Let Them Eat Cake! Hosting an Allergy-Friendly Party with Food They Will Actually Want to Eat.

**I'm going to preface this post by saying that my children do NOT have life-threatening food allergies. I can't imagine the level of diligence it takes to keep a child with severe food allergies safe. That being said, I'm sharing my experience of planning a party that was allergy friendly. I did a lot of … Continue reading Let Them Eat Cake! Hosting an Allergy-Friendly Party with Food They Will Actually Want to Eat.

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How I Got My Struggling Readers to Read This Summer…and Love It!

Well it's that time of year when students grumble and parents giggle that summer break is almost over. Soon the little darlings will be off to school once again! Nothing brings inner joy to this weary mama's heart quite like the sight of a "Back-To-School" sale sign.  (I mostly jest. I love having my "ducklings" … Continue reading How I Got My Struggling Readers to Read This Summer…and Love It!

Being Pruned by the Master Gardener

Note: I wrote this article several years ago after receiving yet another diagnosis for our oldest daughter. I believe that God has purpose in all things and I hope this post will strengthen and encourage you today. ============================================================================= Today was a bad day. I'm not talking about a “can’t find my keys and I’m already … Continue reading Being Pruned by the Master Gardener

Operation Iron Man: The Recovery (week 1)

Well friends, here we are exactly one week post-op. It already seems like months since I was sitting in the waiting room with my sister-in-law, Jackie, waiting for the hourly reports from the operating room. Oh what a difference a week makes! When Herb first came out of surgery, he was in the Cardiovascular Intensive … Continue reading Operation Iron Man: The Recovery (week 1)