Snacks

What Do You Even Eat?!- All About The Snacks

In my previous “What do you even eat?!” post I went over the basics of our various diets. Now I want to focus on the most important category for anyone with kids and that is snacks! Ask any parent of a young child and they will tell you that their day re ...

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Making the Switch- Better Beauty

When I was pregnant with Everett I started to focus more on the products that I used on my skin. My makeup, hair, and skincare “routines” had always been pretty minimal but I had some products that I liked to use and a general daily routine. Once I start ...

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Grain Free Plum Crisp

When your neighbors drop off a bag of beautiful plums, you have to come up with something fun to do with them! With our current list of food restrictions most desserts, even gluten and grain free desserts, contain ingredients that we can’t eat. I’ve had ...

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Bryston’s Running – Chemo to Half Marathon

Running was never something I was good at, and definitely not something I ever enjoyed. Growing up, I vividly remember being one of the last guys to finish sprints in basketball practice, dreading 'mile day' in PE class, and swearing that I would never r ...

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What Do You Even Eat?!- The Basics

This is going to be part one in a series about what we even eat! This is by far the most common question that I get when I list the food restrictions that Arden and I have, and the list does sound extensive so I definitely understand the curiosity. So to ...

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Flying with Little Ones

I just took Everett and Arden to Virginia to visit my sister and brother-in-law and enjoy a fun end of summer getaway. We had a blast, but flying with a three year old and a very mobile 14 month old across the country is an endeavor that is not for the f ...

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Making the Switch- Healthier Cleaning Products

So far our healthier living journey has mainly revolved around food- what foods we choose to eat and where that food comes from, and personal care products from companies like Beautycounter and Primally Pure. Around the time that Everett was born I also ...

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Our Testicular Cancer Story- Part Two

This is the second installment of Bryston's testicular cancer story, you can read the Part One here.  Bryston's Story With the numbers in my favor, I hit the ground running after my two weeks of post surgery recovery. I went straight back to work, ...

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Fennel, Nectarine, and Heirloom Tomato Salad

I’m on a big slaw kick this summer and I’ve been all about the lettuce free salad! A few weeks ago Bryston requested a fennel salad and I wanted to make sure that it was bursting with summer flavor. Bryston and I aren’t huge raw tomato fans but the kids l ...

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Arden’s Story- Part Three

Where Are We Now and What Have We Learned? If you haven’t read Part One and Part Two - do that now and then come back. Or don’t, it’s really your choice. For the third part of this series, I wanted to give an update for where we are now and talk a little ...