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Father’s Day gift Idea

This year for Father’s Day, I wanted to do something really creative for my babydaddy  husband. After hours and hours of scouring Pinterest and finding loads of good ideas (click here to see my Father’s Day Pinterest Board I put together for my Lovely Project article I am writing…) I still decided to branch out […]

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The Latest – sunshine, flares, and bovine colostrum

So, here we are at the two year mark with Vivia being treated for JDM.  Here she is a couple of weeks ago. So grown up.   Life as we knew it ceases to exist. We have a new life with new foods, new routines, new habits, new heartaches, and new “normals”. Vivia continues to […]

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May 14, 2013 - 9:56 pm

Erika Matuszek - You are such a warrior, Free. I love you for your courage, your faith and your unrelenting love for Vivs. My family stands with you in hopes that healing is closer now than it has ever been, and knowing that our Father has a firm grip on everything concerning your sweet family. You and Vivia have our prayers. You are loved.

May 14, 2013 - 10:02 pm

laura romot - Would love to hang with you guys indoors sometime! Vivia is full of life and promise. God is good, and we will be praying for complete healing. Love you guys!

May 15, 2013 - 12:42 am

Rachel - Beautiful Freedom, just beautiful. I had no idea the severity or really any details of her condition. I pray for her, she is such a ray a sunshine who needs it <3

The pic up top is gorgeous, God bless u guys!! If there's anything I can do to help please just let us know 🙂

June 27, 2013 - 5:44 am

Merle Norris - I don’t normally pray for overcast weather and rain especially since we have had more than our fair share here this year, but I am praying that, whatever it takes, your time in Aus is a blessing to you and your family and that KidsSong is all Vivia has dreamt of.

July 13, 2013 - 2:09 am

Julia-Bella - I have a sweet friend in her twenties who was diagnosed with Lupus when she was a child. With her mom’s (and others’) prayer and fasting, she has been ‘in remission’ since she was a little girl. God is good.

July 27, 2013 - 7:40 pm

Sissy - Hi freedom,
I am just seeing tis – Kory uses the spray – albeit not consistently..the pill may make it easier as she would just take it with her other pills and it would be more consistent – I did not know know it came in pill form until reading this – Thank YOU!

August 19, 2014 - 5:24 pm

Brianna Coffey - I was reading about the colostrum….did that seem to help her at all? Im another JDM mom.

Life with 3

So, how is life with three? Just take a look at the date of my last blog post, and that will tell you… I am blogging regularly over at The Lovely Project but, I don’t have much time for personal projects lately… But I do need to put some pix of our SWEET LIFE of JOY, […]

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My personal story of dealing with JDM.

Good morning, beautiful families! I wanted to share, real quick that a story I wrote about our (mostly my, as her mom) journey with JDM has posted this morning on a blog called The Lovely Project. It would be awesome if the website was flooded with other moms piping (commenting/sharing) in about their experiences and […]

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May 14, 2013 - 8:53 pm

The Latest – sunshine, flares, and bovine colostrum » Our New Normal [s] - […] So, here we are at the two year mark with Vivia being treated for JDM.  […]

ESTABLISH: Clean Up Habits by making a Toy Library – DIY

I don’t know about you, but I was SICK of picking up toys all day long. To try and contain this, I created a playroom which I thought would take care of the problem. We had bins labeled, and a place for everything, and all that jazz; but the kids still could not grasp the […]

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September 13, 2012 - 11:07 am

Karina - Freedom, this cracks me up just a little, remembering what our dorm room used to look like! I specifically remember you having to scale a pile of discarded clothes on the floor, just to get to your bed!

I’m pretty sick, myself, of having to pick up toys (and dishes, and homeschooling stuff). I might have to try your system.


October 29, 2012 - 9:51 am

freedomg12 - Karina!
I know!!! I am trying to help my kids overcome my shortcomings! My mom never taught me how to be organized or how to keep house- or any of that (as you witnessed daily). So, as I continue to struggle through childhood habits, I also try my best to equip my kids for adulthood.

Circle of Life

Celebrating the whole circle of life this weekend. Yesterday, a funeral. Today, a baby shower. Tomorrow, a re-birth. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle” − Albert Einstein I choose the latter.  

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