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Fermented Foods: The Ultimate Superfood!

Fermented Foods: The Ultimate Superfood…

This is a guest post from Elaine Ferrer of Mercola.com. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Fermented Foods: The Ultimate Superfood During the Roman era, people consumed sauerkraut, or fermented … [Read More...]

Why Counseling Didn't Work for Me

Why Counseling Didn’t Work for Me…

As you may already know if you're one of my regular readers (thank you!), I have been going to therapy for about four months now.  But what you might not know is that I tried counseling two … [Read More...]

Easy Roasted Garlic Chicken (Paleo!)

Easy Roasted Garlic Chicken (3 Ingredients, and it’s Paleo!)…

I'm all about simplicity. I am ashamed to admit, the clock often hits 4:00 and I have no idea what I'm going to make for dinner. I open my fridge, stare wonderingly at what fills it, and try to … [Read More...]

Why Parenting Books Aren't the Answer

Why Parenting Books Aren’t the Answer…

Have you ever read a parenting book? I know I have. It seems as an adoptive and homeschooling mom of five, I have read many, many parenting books, actually. If it's on Amazon, it's probably on my … [Read More...]

Homemade Cherry Almond Ice Cream!

Cherry Almond Ice Cream Recipe (with Dairy Free alternative!)…

It's all about cherries where we live right now. Even if it's not cherry season where you are, you can use frozen cherries for this recipe! We have an abundance of them, and it was time to get … [Read More...]

The Woman in the Waiting Room

The Woman in the Waiting Room…

Yesterday I was at the doctor's office with my two daughters. My youngest daughter had a routine follow-up after breaking her elbow about six weeks ago, and we were in the x-ray waiting … [Read More...]

25 Paleo Batch Cooking and Freezer Meal Recipes!

25 Paleo Batch Cooking and Freezer Meal Recipes!…

I gotta be honest, Paleo batch cooking and freezer meals are new to me. There have been a few times in the past when I doubled batches of meals and froze half of it for a later date, but I … [Read More...]

Grain Free Berry Trifle (Paleo)

Grain Free Berry Trifle Recipe (Paleo, GF, Dairy Free, Nut Free)…

This time of year is always a favorite...strawberry stands open on the side of the road, fresh ripe berries readily available at the farmer's market, and warm, sunny weather. Tomorrow is Mother's Day, … [Read More...]

Sunshine Pina Colada Smoothie!

Sunshine Piña Colada Smoothie Recipe (Dairy Free)…

Oh, summer. It's just peeking at me from around the corner. I can almost feel it! Here in sunny California, it's been about 85 degrees the past few weeks. I'd love it if that's as hot as it gets … [Read More...]

World's BEST Gluten Free Apple Crisp!

{World’s BEST} Gluten Free Apple Crisp Recipe!…

Apple crisp is one of Superman's favorite desserts. When he's craving a home-baked good it's often this. Now, this isn't grain-free or Paleo, but it's an awesome gluten-free option for those who … [Read More...]

Parmesan Curry Chicken Fingers

Parmesan Curry Chicken Fingers…

It was a Monday afternoon at 3:30 and I had no idea what I was going to make for dinner. I had chicken tenderloins in my fridge and some parmegiano reggiano. But I wanted a bit of flavor.  So, I … [Read More...]

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Think Getting Married Young is a Mistake? Think again.…

When Superman and I got married 17 years ago, he was 19 years old. I had turned 20 ten days before our wedding. Yes, friends, I robbed the cradle. As I've said before, our first six months of marriage … [Read More...]

The Puzzle of Health: Why We Eat Gluten Free (Part Two)

The Puzzle of Health – Why Our Family Eats Gluten Free (Part Two)…

As I said in my previous post, we've been eating gluten free for quite some time now. We eat "Paleo" about 75% of the time, but gluten-free almost all the time. Udi's is a brand I trust when it … [Read More...]

Is your heart chronically ill?

Is Your Heart Chronically Ill?…

  Before I changed my diet, I had chronic joint pain. I had been diagnosed with Osteoarthritis in my 20s, had lower back pain, headaches, neck pain and a serious case of brain fog. Sure, I … [Read More...]

Grain Free Apple Turnovers!

Grain Free Apple Turnovers (Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)…

When I was growing up, I loved McDonald's apple pies. But who loves these ingredients?  Apples, enriched flour (bleached wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin … [Read More...]

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When my adopted son wanted to go back to his “real parents.”…

This post has been sitting in my drafts folder for months. I'm finally ready to share it.  I really never thought I would write this post. Or maybe I thought if I ever did, it was going to be a … [Read More...]

How to Start a Blog in 3 Easy Steps

How to Start a Blog…

So, you want to start a blog. Yay! Blogging has quickly become a fun, rewarding, and exciting way for me to help others and make a decent income at the same time. I wish I would have had a "how to" … [Read More...]

Parmesan Crusted Garlic Asparagus

Parmesan-Crusted Garlic Asparagus…

Do you not like asparagus? If you're anything like my son, you don't. Or maybe you're on the fence, and haven't decided. Or maybe you love it! No matter what your opinion, this recipe rocks the … [Read More...]

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Why Porn is Tragic for Your Marriage (Warning: Adult Material Discussed)…

Note: This is a controversial topic, and I hesitated sharing it on my blog because I truly want my site to remain friendly for children. However, I believe this issue is of such vital importance that … [Read More...]

Fried Paprika Avocados

Paprika Fried Avocados…

Holy cow. How have I never thought of doing this before? These Paprika Fried Avocados are incredibly simple. It's almost embarrassing, actually.  Avocados are filled with healthy fats, are great at … [Read More...]