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Badgers, Butterflies, and Sourdough Bread

It seems that every week is a crazy week around here lately and I know that part of that is probably my fault for trying to squeeze so much into my days. It’s definitely a juggling act around here with the kids, homeschooling, square dancing, blogging and the list of things that need to be done to keep up house and I then I add in things like trying to revamp some of our favorite recipes to make them healthier, working a couple of part-time jobs from home to earn a little extra income and trying to start up my own notary business. Yeah, no wonders things are so crazy right? Not to mention I’ve signed up for a multitude of online classes like the Positive Parenting Solutions which has really helped out when I remember to use the tips and tools I’ve been learning about.

Sigh… parenting is hard. When you add the special challenges of raising two special needs children (ODD, ADHD, Down’s Syndrome and a few others) to the mix it can be even harder on some days. It may be because I am making some progress with our class that I am seeing a little bit more rebellion or ‘testing of the waters’ but whatever the reason it has been quite the challenge here lately. It is enough on some days to make a Momma wanna through up her hands in defeat but I know that God is here and He is going to help us all get through this.

The kids have had a blast with this week with our newest Academic Adventure using the Little House on the Prairie book series. We’ve learned about dugout homes, even a whole town that lives underground in Australia, and some other interesting facts about the strange animal that Laura encountered on one of her adventures.

They’ve also learned some important lessons about obeying rules and right now I have a couple of little girls who have lost some privileges and are under constant supervision similar to what Laura experienced at the beginning of our On the Banks of Plum Creek Week 1 Lesson Plans.

The boys also enjoyed learning with Ziggy as they started their All About Reading Level Pre-reading lessons. They also enjoyed reading  The Very Hungry Caterpillar which I thought was a good book to go along with our lessons this week.

 

Another book they are really enjoying is Natural World: A Visual Compendium of Wonders from Nature which are reading through as part of our science lessons. It is full of facts and illustrations that they love. The jacket also unfolds to make a huge poster for them to look at. The next best part of their science lessons was looking at bugs with their Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. Bugnoculars(pictured above)

We haven’t finished all of this week’s lessons as this week has been a bit busy and it was hard for some people to get back on the school routine. We still have a few like skills lessons which include our new Herb Fairies books and some dog training lessons from Lucky Dog Lessons: Train Your Dog in 7 Days. These might not be things you’d normally expect to find in your school lessons but the kids asked for them so I have included them to keep them interested in learning. Plus we can all benefit from these lessons and I find them pretty enjoying myself.

The best part of our homeschool experience this week is at the bottom of the post so you can keep reading or scroll through to find out what it was.

Getting back the week we’ve had, we had an amazing day at the zoo last weekend followed by a birthday party at my sister’s house. The kids had a lot of fun and a bit too much sugar that day. We had to deal with the after effects for a few days afterward. No fun!

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On Monday we had our usual square dance and then back home. Tuesday I decided to make a grocery run with my favorite Walmart Grocery Pickup service. Mr. Awesome had announced that he was starting a new diet after I had already made up my grocery list so that meant we needed to run into the store for a couple of last minute items. I already had the menu planned out as well so I just decided to tweak a few of the recipes to make them a little more diet-friendly and healthier for everyone. Be on the lookout for some upcoming recipes that we have been trying out.

I remembered that I had bought a couple of Trim Healthy Mama books (Trim Healthy Mama Plan and Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook) before so I dug them out and started skimming over them a bit. I also bought the last book, Trim Healthy Mama’s Trim Healthy Table, as I kept finding references to some recipes that weren’t available in the original book. There are several recipes that I want to try and I have been adding some things like collagen, acv, psyllium husk flakes, sunflower lecithin, nutritional yeast to some of my recipes for a little extra health benefit.

I know we can’t undo all these years of unhealthy eating in a day but we can make one change at a time to become a little healthier every day. I also know that my kids will be learning how to eat healthier and hopefully, they will pass some of these habits down to their kids. I’ve added some healthier options to our breakfast menus like omelets with mushrooms and a side of sauteed spinach. While Mr. Awesome passed on the spinach at breakfast I did manage to sneak in some greens and A TON of veggies at dinner time. That’s not potatoes on that plate but you wouldn’t know it if I hadn’t told you.

I’ve also done a lot of food prep so that we would have some healthier choices when we needed a quick meal or snack. We made a few boiled eggs and our own bagged salads for the week. I made one bag special for Mr. Awesome as he said he wasn’t ‘Popeye’  and he didn’t want spinach in his salad.

We cut all the lettuces, a mixture of iceberg and romaine, into bite-size pieces. Then we washed everything and spun it dry in the salad spinner. (You want to make sure it is as dry as possible before bagging it.) We layered a couple of big baggies with a paper towel and carefully placed our lettuce and spinach inside. Then we squeezed out all the air and sealed them. They have been in the fridge all week and still look pretty. (You will also want to change out the paper towel frequently.) The kids really enjoyed practicing some of the kitchen skills they’ve learned and it seems to make them more interested in trying out new things when they are involved in the process.

I also decided to try my hand at making some sourdough bread again. My first starter died when I neglected it a few months ago when I was sick. I wasn’t really feeling like attempting my own so I ordered some San Francisco Sourdough Starter from Amazon. It was quite easy to get the activation started by using the instructions provided. We’ve named our starter ‘Fran’ and she seems to be doing well. We’ve got some dough rising right now so maybe we’ll have a bit of sourdough bread to go with dinner tonight.

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The kids are really excited about our new ‘sourdough baby’ and they keep checking up on her to make sure she isn’t hungry … lol. They even wanted to try out a new recipe for muffins using some of the leftover sponge we had from the bread dough. Here’s a couple of pictures of the batter and the finished product:

This recipe still needs a little bit of tweaking but I did manage to use some whole wheat flour with these muffins and I snuck some greens in there as well! The kids said they liked them but personally, I think they need a little something more before I want to share the recipe.

I was also excited to get my Grove order this week as I ordered several items I’ve never tried before. I did get the room spray for FREE and I love that it comes in a reusable glass bottle. You can even order the concentrated sprays to refill it. 

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The body wash smells amazing and the brushes have helped out a lot with some of the cleaning we’ve been doing around the house. I bought the washing machine cleaner to help get rid of the mildew on the refrigerator seals … yuck. It has helped somewhat but it may need to be used several times to get rid of it completely. I may cave and get some bleach to get rid of it because I just really hate seeing it.

And now for the best part of our week! We had gotten the Insect Lore Deluxe Butterfly Garden with 2 Live Cups of Caterpillars & Feeding Kit at Easter and the kids have really enjoyed watching their little caterpillars grow up. I don’t know if you can see in the first picture but they were small enough to fit on my pinky nail but boy did they grow quickly.

The kids have been excited to observe the whole process but they were also very excited to let them go. This was easier said than done as a couple of them didn’t want to leave their little home. A couple of them have been spotted hanging out near the pond so we still get to see them just not as often as we did before. The kids are begging to this again.

Well, I guess I better finish up here as the boys are begging me to ‘let the dough out of the bowl’ so they can work with it. They already have some plans for bread and jelly when it gets finished!

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We just want to wish everyone a very Happy Mother’s Day and we hope that you have a wonderful weekend!

Remember that sometimes motherhood, or even parenthood, is not the way we had it pictured that it would be and we can get overwhelmed and stressed but it is so much more rewarding than we could ever hope that it would have been!

Here’s a picture of our finished bread:

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Did you know, you might be FULL of Roundup?

Could Roundup be lurking in your body? Absolutely.

Even if you eat well, exercise and drink enough water, you probably have Roundup toxicity. This sneaky herbicide can find its way into even the healthiest lifestyle, causing bad gut health, hormonal imbalances, detox issues, and many other health problems.

Crops that may also come with a helping of Roundup: alfalfa, apples, canola, corn, cotton, papaya, potatoes. soybeans, squash, sugar beets…

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10 Foods to Fight Depression & Anxiety in Kids

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Statistics are grim: 1/3 of our kids and teens experience anxiety or depression, and we’ve seen a massive increase in recent years.

May 6th is Childhood Depression Awareness Day – but rather than figure OUT if and when our kids have depression (or anxiety!!), wouldn’t it be better to PREVENT and actually HEAL from it!?!?

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May Is National Mental Health Month

As many of you know, by reading the title of this post, May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. There are so many stigmas around mental health and mental illnesses that oftentimes people don’t seek out the services that they truly need when they need them. We watch loved ones sink into depression and self medicate to cope with their emotions because they may feel like they will look weak or fear being judged if they ask for help. In reality, it takes a lot of strength to admit that you need help with something. I have listed some hotline numbers at the end of the post if you, or someone you know, needs to speak to someone. You can also download a toolkit from the link above.

Before you start thinking that this could never happen again let me share with you that it is estimated that 1 in 5 people will suffer from some kind of mental health issue. The problem is that so many of us are so good at hiding mental health issues as there are often not any kind of outward symptoms to start with. However many of us are dealing with an emotional pain that hurts just as bad as any physical pain that anyone can endure. Everything can change in the blink of an eye!

Here is a story from one of the worst times in my life. I felt like sharing this in case anyone else feels like they are alone around this time of year or any time of year. This time of year has been especially hard for me for the past 15 years now. There was an event that happened back in 2004 that changed my life forever.

We had recently moved into our new home and we were just really getting settled in. The landscapers had done an awful job when our house was first built so we had a load of dirt brought in and leveled out. Also, the carpenter had recently finished up our front porch which was the perfect place to sit and relax. Over Easter weekend I had just finished plugging the new dirt with grass plugs and had redone the flower beds around the house. It was looking as close to perfect as it could without a full lush lawn.

None of this really has anything to do with what happened other than the fact that life was really good, it seemed to really be going in the right direction at that moment. We had a new house, a new church, a new job, my kids were healthy, and we really had no cares at the time, well there was one fear that I had but everyone had assured me that the odds of this happening were very slim. I feared that someone from the highway would end up in our yard. We had planted some small saplings that would grow quickly to help provide a bit of a break for the chance that this might happen.

All of that changed early on Easter Monday though. It was a foggy spring morning and the fog stuck around a bit longer than usual. The kids were sleeping in a bit as they had no school and I had gone back to bed to catch a little more shut-eye too as I didn’t need to go into work until later. Our peaceful morning was about to become one of my worst nightmares.

Just as I had closed my eyes I was jarred awake. I heard a car horn followed by some sounds and the whole house felt as though it had been jarred off of its foundation. It terrified me even though I didn’t know what had happened. My whole body was immediately filled with a sense of dread.

I quickly jumped out of bed and headed to the front door, a small voice told me to remain calm and to grab the phone before heading out. I quickly grabbed the phone on my way through the kitchen and dialed 911 before I had even opened the door. When they asked me what the emergency was I had to tell them that I wasn’t sure but I thought someone had hit our house.

Just typing that out sends chills through me right now. I often relive those moments again and again and I feel the same emotions I felt that day when I opened the door. I found a pickup truck smashed into our front porch. The porch had stopped it just a few feet from one of the children’s bedroom windows where they were sleeping. Yeah, goosebumps again.

I won’t go into a lot of details about the condition of the vehicle or the house. The truck had gone off the road, for reasons uncertain, and came down a steep embankment where it clipped a phone pole. The vehicle then flipped several times coming across our yard, one time it hit the well which had jarred the whole house, before coming to a stop at the front porch.

My first concern was for my children and after seeing that that section of the house was intact and undamaged I was able to concentrate on the driver. Again I’m not going into detail other than to say that he was not conscious. Somehow I was able to open the driver door that had been smashed in but was unable to communicate with the young man. I tried to remain calm and relay as much information to the operator on the other end of the line.

Thankfully a woman who lived up the road, and worked with EMS, stopped to assist. We followed the directions given by the 911 operator and helped as much as we could before the firefighters arrived. They were able to extract him from the vehicle and had him airlifted to a nearby hospital.

Once they left there was a barrage of questions from the troopers, reporters, and onlookers. I had to shut the door and refuse to answer questions from anyone other than the law enforcement. This is when I realized that I was a mess and my feet were embedded with broken glass. When the trooper came to the door I asked about the young man but he had no updates and he was concerned for me as I seemed to be in shock.

Looking back, I probably was in shock but I refused to admit it. All I could think about was praying for that young man and his family. I couldn’t imagine getting that call. I really couldn’t even believe what was happening as it seemed like a nightmare. I had calls from my husband and the insurance agent to deal with not to mention more reporters who had somehow gotten my home phone number. It’s crazy how much (mis)information they got without ever talking to me.

I tried to pull myself back together and I tried to stay calm as the kids started asking questions. It was quite scary for them as well even though they didn’t realize the full gravity of the situation. The youngest was wondering why the man had a bloody nose and was laying on our yard. (She had bad dreams about this for quite a while.)

We went on to our routines as I took them to the babysitter and then took myself to work. The accident was the talk of the town and everyone seemed to be talking about it all day long. All I could do was pray, I was really no good at work that day but my coworkers offered me a lot of support. I kept thinking it was just a bad dream and that I would wake up at any minute but I didn’t.

When we went home I realized it hadn’t been a bad dream as the house and the yard was a mess. It was not a very pretty site, I didn’t even want to go back to the house again. Later that day I received a phone call saying that my house was on the local news. I flipped on the TV to see the horrible wreckage and I learned that the young man had not survived his injuries. I broke down again and again. I was a horrible mess and I felt so bad about being so upset. I mean I hadn’t even met him before this and I knew his family was going through one of the worst days of their lives.

Later that week his parents visited me, unexpectedly, and brought me one of the plants. I had picked up everything that had been strewn across the yard including his glasses. I had not thrown it away but had saved everything in a couple of baggies that I had tucked away in the house. I didn’t have a plan for these items but something had told me to save them and I was glad I had.

I brought the bags out to them and his mother was glad to receive them. She explained a lot of the little things and she cried over some of them. She had some questions for me as I was the first one to find him and I answered them for her. She seemed to find some relief in my answers and they both thanked me for everything I had done, even though I truly felt like I hadn’t done enough. She had also told me that most of the family had been able to make it to the hospital to say their goodbyes which brought me some relief as I had prayed so desperately.

We never met again but that meeting helped me so much however it still didn’t get rid of all of my guilt. Why did I have guilt? I felt that maybe if I had pushed the issue of my fear about someone hitting the house then maybe this could have been prevented. I felt guilty about not doing enough even though I knew I did all that I could at the time.  I have replayed those moments again and again in my mind. There was so much guilt about so many things.

I even felt guilty about having a solid concrete porch, which we later learned had absorbed most of the impact and had saved our house from substantial damage, as I felt that maybe it might have caused less damage. It had also saved my kids from possible harm. I believed then, and still do, that God has a reason for everything and there was a purpose for this terrible incident. Later I did find out that the majority of his injuries had occurred prior to his striking the porch.

Not only did this change the lives of his family and friends but it also changed my life forever, in the blink of an eye. I don’t live with the feelings of guilt anymore but I was diagnosed and treated for PTSD after this event. I can’t tell you the crazy nightmares that I have had in the past but I can tell you that they have become farther apart nowadays. This time of year always seems to spike a rise in them as my mind knows what happened even though many of those around me have forgotten or have no idea.

There are so many little things that can bring on a wave of emotions right now. Things like his favorite candies that had been strewn across the yard, a certain style/color pickup truck, or the mention of someone with the same name. There are other things too like foggy mornings or sometimes it’s just a feeling but I know that my God is good and He will lift me up and out of this fog. He blessed us with emotions unlike any other living creature on earth but the downside is that oftentimes we feel too much. Some of us just can’t stop feeling when something traumatic happens and things can get really bad.

If you happen to be one of those people please don’t hesitate to call one of these numbers listed below. Remember that you are not alone in whatever it is that you are facing no matter how big or how small it may seem. Trust me when I say it helps to get it off your chest because I know that this has indeed helped me.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)
TTY: 1-800-799-4889
Website: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call is routed to the nearest crisis center in the national network of more than 150 crisis centers.

SAMHSA’s National Helpline

1-800-662-HELP (4357)
TTY: 1-800-487-4889

Website: www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

Also known as, the Treatment Referral Routing Service, this Helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment referral and information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish.

Disaster Distress Helpline

1-800-985-5990
Website: www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline

Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after any natural or human-caused disaster. Call this toll-free number to be connected to the nearest crisis center for information, support, and counseling.

Veteran’s Crisis Line

1-800-273-TALK (8255)
TTY: 1-800-799-4889

Website: www.veteranscrisisline.net

Connects veterans in crisis (and their families and friends) with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential, toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.

Drug-Free Workplace

1-800-WORKPLACE (967-5752)
Website: www.samhsa.gov/workplace/resources/drug-free-helpline

Assists employers and union representatives with policy development, drug testing, employee assistance, employee education, supervisor training, and program implementation.

Do it for you, not for a partner, event or season…

Do it for you, not for a partner, event or season…

3 years ago, Mordechai was in the jungle in Costa Rica at a retreat with 40 entrepreneurs: workshops, healthy food, lots of nature.

It was over 100 degrees with no air conditioning, and all the guys took off their shirts by the pool — that’s NOT something he ever did.

You see, Mordechai was a successful entrepreneur, but still felt ashamed and disappointed because he was 130 pounds overweight. So, taking off his shirt at the pool? Never.

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The reason for the retreat was to determine one’s life purpose. So, Mordechai opened up to a retreat facilitator about his hesitation to remove his shirt. She encouraged him to take his shirt off when no one was at the pool to see how I felt. It wasn’t terrible.

She suggested he do the same during his presentation in front of the rest of the attendees.

“&#$ NO!” he said.

He ended his speech by saying, “My entire life growing up, I wanted to make money and lose weight, and now that I’ve had some success in both areas, I still don’t feel the way I thought I would feel.”

He continued, “What I’ve realized: I don’t love and accept myself.”

Then, he took off his shirt. To an incredible and lengthy standing ovation.
Now, losing weight isn’t as easy as taking your shirt off in front of a crowd — in fact, to lose weight and keep it off, you MUST have the right motivation; do it for you, not for a partner, event or season.

Permanent weight loss comes from doing your “inner” work, addressing the wounds, trauma and emotional triggers that keep you eating in ways that make you fat.

At that retreat, Mordechai had finally reclaimed his body.

At The Reclaim Your Body Summit, you’ll learn from others who’ve been overweight and learned how to transform their lives. They’ll bring practical wisdom and powerful tactics for healing, losing weight, keeping it off and feeling good in your body.

Learn how to reclaim control when you attend this free, online event!

What are you waiting for? Come on over and check this out!

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Celebrate Earth Day With Grove!

Happy Saturday! You guys know how much I love shopping with Grove and all the fantastic products I get from there, so I wanted to let you all know that with Earth Day just days away Grove is featuring a free gift bundle ($30 value) for New Customers!

This eco-friendly and sustainable bundle features innovative Grove products that your family is sure to love such as the Grove concentrated solutions. These solutions feature a reusable glass spray bottle that will allow your audience to do their part in reducing the amount of plastic that enters the ecosystem. I love the glass bottles and concentrates!

In addition, you can shop the wide variety of Grove sustainable products from reusable straws and plastic bags to eco-friendly hand soap, dish soap, and laundry detergentWe’ve just switched to the Grove Collaborative – Ultra-Concentrated Liquid Laundry Detergent in the Citrus & Woods scent as it comes in refill packages for less waste!

Please see below for the full details of the Earth Day bundle contents:

Grove Earth Day Bundle Contents: 
✦ Grove Concentrates (3 pack)
✦ Grove Glass Spray Bottle
✦ Grove Cleaning Caddy
✦ Grove Walnut Scrubber Sponges

So what are you waiting for?  Shop with Grove for all of your cleaning and laundry supplies while doing your part to help our planet!

Earth Day Exclusive: Receive an Earth-Friendly Cleaning Kit

for FREE with your 1st purchase of $20+ 

 

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Wonder why 95% of dieters gain their weight back?
The answers may surprise you.

To lose weight and keep it off, you MUST have the right motivation; do it for you, not for a partner, event or season. Permanent weight loss comes from doing your “inner” work, addressing the wounds, trauma and emotional triggers that keep you eating in ways that make you fat.

It’s time to stop yo-yo dieting, discover your answers and create healthy habits that work for your body at The Reclaim Your Body Summit!

–Learn how to reclaim control when you attend this free, online event!

WHY ATTEND?
You’ll learn from others who’ve been overweight and learned how to transform their lives. Our experts bring practical wisdom and powerful tactics for healing, losing weight, keeping it off and feeling good in your body.

Your host, Mordechai, found himself 130 pounds overweight. He didn’t recognize himself in the mirror. He was a successful entrepreneur, but still felt ashamed and disappointed. He made a decision to do his “inner” work, which helped him lose the excess weight and keep it off.

He’s here to share what he learned from his journey to support you in reclaiming your bodily wisdom… once and for all!

Join us for The Reclaim Your Body Summit, if you:
• Have been on diets and can’t keep the weight off
• Are confused by diet choices and conflicting nutrition advice
• Think eating healthy is too much work or can’t taste good
• Have a secret fear that you’re “not good enough”
• Feel ready for the support you need to change your habits
• Experience anxiety every time you try to button your pants

You’re not alone. There are answers. We can heal together, reclaim energy, lose weight, and regain focus to be the amazing humans we’re meant to be.

Join me at The Reclaim Your Body Summit, online and free from May 6-12, 2019!

I look forward to seeing you there!

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Pine Tree or Palmetto Bug?

When I first tried Grove products I was on a mission to try to use healthier products in our home. I believe one of the first scents I tried was the Iowa Pine… I was in love! It reminded me of fresh cut pine trees in the mountains. It had been a while since I had ordered this scent and I decided to try it out again because I loved it so much.

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I cleaned the house one day and was again amazed at the fresh scent and felt good knowing that these products are better for us than a lot of others out there. Well, Mr. Awesome happened to come by about then and he kind of crinkled up his nose. He asked what happened? I told him I had just finished cleaning and he said it smelled like I had crushed a giant Palmetto bug in the house… Ewwww. Not the reaction I was hoping for.

Yuck… just seeing this picture gives me the Heevy Jeevies… I really do despise these little pests and they are abundant here in Florida. Now that Mr. Awesome has made this connection I won’t ever think about Pine Scent the same way… sniffle. That doesn’t change the fact that I have an ample amount of pine scented cleaner already so I’ll have to use it up or find somewhere else to use it… maybe I can donate it somewhere?

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His favorite scent so far has been the Gernamium… crazy huh? My favorite scent that I use most often is the Lavender… oh how I love my Lavender! Best thing is that these are all great and they all meet the Grove Standard which means everything available at Grove has met their standards for non-toxicity, efficacy, and sustainability, and is cruelty-free. What more can you ask for?

My next scent to try is Mrs. Meyers Rain Water… it sounds so refreshing, doesn’t it? Have you tried out Grove products yet? If so what is your favorite scent and/or product. If not why don’t you give them a try right now and get a little something special too when you use my referral link.

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The Easiest Boiled Eggs Ever!

Let me tell you guys about this awesome new trick I learned for ‘boiling’ eggs. Well, first it may not be new to some of you and if you don’t happen to have an instant pot or power cooker than it might not be an option but I was so excited and it is really gonna be such a game changer here. (Recipe at the bottom.)

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I’ve really been trying to make 2019 the best year ever here in our little cabin. One thing that I’m always hearing about is toxic mold… how scary does that sound? It sounds terrifying to me so I’m really wanting to learn more about what it is and what I can do to protect my family from it.

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Did you know it could be mold toxicity if you are, or someone you know is suffering from sinus infections, bronchitis and migraines; weakened by gut issues, brain fog, fatigue, neurologic symptoms; constantly challenged with sleep issues; enduring terrible mood swings, anxiety and/or depression; reacting to chemicals, smells, foods, medications and more!

All reasons not to miss The Toxic Mold Summit, online and free from January 28 – February 3, 2019!

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