• Why I Took the MRT (Mediator Release Test) and a Health Update

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    Hey! Hi. I forgot how much I love writing in this space. I’ve taken quite the hiatus from blogging (#noregrets) but so much has happened in my journey to healing that I felt like I needed to write it all down. Get it out of my head and make sense of it, you know? Let’s […]

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  • Healthier Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Giants

    Friday, October 10, 2014

    Hold on to your hats, people! I actually captured a photograph of something edible. Something delicious. Something for YOU! You guys, I have to confess that I have been mentally opposed to #pumpkiningallthethings this season. It could be because I took a beach vacation at the end of September, or maybe because the food industry […]

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  • Gloria.

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    This girl! Gloria Katherine (after her grandma) came on the scene at 1:37PM on May 30. Easiest labor yet for me- after a morning chiropractor visit and a quick stop for a cheeseburger, we got to the birth center and she was born within the hour. We have been soaking up all the baby sweetness […]

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  • Life Lately.

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

    Hey, nuggets! It’s been a while. Things I’ve been up to: Growing a tiny human person Keeping 2 additional small human people alive Going to a bazillion doctor/chiropractor appointments Wrapping everything in tortillas Occasional blogging at MPMK Not blogging here, ha! Doing weird nesting stuff like sewing crib sheets late into the night Eating all […]

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  • 21 Day Sugar Detox, Week Two Observations

    Thursday, March 20, 2014

    We have since finished up with the 21DSD, but I wanted to keep you updated on our journey and how things went. Here are my major observations from week two on the┬á21 Day Sugar Detox: Our cravings and moods were much improved! We got used to eating the allowed foods and didn’t seem to be […]

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May
16

Summer Lunch Inspiration

It’s getting warmer.. that means many of us will be spending our days outside the house and away from the stove. I’m sharing some fresh ideas for your summer lunches over at MPMK today- come see what I’ll be putting in my lunchbox!  

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May
13

Surviving GAPS Intro: Stage 4

For the next 6 weeks, I’ll be chronicling my journey through the GAPS Intro Diet with a little self-made questionnaire. What did I eat on Stage 4? With Stage 4, I added olive oil, fresh juice, bread made with almond flour and roasted/grilled meats. Scrambled Eggs in Tallow with Avocado and Sauerkraut (my typical breakfast.) […]

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May
10

Food Your Mom Wants to Eat.

Okay, all you husbands/children out there, here’s the plan for Mother’s Day: Pick one of these recipes. Make it for your mom. Remember your manners and let her take the first bite. Then tell her how awesome she is at her job and hug her for as long as she lets you. 1: Chocolate Covered […]

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May
6

Surviving GAPS Intro: Stage 3

For the next 6 weeks, I’ll be chronicling my journey through the GAPS Intro Diet with a little self-made questionnaire. What did I eat on Stage 3? Hooray for Stage 3! Eggs and avocado are back!! Scrambled Eggs in Tallow (so glad to have my whole eggs back!) More meatballs. Cauliflower Soup, Squash Soup Beef […]

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May
3

My Mother’s Day (Or Any Day) Wishlist

Just a few things I picked out. vanilla bean paste, spring scarf, clay pot slow cooker yummy soap, dipped bowls, makeup that’s not toxic (and pretty, too) house portrait, Weck jars, butter dish  

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May
2

Surviving GAPS Intro: Stage 2

For the next 6 weeks, I’ll be chronicling my journey through the GAPS Intro Diet with a little self-made questionnaire. What did I eat on Stage 2? Stage 2 didn’t differ too much from Stage 1. I was able to add egg yolks to my soup, fresh herbs (this really made a difference to me!), […]

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Apr
26

Surviving GAPS Intro: Stage 1

For the next 6 weeks, I’ll be chronicling my journey through the GAPS Intro Diet with a little self-made questionnaire. What did I eat on Stage 1? (Soup, soup and more soup.) Carrot Soup (I made a huge batch and fear I may soon turn orange.) Butternut Squash Soup Onion Soup with Meatballs (pictured above […]

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Apr
25

Get The Kids Cooking With Dad

  Head over to MPMK today for some easy dishes the kids can prepare in the kitchen (with minimal help from Dad). The kids in my house (even the baby!) love helping with the cooking. It can get a little messy, though- I make no promises about them staying clean. ­čÖé Forward it to your […]

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Apr
22

Thoughts on Enduring Sickness (And Starting GAPS Intro)

I started the GAPS Intro Diet today. After all the prep work, I’m finally doing this thing. I wanted to say a few words about why I am starting this GAPS journey, because I kind of feel like a crazy person. I mean, this is crazy, right? To restrict my diet in so many ways, […]

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Apr
12

Preparing for GAPS Intro: My 12 Step Checklist

I’m gonna be straight with you. Preparing for GAPS Intro has taken a lot of time and brain power for me. If anyone out there is overwhelmed by the idea of starting this diet, you are not alone! I think I finally have a handle on things, but for a while I felt like I […]

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Apr
9

16 Inspiring Spring Salads

  Are you guys feeling neglected? I know I’ve been doing a lot of work over on Modern Parents Messy Kids lately- it just ended up that a bunch of my posts were happening around the same time of the month. I’m sharing the links for all the salad recipes pictured above over there today, […]

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Apr
3

Keeping the Peace at Meal Time

  We have been struggling a bit around here with keeping the peace during dinner time. The baby typically spends her dinner throwing all her food on the floor, climbing onto the table and screaming for no reason. The toddler has ants in his pants, bosses his sister around and fights us about eating his […]

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