For so long, I thought “I’m not going to bribe my kids.” I am learning not to set these walls up, because each time I do I have to go back on my words. I back myself into a corner for no reason! Why am I my own worst judge and critic? I judge myself… Read More My Key to Parenting? Not Judging!
Every Monday through Friday I now wait 30 – 45 minutes to snag my son from school. Instead of whining about it or listing all the things I could better do with this time, I’m looking on the bright side. Hello, this is a gift from my attentive Father! This is 30 – 45 minutes… Read More Waiting..
All the myths, masks and defenses I have constructed during the first half of my life are being knocked down. My personal roles have been feeling empty and in some cases are being completely taken away. Case in point, I can no longer call myself a homeschool mom. Earlier in my life, even a year… Read More Losing Titles, Gaining Myself
Part of my disordered eating included coffee. I would wake up and crave a hot cup of caffeine. I have a 20oz coffee mug that I would fill with coffee. After drinking my first cup, I would be so distracted with the kids that I wouldn’t feel like making myself food. After getting the kids… Read More Giving Up Caffeine
While I am no longer bulimic, up until recently I still didn’t have a healthy relationship with food. I had a coffee addiction, was consuming too few calories, and was full of guilt and bloat when I would finally eat a full meal. The Whole30 made me question how, why and when I was eating.… Read More How The Whole30 Helped Heal My Body
After my last post, I thought I could share a few tips and products I use to help calm my eczema. Before we begin, eczema is a term that is applied to a wide range of symptoms and rashes. It is not just a rash that comes and then goes away with treatment. I explained… Read More Eczema and Sensitive Skin Tips
Hi, I’m Lanie and I have eczema. I’ve had eczema for at least 15 years now, but have probably had it my whole life and just didn’t recognize it. I have a place on my arm and leg where I’ve lost pigmentation of my skin because I had a reaction to sunscreen as a baby.… Read More My Eczema Story
We are anticipating Thanksgiving and really enjoying cooler weather! Cooler weather leads me right into the kitchen to put on a pot of soup. I’ve got 3 soup recipes that are my go-to’s. No joke, I made all 3 this past week. This first one is Zuppa Toscana or a combo of sausage, potato… Read More Lanie Loves : November 15
This week I am loving all things fall. The leaves are changing to the most beautiful colors and it’s helping me hold off on Christmas just a bit longer. We had a spike in temperatures the end of last week and they have started to go down again, so that’s helping me at least dress… Read More Lanie Loves : November 8th
My middle child had a spiral fracture when she was two. My oldest broke his arm right above the elbow a year ago. And that same little boy broke his clavicle this week! I mean, come on. I am starting to know the ER nurses by name.. I love you, nurses, and the wonderful job… Read More Another Broken Bone