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Let’s Go That Way

on July 28, 2014, at 2:43 p.m.
We pulled over on to the side of the road once the rain made it practically impossible to drive. Of course, it would be my luck that we pulled over where we did.
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Going Gluten Free – Tips and Tricks

on July 28, 2014, at 1:28 p.m.
So if you read my article – you certainly got a chance to see that I have submitted some links to common things that have gluten hidden in them. The two big things are Malt and Barley. They don’t sound like wheat, so you’d expect for them to be fine. …
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Gluten Free & Clean Eating Recipe – Fall Off the Bone Lemon Pepper Chicken

on July 28, 2014, at 12:48 p.m.
Fall Off the Bone Crock Pot Lemon Pepper Chicken Depending on the size of your chicken, you will need a 4 or 6 quart crock pot. Ingredients 1 Whole Chicken 5 Large Potatoes or a bag of gourmet baby potatoes (I find with the baby potatoes you can just chuck …
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Gluten Free & Clean Eating Recipe – Coffee Cake

on July 28, 2014, at 12:16 p.m.
Coffee Cake Based on this recipe by Betty Crocker -preparation time: 10 mins Topping – 5 mins ¼ cup Butter (not melted – it should be firm!!) 1/3 cup GF Bisquick 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon ½ cup packed brown sugar Coffee Cake – 5 mins 1 ¾ cup GF Bisquick …
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Gluten Free & Clean Eating Recipe – Three Ingredient PB Cookies

on July 28, 2014, at 12:05 p.m.
Easiest Peanut Butter Blossoms Ever! -preparation time: 5 minutes Ingredients: 1 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter 1 Cup White or Brown Sugar (Personally, I think brown sugar makes better cookies. The picture above is made with white sugar) 1 Egg 1 tablespoon of white sugar Optional Topping: Candy Topping (optional) Directions: …
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Gluten Free & Clean Eating Recipe: No Bake Cookies

on July 28, 2014, at 11:49 a.m.
No-Bake Cookies -Preparation: 10 mins Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) 2 cups sugar 3 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa 1/2 cup of milk 1/2 cup of peanut butter 3 cups rolled gluten free oats (not the instant kind) 1 teaspoon of vanilla wax paper to lay down your cookies Directions: …
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Gluten Free & Clean Eating Recipe – Apple Crisp

on July 28, 2014, at 11:44 a.m.
Gluten-free Apple Crisp Ingredients: -preparation time: 10 minutes 5 cups of cored, peeled and sliced apples (Cortland and Grannysmith are my faves) 3/4 cup of brown sugar 1/2 cup of gluten-free oats 1/4 cup of brown rice flour (I hear almond meal works well too) 1/4 cup (half a stick) of …
ROOTED IN ME (blog)

If dreams came true

on July 28, 2014, at 8:39 a.m.
If pregnancy and ‘exhausted new mom’ dreams came true: :: I’d be raising a baby elephant, tiger or black bird. My pregnant brain often turned my growing fetus into an animal once night fell. :: My 7-month-old would have a full set of teeth. Multiple times over. (Someone is having …
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Autism Lives Here: Brian A Cappella

on July 27, 2014, at 10:58 a.m.
Autism Lives Here: A Sunday ritual. Pictures that give a glimpse into our life with autism. Pictures that may show how distinctly different our lives are from yours because of autism. Or pictures that may show how similar our lives are regardless of autism.
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Just Corbin & Me

on July 26, 2014, at 10:45 a.m.
He smiled, patted my arm, and said, "It's okay Mom. Even this is cool to do just the two of us. We can take our time and look at things and don't have to worry about Brian having too many places to go to. It's nice."
THE A-WORD (blog)

Not Just a Dream

on July 25, 2014, at 4:19 p.m.
I wanted to melt on the floor and cry. There were people I needed to talk to. There were classes I needed to attend. I needed more answers and I needed someone to tell me what the next step was and what I have missed on this journey. There was a sense of urgency and a creeping feeling of overwhelming anxiety that if I didn't get into one of these doors, the world was going to come crashing down around us.
GRACEFUL MESS (blog)

An open letter to the other parents at my daughter’s ball game:

on July 24, 2014, at 12:21 p.m.
This week something utterly embarrassing happened to us, forcing me to write this letter. I’ll be  handing out copies of it at my daughter’s next ball game, should the incident repeat itself. Backstory: We have a new family member.  He is a fun-loving, face-licking, ball-chasing Springer Spaniel puppy named Sam. …
GRACEFUL MESS (blog)

I’m trying to survive puberty again. This time as a parent.

on July 22, 2014, at 12:03 p.m.
It all began on a mundane weeknight. She had just played in her first ballgame of the season. Supper was over and she had settled in at the dining room table for a game of chess with her daddy. I was in another room entertaining a puppy and a boy …
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STOP EATING CRAP!

on July 21, 2014, at 1:14 p.m.
Remember the old saying: You are what you eat? In a non-literal way, it is very true. The majority of foods that we consume on a daily basis are made for us: either a processed food that is packaged neatly in a box for easy access for our busy schedules …
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Sleep when the toddler sleeps

on July 21, 2014, at 10:23 a.m.
This weekend I found myself rushing to take a nap every time my one year old took a nap. We try to have him nap twice a day and I cannot tell you how excited I am to have that time to myself and also that I allow myself to …
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Let’s Be Real, I’m Not A Saint

on July 21, 2014, at 10:20 a.m.
I'm not a saint. I get stressed too. There are those days where I yell too much, wish bedtime to appear, and just want to run away and hide in a secluded place.
Karl Francis

Maine’s first virtual school holds informational workshops

By Natalie Feulner on July 21, 2014, at 6:07 a.m.
Maine Connections Academy, a virtual charter school for students in grades seven through 12, is holding several informational workshops this month and next for Maine parents and students interested in a nontraditional middle school and high school environment. The publicly funded school will be capped at 297 students, according to …
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Why I chose to go Gluten Free.

on July 18, 2014, at 2:15 p.m.
Should you go Gluten Free? Disclaimer: I’d like to start this by saying I am not a doctor. Far from it. I’m sharing my experience and research that I’ve done with my readers because of how going gluten free has helped me. Anyone who is thinking about going gluten free …
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Outdoor births coming to a television near you

on July 18, 2014, at 11:06 a.m.
Have you guys seen this new show Lifetime is working on right now? The network is calling it “Born in the wild” and it will feature women giving birth, unassisted and outdoors. Unlike some of the recent, unexpected births our fellow Mainers have experienced, these events are taking place on …
GRACEFUL MESS (blog)

“Am I a Yankee?” Thoughts from a Georgia girl growing up in Maine

on July 18, 2014, at 10:02 a.m.
If you’ve been following me, you know that I moved to Maine from Georgia a little over 4 years ago.  2 months after the birth of our son.  Our oldest was about to turn 4.  This spring, she turned 8. Our daughter has now lived half of her life in Maine …
 
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