IBD

The Impact of Early Diet on IBD Risk in Children

. . Although both are successful, prevention is much easier than recovery for IBD or Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  So as we recover the guts of at-risk kids with autism, severe allergies, mental health, and more, an interesting study has surfaced. This study may offer more evidence of the impact of our diet starting at age […]

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Students Like Teachers Who Bring Cookies

When there are cookies around, getting kids to eat well is a challenge. Studies of medical students getting chocolate chip cookies are proof. But more on that in a minute. First, we must address why it is so complex and why it is crucial to eat well. As difficult as it is to compete with […]

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watermelon shake

No Sunburn Watermelon Shake

Watermelon Can Stop a Sunburn Each day it amazes me how we can eat, drink and be merry with delicious foods that also serve a purpose. Instead of synthetic dyes and sugars, we can pull from creation to get more palatable and beautiful foods. There is a divine season for foods as well. I’m in […]

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Foster Care is Better Than You Think

Foster Care is Not What You Think

Foster Care is Better Than You Think There are many misconceptions regarding foster care. When something goes wrong, it hits the headlines or a movie is made. But truly, every family, case manager, licensing agent, group home staff, or social worker we meet, has a heart of gold! Rather than sharing all the unkind perceptions, […]

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Vinegar & Honey candy

Honey and Apple Cider Vinegar Candy

Honey and Apple Cider Vinegar Candy Growing up in the south, we are raised with treats such as peanut brittle and pecan pralines. A few years ago, I began to experiment with honey and apple cider vinegar by changing a recipe to include these simple and healthier ingredients.  Some of our friends’ kids have nut […]

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The Dream Starts Here

Dreams To Build Homes for Seniors & Orphans

Dreams that will Make a Better World Sometimes we can look back and see there is purpose in the pain we’ve been through. Our family has been a part of helping so many foster children and orphans, and it changed us. After losing our first foster son to cancer, we have dreams of helping as […]

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Virus

How We Choose to Live during a Virus Outbreak

Virus Outbreak We are in unchartered waters. Never in my lifetime has media shared such fear of a pandemic outbreak or information of a virus spreading so quickly. I have no memory in my lifetime of events and industries shutting down like this before. There was concern over the year 2000, but it didn’t shut […]

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Easy potatoes and avocado

It is Easy to Eat Well; Potatoes and Avocado

Easy Potato Dish One of the reasons I wrote Real Food Recovery cookbook, is because many people tell me it is not easy to cook or eat well. As a mom of 4+ kids, it took years to figure out how to spend less time in the kitchen and more with my kids and foster […]

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