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Hilarious, Joyful, Medically Complex. Food Allergies, Mito, CHD. Toddler, Tween, Teen. A new adventure every day.

Favorite Food Allergy Substitutions

Jo's current allergens are: dairy, egg, sesame, lentils, chickpeas, wheat, and possibly shellfish so we are avoiding until she can be tested. Here are some of our favorite products that work well as substitutes for "normal" food options. As always,... Continue Reading →

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Some thoughts at the end of NaBloPoMo

Today is the last day of November, the 30th day of the month in which I challenged myself to write daily. I'm almost to the finish line, and as I limp towards it here are a few of the things... Continue Reading →

I am thankful for…

How could I let the month go by without a list of things I am thankful for? I decided to use prompts this year to think outside of my box a little bit. Josh's cologne, which has changed a few... Continue Reading →

Life Goals

I saw this a couple of months ago on NOTESONTHEWAY's Instagram account and it made my heart sing. I thought, "This is what I want my life to be, this is the way I want to love people." I want... Continue Reading →

Some days surprise you…

This morning sucked. We had Josie's cardiology appointment which always causes some¬† stress even though I know she *should* continue to be fine. On top of that, my map app miscalculated our leave time when I checked it last night... Continue Reading →

Cranky Days

Josie has been in a mood for a couple of days now and hasn't been sleeping well for a week or more. I've been having to go to bed early because she needs me, and even when I'm with her... Continue Reading →

Gift Ideas for (High-Needs) Toddlers

We have a high-needs toddler, as I mentioned before. High-needs kids don't really play independently, like at all. It can be challenging to shop for a little Cling-on (because the thing that mainly want is YOU), so I'm sharing a... Continue Reading →

Being Joyful

"Our hearts still ache, but we always have joy." 2 Corinthians 6:10a I have heard it said that we, as Christians, need to pay less attention to the world and as a result, we will have more joy, but I... Continue Reading →

Happy Thanksgiving!

This afternoon, K sneezed and Josie said, "Bless you, Hatie." and then proceeded to bless the rest of us or good measure. "Bless you, Bubba.¬†Bless you, Daddy. Bless you, Mommy." I rounded it out with a "Bless you, Josie." It... Continue Reading →

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