Posts in Crazy Kids
Dye-Free Halloween Ideas (Feingold-Friendly!)

But navigating such a candy-centered holiday can be a little tricky when you avoid artificial food dyes, flavors, and preservatives. We didn’t want our kids to have to miss out on the fun of Halloween parties and trick-or-treating, though, so we’ve learned a few ways to make it fun and delicious for them.

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To the Mom(s) Lying Awake at Night Under the Weight of Mom-Guilt

Mom guilt can be debilitating, and it is most certainly not of God. God convicts but He does not ever shame. Mom guilt is a stealer of joy and the ultimate shame-inducer. Mom guilt overshadows all of the beautiful moments you share with your children every day. Your kids will most remember those beautiful moments, not the moments you acted like a crazy lady.

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Why Our Kids Don't Eat M&Ms (And Other "Pretty" Foods)

So many kids have adverse reactions, in fact, that in 2010 Europe mandated that foods with artificial dyes need to be labeled with a warning that they may cause hyperactivity in children. Sadly, because the FDA “certifies” the colors and marks them as “generally recognized as safe,” a lot of people don’t know the harm they can cause.

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Living Intentionally

Worry gets in the way of intentionality really the same way as all of them; it distracts. I never used to be a worrier, I never struggled with anxiety. And then I became a mom. The worry started off slowly for me though. I was a pretty calm first-time mom. It helped that Isaac was a super calm first-born, too. But as he got older, as we added a second baby in the mix, as I started to feel the weight of the responsibility of being a mom, worry and anxiety began to creep in.

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Hope Through Loss...Our Miscarriage Journey Part 2

Only 1% of women will have 3 or more consecutive miscarriages. We were now part of an exclusive club we didn’t want to be in. Even in the midst of all that was going on, I knew that we were so very blessed to have the two children that we did have, but that didn’t stop it from hurting.

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The Do's & Don'ts of Air Travel with Kids

Our trip to Nashville in July was our 6th airplane trip with kids, so although we’re not technically kid-travel experts, I think we’re pretty darn close. We’ve traveled with one, two and three children; infants, toddlers, kids. We’ve done domestic and we’ve done international (twice). Suffice it to say, we’ve picked up a few tips that have helped us along the way.

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