How To Overcome Depression With Science and Scripture

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For #ChristianBooktober 25th, let’s learn some strategies to Overcome Depression. These strategies come from science and scripture. This book is on tour with Celebrate Lit. I’ve not read it, but I know it’s an important subject, and I am happy to spotlight it here. Overcome Depression sounds like a practical guide that points to scripture, and the Savior, and would be extremely helpful! I’m very curious about the author being a Certified Laughter Leader. After my experiences with laughter, I went digging into exactly what does the Bible say about Laughter, and have shared my findings (and my story). About … Read More

C-Section Recovery – The First Six Weeks Postpartum

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I offer you a glimpse of my C-Section Recovery. Giving birth to a tiny human, made in God’s Image! Such a privilege, whichever way it happens! Mine were both c-sections. The first six weeks postpartum (or as my mom says, “Post Part’em!) are beautiful but far from easy! You are completely exhausted. And you hurt. And everyone wants to hear how well you are doing, and how excited you are about your new bundle of joy. Which you are. Absolutely. No question. But, could I have a nap? Please? And by day 3, it gets better. Week 4, week 7, the exhaustion and fears … Read More

Christian Healthcare Ministries Review: 6 Facts To Consider

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Christian Healthcare Ministries saved me $

I discovered Healthcare Freedom about 3 years ago. And I have not looked back! I found CHM Christian Healthcare Ministries when I was in a bad spot, and needed something quality yet affordable.  I checked 3 different options and prayed before making my decision. Samaritan Ministries, Medi-Share, and CHM Christian Healthcare Ministries. I’m not one who likes secrets, so when I find something really cool, I have to share it (hence all the book reviews!). My experience over the last several months has me eager to talk about this with everyone, so here goes: ?*please note that this post may … Read More

How To Improve Mood and Attitude by Meal Planning

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Food for Mood and Attitude

Inside this post: How to Improve YOUR FAMILY’S Mood and Attitude, free printables, and a limited time Menu Planning and Recipe Bundle Special! Hey, have you noticed that your kids are often more agitated (or agitating?) around 4 PM? Or your husband is cranky at 11.30 on his day off? or, just maybe, You’re out of sorts yourself at 2 in the afternoon? When was the last time they (or you) had eaten? What had you eaten? There are so many things that contribute to attitude and mood. Environment. Stress level. Sleep (or lack of sleep). Chemicals (in and around us). … Read More

Fantastic Fall Recipes: Easy, Healthy Allergen Free Favorites

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A Taste of Fall

Being based in Florida, it sure doesn’t feel like fall, so we have to create some of the magic of fall ourselves, with our food choices: enter my Favorite Fall Recipes! Finding ways to do this and stay Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Corn-Free, Sugar-Free… can be tricky, but it Can Be Done! Butternut squash soup, Sweet Potato-based “Fall Shepherd’s Pie” Stuffed Acorn Squash, Pumpkin French Toast!! Pumpkin Smoothie, Apple Crisp! Cooking and Baking have been something I’ve enjoyed since I was little. Not so much the cleanup, but I’ve gotten to the point where I see the blessing in that, too. Many … Read More

Living Corn-Free and Finding Fantastic Flavors

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Living Corn=Free

I have officially been living corn-free for nearly 3 years. I will freely admit that for the first 6 months, I did cheat some. But I started catching on to how my body didn’t like that one bit! I had several things that had just been ‘normal’ in my life, that really are not normal. When I had been away from corn, and then had some corn based treat (Rice Krispy Treats, or Tacos, or …) I found myself most uncomfortable. Sluggish digestion, itchy skin all over, etc. Now, I avoid corn like the plague! Even small amounts leave me … Read More

Nightshade Free-What to do Without Potatoes!

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No Potatoes? Try Cauliflower

When I was first tested using the Electrodermal Screening machine, one of the first things I was told was: You have to go Nightshade Free! This was primarily because of Inflammation, but also Digestive issues. When I was doing some research for you, this site seemed to explain things the best. Basically, not everyone has a problem with Nightshades, and not all inflammation is caused by Nightshades. But if you DO struggle with inflammation, it would definitely be a good idea to try a No More Nightshades lifestyle for a few weeks, just to see if it helps The hardest … Read More

Bookmarking Normal-BEFORE the Crisis

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Normal Numbers

(Affiliate links may be used in this post. please see the full disclosure policy here) Hi guys, I hope you are having a great week! Enjoying normal everyday activities. No mishaps in sight. We never know what exactly is ahead of us, do we? We’re cruising along through the day, then Bam! Your active kid decides to see just how indestructible God really made him. Jumped off of something he shouldn’t have been standing on in the first place, landing on something hard. Or sharp. Or running left, looking right, and-OOPS, that had to hurt! Or “mommy, my head (stomach…) … Read More

3 Steps to Simplify Adopting a Gluten-Free Lifestyle

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Gluten Free and Beyond

Welcome to the Prep-session for my little guy’s birthday party! What to make for dinner was pretty straightforward. Baked chicken and veggies. Dessert, with our health issues, seems much trickier. We’ve had to adopt a gluten-free lifestyle, and it’s been quite an adventure! Removing gluten from our diet isn’t easy, since it’s added to so many foods that you wouldn’t expect. I’ll share my gluten intolerance story here, in hopes that it will help you to be successful in adapting to a gluten-free lifestyle. *Remember, I’m Not a Doctor here! I’m a mom and only sharing my gluten intolerance story … Read More