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Our Allergy Friendly Dinner Menu - Week of 5/14/18

Thought I'd start sharing some of our allergy-friendly meals for anyone interested! Here's what our dinners looking like this week (some recipes listed on Recipes page):

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When Everyday Foods Become Your Enemy... The Invisible Special Need

It comes pretty naturally for (most) people to be understanding when it comes to visible special needs. But when it’s something they can’t see, especially when it’s something that they are unfamiliar with, it can be really difficult for some people to wrap their head around. They might ask quest…

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Dear Exhausted Mom...

Dear Exhausted Mom,

When you look in the mirror and see wrinkles, tired eyes, post-childbearing "fluff," and stretch marks... I hope you remember all the moments that created them. And I hope you see them for what they truly are. Priceless.

Those wrinkles were earned, each crease with i…

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Please Stop Telling Me I Don't "Need" to Workout...

…because oh YES, I do. And for reasons far more important than weight loss, clothing sizes, or physical appearance.

I think we all say it to each other from time to time, with good intentions:

“Why do you work out so much? You’re not overweight.” “Girl you don’t need to work out!” “Are you…

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Some of our FAVORITE Allergy-Friendly Food Brands

When people learn of the food allergies in our home, it's often followed with, "So what DO you guys eat?" or, "I could never live without such and such." 

I remember thinking similarly, and not knowing how we were going to learn to eat differently than we were. Over time though, we've figure…

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A lesson from my kids about bravery...

Ever learn more from a lesson you give your kids than they do?

Me too.

Yesterday my son asked me to pray that he would be brave. I told him yes of course, but also told him that bravery isn’t always something you have. I told him that bravery is often being afraid but choosing to do something …

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Our Allergy-Friendly Thanksgiving Menu

Well, I had previously posted the links to recipes that I was making for our allergy-friendly Thanksgiving meal, but just accidentally deleted the post. Grrrrr.

So here is an updated list. I didn't make the biscuits after all so that recipe is not here. And a couple of the recipes I had to change…

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A season of blessings and loneliness...

I didn’t want to share that I was reading this book, because it exposes my vulnerability. But I figured if Lysa TerKeurst is brave enough to write it and pour her heart out, and if it’s a bestseller meaning that there must be a LOT of other women out there also reading it, then I can share the fact …

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Holiday and Food Allergies... When Anxiety Replaces Joy

Allergy Friendly ThanksgivingYou know the anticipation of holiday gatherings... the family, the friends, the food... the love, the laughter, the beautiful messes... all of the imperfect perfection that is family and togetherness, memory making, and the joy and excitement that comes with it?

Well, food allergies have nearly s…

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There is freedom in the fluff...

OH there is FREEDOM in the fluff!

I have come to terms with the fact that I will never have abs. Never. It's quite possible that my body is not capable of it, but I don't actually know (and truthfully, I don't actually care).

I may never know if it's in the realm of possibility, because it's …

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Hurricane Irma, Saying "Screw You" to the Hustle, and Digital Detox

If I learned anything from Hurricane Irma, it's to say screw the hustle and learn to unplug more.

The forecast had Irma headed straight for us, our family, and our friends. My heart is so thankful that all of us and our homes are ok... and yet so heavy for everyone who did not have the same resul…

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Back to School, Back to You!

Ok mommas, we all know that back to school time can be crazy. You might be running around chaotically trying to get back in a routine. You might have your entire family going in different directions each day. You're trying your best to make sure everyone has what they need, when they need it, for wh…

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when you're suffocating in your blessings...

Talk about feeling guilty...

Everything around you is a blessing. Family. A good job. Provision. A home for yourself and your family. Clothes on your backs. And yet, you feel burdened. As though you're suffocating from these blessings that others would give anything for.

Afraid... that you're …

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We see what we focus on...

We SEE what we {FOCUS} on.

We see what we {TRY} to see.

We often can't see the good things in front of us, because we're too distracted by what we see as negative.

Look for something POSITIVE in each and every day. Some days it will be easy. Some days it will be hard. But there is always …

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When everyday life feels like a death trap... raising a child with food allergies

Imagine watching your child walk along the edge of a cliff with no safety net, and onlookers don't understand why you're concerned. That's how everyday situations feel when you have a child with life-threatening food allergies. 

The events that are meant to be relaxing and enjoyable suddenly beco…

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You are not meant to stay in that valley...

Every now and then I hear a song that just feels like a breath of fresh air. Like it speaks to my heart and soul, right where I am, in a way that nothing else could reach me. It can be the simplest of songs. It can be one that states something that I already know. But still, it’s just what I need to…

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Mommy-friendly Weekly PRIORITY Tracker

I created this tracker to really set my LIFE priorities straight. And I love it so much that I decided to share!

First let me say what this is NOT.  This is NOT created to be a to-do list of anything and everything that you do each and every day. I tried going by one of those, and it was AWFU…

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Lessons for a runDisney Newbie

There really is no place like Walt Disney World. The sights, the smells, the carefree ambience, the magic… just gives me ALL the feels!

And I learned at the Princess Half Marathon weekend that running at Disney is a whole different, magical experience in itself. It was AH-MAY-ZING to say th…

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My Solo runDisney Experience

Hi, my name is Kristin, and I am a new runDisney addict.

Ok so maybe not (because I can’t afford it!), but I’m definitely hooked and cannot WAIT to go back for my next runDisney event! It was so perfect, starting with my drive there. I went by myself, which I struggled with a bit because I’v…

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A dream is just a wish, until you make it a goal...

If you've been following my FB or IG, you may have noticed that I've had some commitment issues with Core de Force. I tried to start it in November, but it was too soon after getting my appendix removed. So then I tried to start it again in this month, and I have my first half marathon at Disney com…

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