Sep 19 2017

How do I choose bravery over fear?

I’ve been thinking a lot about fear lately. How the older I get the more things that instill fear in me. In my early 20’s I snorkeled in deep water and LOVED it. Loved being surrounded by water and sea creatures that could only be seen up close because of the swim I’d made. Now, …

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Sep 08 2017

Who Doesn’t Love an 80’s Movie?

The other night I was flipping through channels and I came across the last 15 minutes of Sixteen Candles– the best part! You know, when Jake finds his girlfriend with the geek, then waits for Samantha outside her sister’s wedding. That part ruined me for any guy that would later cross my path. Oh Jake …

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Aug 31 2017

Seasons in Life

Since I recently wrote about missing the baby and toddler years and being so busy with our schedule, I began reminding myself of how blessed I really am. I do this when I get on my pity pot about something. I whine and complain and then a little voice gives me this annoying pep talk …

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Aug 24 2017

Another Season of Busy

Anyone else feeling the crazies set in of school and after-school activities beginning? Oh sure. I could be a sane mother who lets their kid participate in just one activity at a time. But oh no, I said yes to four dance classes and soccer for both kids. My neighbor is letting her son play …

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Aug 17 2017

First Day of School Feelings

I’m feeling all the feelings this morning as the kids go back to school. We were all ready for today. Summer freedom was turning to boredom, turning to let’s all bicker with each other instead. This family needed some space. Great summer memories and time together but looking forward to a change. Now the house …

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Dec 09 2016

Trying to Keep Perspective When Times are Tough

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I told my sister I was thinking of not doing a Christmas card this year. We were supposed to have family pictures done and now that we’re up against a time crunch, I’m not exactly feeling full of cheer and cheesy poses. I don’t want to worry over matching outfits, the perfect lighting, etc. I’m …

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Sep 23 2016

Honest Confessions from Inside the Dressing Room

I went shopping for a dress tonight to wear to my (20 year, yikes) class reunion. As I wandered through Macy’s some nice big cozy sweatshirts caught my eye. Perfect fall attire. But no, I was on a mission. I resisted the urge to look and went to the formal dress section. In the juniors …

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Dec 14 2015

Make-it Monday: Sink Drain Cleaner

sink drain cleaner

Between toothpaste and shaving my kids and husband clog their bathroom sink drains like nobody’s business. Luckily I’ve found an easy and natural way to clean the gunk from the drains. This basic recipe can be adjusted if your drain clog is bigger than usual. If it’s really bad, you can always try the coat …

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Dec 07 2015

Make-it Monday: Carpet Spot Remover

carpet spot remover

Continuing on my kick of natural cleaning, I recently tackled some spots on my carpet that were driving me crazy. In the past when I’ve used store-bought cleaners I’ve made a bigger mess of the spots with the spray than when I started. But knowing it couldn’t be worse than that, I tried this simple …

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Nov 30 2015

Make-it Monday: DIY Hand Soap

DIY Hand Soap

How much do you spend on hand soap each year? Two or three bathrooms plus a kitchen sink can add up to quite a bit. This recipe makes a gallon of hand soap. I made it over six months ago and still have almost a quarter of it left. And yes, we DO wash our …

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