When the One Who is Hard to Love is In Your Own Family

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My brother is in prison. Just releasing those words out into the universe makes me cringe. I've went to hit the backspace button several times. Erasing my thoughts before I even begin. Peeking over my shoulder to make sure no one has seen what I've written. It's just not something we share in polite company. We barely bring it up amongst … [Read more...]

If You Grew Up in Southern Indiana

Indiana Summer

Summer is almost over and sitting at home recovering from surgery has me waxing nostalgic over all of the summer-time activities I did in my youth. When it hit me- I bet summer is a lot different if you grew up somewhere other than Southern Indiana. So here's my list of things that us Hoosiers do: Quarry jumping- Jumping from jagged … [Read more...]

Home for Sale

Another little life update on what's happening in our neck of the woods... We decided to take a chance and put our house on the market. With Hubby's promotion, he's working more and he is already based about 45 minutes away from us. He's spending a lot more time 2 hours north of us as well, so we thought moving a little closer would be in our … [Read more...]

Shamanuti

Shamanuti

If you've got sensitive skin like me, and are looking for a great skincare line that is natural and kind to the environment, look no further than Shamanuti. They are a small, natural line dedicated to sharing the effectiveness of plant ingredients- how simple ingredients really can work and still be practical for daily use. Their Activated … [Read more...]

Sorry I’m Not Sorry About my Love for Coffee

#SorryNotSorryAbout my Love for Coffee

I saw this post on Scary Mommy the other day entitled Why Do Moms Always Talk About Coffee and Wine? It gave me a giggle, because it's so true! Here's why I'll never be sorry for declaring my love of all things coffee: When my son was a colicky newborn who didn't sleep through the night (heck- he didn't sleep for longer than 2 hour intervals), … [Read more...]

Stink Free Summer

Stink Free Summer

In my green skincare journey there has been one product that I have been having the HARDEST time switching out... Deodorant. Our bodies get so used to the chemical-laden formulas, which work, but are also terrible for us in the long run. I have been on a journey the last couple of months to find some safe (and effective!) deodorants that will work … [Read more...]

One Mom Can Change the World

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You know the feeling when you read the introduction to a book and you think to yourself, "Dang it- I have to lock myself in a closet (or bathroom) and read this thing RIGHT NOW!"? Ahem, mom life. That's how I felt when I started One Mom Can Change the World by Claudia Mitchell and Amy Lanham. This book, an absolute must read if you're a Mom, … [Read more...]

Why Millennials Don’t Pray

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  Prayer is our direct communication with God, our speed dial to the creator of the Universe. It can direct and affect our daily lives. But, something concerning is happening with this generation. The line has been cut- we don't pray. Not like we're supposed to. We don't have prayer closets or dedicated times of prayer. With busy, full … [Read more...]

Our Favorite Toddler Books

Our Favorite

Today I want to share with my my Son's picks for his favorite stories. These are the books we read over and over again. I hope you can find some new favorites for your family from ours! If I Built a Car is an adorable story about a little boy's ideas for the perfect car. I love the imagination in the story, and how the book flows. It's easy to … [Read more...]

Drugstore Green Beauty Favorites

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  I love sharing my favorite Green Beauty Brands with you- but I know sometimes we don't have the time to wait (or the funds) to order our products online. So, today I'm sharing with you my favorite Green Beauty buys that you can pick up at your local drugstore, Target, natural store, etc. These are all products that I have bought on my … [Read more...]