Back to school… for the first time

Today I’m over at the launch of a new site sponsored by Dayspring — Back to School with Purpose. I’m talking about one of the more emotional days headed my way… my oldest child’s first day of kindergarten. From my post… “My oldest daughter starts kindergarten at the end of the month. Yep, I’m entering (read more…)

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Using Rain Barrels to Water Your Plants Naturally

Have you ever noticed the way that everything outside seems much greener after a nice long rain?  It’s not just your imagination; there really is something special going on when grass and plants are able to drink the rainwater that nature provides. Unless you live in a rural area, your tap water is probably treated (read more…)

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Sunday Links: August 8

• From New Urban Habitat: 12 Easy Ways to Use Less Plastic • From Angry Chicken: Snack Bags!  A Sewing Tutorial Video • From Hip Mountain Mama: Homemade Sidewalk Paint • From The EcoDiva: Discover the Secrets of Choosing Gluten Free Beauty • From The Nourishing Gourmet: Chilled Avocado and Cucumber Soup • From Simple (read more…)

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Weekend links

Blackberry Gingerbread :: Mt. Hope Chronicles Aimée Wimbush-Bourque of Simple Bites: Kitchen Tour :: The Stir Keep Track of Library Books and Avoid Fines :: Organizing Your Way Dressing up a Present with Wrapping Paper :: Make and Takes 5 Frugal Birthday Party Games :: Wise Bread “Celebrate summer–sun-drenched days and starlit nights.” – Gooseberry (read more…)

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Stress is a choice

I‘ll readily admit it: We’ve had a tough year. A semi-complicated pregnancy, health issues for our middle son, and a sudden, unplanned international move has made the past seven months — well, a doozy. My emotions have been all over the place, but even in the midst of the highs and the lows, the near-constant (read more…)

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