Coming Home: Inspiration

This is just ever on the brain:  Sarah’s series of inspiring essays by moms who have chosen the sometimes hard, often challenging, but always rewarding path to staying home to raise their children. Brings back memories of sweet sacrifices made in my home- this photo is me with my one ‘easy baby’ if that term […]

Gifts Kids Make: Homemade Target

Tired of watching your little ones use each other as targets for Nerf bullets, rubber bands, or unmentionables?  A foam bullet to the face can be eye-opening (or nearly blinding), as a scared-to-my-wits-end self and my oldest can attest.  The good news is, homemade targets are easy to make. Each Christmas, my girl really wants […]

5 Ways to Save on Christmas Gifts

Do you, too, always have hospital bills, dentalwork, field trips, and other added expenses to oddly enough pop up around the holidays, just when you’re trying to buy gifts?  It’s odd (and saddening), but true.  I’m beginning to believe this happens as a message that we are not to overspend on gifts.  This year more […]

Gardening for free (or almost) – Part 2

Gardening for free or on the cheap is not a new idea- in fact, this is how our ancestors grew everything!  Even if you feel you do not have a green thumb or anything close to it, I encourage you to try and try again.  Some free gardening techniques are nearly no-fail, as long as […]

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