My Journey to Burnout: Proof That I Really Can’t Do It All

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Burnout. It’s a word that highly ambitious and driven people like myself often think that we are immune to. I have struggled with over-achieving and perfectionism for almost as long as I can remember. At the tender age of 12, I worked a steady babysitting job every morning and after school, while balancing schoolwork, private music lessons, city orchestra and serving in my church. Even in my 3rd and 4th years of university, I maintained a very full course load with a high GPA, volunteered […]

A Simple Plan for Healthy Food: The GNOWFGLINS Fundamentals eCourse

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Edit: Wardeh just sent me a link to watch a video sneak peak! Learn how to make Soaked Muffins and get a feel for what this eCourse will be like. Let Wardeh show you how to make soaked muffins! Image by Elena Ho All those who read Nourishing Traditions for the first time and felt entirely overwhelmed, raise your hand! (Yes, that’s my hand raised along with all of yours!) If there’s one thing that I hear over and over again from the women that […]

Steady Days: Book Review and Giveaway

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“I am not a perfect mother. Often I struggle with impatience; sometimes I lack the enthusiasm I long for. I make many mistakes, just like my children. As they are maturing as children, I am maturing as a mother… We need to equip ourselves with practical tools that allow us to give our personal best to our young children, helping us thrive in our strengths and overcome our weaknesses. We aim for professionalism in every other area of our lives; why should our children get […]

We Are So Rich

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**I’ve returned from a much needed week-long computer break and I’m glad to be back! We had a very blessed Christmas, rejoicing in our Savior’s birth and enjoying special times with family. I’ll post just a little bit this week and then be more back to normal posting by next week. I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday as well!** It’s easy to complain about what we don’t have isn’t it? I often find that in the fall and winter, as the stores […]

Carrying Burdens That Don’t Belong to Us

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Image by grame_newcomb Are you feeling overwhelmed? Is it possible that those burdens you’re carrying were never yours to carry in the first place? When we get off course, God is so faithful to intervene and use any number of ways to gently guide us back to where we ought to be. In my case, He most recently used my husband to bring some correction and encouragement that I so desperately needed. Since the birth of my 3rd baby, about 3 months ago, I have […]