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  • Hope for the Lean Years
  • These Most Beautiful Moments {a family portrait}
  • The Story of Judah’s Home Birth
  • On Being Pregnant Longer Than with the Triplets…
  • 6 Ingredient Chinese Green Beans with Ground Pork
  • 25 Easy, Healthy, Real Food Snacks for Toddlers
Hope for the Lean Years

Hope for the Lean Years

My husband and I were married the day after college graduation in 2006 with a budget of $2000 for every last wedding/honeymoon thing. I come from a low-income single parent family, and my husband's family was in the throes of dealing with his mother's cancer. Our families didn't have much money to give, so we didn't even … [Read More...]

These Most Beautiful

These Most Beautiful Moments {a family portrait}

It's not even funny how much craziness a newborn brings into the picture. There are the sleep-less nights. The blowouts. The sore nips. The confusing cries. The chaos crescendos loudly at times and you're tempted to wonder what you were thinking. And then. There's the first coo. You know what I'm talking … [Read More...]

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The Story of Judah’s Home Birth

If you want to know what victory feels like, give birth naturally. The exhilarating high that comes from giving birth to a child you carried for nine months is probably equal to the raw power felt while making the birth happen. There is seriously nothing else like it. (Sorry, guys, guess you'll never know this triumph. … [Read More...]

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On Being Pregnant Longer Than with the Triplets…

I made it! I’m sure 33 weeks doesn’t seem like a big accomplishment to most women who have been pregnant. But with each week and then each day that brought me closer to the time I delivered the triplets, it just continued to amaze me what a gift I was receiving! The underlying fear I didn’t realize I was holding on to … [Read More...]

6 Ingredient Chinese Green

6 Ingredient Chinese Green Beans with Ground Pork

This is really yummy. I know I say that about all of my recipes, but it's true. You already know I love Chinese food, so this one should be no surprise! My current obsession is with this 6 ingredient Chinese green beans and pork stir-fry! I'm a huge fan of non-CAFO meat but sometimes beef is just too expensive for my … [Read More...]

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25 Easy, Healthy, Real Food Snacks for Toddlers

Do you ever get in a rut with your kids? Hand them the same snacks every day? I definitely do! Thankfully mine are so easy-going they usually don't mind if I stick with routine. (My go-to is homemade trail-mix with organic raisins, soaked and dehydrated nuts, banana chips, and any other dried fruit I have on … [Read More...]

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Big Announcement – Guess What We’re Doing This Year?

You've noticed. And checked in with me to see if everything has been alright. And it has really touched me that you noticed. It has been quiet around here! But everything is really ok. My family experienced a major upheaval this past summer when we moved from the only city I've ever lived in to a new city a 12 hour … [Read More...]