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Faith

Water Balloon Therapy

See these water balloons? This is what we do for today's attachment therapy. How awesome is this? Aaron, our therapist, has been working with our family for several weeks now. He comes two or three times a week for a couple hours per session. He meets with our son and...

When Kids Take Medication for Behavior

As a parent of a children with behavior or emotional issues, one of the most difficult (and controversial) decisions you face is whether or not your kids take medication for behavior. Should You Give Your Child Medication for Behavior? Like so many parenting...

Tough Vacation Decisions for Kids with Special Needs

Vacations are exciting. Kids who have special needs do not often handle excitement well. Kids with special needs don't always handle vacation well. Vacations (and Christmas, birthdays, parties, and other special events) can be land-mines of hyper-arousal and poor...

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

How to Lose Weight in 5 Weeks

The 5 Week Weight Loss Program will guide you through how to lose weight in 5 weeks in a safe, realistic way that really works. Are you someone who has struggled to lose weight? Maybe like me, you are a person whose weight has gone up and down the scale for most of...

Join our FREE 5 Week Weight Loss Challenge!

I know what I need to do, but I just need to do it. I've got to do something to get back on track. Enough sugar. I feel awful. I need to eat real food. Have you said these exact words lately? If so, I have just the Weight Loss Challenge for you, and it's FREE! You are...

How Tatiana Balances Family, Work, and Triathlon

Meet Tatiana. Active business woman. Wife and mom of 2 girls. Weight loss success story. And now, Ironman finisher. How does she do it all? Keep reading to find out how Tatiana balances work, family, and triathlon. Sara's note: In case you are wondering if Tatiana is...

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip

Do you love your Instant Pot? Do you love he flavor of Buffalo sauce? If so, then this Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe is simply a - oh, yes, this must happen. (That was me.) Pressure Cooker Appetizer Recipes Your pressure cooker is great for making appetizers...

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Kathy Griffin: Does Forgiveness Have Limits?

Comedienne Kathy Griffin has stirred the pot and gotten burned. Griffin, a comic noted for her no-holds-barred brand of comedy, participated in a photo shoot in which she held a bloody, decapitated head obviously meant to be President Donald Trump, and the results in...

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33 Relaxing Adult Coloring Books

As coloring and Bible Journaling have become so popular in recent years, I set out to discover the best coloring book options. I found these 33 relaxing adult coloring books to offer readers of The Holy Mess. Please know I spent a great deal of time researching the...

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Which Journaling Bible is Best for You?

Which Journaling Bible is Best for You?

Are you considering purchasing a Journaling Bible but you aren't sure which option is right for you? Today's post will walk you through which Journaling Bible is best for you. In this post, you will learn how to find a journaling Bible that is right for you. With the...

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Hi! I’m Sara.

Welcome to The Holy Mess. I love helping women find balance in busy lives for faith, family, & fitness. Read more about my 100 pound weight loss story here. Mostly I’m a real wife and super real mom. Feel free to contact me by clicking here.

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