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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

When a Child Sexually Abuses a Sibling

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 am sharing stories of families on my website.  For the sake of privacy I’ve...

Living with RAD: God Would Not Let Me Forget Her

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...

15 Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Do smoothies help you stick to your healthy eating and weight loss goals? Smoothies are great breakfast when you need something quick and on the go. Here are 15 Healthy Smoothie Recipes you will love. My kids also love smoothies so I'm continually watching for...

Fitness

Weight Loss Q and A: Keep a Food Log

If you knew with 100% certainty there was a diet or exercise technique that would for sure, guaranteed result in weight loss success, would you use it? Such a thing does exist. Research from as far back as the 1970s proves this is true. The number one most effective...

One Minute Trick to Remove Pomegranate Seeds

Have you ever tried to get the seeds out of a pomegranate? It's not easy. In culinary class I learned a one minute trick to remove pomegranate seeds. Pomegranates are an absolutely gorgeous fruit with sweet and somewhat tart seeds. The seeds are the edible part. Years...

10 Easy Ways to Eat More Vegetables

You know vegetables are good for you You probably know you should eat more vegetables. How do you get them in? You can only eat so many salads, right? Here are ten ways you can easily add veggies to your meals. 10 Easy Ways to Eat More Vegetables Replace noodles with...

10 Cute Christmas Printables for Kids

Make Christmas fun family time this year with these 10 cute Christmas printables for kids. With a Christmas lights scavenger hunt, a letter to Santa, lunchbox jokes, and more, there are is plenty to make your family feel special during this busy holiday season. 10...

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Show Up at the Manger – A Christmas Devotion

Show Up at the Manger – A Christmas Devotion

Enjoy this Christmas devotion, Show Up at the Manger. My son Zack is special. He's special for all sorts of reasons, but one reason is because he has unbridled enthusiasm. He loves life and he loves it to the hilt. When Zack was very young he suffered a Traumatic...

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The 12 Best Christmas Specials of All Time

I am happy to present The 12 Best Christmas Specials of All Time as voted on by readers of The Holy Mess and Jeff Marshall, Movie Blogger.   Unlike previous polls, one title absolutely obliterated all other possibilities, garnering approximately 50% of the votes....

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Instant Pot Hearty Beef Stew Recipe

Instant Pot Hearty Beef Stew Recipe

What says fall better than a classic beef stew? This Instant Pot Hearty Beef Stew recipe is perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon, but with the speed of the Instant Pot pressure cooker, you can make this on any time you'd like. If you are new to Instant Pot cooking,...

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