What a red dye sensitivity means for our family

We’re traveling this week and next, so I’m sharing some of my favorite posts from the archives. This one seemed especially timely with Valentine's Day, and all of it's pink and red food, coming up this weekend. It happens every few months. As our oldest daughter rages and screams, one of our other girls will…

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Follow your heart, mama

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There's something to be said for adding a new baby to your family when the rest of your children are out of diapers and school-age. It turns out that it's an entirely different dynamic than the days of four children under five, more than one baby in diapers and interruptions from multiple kids every night.…

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On racism, injustice and having the hard conversations

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source: Mary Engelbreit This post is so far out of my comfort zone it's not even funny. I don't usually blog about current events at all, opting to let other, better writers address them and then sharing the posts that resonate with me instead. And I'm so afraid I will say the wrong thing or somehow contribute…

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On Joyful Motherhood

It was one of those moments that makes your heart hurt. I was taking another silly Buzzfeed quiz and I needed to choose the word that best described me. I chose happy because, well, I feel like a happy person. {Most people might even describe me as a happy person.} But my 9-year-old was sitting…

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