Krista and her family lived down the street from us when she was in about first grade. At the time, our kids ranged in age from 5-10 years old. She'd often come down to play in "the kingdom," an...
I’m jumping the gun a bit as my son is only two, but we’re already thinking ahead to school and what that may look like for him with his food allergies. Having been a teacher before Sully was born,...
I’ve said it before, but one of my main goals of motherhood is to create a childhood that feels magical and special and to curate an environment that yields openness and creativity. Holidays have a good bit of all...
For the past two years, I've hosted a Christmas cookie swap in our home: Everyone arrives with a few dozen homemade cookies, spreads them out on the table, and gathers around talking and sampling. There are kid crafts, a...
As we pray and wait for my son’s food allergies to be healed, it is an honor to share more information about the Teal Pumpkin Project. God has provided our family opportunities to use our son’s situation for good,...
Crying in the grocery store is frowned upon, but I’ve done my fair share. Once we knew the scope of our son's food allergies, most of our pantry staples had to go, and we were back to square one...
The other day I was looking around my kitchen trying to figure out how in the world it had gotten this messy. I literally didn’t have any counter space. I needed to cook, yet I couldn’t find a clean...
I don't know about y'all, but I feel like all I do is prep food for my toddler! While bottles and the washing and sterilizing that goes with it seemed never ending, it has nothing on the amount of...
“Corn, corn, nothing but corn.” In the movie Secondhand Lions, fourteen year old Walter Caldwell’s two eccentric uncles, Hub and Garth McCann, take up gardening. Garth buys vegetable seed packets from a traveling salesman and presses Hub and Walter...
To be completely honest, I never pictured myself actually feeding my baby. I knew it was something I wanted to do, and I read enough about it to know why I thought I wanted to do it, but I...
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5 Abuse Prevention Strategies To Start Using With Small Children

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I’m naturally a risk-averse person. Growing up, I was not infrequently called a “teacher’s pet” or “goody two-shoes,” or told that I didn’t know...

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