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Chronic Fatigue is Bogus. Why Are You Really Tired?


"I'm sorry, there isn't anything I can for you. I can refer you to someone who can diagnose you with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome," the doctor stated matter-of-factly. The words rang hollow in my ears. "No, no thank you," I mumbled limply. I felt like crying. Why didn't anyone have answers? After checking out, I made my way to my car. I put my head on the … [Read more...]

Ending Mealtime Battles: A Guide to Peaceful Family Meals


Are you ready to end mealtime battles? You know the ones. Kids not staying in their seats. Complaints over what you made to eat. Whining voices asking, "Do I have to eat ______?" And what's with the children screaming like wild banshees at the dinner table anyhow? Whose children are these? Maybe we're the only family who has kids who turn into crazies at the dinner … [Read more...]

Bedtime Battles: Strategies for Putting Them to Rest


The endless stream of bedtime requests from our two sweet, loving, albeit manipulative 3-year old boys were never-ending. Ridiculous excuses to get out of bed went on for hours—yes, multiple hours. Folks, this has been a big-time struggle in our family. I am so excited to share what has finally worked to get these wiggle worms to rest! I need to go potty. My … [Read more...]

Parenting Battles: The Christian Parent’s Secret Weapon


Brevity is not one of my talents. I am often quick to speak and slow to listen. I use two words where only one will do. Kind people (like my wife, sometimes) might call me prolific. Unkind people (like my wife, sometimes) might call me a blabber mouth. The same is true when it comes to correcting my children. In the moment of disobedience, defiance, complaining, or … [Read more...]

Decadent Low-Carb Turtle Cheesecake Bars

Turtle Cheesecake Bars

Every once in a while you need a decadent dessert. Not all the time. Not for every day affairs. But for a holiday. A special event. A party. This is that dessert: decadent, low-carb turtle cheesecake bars. I made this recipe nearly a year ago now. Forgive me for holding out on you. You know I'm not a good photographer, so had to recruit a friend (Jess, one of our … [Read more...]

Help! They won’t settle down. Signs, symptoms, and treatments for ADHD.


How can you know if your child suffers with ADHD? More importantly what are the best and most effective ways to treat it naturally? I will address these issues and more in this post. ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is one of the four modern childhood epidemics many families will face in our period of history. Studies reveal that one in thirteen children … [Read more...]