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6 Tools We Use to Simplify Life & Reduce Mental Clutter
Motherhood | Tools for Healing

6 Tools We Use to Simplify Life & Reduce Mental Clutter

You know what’s missing from a bunch of autoimmune self-help books? Emphasis on the smaller things – the behind-the-scenes stuff that must happen in order to make any sort of lifestyle or diet change last.  I get why it’s not in there.  If it were, the book would be 1,000 pages (too) long and nobody…

How to Do Housework When You’re Exhausted from Autoimmune Disease
Motherhood | Tools for Healing

How to Do Housework When You’re Exhausted from Autoimmune Disease

What does peanut butter and jelly, and autoimmune disease paired with no energy, have in common? WARNING: Dad joke imminent… They always go together!  Get it?!  (I know it’s not funny… but it’s true!) Autoimmune disease seems to always have a tag-along buddy of chronic fatigue… or, as we like to call it: ULTRA-MEGA-EXHAUSTION.  Which…

How to Support a Chronically Ill Spouse Who Has Autoimmune Disease
Faith | Motherhood | Tools for Healing

How to Support a Chronically Ill Spouse Who Has Autoimmune Disease

Did you know that people who write on blogs aren’t perfect? Take me for instance, I screw things up all the time, especially when it comes to my home life.  No one does everything right!  Even if it seems that way. Imperfections aside, I still write about things I believe everyone should strive for.  And…

How We’re Raising Our Kids Differently (As 2 Parents with Autoimmune Disease)
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How We’re Raising Our Kids Differently (As 2 Parents with Autoimmune Disease)

Between the Hashimoto’s Disease (me) and the Celiac Disease (Frank, my husband), and the Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn’s, Vitiligo, and Grave’s Disease within our extended families, many people just assume that our kids are destined for a life of autoimmune disease. I’ll admit.  It’s a hefty genetic history to pass on to our tiny babes. Take me…

Why We Choose to Prevent Autoimmune Disease in Our Children
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Why We Choose to Prevent Autoimmune Disease in Our Children

“Are you going to feed your baby gluten?” Out of all the questions to ask a pregnant woman, you wouldn’t believe that this is the one I was asked most. I suppose this makes sense… I don’t eat gluten after all.  Neither does my husband, Frank.  He has an autoimmune condition called Celiac Disease that…

DIY Diaper Balm to Prevent Diaper Rash [Cloth Diaper Safe]
Motherhood | Nontoxic Living and Natural Remedies

DIY Diaper Balm to Prevent Diaper Rash [Cloth Diaper Safe]

About 6 weeks after our daughter was born, she developed a nasty diaper rash that did not seem to let up. Desperate to provide her with relief, I resorted to an organic zinc-oxide cream to help heal the rash. Even after healing over, every diaper change presented a sun-burn like rash that if not cared…