Joy

The news these days can really make the world seem awful. And there are certainly things that need improving! Yet, as we study ancient times with my 2nd grader this school year, it is a constant reminder of how far the world has come. Recently I came across a resource developed by the University of […]

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Sunday Paper

The local Sunday paper holds great & vivid memories of comics, coupons, and a common narrative. On this journey to “do good, seek peace, and go after it!” it has been a joy to seek the example of people doing amazing things in this world. Included among those is Maria Shriver. This spring I had […]

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20 minutes a day

Reading to our children 20 minutes a day is fabulous, full of fun, learning time! Even when they are at the age when they request the same book, over-and-over-and-over again 🙂 Another 20 minutes-a-day routine we try to be in with our kids was shared with us by our daughter’s wonderful preschool teacher. She said […]

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Detoxify 1/3 of your lifetime

We all spend a good portion of our lives sleeping. So a great place to start with a home detox is your mattress. Federal law requires companies meet flammability standards first set in the 1970s, when house fires from people smoking cigarettes in bed were more commonplace. Many companies met these requirements in a quick […]

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the next right thing

Have you ever felt stuck, confused, worried, or that your life or our world is off-track? This simple wisdom keeps me motivated on the days I am feeling overwhelmed and have no enthusiasm for what comes next. It is likely a mantra for many of you already, but it is fairly new to me. I […]

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Cotton Kids Clothing

Organic & Oeko-Tex cotton is the ideal material for our kids clothes. It is soft, breathable, toxin-free, and so easily launderable. These cotton items also seem to last the longest. The variety of colors and styles available these days delight. And with my vow to only shop on a (true) sale, generous hand-me-downs, good consignment […]

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Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise is a favorite food group of mine. While not entirely a meal on its own, a healthy homemade mayonnaise gives you lots of great fats and protein to create an easy meal; add to a sandwich made of leftovers, some cabbage for a quick slaw, or pair with an artichoke, etc. I realize not […]

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