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Easy Gluten-Free Granola Recipe

Do you or your friends have food allergies? This easy gluten-free granola recipe makes an excellent homemade gift! This year, as Kindergarten is wrapping up for my oldest daughter, I was trying to find something she could help make for end of the year teacher gifts. How can we say thank you?


The Importance of Holiday Traditions While Grieving

This will be our second year without my mother this holiday season. The first season was a blur of grief and pushing through, as we tried as hard as we could to still make the holidays a special and happy occasion for the sake of the kids. I thought it would feel


To All the Moms Who Are Worriers – You Are Not Alone

My experience with anxiety has been life-changing over the past 17 years. One day it just hit me like a ton of bricks and boom it’s been here to stay ever since. If you were anything like me and already a natural-born worrier, the ton of bricks might have felt more like


Maple Glazed Salmon Filets Recipe {Soy Free, Gluten Free}

This Maple Glazed Salmon filets recipe is a great chioce for a gluten free or soy free diet. Not only is it chock full of flavor, it is simple to prepare, and that is perfect for a busy mom on the go! An easy recipe that fits our dietary needs is always


10 Easy and Delicious Allergy-Friendly Snack Ideas

Are you looking for easy allergy-friendly snack ideas to take to school or have at a birthday party? As one of the unfortunate members of the kids-with-allergies club, we understand how important it is to keep other kids safe while attending play dates or school. When my older daughter started preschool, it


Sorry To My Second Child

You get the hand-me-downs, the seconds on the toys and the previously-used bibs, blankets and diapers. I haven’t kept up with your baby book the way I should have. And that photo album I made for your older sister’s first year of life, well I’m still hoping to get around to yours.


Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe {Dairy, Soy, and Gluten Free}

I was skeptical at first about whether this recipe for Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter cookies would work out. It was inspired by a recipe that was recently shared on a moms group I belong to for cinnamon raisin quinoa cookies. Seriously quinoa. In cookies. I never imagined it could be


Taking Daddy Dancing: Friday Night Live

Several weeks ago, I shared about how my 4 year-old daughter had a really sweet gift idea for her Daddy for Father’s Day. We’ve been dancing our way through summer at Tosa Tonight, Sunset Safari, and Summer Sounds. Next, we headed to Waukesha for their Friday Night Live event. Friday Night Live occurs


Taking Daddy Dancing: Summer Sounds

A few weeks ago, I shared the story of how my 4 year-old daughter gifted my husband five weeks of dancing activities for Father’s Day this year. So far we have had such an awesome time dancing at Tosa Tonight and Sunset Safari. This week, we took a little bit of a roadtrip


I’d Appreciate It if You Would Shut Up (because I’m trying to raise children with a healthy body image)

“I’m sick of being fat” is what she said. I knew she meant ‘I’m sick of feeling like crap’. You know the feeling – no energy, short of breath, can’t keep up with the kids kind of crap. But that’s not what she said. What she said was ‘I’m sick of being

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