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Red Checkered Reads: Birthday Monsters

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Birthday monsters on their way—but first, birthday parties!

Birthday parties are big business at our house right now. In our play kitchen, we have a Melissa and Doug wooden birthday cake set. Over the last couple of months, we have spent hours playing with it. First, we build the cake. Next we add candles. Then we sing “Happy Birthday” and blow the candles out. Finally, we cut, serve, and eat our birthday cake. The best part is, it’s totally safe even on my autoimmune diet. 😉 Read More

Joyful Living (and Eating)

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Hey everyone, this is Heidi here again today. This is a long post for our blog—so kudos to you if you read the whole thing! In a nutshell, learning to clean up our house (aka, joyful living) has taught us a lot about cleaning up our diet (joyful eating). It’s been a journey—and we’ve learned a ton. Read More

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My Emotional Battle with Sugar

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I would like to believe that I’m a pretty level-headed, stable kind of person.

But in many ways I’m not. At times I like to dream big, to get really passionate about something, and make radical changes. That worked great for a tidying marathon. But I also tend to fizzle. (Part of that might be a thyroid thing—tied to bouts of energy followed by fatigue.)

Right now I’m feeling worked up about sugar. With my autoimmune diet to help my thyroid and body heal, I’ve had to eliminate sugar, including natural sweeteners, such as honey and maple syrup, from my diet.Read More