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My mom has always called it the “Elmer’s Glue Feeling”; When you’re exhausted and feel like you’re moving as slow as glue.
Here’s one way we are fighting back against Elmer, and the “afternoon energy slump”!

For When You Get That “Elmer’s Glue Feeling” {How to Beat The Afternoon Energy Slump}

Real Food

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The garden reminds me to be still. To feel.
It is there that my mind is cleared of the fog and chaos that builds up from too many hours spent staring at a screen. With my hands in the soil, my elbows brushing bean pods as I yank green weeds from around the pepper plants I learn to feel, so that I can think again.

{Le Navet – A Garden Photo Journal} Part 3 – Unearthing Life’s Balance from the Soil

Time Management

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Last night I went on a trail run. I guess I should preface this with a confession–I don’t trail run.

Oh The Places You’ll Go! Especially When You Take Your Headphones Off {One for the Runners or Aspiring to be Runners}

Running

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Have you ever thought about running a marathon? Or maybe a half marathon? Or maybe a 5k? Or maybe to the mailbox?

Read my full journey of finding life, health, and running after Addison’s disease and anorexia, featured on the Marathon Training Academy!

I Should Not Be a Runner {Guest Post for the Marathon Training Academy}

Running

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A New Family Tradition   My family has decided to begin a new tradition of wearing our walking shoes to church. This tradition stemmed out of the realization that there are some very nice hiking trails and paths close to our church. And so this morning as we rushed through our Sunday morning rituals of […]

Why I Won’t Wear Dress Shoes To Church

Time Management

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How We Get Our Child to Eat Real Food Our two year old is a scrawny little stick. I recognize that it is simply his body type, but it still seems as though we are on a constant mission to fatten the kid up. More than fatten him up, we are really just trying to […]

Our Favorite Easy Whole Food Snacks – And How to Roast Nuts and Make Trail Mix at Home!

Snacks

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Into The Whole Food Kitchen Of The Gruetzmacher Family This is the final part of a 3-part story of the Gruetzmacher family. Eric, Amy, and their three young boys have recently revolutionized their diet and health by bidding farewell to processed foods, and embracing a diet of all whole, fresh foods. Be sure to read […]

Into A Whole Food Kitchen – The Gruetzmacher Family, Part 3 of 3

Time Management

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Life Is A Whirlwind Last Saturday Gray and I ventured out to downtown Milwaukee to celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary (without the kids, yeah!). Our date began at one of our favorite brunch spots, Cafe Benelux, and ended at the Milwaukee Public Market, sitting together at a quaint little table with some coffee (to help us […]

Fending Off Convenience Foods When Life Gets Hectic – A Couple Of Our “Go-To” Whole Food Recipes

Time Management

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I Learned A Few Things About Road Trips With Kids… We took a road trip to Kansas City this past weekend. It was a little bit of a last-minute decision, made upon the realization that since we are moving there on October 1st, we should probably find a house to buy–our very first house. Oh, […]

A Few Things I Have Learned About Traveling With Kids – And Our Visit To The Kansas City Farmer’s Market

Time Management

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An Unfamiliar Ingredient While my mother-in-law was visiting with us last week to help me with the boys, she asked if I knew much about quinoa. I didn’t. In fact, I had only eaten it a handful of times, and only ever cooked it once, and not very successfully. The next day, Grayson and I […]

Quinoa, A Seed In Disguise – Quinoa Salad With Edamame, Goat Cheese, and Roasted Pepitas

Summer

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Raising kids stirs something deep in our souls — an innate knowing that our time is finite. Taking my kids outside in creation, I’m discovering how to stretch our time and pack it to the brim with meaning. God’s creativity provides the riches of resources for teaching the next generation who He is and how He loves us. Join our adventure and discover inspiration and resources for refusing rush, creating habits of rest, living intentionally, and making the most of this beautiful life!

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