Monthly Archives: May 2012

relationships

Relationships are the Key to Life

Life is about relationships. It’s about connections to those around you. Connections to people you grew up with, share the same blood with, school friends, and even those you just met 5 minutes ago. Our connections to people on this planet are truly what’s most important in life. Think about it. When a celebratory event … Read more…

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Recipe: Living Raw Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe makes one of the best afternoon snacks or even dessert. Because I only make two Living Chocolate Chip Cookies at a time and there are minimal ingredients, there is a lot of approximating on the quantities. For now, let Read more…

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thievescasual

The Healing Power of Thieves, Peppermint, and Frankincense Essential Oils

Don’t you just hate it when you little one is sick? I do. They are so precious and little, and you don’t want to see them suffer or be in pain. Our daughter recently was in pain when she would cough hard. Her chest would hurt a bit, which I knew was not a good … Read more…

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strawberryshortcake

Recipe: Paleo Strawberry Shortcake

This makes a wonderfully healthy dessert or afternoon snack. Since it’s base is almond flour, it’s extremely good for you and your kids. I hope you enjoy this delicious Paleo Strawberry Shortcake!… Read more…

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What’s Your Kid’s Personality Have to Do With It? Everything.

“Don’t do that!” “Stop hitting your brother!” “Go clean your room!” “Didn’t I tell you it’s time to go? Now, let’s GO!” “Focus.” “It doesn’t need to be perfect. Just leave it.” “Stop climbing the furniture!” “No, you can’t jump from up there!!” Have any… Read more…

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twins

Motherhood is a Blast!!… Especially With a Sensory Defensive Child

We had a great day yesterday with occupational and speech therapy with the twins. I’m so glad to see how far they have progressed, especially in the eyes of their therapists. They even waved goodbye to their Speech Therapist that stopped to say how much they have changed and improved. After having lived through the … Read more…

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Recipe: Shrimp Apple Salad with Avocado Salad Dressing

Today, you get two recipes in one… first is the amazing Avocado Salad Dressing. Secondly, you get the actual recipe for this yummy salad with shrimp and apples! My 6-year old said he “loves salad” after eating this meal. The shrimp… Read more…

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specialneeds

To Choose to Love or Not to Love… It is a Choice

We grow up with fairy tales making us think that some day, a prince or princess will come along that we were destined to meet, fall madly in love with, and live with happily ever after. However, that’s not the way love works. Not real, true love… Read more…

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Heartbreak, Frustration, Anger, Guilt ~ the Emotions of a Special Needs Mom

I remember having that first conversation about our daughter with a church friend’s mom. She was a Special Needs teacher in the public school and had a playdate with our daughter… Read more…

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orangecinnamoncookies

Recipe: Orange Cinnamon Almond Cookies

I developed this recipe a bit by accident based on what was in my house and what sounded good together. How can you go wrong with cinnamon and orange zest? Mix that with a yummy almond-based cookie and you get… Read more…

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Is Fake Your Reality?

Have you noticed yourself feeling the need to put on a front? Deep down, do you feel the need to be perfect? Even to the extreme of being fake? Why is that? What in society tells us we must keep our issues to ourselves? We must come across… Read more…

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Trusting Through the Special Needs Unknowns

As parents, we don’t like to see our child suffer. We don’t like those times they fall and scrap their knee. Or the times we hear of another kid picking on ours. And unfortunately, with special needs in the mix, some kids just… Read more…

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