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5 ingredient slow cooker recipes with printable recipe cards

Five Super-Easy Slow Cooker Recipes.


I don’t know about you, but I have a serious love affair with my slow cooker. As I write this, I have a chicken stew bubbling away in the kitchen, making the whole house smell delicious. There is nothing better than throwing stuff in a big pot and forgetting about it until supper-time! 

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Surviving Gluten-Free Life (Not a Love Story)


Let’s be honest. Being gluten-free is hard. Being gluten-free, dairy-free, and gut-friendly is harder! I know it’s easier than 10 years ago, but I still have little tantrums about it.  I’m sick of buying “all” produce, not being able to have a burger on a gluten-filled bun, and ALWAYS PAYING MORE. Not fair that I have to pay extra for…

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Why INFJ Personalities Often Feel Like Outsiders


INFJ personalities account for less than 1% of the population. It stands for Introverted, INtuitive, Feeling and Judging. This weird mix of traits means that an INFJ often feels like an outsider. Since INFJ are intuitive introverts, they can feel they are one step ahead of everyone and an observer. They can use their keen observational skills and “spidey senses”…

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My Kids And Music


My kids came out as independent old souls with their own opinions about everything- including music. I feel that I am less their teacher and more their guide through this life. I have asked other kids why they like the music they listen to. They say things like, “Oh I love listening to it because my dad does and we…

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Screw the Algorithm


I have noticed something in my social media feeds. As I have fussed and worried about the algorithm on Facebook and Instagram, my feed has become less “me”. So, screw the algorithm. I love IG, and I used to love posting to it, but lately people have been branding themselves and making really polished feeds. Which are beautiful, don’t get…

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Entering the Tween Years or How Can I Stop Time?


My daughter has become a tornado of ideas and emotions, seemingly overnight. Her favourite sentence is, “I know that already!”. We have officially entered the “tween” years. And here I thought I had more time. I believe she is raging with hormones already and it won’t be long until we have a full-fledged tween/teen monster on our hands. She is…

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Hunter’s Thoughts On Heaven


Hunter has an interesting theory on heaven. He has thought deeply on the subject since his friend died in Grade One. Since then, his interest in history and mythology has grown. He is at a high reading level and has gobbled up books on both subjects all year. As a result, he has his own ideas on heaven. Lately, he…

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An Online Psychiatrist Is a Real Thing!


Our lives are becoming more digital and intertwined with computers. We type all of our messages: we email instead of writing letters, we text rather than talk. It can seem that we are losing that human connection! But we can also be connected through computers and tech. I have people on Instagram that understand my daily struggle with anxiety or…

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is marriage counseling an option?

Is Marriage Counseling Right For Us?


My parents are divorced. Their marriage fell apart slowly, over years and years, and I wonder if they asked, “Is marriage counseling right for us?” They were together until I was in my twenties, so it happened when I was an adult myself, but it was still hard on the family. Growing up, my parents fought a lot. It was…

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with my love, who adores my crows feet

Falling in Love with Crow’s Feet


Remember being a little kid, say 7 or 8, and declaring, “When I’m an old person of 20 years old with crow’s feet, I’m gonna fall in love, live in a big house, and invent flying cars!” Old person, at 20? I’m laughing so hard at my childhood self right now. I did picture something right- I did start to…

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