Category: Family

Those People? They’re not God.

Before you start your day – or when you are already in the trenches of social interaction. I want you to remind yourself of one thing: Those people out there. They are not God. “Those people” might be your children, your spouse, your co-workers….

Why I Don’t Make the Majority of My Blends {plus a few of my favorites} Part 1

Most of us are aware of the effectiveness of essential oil blends: DDR, On Guard, Purify. While it is possible to make your own version of these blend powerhouses, it isn’t necessary. I love all things DIY, but in this stage of my life…

Boy Mom

Life as a Boy Mom is so sweet. So rewarding. I grew up with sisters, but find it pretty natural to raise boys alongside my girls. Although, I cringe when dad teaches Jake how to use an ax – or operate heavy machinery, I…

How to Make Meaningful Connections with Your Children – when you are busy.

“If I have done anything, even a little, to help small children enjoy honest, simple pleasures, I have done a bit of good.” – Beatrix Potter As parents, we all have those thoughts creep in day – after day – after day. Am I making…

When did you start?

We all have dreams and goals. Some are big – others are small. The hard work, dedication, and trust it takes to reach those goals is what makes them daunting. Maybe you are an accountant or secretary, sitting at your desk – dreaming of…

Wellness

Let me guess… You have heard a ton about essential oils. Maybe even too much. It’s true they have become a bit of a fad, but for very good reason. Essential oils are extremely high quality, and an important asset in each and every home….

Tomato Juice, Why it is Valuable in the Kitchen.

When canning large batches of tomatoes, it can be tempting to dump off all the extra juice your tomatoes exude…. Straight down the sink. But, Wait! There are actually many uses for the leftover tomato juice. Seeds and all. No extra work. No extra…

Food and Fellowship

“The shared meal elevates eating from a mechanical process of fueling the body to a ritual of family and community, from the mere animal biology to an act of culture.” – Michael Pollan Farming should not be an isolated job. The connection we can…

A New Season

With Autumn weather and cooler temperatures I find myself leaning into the kitchen more often. Baking as much as my children can handle, and then offering the overflow to friends. Autumn is my season. The time of year that I feel lends new beginnings….

Finding Joy.

“With every rising sun, we are given a choice. I choose Joy.” Each morning I wake to my sweet baby crying from his crib. I groggily stumble out of bed and wrap him in my arms, whispering softly “Good morning, son”. He nurses and…

10 Things You Can Do to Live More Sustainably (even in the city).

“Food security is not in the supermarket. It’s not in the government. It’s not at the emergency services division. True food security is the historical normalcy of packing it in during the abundant times, building that in-house larder, and resting easy knowing that our…

Wild + Free

Wild + Free Our children must run wild. What harm does it do? Rather than cooped up and tired, with an iPod or two. Our children must run free. The wind in their hair, saying good-bye to T.V. Their minds are too bare. Send…

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