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on practicing gratitude…during appendicitis…

Posted by on Jul 19, 2014 in ...through MomColoredGlasses, Be Whole, Faith, Mom Perspectives | 0 comments

I woke with a start to the sound of insistent beeping. Disoriented and confused, I sat up and looked across the hospital room to a nurse huddled over my daughter’s IV, and only then did the last 24 hours come flooding back to me. Madi’s puking in the middle of the night, which turned into a trip to urgent care, which turned into a trip...

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Back in a Bit.

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Be Informed, Be Inspired, Be Whole, Featured Posts | 0 comments

Ah, life.  It gets a little crazy….with new jobs, and Ph.D programs, and crazy jobs, and kids, and school wrapping up, and…..you know the drill. We love Mom Colored Glasses….this great little space we’ve fostered here and the people we connect with every day because of it…..but we also love a little down time, clean laundry,...

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Essential Oils 101

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Be Informed, Be Whole, Featured Posts, Green Living, Healthy Moms, Looking Home, Savvy Advice | 0 comments

About a month ago I walked into my friend Karen’s house and exclaimed, “What’s that AMAZING smell?  Am I going to get a massage?”  It was her essential oil diffuser spreading a whole lot of incredible lavender and peace and calming love into the room…..and I couldn’t get enough.  Later that weekend we rubbed a...

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Butternut Squash {Healthier!} Mac&Cheese

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in Be Inspired, Healthy Moms, In The Kitchen | 0 comments

Butternut Squash {Healthier!} Mac&Cheese

Ah, macaroni and cheese, the dish loved by kids across America…..mine included! Unfortunately, noodles + cheese isn’t necessarily the healthiest combination, so today I have a mac&cheese hack that will get your kids asking for seconds WHILE secretly adding an extra vegetable serving to their dinner...

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An Ode to Honesty

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 in Be Whole, Featured Posts, Looking In | 0 comments

So I’ve been thinking about honesty lately, and what it means to be honest and what it looks like to be honest, really honest, and how that affects my life and so forth.  And frankly, that concept scares me a little.  Because if I was honest, really honest, then others would know I didn’t have my act together. For...

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Roasted Vegetables

Posted by on Jan 30, 2014 in Be Inspired, Healthy Moms, In The Kitchen | 0 comments

Roasted Vegetables

Well, winter up here in Michigan has been BRUTAL. So far we’ve endured 20+ inch dumps of snow (multiple times!), sub-zero temps and a sci-fi-sounding weather emergency called a polar vortex. Obviously, I’ve dealt with all this craziness hiding under a warm blanket eating my weight in cheese. Who wants to eat salad in...

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Rough Nights

Posted by on Jan 25, 2014 in Be Whole, Faith, Mom Perspectives | 0 comments

Rough Nights

I once thought that the sleepless part of parenting belonged to the first few months of our baby’s life. Now between sickness, teething, growth spurts, and nightmares, I wonder if I’ll ever be able to enjoy seven hours of uninterrupted sleep again. Last fall, we think our toddler had her first nightmare. She came crying to...

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We’re Thankful……Right Now

Posted by on Nov 27, 2013 in Be Inspired, Be Whole, Looking In, Mom Perspectives, Things We Love | 0 comments

Tomorrow our nation celebrates Thanksgiving.  Regardless of what traditions you adhere to when it comes to the day, I think we can all agree on the fact that it’s a day where most of us reflect on the blessings that we have in our lives.  Whether it’s been a year of plenty, a year where ends have been a struggle to make meet, a year...

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Confessions of a First-Time Potty Trainer

Posted by on Nov 25, 2013 in Be Whole, Faith | 1 comment

Confessions of a First-Time Potty Trainer

Sunday, November 24, 2013 Earlier this fall, I woke up one morning and decided it was a good day to potty train. I know some people potty train gradually and others quit diapers cold turkey. I had been doing the gradual thing since the beginning of the year but couldn’t stay on top of it after my son was born. I eventually got...

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What you need to know about Vitamin D

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Be Whole, Healthy Moms | 0 comments

What you need to know about Vitamin D

After sending my son off to preschool in his winter jacket this morning, I’ve come to accept the fact that summer is finally over, here in Michigan. The leaves are turning, the air is crisp, I’ve taken the fleece blankets out of the closet….and I’ve been thinking about how to maintain a healthy lifestyle when the days...

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