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10-Day Detox for Autism & ADHD

I could feel it coming. We had visitors in town, the twins had two birthday parties, and then Valentine’s day came. All of this celebration led to a gross overindulgence of sugar and screens. By Valentine’s Day, we were cranky, wired, over-tired, undernourished, overstimulated and sliding frantically down a slippery slope. Screens and sugar &#8211…

How to Get Your Kids to Drink More Water…without Taking Away Their Favorite Beverages

Juice is kiddy crack. There, I said it. We made the fatal mistake of introducing juice to the twins when they were very young – probably under age 2. We diluted it, sure, but they got the taste. And that was enough. My husband and I made ourselves feel better about it by being sure to only purchase all natural…

End of the School Year Traditions

Traditions are an important part of life. When I was little, my mom started an end of the school year tradition with me that I loved dearly and still appreciate today. She would take me out to lunch after the last day of school. Usually it was A & W to get a root beer float and I remember those…

Eat Clean and Gluten-Free on a Limited Budget

Hey there, You know we eat crazy here in the Rinna home – we eat clean and gluten-free among other things. But did you know I strive to be thrifty? I used to sweat in the check out line – no joke – when I was first diagnosed with Celiac. My body would go into fight-or-flight mode…

Gluten, Dairy & Refined Sugar-Free Banana Bread

Banana bread is one of those simple pleasures in life. When I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, it was one of the first baked goods I learned to make and I’m so glad I did. After much tweaking, I have been able to accommodate all of our other diet changes since my diagnosis; I give to you a…

How to Make Lunch Food Last All Week

This year has brought many challenges and changes but one completely threw me off guard; we kept running out of food mid-week for school lunches. I couldn’t seem to figure out how to make lunch food last all week. I knew I had to make some changes when my son told the neighbor we didn’t…

Gluten-Free Corned Beef & Swiss for St. Patrick’s Day

There’s something so special to me about St. Patrick’s Day.  I could say  it has something to do with my Irish heritage but it’s not like I was born in Ireland or have any immediate family who was.  For me, it has more to do with the fact that somehow, some major life events…

Can Honest Company Diapers Survive the Stomach Bug?

We love cloth diapering.  I think Little Miss is so darling walking around in her boldly colored Flip covers. But there are some times that we’d rather not use cloth and we use Honest Company diapers instead. Like when we’re driving from Alabama to Michigan to see family. Or when we’re on a local…

Migraine Series Day 3: At Home Help for Migraines with FREE printables!

Welcome to the final day of the Migraine Series! If you’re just joining, you can catch up here with Day 1 and Day 2. We’ll wrap it up with at home help for migraines. Here are some things that I’ve personally done over the years to bring me natural relief from migraines.  After spending over…

Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Chili

I don’t know about where you live, but here in Alabama, it’s cold. Like, really cold. Like…chili weather cold. There is nothing better than a warm bowl of chili when the temps are in the twenties. Today I’m going to share one of our family’s favorite recipes – quick and…

Migraine Series Day 2: Compassion for the Sick

If you’re just joining, you might want to catch up and read Day 1 of my Migraine Series first. If you recall, we ended the last post on the note of something that hits a nerve with every mom… Mama Guilt. The day I got over my mama guilt about my migraines was the day I realized…

Migraine Series Day 1: Resentment

Welcome to Day 1 of my 3 post series on Migraines. Next week we’ll talk about the upside to migraines when you’re a mom (yes, there actually is one…) and I will wrap the series up with some practical tips on how I treat my migraines but today we’ll start with a big…

Getting Through the Weeds: How to Prioritize Your Day

This has been my prayer for the week: Lord, help me to pay attention to what you’d like me to and have the rest fall to the wayside. That’s a hard prayer to pray two weeks before Christmas when you’ve got four kids, deadlines, and a husband who’s out of town. Not…

Gluten & Dairy-Free Pumpkin French Toast

There is something about pumpkin that just screams “FALL.” If you’re like me, you crave this time of year – the crisp air, the colored leaves, the pumpkin…everything! Pumpkin is not only good for giving you warm and fuzzies about the season; it’s a great source of many vitamins and minerals like…

Pregnancy After Autism

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room:  I have two kids on the autism spectrum….and I’m pregnant. I know what some people are thinking – I know because my husband and I have thought the same thing. What if… Well, for the next three years we really won’t know that…