… head and chest colds seem to be common place during… Read More Strive Chiropractic ‘Infected’ Event Coverage- Help Your Body Combat Infections & Stress