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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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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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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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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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Why my children NEED me to workout...

I don't know how many time I've heard, how many times I've SAID myself, "I don't have time to workout because... my kids need me, I am too busy between home and work demands, I'm too tired when I do have some time, I feel guilty taking time to workout, blah blah blah." If anyone understands what it'…

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The Truth Behind the After Photo...

When I took this "after" photo, I was in a store dressing room and had no intention of keeping it. I simply wanted to see how the top actually looked because I don't trust the mirror. I was pretty surprised when I looked at the photo, because I did not expect to like what I saw. I fully expected…

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How Shakeology SAVES me $$ each month...

I know that Shakeology has a stigma for being expensive.  When you look at the price tag, it does seem expensive.  I was SO close to not trying it myself for that reason, and was 90% sure I would end up returning it because I thought it would turn out to be a ripoff.  What can I say, just being hone…

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wrecked...

This song absolutely wrecked me today. I've been struggling this week... really struggling. Trying to understand why certain things are happening. Trying to understand certain things in my own life. And I just can't. I don't feel like I am equipped to be where I am in my life right now, in all areas…

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You DON'T Always Get What You Pay For...

About 9 months ago I spent $140 on a fitness program and a meal replacement shake. At least, I THOUGHT that was what I was getting for my money...

What I DIDN'T know was just how much of an INVESTMENT that $140 was, rather than an EXPENSE. The difference? An investment provides a valuable return.…

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What the Turkey Trot means to me...

Sometimes you have to experience the inability to do something in order to appreciate having the ability, or even to have a desire to do it when you are able to.  That's what the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning means to me.

This morning I ran in my local Turkey Trot's 10K, and I literally al…

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I am not enough...

Driving home from having one of the best days ever with my kids, a song came on the radio with the lyrics "Your world's not falling apart, it's falling into place," and I broke down in tears.  Although today has been amazing, this week has been extremely difficult, mentally and emotionally, and I ha…

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Why I Chose Beachbody

I signed up for Beachbody a couple of days ago and am still waiting for my first challenge pack to arrive with my Shakeology and workout DVDs, but I discovered that I have full access to stream Shaun T's INSANITY program online and I'm super stoked! (I don't even use the work "stoked"... that is…

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