Finding your purpose

On Being with Krista Tippet is a favorite podcast for long car drives. She explores spirituality with many amazing people of different religious (or no religious) affiliations. One program in particular with Jesuit priest James Martin spoke to me at a time I was needing an infusion of purpose and grappling with the baby blues. […]

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The Story of Stuff

In April of 2010, before our first child arrived, I came across The Story of Stuff site, and I was hooked on sharing this resource. The short videos take really complex ideas and make them simple. In doing so, I think at times things are oversimplified. Yet, I still share them because many of the […]

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Preparing for transitions

My heart goes out to children and parents as tears spring-up when it is time to go. Sometimes it is a whimpering cry, and other times a full-out tantrum (like I saw today at the park, which prompted this post). This was something we hoped to avoid for our family and have been successful in […]

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Hand Soap

One of those products we all use every day, over and over, is hand soap. At least, I hope so! 🙂 While I realize we all have our preferences for what is best, overall we are all seeking one that easily suds up, has a fresh (or no scent), and doesn’t leave hands dry or […]

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Happy Independence Day!

We are incredibly grateful to live in the United States of America! And hold dear the values expressed in the Declaration of Independence: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the […]

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Tidying & Transformation

Have you ever envisioned your ideal lifestyle? Really put it all down on paper in words and pictures? I’d personally had hopes & wishes for a remodel of our home, and a few too many Houzz idea boards, but until reading the life-changing magic of tidying up, those ideas were never all in one spot, […]

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Keep Cup

The Keep Cup is a beautiful, sturdy, reusable & eco-friendly, glass travel mug that has saved me $$$ over the past three years. It is also non-toxic, lovingly made, and can be fun and colorful too. Making a hot cup of caffeine each morning is now even more enjoyable. Say goodbye to that metal/plastic taste […]

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