How To Balance Self-Love With Loving Others This Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is less than two weeks away, and the topic of love is in there air. While Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays, this year, I'm approaching it a bit differently. Sure I'll be making Cousin's Valentine's Day gift bags with the boys, whipping up...
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Snow Tubing & Connecting With Others

Last week, our church youth (middle school and high school age kids) went snow tubing at Jonas Ridge Snow Tubing Park in North Carolina.  Judah, who is in 6th grade this year and technically in middle school, was our only kid old enough to go, but since Dean was...
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How To Use The “Folk Method” To Make Herbal Preparations

Heads up beginner herbalists! When it comes to making herbal preparations, one of the simplest ways to go about it is to use the folk method. The folk method is often used by beginner herbalists because it’s a simple and easy method to follow, but that doesn’t mean...
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A Drive Along The County Backroads Of East Tennessee

One of my favorite family activities is driving around the backroads here in East Tennessee. Now, if you're not from this area, but you've visited before, you may think I'm crazy. One of the first things visitors notice is just how curvy and windy the roads are here....
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Natural Tips For Growing Kids With Stinky Feet (Plus, DIY Stinky Feet Shoe Powder)

Growing up, I don’t remember anyone in my family having stinky feet. I didn't, my mom didn't, my dad didn't — at least, not that I knew of. I mean, I knew that wearing shoes with no socks would make your feet stink, but since none of us did that, it wasn't something I...
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My 2019 Reading List

Each year, one of my goals is to read twelve new books over the course of the year. Most times I end up reading more than that, but my minimum is twelve. I don't have any intentions to read one book a month, but instead, to read as I find the time, and complete my...
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