I Want to Scratch My Itch Too

Intrigued? Read on. I found this blog post from Simple Bites called, In Which I Scratch a Canning Itch. Included is a recipe for strawberry jam that uses honey as a sweetener. We love fresh jam in the morning, but when I’m making it, it’s painful to add several CUPS…

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A Taste of Summer

We spent last Sunday afternoon, after church, picking blueberries at a local farm. For the kids, the actual excitement of picking berries lasted, err, 3 minutes. So while Earl and I slaved in the hot sun picking buckets full of berries, they made their own fun by playing hide-n-seek in the…

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STELLA

Today, our darling Stella turned 3. I can hardly believe it. I remember the day she was born so clearly. She was five days late, in the heat of summer and I desperately wanted this baby to come. I’m convinced my friend Jen finally threw me into labor with the…

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Crown of Life

I’m kind of new to the blog world. In my search to find like-minded bloggers, I am thankful to have stumbled across mom-blog.com. The writer, Gina, wears many hats, but the thread that links us together is that we are both moms to special needs children. One of her latest…

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Detox Review

I apologize. I never gave you closure on my detox diet. Everyone needs closure. Kids need closure on an activity before they begin the next. Women need closure when a relationship has ended and, let’s face it, you need closure on my detox diet. It’s summertime. Other things have taken…

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Warrior Dash New England

There were 6 of us and we were ready to unleash our inner warrior. We were ready to jump over fire, crawl through mud, over junk cars & under barbed wire…this was an extreme 3 mile run through tough terrain. We drove to Amesbury, MA and arrived 1.5 hours prior to our start…

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And the Winner Is…

Thank you to all of the people who took my whole foods recipe challenge. I received a variety of scrumptous-looking recipes, all of which I would love to try. One of my favorites included a vegetable that’s in season now – roasted radishes. I got another recipe for stuffed grape…

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Recipe Contest

Okay, friends. I am three weeks into my detox diet with one week left to go. I’m in the final stretch and I’m walking around 4 pounds lighter and “whole foods” smarter. Along the way, I have gained nuggets of wisdom from my readers, so thank you for your comments….

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Jammin’

Last week we went with some friends to pick strawberries. While we were there we bought a flat of “jam berries” for ten bucks. We call these the rejects, but they are perfect for making jam. There are no pictures of us actually making it, because frankly, jammin’ ain’t pretty….

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Adriano

I’m a bad mommy. I have my moments with my own children, but I’m really speaking in regards to our 11-year-old “son” from Brazil. His name is Adriano. For the past 5 years, we have sponsored Adriano through Compassion International. This doesn’t make us heroes. As Christians, we are called…

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