When Marriage is Hard | The Family That Heals Together
How is it that the thing that’s supposed to bring us the most joy, that we wait our whole lives for, that we dream about from the time we’re little girls, can cause us so much pain? You find the right guy and you think life is going to be […]

When Marriage is Hard (but you can make it easier)


Lacto-Fermented Strawberry Lemonade | The Family That Heals Together
It’s barbecue weather, officially! Our family loves any excuse to grill out, and my boys get so excited when I make special drinks to enjoy on the side of a yummy meal. I’ve finally gotten back to brewing kombucha, and they adore it, but homemade lemonade is a favorite, too. Add […]

Lacto-Fermented Strawberry Lemonade


Why Joy Is More Important to Your Health Than Food | The Family That Heals Together 4
I love Megan’s message of choosing joy over the stress of a perfect diet… heck, I’ve been eating all sorts of things I never thought I’d eat again, and not only has my health not suffered, but I’ve gotten a great sense of joy from relaxing about food. It doesn’t […]

Why Joy is More Important to Your Health than Food



Do You Have Dirty Diaper Faith? | The Family That Heals Together 4
Ew. The stench hits me as my toddler looks up at me, arms stretched upward, and says “mom, hold me?” I laugh and tell him cuddles will come as soon as that dirty diaper gets changed! With only one little in diapers right now, I can’t complain too much, but dirty […]

Do You Have Dirty Diaper Faith?


Gouda, Bacon and Basil Stuffed Pork Chops | The Family That Heals Together
I really love when Mr. Incredible goes to the grocery store. Not only does he usually bring something home that I normally wouldn’t buy (and then eat guilt-free… hey, I didn’t buy it!), but sometimes he brings home things that are downright magical. Like the gouda stuffed pork chops he brought […]

Gouda, Bacon and Basil Stuffed Pork Chops


Dear Mama: Are You Suiting Up? Put on the Armor of God.
I’ve been weary. Between cleaning up toddler scribbles and spilled milk, breaking up wrestling matches and determining who did what, and the tiring tasks of keeping a family afloat, nay thriving, I’ve had to dig deep to keep fighting when hell threatens to break loose and darkness strives to swallow us […]

Dear Mama, Are You Suiting Up? Put on the Armor ...



Chocolate Recovery Pudding for Little {and big!} Athletes | The Family That Heals Together
This post is sponsored by Vital Proteins. I’ve been joking lately that our family has been eating, sleeping, and breathing baseball. Truthfully, my boys are active, 24/7/365. With four boys, we are always, always exerting energy. And I want to make sure they are staying replenished and nourished during these high-energy, […]

Chocolate Recovery Pudding for Little {and Big} Athletes!


How to Make Coconut Butter | The Family That Heals Together
Coconut butter.  It’s quite the confusing ingredient for folks, myself included not so long ago.  I kind of thought maybe it was basically the same thing as coconut oil… or somehow associated with actual butter.  But coconut butter is neither of those things.  If you think of nut butter and how […]

How to Make Coconut Butter


Paleo Preserves in a Bread Maker? | The Family That Heals Together 2
Preserves, jams, jellies… whatever you want to call them, they don’t turn up much on a paleo diet. When you remove bread from the equation, there’s not much point in keeping fruit preserves around. But what if you come up with a really awesome biscuit recipe? Oh wait, I did! […]

Paleo Preserves… in a Bread Machine?



Grain-Free Chicken Enchilada Recipe | The Family That Heals Together
One thing you never get over missing on a grain-free diet is Mexican food. If you want to know the truth, we went out this weekend and ate legit Mexican food and it was awesome. But we couldn’t always get away with the occasional indulgence, so I wanted to try […]

Grain-Free Chicken Enchilada Casserole