7 Things I Miss About the South

A year ago we were busily packing the house, looking for a place to rent in Michigan, putting a for-sale sign in our yard, and saying our goodbye's. It's hard to believe it's been almost a year since we left our Southern home and returned to the great North. Now, it's no secret that I'm a Northern girl at heart. Our time in the South was filled with making friends…
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Personal Growth

When Vacation isn’t Ideal

At the beginning of October, we headed to the Florida panhandle to camp, visit the beach and get some much needed time away. Just a few weeks before we left I got the exciting news that I am pregnant. But unfortunately, the morning sickness kicked in right before we left. The truth is, I was pretty sick the whole time. Here are some tips for making the most of your…
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Traveling Gluten Free

Back in May, we traveled to my brother's wedding. And while I've been gluten free for almost six years now, traveling gluten free is still sometimes tricky. So here are some tips: Assess the Situation Anytime you eat outside of the home, you take on some level of risk. Whether at a friend's house or a restaurant, it's harder to avoid unintentional mistakes and cross-contamination. Determine beforehand what level of risk you're…
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Traveling with a Preschooler

We are very excited to head to Michigan today for my brother's wedding. We're not so excited about the 12+ hours of driving time it takes to get there. On the way there, we'll be stopping about 9 hours into it and staying the night with some relatives. Plans are still up in the air for the way back, but we might end up driving straight through. We've done this…
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