The Titus 2 Woman: Encourager of New Moms

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Guest Post by Andrea Green of The Greenbacks Gal Last year, when Stephanie confessed her feelings of being overloaded and overwhelmed, I knew exactly how she felt and my heart cried out for her. Although my girls are now teenagers, those years of raising young children remain one of the most difficult periods of my life. I remember many days where I just wanted help and having no where to turn. I still define those years of parenting as being “in the trenches” where some days […]

Surviving Early Pregnancy With a Houseful of Littles

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I remember when I was pregnant with my first. I was working full time as an ESL teacher, but during my time off? I could put my feet up, take a nap when I was tired, make whatever food I was craving (or not make food at all if my stomach was off), go for a walk or do yoga when I was sore, put off the (minimal) cleaning in our teensy apartment… basically, whatever I needed to do. My second pregnancy was a shock compared […]

Training Kids to Help in the Kitchen

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Knowing how to prepare real, whole foods is an absolutely necessary life skill that every child should learn. Children who are not taught the basics of food preparation will end up defaulting to processed, packaged foods, simply because they haven’t learned to make anything better. If we don’t take the time to teach them, how will they ever learn? I know that having little (dirty, mischievous) hands in the kitchen isn’t always the easiest or most convenient thing. Kids make messes. The put in the […]

Q&A Video Blog: Eating Healthy During Summer Travels and in Other’s Homes

In today’s video, I’m answering this question from a reader: How do you handle situations where you know you will be eating at someone else’s home… and the home you are eating at does not eat whole foods? I am trying to get my family on a more whole food/healthy food diet but when we are out at friends or relatives we are served “regular” food.  What do you do when in these situations? For those who didn’t watch the video, here is a quick […]

Adrenal Fatigue: Help and Resources for Healing

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Earlier this week I introduced the topic of adrenal fatigue. Before reading this post, you may want to go back and read the first part in this series to understand what exactly adrenal fatigue is and learn more about many of the symptoms associated with it. What Can I Do About It? It’s time to get more practical (ahh, my favorite part) and talk about some solutions to the problem of adrenal fatigue. Let it be known that, once again, I am not an expert […]

Routines to Help the Weary Mom

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Written by Beth Corcoran, Contributing Writer I know a lot about exhaustion.  In fact, as I write this, my family is on the mend from the flu.  While I may not have the fever and chills anymore, two weeks of the flu spreading through our family has left me one tired Momma! But you don’t need to have the flu to be exhausted.  Whether the cause is sickness, adrenal fatigue, depression, chronic illness, or having a new baby, exhaustion can take its toll on all […]

Panel Discussion on Burnout and Fatigue: 3 Women Get Real About Their Struggles, Part 2

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In the first part of this panel discussion, we focused on what led to a situation of burnout and fatigue, how the panelists recognized it, their signs and symptoms and more. This time, I wanted to focus on the hopefulness that exists, even when we find that we’ve come to the end of our rope. Winter does not last forever. Spring is coming. I chose this tulip image because it well describes that simple but strong hope that I have in my own personal season […]

Panel Discussion on Burnout and Fatigue: 3 Women Get Real About Their Struggles

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The response to this month’s honest discussions of burnout, fatigue, depression and general health and wellness has been so tremendous. Thank you all for sharing in such real and vulnerable ways. I’m humbled that you would share so much of yourselves and these very personal experiences. I think that it’s so important that we as women truly share our stories with one another, rather than continuing to pretend that we’re all “just fine”. Fellowship, encouragement, growth and healing happen best when we drop our defences and our perfect […]