Preventing Asthma Through Diet: What to Eat and What to Avoid (Guest Post by Kathy Dix Biallas)

Preventing Asthma Through Diet: What to Eat and What to Avoid // Carrots for Michaelmas

Longtime reader, Kathy, shared some great info about asthma prevention with me over email (my oldest, Benjamin, has asthma) and she agreed to write a guest post about it. Hope it helps some other asthma sufferers out there! - Haley Disclaimer: Although I hope you find it helpful, the information in this post is not a substitute for your own doctor’s medical care or advice. Introduction About … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 105

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The site is back up with ALL the posts, yay! You might not have noticed, but some of the recent posts and comments disappeared this week, causing me to have a minor freak out. The site has been getting so much traffic (thank you for sharing posts!) that I had to switch over to a bigger host that could handle all that traffic. But there were a couple of glitches in the process and I'm sorry you … [Read more...]

Seeing Through the Eyes of Love: Tiny Ballerinas and Fighting the Self-Image Battle

Tiny Ballerinas and Fighting the Self-Image Battle // Carrots for Michaelmas

I think my daughters are beautiful. Last week I watched my oldest, Lucy (almost 3), tip toe across the studio of her third ballet class. (The class she’s been begging to take for months.) If ever my heart was in danger of bursting, it was that moment. She didn’t even smile or acknowledge us when we walked in for parent observation day, she was too focused on keeping her hands firmly on her hips … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 104

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Happy weekend! This is the little weekly wrap-up from Carrots complete with cute children, my favorite links from the interwebz, and much much more (ok, so that's usually about it). Lucy is causing me to rethink my taste in fashion after proudly exclaiming that she dressed up "like Mama!." Scarf, baby, belt, turban. I guess that's about right. And I hope you enjoy that action shot of Gwen … [Read more...]

Liturgical Living at a Glace: October

Spanish Tapas, Eggplant Spread, and Potatoes Aioli // Carrots for Michaelmas

One of the sentiments that was clear from this week's reader survey (you can still fill it out and help me make Carrots better) is that y'all miss the monthly liturgical year posts. As a blogger it's hard to tell what's striking a chord, and because there were rarely more than one or two comments on these posts, I thought y'all were bored with them! And they're time-intensive to put together so I … [Read more...]

Morning Sickness and Peeing Your Pants (Guest Post by Lindsey Morrow)

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If you've been hanging  around Carrots very long, you know that my biggest struggle with pregnancy is morning sickness. Not just uncomfortable, annoying morning sickness...like can't-keep-water-down and need-serious-prescriptions-to-handle-the-situation kind of thing. And then my other kids want to hang out with me when I'm pregnant and that's tricky when I'm curled up in fetal position drinking … [Read more...]

Happy 5 Years, Carrots! (Good Music and Help Me Make Carrots Better)

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It's Michaelmas, friends! Which means it's technically the 5th blogiversary (I know....ridiculous word) of Carrots. And I have a big favor to ask. Would you, pretty please, fill out this quick survey to help me learn more about what my readers love (and don't love!)? I will be eternally grateful. You may have to click over to the actual site if you're using a reader like feedly or bloglovin'. I … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 103

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Whew. It's been awhile since the last TWM, y'all. Let's jump in. Just FYI, that's a necklace I'm wearing. Not suspenders. I am definitely not cool enough to pull off sparkly suspenders. The Quotable Lucy (almost 3yo): "One day God made a ballerina. And her name was Lucy." This girl loves her ballet class. As a former ballet teacher, I promised myself I would not get all crazy and … [Read more...]

On Spiritual Retreats: An Interview with Amy

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Have you ever been on a spiritual retreat? We are lucky to live right down the road from a retreat center, so Daniel and I have both been able to attend weekend retreats here and there and it's always so spiritually fruitful. Carrots reader Amy from Australia shared with me about a beautiful retreat at an abbey and I thought it would be fun to interview her about her experience! Tell us a … [Read more...]