Tag: 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….

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…

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent {Lemon Scented}

The object of cleaning is not only scrubbing dishes and folding laundry, it is providing an environment in which you and your family can thrive. I started making homemade cleaners and detergents when my family embarked on the journey toward natural and sustainable living. We…

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…

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….

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…

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

The Kitchen is the heart of every home, it evokes memories of your family history. As this blog evolves, it may become apparent that I have a slight sweet tooth. Give me all the carbs and sweet stuff. I just can’t resist. Growing up,…

2017-2018 School Picks

“A child should be brought up to have relations of force with earth and water, should run and ride, swim and skate, lift and carry; should know texture, and work in material; should know by name, and where and how they live at any…

How to Fail Miserably.

“Ma sighed gently and said, “A whole year gone, Charles.” But Pa answered, cheerfully: “What’s a year amount to? We have all the time there is.” -Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House on the Prairie I began my homesteading journey in 2012. I had three little…

A Fall Garden and Deep Breaths for a Weary Momma

“However many years she lived, Mary always felt that ‘she should never forget that first morning when her garden began to grow’.” -Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden My husband tilled my fall garden for me yesterday. I view this act as a first…

Just Say No.

Have you ever grew tired of the concrete? The buildings? The busy-ness? The monotonous of commuting? Do you crave a deeper connection with those around you? There was a time in my recent past that I unknowingly took a break from my dedication to…

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