Posts in Crazy Kids
Secondary Infertility/Pregnancy Loss

Or that we’re not allowed to be heartbroken over it because we already have kids, and there are women suffering from infertility and pregnancy loss that have no living children. But mama, please understand that you have every right to mourn your loss, and you have every right to mourn that loss out loud.

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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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