Dear friends and family... And complete strangers in the grocery store... And purveyors of exercise programs... And friends on Facebook... And friends of friends on Facebook... And sellers of diet pills, nutritionals, and protein drinks... And random people who stop by my blog... Please stop giving me weight loss advice. I'm actually less concerned about… Continue reading Please Stop Giving Me Weight Loss Advice | Weight Loss Is Far More Complicated Than You Think It Is
Once upon a time, this mom tried to follow Flylady. If you're not familiar with Flylady, it's advertised as a program for even the most chaotic of people to get their homes and lives organized. All my friends swore by it and promised that if I just tried, this would solve all my housekeeping problems.… Continue reading I Failed Flylady | What To Do If You Can’t Even Do Flylady
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. Colossians 3:13 You were called to peace. Did you know that you were called to be peaceful? Do you feel at peace today? The world encourages activity, striving, pushing, trying to fix all our problems,… Continue reading Peace Day Challenge, Part 1 | We Are Called to Peace
I was unintentionally exposed to mold this last week. Here were my symptoms within an hour of mold exposure: Headaches Irritability (way more than normal) Restlessness Anger outbursts Crying (more than normal) Joints stiff and cracking Muscle spasms and aches Vaginal bleeding Rectal bleeding Brain fog was back Upset stomach Trouble falling asleep (the supplement… Continue reading Could Mold Be the Root Cause of Your Physical or Mental Illness?
If you have ADHD, anxiety, adrenal problems or if you are basically living and breathing, you probably deal with stress and difficulties processing that stress. This can be especially true for people who don't have neurotypical brains because our brains are already a little off and prone to misfiling information. Many anxieties (for example, phobias)… Continue reading Art Therapy: A Simple Method to Deal with Stress
Almost 3 weeks ago, I had a miscarriage. Miscarriage number seven. Seven babies that I'll never meet. Seven babies that I held in my heart, but I'll never hold in my arms. This time, I didn't want to talk about it. If you've read my blog you know I'm pretty open about the stuff I deal… Continue reading 8 Things That People Say That Make Me Not Want to Talk About My Miscarriages
Unless you have thyroid disease, you're probably not familiar with it. And even if you have heard of it, you probably think it causes weight gain and is easily fixed by a small pill. There are a few --very few-- people who are able to fix thyroid disease by only taking a pill. But unfortunately,… Continue reading Thyroid Disease: Is This Butterfly-shaped Organ Messing Up Your Life?
When I was very sick in 2010, I was misdiagnosed with hoarding. I rejected the diagnosis then, and I reject the diagnosis now. Although I did have anxiety about getting rid of things that were important to me (like the perfume that my grandmother wore --she died in 1993-- or the single doll I saved… Continue reading I Am Not a Hoarder: How Living with a Chronic Illness Differs from Hoarding
Today is the last day to enter our drawing for a couple's pass to the OCEANetwork Homeschool Conference in Portland Oregon on June 23-24, 2017! Click the link and follow the directions to join! Confessions of a Horrible Housewife, Episode 2: Very few things as a homemaker have caused me as much shame as… Continue reading Confessions of a Horrible Housewife, Episode 2
Don't forget to enter our giveaway for a couples pass to the OCEANetwork Homeschool Conference in Portland, Oregon on June 23-24, 2017! Click the link below: 1. Just believe us. Don’t make us explain every detail to prove to you that it is true. Don't ask to see lab work to prove it's true. Don’t… Continue reading 11 Ways to Help Your Friend or Family with Food Allergies