Tips For Living a Healthy Life With Faith

Faith

What Happens to the Sibling of a Special Needs Child

When my teen son, young adult daughter and I return home from a youth group meeting, my heart sinks when I see a police cruiser sitting in our driveway. We walk into the living room to find an officer taking a report from my husband and son about a situation involving...

Mornings, Bedtimes, and Other Routines for Kids with Trauma History

Typical family routines are a nightmare for parents of kids with trauma history. The kids are scattered. They are hyper. They leave stuff all over the place, dawdle when I am in a hurry, rush through when they need to take their time, destroy items, dump out expensive...

Every Test in Your Life Makes You Bitter or Better.

For therapy today, our family piles on couches and chairs in the living room to watch a video. Aaron, our attachment therapist, is showing our son a video and wants our family to watch it together. We will watch a short video clip of a trip Jack Black took to Uganda...

Family

15 Quick and Easy Instant Pot Dinner Recipes

Are you looking for fast and absolutely delicious no-fail dinner recipes for the Instant Pot? Look no further than these quick and easy instant pot recipes. I’ve been using my Instant Pot pressure cooker at least 3-4 times a week since I received it as a gift last...

Treat Jar for Kids Printable Kit

Are you looking for a fun way to motivate and encourage your kids? Check out this fun Treat Jar for Kids Printable Kit. This printable kits includes many small, engaging activities that are a treat for any kid. Most activities are free! Use this jar as a special...

Chore Jar for Kids Printable Kit

Do you need a new way to get your kids to help around the house? Check out the Chore Jar for Kids Printable Kit. This printable kits includes many small, realistic chores for kids ages 5-12. (Feel free to take out chores and add additional ones to match your child's...

Fitness

Fitness Over 50: Lena Aldrich is an Ironman

If you are a woman who is over the age of 50, you know that your body has experienced changes over time. Do you have concerns about how you can continue to stay fit and healthy? I present to you the first in a series of blogs about women who are role models for...

25 Ways to Create a DIY Spa Day at Home

You need a way to relax and unwind. But life's commitments (and your bank account) make it too hard to get away for a day at a spa. How about an at home spa day? Here are 25 ways to create a DIY spa day at home. Like so many women, I went through years of not doing a...

Why Do I Binge Eat and How Do I Stop?

For many years I was a binge eater. If you have developed binge eating habits, you may wonder why you engage in this behavior. Maybe you've tried to stop and discovered that you can't. You ask yourself, "Why do I binge eat? Why do this to myself?" Keep reading for...

9 Must Try Weight Loss Recipes

Losing weight doesn't mean you have to give up eating delicious meals. In fact, when it comes right down to it, nothing is further from the truth! Here are 9 must try weight loss recipes. Since losing 100 pounds, I know how vital it is to eat healthy meals and snacks....

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30 Day Victory in Christ Bible Reading Plan

I feel so defeated. Opening an email from a friend earlier this week, these words stood out. The ongoing struggles in her marriage left her weary and fearful. On the brink of a divorce she does not want, rejection looms large. Loneliness within marriage is a heavy...

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