‘Survival-mode’ is a very real season of parenting that my husband and I have found ourselves in. Survival-mode is that space between here and there, now and then, promising and doing, preparing and executing. It’s that space between when I said I’d do something, and me doing it. And most often, that space is so filled… Read More 6 Steps to Surviving Survival-Mode
Living with intent changes everything. It changes they way we interpret things, and the way we respond to everything. I’m an emotional person by nature, it is my first response to situations, especially stressful ones. Choosing to live with intent has changed my way of thinking, and it’s made all the difference in my level… Read More Living With Intent
Children are emotionally charged little beings. As a mom of 3 kids, there always seems to be someone upset over one thing or another in our house. It is beyond me how a tv remote control can bring about such strong emotions… I’m sure I’m not alone here! As a mom who finds herself responding… Read More Parenting with Intent-5 Steps To Change ‘Emotional’ to ‘Intentional’
To the mom who is rocking her baby late in the night, knowing putting them in their crib will wake them, and you’ve been up for the past 3 days, I see you. To the dad who is working late again, who hasn’t been home for supper all week, who is trying to juggle work… Read More Struggling Parents, You Aren’t Alone, I See You
K has always struggled behaviorally in school. He was eating up to 3 pencils a day, even biting off the metal part and eraser. He fidgets in his seat. He likes to walk the room. He likes to visit when he should be working. He has trouble remembering to raise his hand and wait to… Read More ADHD, Anxiety, and Chiropractic Care-K’s Story of Hope
I, wife of 1 husband, mommy of 3 young children, maker of all food and knower of where all things are, found myself alone in the garden yesterday, pulling weeds and grass that looks better than my mowed lawn. And it was while I was alone that I found myself once again thinking of the past. But… Read More Putting Energy Into Your Future
My kids love electronic entertainment. They love movies, games, tablets, tv shows, YouTube, Netflix, the list goes on. I’m usually pretty lax on their electronic time, as long as they aren’t failing to do their chores, and aren’t arguing over what to watch. But this summer I implemented the rule of no electronics, nothing, from… Read More No electronics 10am-5pm and this is what happened!
My oldest son recently got diagnosed as being dairy intolerant. He also was found to have an over-active adrenal gland and some of his mineral levels are severely out of the normal range. Due to these findings, he is on a very specific diet. He cannot have anything diary or anything derived from dairy products. … Read More Some tips on going dairy-free sugar-specific
“Lord, please let us find her, alive.” This was the plea I prayed to God this weekend standing ankle deep in an unfamiliar lake, at an unfamiliar beach, surrounded by unfamiliar woods, after realizing none of us knew where my 5 year old daughter was. We all swore we had just seen her. We… Read More Remembering to Give Thanks
The past 2 years have been a whirl-wind for my family. We’ve been challenged in almost every major aspect of life. And now that we feel that we are on the other side of things, it’s interesting to step back and marvel at how God’s hand was in it all. The start of our major… Read More God’s Plan is not always Unspoken.