Tips For Living a Healthy Life With Faith

Faith

How to Shift Conversations with Challenging Kids

Do you parent a challenging child? Does every conversation turn into a battle of words? Here are some of the ways Aaron, our attachment therapist, is teaching us how to shift conversations with challenging kids. Remember, the goal is not to win a war of words, but to...

The Two Equally Important Jobs of Every Parent

My son's attachment therapist and I are sitting on the front porch swing discussing my boy, school choices for next year, and how to advocate best for what my son needs. I'm so exhausted. This is a bone-weary exhaustion that runs long and deep. I go to bed tired and I...

When My Adopted Child Cries for His Birth Mom

When my adopted child cries for his birth mom, my heart breaks. My son's behavior has been improving. It's really quite incredible when I think about the progress he has made in such a short amount of time. There has been no hitting. No biting. No long-lasting rages....

Family

Your Guide to Amazon Prime Original Programming

Last week I shared with you a guide to some of the many original films and series currently offered on Netflix. Today's I give you Your Guide to Amazon Original Programming, for those of you who are Amazon Prime subscribers. (If you are not yet an Amazon Prime...

Living with RAD: There Is Not Enough Love to Fix a Broken Soul

In an effort to educate and bring awareness to the struggle of attachment issues, Reactive Attachment Disorder, and helping children heal from early childhood trauma, over the next months I’ll be sharing stories of families on my website.  For the sake of privacy I’ve...

Your Guide to Netflix Original Programming

Perhaps you are just like me and become overwhelmed when clicking through Netflix and are bombarded by so many programs. It seems like the list grows daily. This Guide to Netflix Original Programming is for you! I chose a handful of programs to highlight in this...

Fitness

NOW is Your Time

NOW is Your Time I've been asked, "What was the rock bottom moment you had that turned your life around in order to lose 100 lbs?" I remember getting in the car and my stomach hitting the steering wheel -- and I wasn't pregnant. I remember my daughter Kiersten (a...

The Best Fitness Tracker for You

Fitness trackers are all the rage these days. Fitbit. Garmin. Jawbone. There are trackers for steps, sleep, even swimming and biking. The choices seem endless and overwhelming. Keep reading because I will help you figure out exactly which is the best fitness tracker...

Bible Journaling Tips, Tidbits, and Insider Information

Do you love to Bible journal and want the most up-to-date insider information into how to make your time with God meaningful, beautiful, and creative? Last week I hosted a Bible Journaling Facebook party, bringing in some helpful speakers, Bible Journaling artists,...

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Mango Cashew Salad with Honey Yogurt Dressing

Mango Cashew Salad with Honey Yogurt Dressing

Summer is here and with the heat of summer my thoughts turn to the tropical flavors of mango. You will love this recipe for Mango Cashew Salad with Honey Yogurt Dressing. I didn't grow up eating mango, so this flavor is a relatively new favorite of mine. As an adult,...

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