The Donut That Turned Into A Shoe

**WARNING, this post is not about organizing, today we are focusing on the “and more” portion of Cribbs Style. And there won’t be a ton of pictures either so I apologize in advance. **

I am not the first person, nor will I be the last, to say that parenting is HARD. Shaping and molding tiny humans to be respectable adults is no easy task. Knowing when to be firm, when to ease up… To make things more challenging, the two children I had, have completely different personalities. Polar opposites. My husband an I marvel over how the same two people created these tiny creatures and yet they are completely different people. Kennedy is our easy going one, and Kelsey, while she can be sweet and cuddly, is the opposite of easy going. (I’m being really, really generous in my description.)

Exhibit A: The shoes.
Exhibit A: The shoes.

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My Journey to Gluten Free Part 1- My Reason

**Let me first start out by saying I am not a dietician, nor do I know all the ins and outs of nutrition. I am sharing my personal journey and the twists and turns I am about to face. If you feel that you have any digestive issues, I highly recommend that you seek professional help first. **

Ever since I can remember I’ve always had some sort of issues with my gut. Being a kid and now as an adult, I was in denial that there were any real underlying issues. I just knew that if I ate or drank certain things I would “pay” for it later. A doctor that I saw in my early 20’s said it sounded like I had Irritable Bowel Syndrome and prescribed medication. I had very little relief from the medication. I would then make the choice, and my husband and I would joke if I ate one of my trigger foods, of what was to come. Except it really wasn’t a joke and I would be miserable, but I learned to deal with the pain; and it was intense. So intense infact, that when I went into labor with my first child, I thought it was the Mexican food from the night before. Thing is, it wasn’t and unbeknownst to me, I was pushing for about 4 hours before it dawned on me. When I called my husband at work to tell him, he offered to come pick me up, but after I explained as best I could the prior 4 hours I decided to drive myself to the hospital. Probably not my brightest move, but I made it.

New momma and her babe...
New momma and her babe…

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Weathering all of life’s storms (Part 1)

Everyone has heard the saying “when it rains it pours”, but the past couple of weeks, I felt like I have literally lived it. Granted, I also know that in the grand scheme of things, what we went through was not the end of the world by any means. It was more a series of inconveniences and frustrations. Sitting this side of all that has happened, I still feel very blessed and grateful that we have come out unscathed.

The cottage close-ish to the sea.
The cottage close-ish to the sea.

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A Girl With A Dream And A Haven Hangover

I stumbled upon one of the most influential life changing blogging conferences ever that I attended last year. I had just decided that I wanted to be a blogger when I grew up, and this conference seemed like the best way to kick off that journey.

Business cards and notebook, let's do this!
Business cards and notebook, let’s do this!

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