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Essential Oils

Essential Oils 101 For Moms

Essential oils are all the rage right now. You see them almost everywhere: the superstore, drugstore, natural store, homestead store, and even the online store. They line up shelves and take up stock. People sing their praises and attest to their results. But what are essential oils, really? And how are mothers like us using […]

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Dreaming of Spring: Preparing a Garden in Portland

The snow days, frigid temperatures, and endless rain last month has me dreaming of warmer weather, thawing soil, and getting back outside to do one of my favorite things; gardening. And with February almost over, it’s time to start planning a garden in Portland. In past posts, I’ve shared tips on what to grow when, […]

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letting go

Letting Go: A Redemptive Process

Six years ago my husband and I purchased a home that we loved in Visalia, CA. It was large and had plenty of space for our growing family. When we moved in the amount of space was overwhelming; we didn’t own enough furniture to fill it! But decorating new spaces is a joy of mine […]

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20 Things My Kids Don’t Realize They Should be Grateful For

Thanksgiving is here! Social media channels are filled with gratitude, “thankfulness challenges,” and butter-laden recipes. Families are preparing to gather around golden turkeys and pumpkin pie to share this year’s, “I am grateful for             .” Now that I have four of my own children sitting around our grocery-store-harvested dinner, I […]

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