Erica: You Can Choose How You Look At Tragedy

Homemade slime has helped make whole again the Bratland family of Shoreview, MN, after 4-year-old Trip suffered devastating injuries in a car crash in April 2013, on the way to preschool.

Jars of the slimy goop and empty bottles of its main ingredient, white glue, take up space on countertops and windowsills. Mom Erica said she loves seeing the grossed-out faces of her kids when they’re digging into slime. Especially Trip, now 9, and fully healed physically.