Top 10 Books For Kids (all ages!)

Life Style

Do your kids like reading?  I have one who would rather do crafts and crochet, one girl who can’t get a stack of library books big enough (she LOVES to read and finds it easy), and a little guy who wants me to read him ALL the stories with silly voices […]

Best Shows on Netflix for Kids


With Summer in full swing, my kids are enjoying watching afternoon shows.  We work hard in the morning with chores, errands, and a little school work.  And we usually go on a walk before the air gets too warm.  After lunch, it is quiet time and naps.  My kiddos LOVE to watch shows […]

Joy In Limitations

Chronic Illness, Family

There are so many things I want to say in this post.  It will be hard to narrow down what to share and what to save for another time. You all know how I feel about the Olympics.  And amazing recovery and achievement stories.  I have told you how much I […]

Dysautonomia: The Basics

Chronic Illness

Dysautonomia: The Basics In your body, you have the Central Nervous System and the Peripheral Nervous System.  The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) is one of two parts of your Peripheral Nervous System. The ANS works to maintain homeostasis in the body.  The ANS has the big job of regulating things […]

My Hope

Chronic Illness

I had about 2 weeks where I had no new appointments, no new “scares”, nothing new to look in to. It was cruise control. It was maintenance. Then a busy week hit.  6 medical appointments. Adjusting and switching medications. A biopsy that left me with stitches.  Sedation and injections in […]

A Quiet Update

Life Style

It is now the first of April and we are really getting into our groove of embracing quiet.  I am adding a new element this month for my entire family.  We are doing a screen free April.  And while this won’t mean for quiet necessarily in the sense of noise […]

Working Backward To Find A Diagnosis

Chronic Illness

Working backward to get to the diagnosis.    In June I started having severe stomach pain, nausea and feeling dizzy. And I’m not talking about a stomach ache like having a virus or food poisoning.  I am talking about “drop me to the floor pain” with chills, sweating, and feeling […]

Why A Food Blog?

Blogging, Home

My purpose for having a food blog is not really about food. I don’t have this big idea of food or how it should look, or how it should taste, or the proper way to do any sort of the food preparation. The purpose behind creating a food blog and […]


Life Style

2017 was about being strong.  Being a warrior.  Fighting for my health and for joy.  2017 was so much about holding on for dear life, praising The Lord for His goodness, trusting Him in fear and pain and weakness.  But it was a BIG year.  I hope to never repeat […]

Finding JOY in the everyday mundane

Chronic Illness, Family, Life Style

My specialty is finding the joy in simple things. Some people are never given that kind of clarity or take the time to reflect on what is really really important and special.  It really is a gift hidden deep in the muck and mire of illness.  When others join in our life, I want them to go away feeling encouraged, hopeful, inspired, and strong.