Grace for the journey

Be Inspired May 28, 2015
Grace for the journey - InspiredRD.com

I recently posted about my very first capsule wardrobe. I had been intrigued by the idea and wanted to give it a try. I was feeling pretty good about it until a few commenters mentioned that I still had way too many clothes. Hmm. Was I doing it wrong? Is there some kind of minimalist scale I’m missing? I started to get nervous. Then I thought about what my goals…

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The single most dramatic aftermath of neglected childbirth…and how you can help

Be Inspired May 26, 2015
Ethiopia - Photo by Daniel C. White Photography

[Photo by Daniel C. White] When I heard about the work Wendy Powell is doing with Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, I knew you would want to know about it too. When I was in Ethiopia a few years ago, one thing I remember feeling was a longing for pregnant women to have safe childbirths. Because my own pregnancies and childbirths were high-risk and at times downright dangerous, I couldn’t help wondering…

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Why I stopped telling my kids NO all the time

Be Inspired, Family May 21, 2015
Why I stopped telling my kids NO all the time | InspiredRD.com

As a mom I say NO. A lot. It’s part of the job. NO keeps my kids safe. NO separates right from wrong. NO keeps me sane. NO helps me mold rambunctious kids into polite adults. But lately I’ve been experimenting with something. It hit me that many times I said NO out of habit. Reflex. I say NO without even considering saying YES. When my kids were tiny, NO was…

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Spring Capsule Update

Be Inspired May 18, 2015
Spring Capsule Update | InspiredRD.com

I’m two months into my first capsule wardrobe, and many of you have asked me how it’s going, so I thought I would write a little update. First of all, I love having a capsule wardrobe. Walking into my closet and getting dressed is easier than it’s ever been. I know everything fits, I know everything mixes and matches, and it’s all my style. What I didn’t anticipate was how…

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We survived our first year of homeschooling

Be Inspired, Family May 13, 2015
summer

We finished up our first year of homeschooling this week, and guess what? We all survived. Leila is reading like a champ, Joe is killing it in math, both kids still have their social skills intact (ahem), and I have learned to lighten up. Way up, in fact. My computer was screaming at me this week (Low disk space! Clean out your hard drive!), so I went searching for files…

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Why my parents keep a gluten-free kitchen (even though they don’t have celiac disease)

Be Healthy, Gluten-Free Living May 11, 2015
Why we keep a gluten-free home | InspiredRD.com

Because it’s Celiac Awareness Month, and because I just ate the last 5 meals at their house, I thought I would share this old post written by my parents. To say I have supportive parents would be an understatement. The older I get, the more thanks I give for the love, loyalty, and encouragement they show me every day. I asked them to write a guest post about how they…

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Thankfulness Lately

Be Inspired, Thankfulness Lately May 7, 2015
Thankfulness Lately | InspiredRD.com

Welcome to the new and improved Inspired RD! I hope you like the new design. I thought it was time for something cleaner and more functional, and I am thrilled with the way it turned out. I’m incredibly thankful for the work my web designer from Altera Web put in to make my vision a reality. Make sure to give them a shout if you need a new look on…

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