Instead of running yourself ragged during the holidays, destress and refresh using these tips so that you can enjoy this special time of year.
You read blogs, you follows all sorts of healthy websites on Facebook, you see all the new recipes and natural living tips on Pinterest… you’re genuinely working at making changes and following through on living a wholesome, healthy lifestyle. But it’s hard. Especially when you’re new to this, and you have so. many. questions. Do you ever feel alone in your natural living journey? Do you wish you could just pick someone’s brain or listen to other women talk about what works for them, how […]
By Michele, Contributing Writer If you’re in the midst of the “bleak midwinter,” with cold, dark mornings and gray days, it can be challenging to get the day moving in the right direction. Whether you’re struggling with grumpy children or tackling the day’s projects, a few simple sensory additions might brighten your day. I’ve spent my entire life residing in the Pacific Northwest (including several years in Alaska), so I’ve had my share of gloomy mornings, when curling back into the cozy quilts wasn’t an […]
I’d Like to Introduce You to—Yourself YOU are a WEMMICK. Now before you click away thinking I’m off my rocker, let me just say that what I’m about to tell you could change the color of your world, and doesn’t that sound interesting? So let’s get to know yourself, but before we do, let’s talk about where I get this Wemmick thing from. Max Lucado has written a series of books for children that all revolve around these adorable little wooden creatures called Wemmicks. They […]
I firmly believe that one can never own enough books. Our family has been on a mission to simplify and declutter over the past year or so. Books are one of those areas where I begin to sweat profusely and develop nervous twitches when I attempt to weed out the ones I want to get rid of. Making the switch to primarily digital books has made all the difference for me. Now I don’t have too worry about having too many, and I can also […]
Written by Mandi Ehman, Guest Writer Even the staunchest real-food advocates among us have probably experienced it at one time or another…the glare – virtual or in person – of someone who disagrees with an “inferior” choice we’re making. The current food culture in our country – as so many of us push back against the standard American diet (SAD) and discover how processed foods and inferior ingredients affect our bodies – is a really good thing, but it can also manifest itself in a […]
The following is a guest post written by Jamie Martin of Steady Mom and Simple Homeschool. Nobody ever said motherhood would be easy, yet I’m probably not the only one who has found that some seasons challenge us beyond what we anticipated. Did we really know what we were signing up for? Are monotony and the mundane meant to be our lifelong companions? Though we may not say so, sometimes we miss aspects of our life before motherhood. I remember weekend days when my husband […]
Motherhood isn’t easy. There are many ways to describe motherhood – joyful, challenging, unique, consuming, wonderful, exhausting, humbling, rewarding – but easy isn’t one of them. As mothers, our greatest privileges and our greatest joys in life also happen to be some of our greatest challenges. There are things we can do to help make the job of motherhood easier and more joyful. Those things are like friends in that they lighten our burden and make our journey more joyful. They are the friends of […]