Detox Diet: DAY ONE

This might be a little trickier than I originally anticipated. This week I received a beautiful bag of fresh spinach from the CSA. I had planned to make a spinach pie, so I went to the market, armed with my list. I headed to the dairy aisle, looking for ricotta cheese. I checked the label. … [Read more…]

Eat This

  Okay, friends. I thought you should all be made aware that I put myself on a whole foods detox diet for one month. I’m on day 3 and so far, so good. Since January, my body has been falling apart. This has been the year for me to have all non-essential body parts removed. People … [Read more…]

Irradiation

Today I picked up my gorgeous produce at the CSA (explanation here) – salad greens, spinach & swiss chard. I can’t wait to get started on this week’s menu! Last week, I was discussing food with our farmer, Raluca. She had mentioned that many other foods are irradiated in order to preserve it (not organic … [Read more…]

Giving, In Good Times and Bad

Times are tough. So why should we give? For one, no matter how little we think we have, there’s probably someone else who has less. And two, it just feels good to help someone in need. Whether you have money or not, here are 9 great places to give. Some won’t even cost you a … [Read more…]

From Farm to Table

This year we joined a farm CSA (community-supported agriculture). We pre-pay at the beginning of the growing season and each week, for the next several months, we pick up a box of fresh, healthy, goodies (pending good weather, of course). We have raised beds and grow our own vegetables at home, but it’s more of … [Read more…]

The Potter’s Hand

When I first became a Christian, about 8 years ago, I went to a ladies retreat.  The speaker was a potter; a woman who had “been through the fire”. Using her pottery wheel, she told her story and demonstrated how God shaped her life. This woman’s message was based on one nugget of scripture. In the … [Read more…]

The Potter

I love Old Sturbridge Village. It’s my happy place. It’s quiet, it’s serene, it’s beautiful in it’s simplicity. We go there a lot. I want to live there some day. And I’ve decided that this is our new home. If I lived here, I could walk to the school, the church & the general store. My food would be … [Read more…]

Hope

I have much more to blog about on the topic of Sensory Processing Disorder, and I will later. But, today I’ll end my little three-part “series” on the subject. After my last few posts, I received so many encouraging notes, & also messages from others who strengthen my belief that I am not alone. One … [Read more…]

Child Advocacy

In my last post, I mentioned that our son, Logan, is a sensory seeker. I always knew he was intense. Perceptive. Inquisitive. Energetic. Passionate. Spirited. These are terrific qualities to have.  I often imagine that he will be quite the man some day. But in those early years, we were always “on edge” and basically living … [Read more…]