Archives for August 2011

Becoming a Better Mother: Sharpen and Be Sharpened

Women need each other. We need each other for support, encouragement, and sometimes a little correction. “A real friend is one who helps us to think our best thoughts, do our noblest deeds, and be our finest selves.” -Elizabeth George, Life Management for Busy Women Having faithful friends is one of the most valuable gifts […]

Delightful Links for the Weekend {8/27}

The above picture is from a quick family hike we took earlier this week. It has been cold and foggy, so we went hunting the sunshine! There were some real gems around the blogosphere this week! Here are a few of my favorites: Special is a good thing. Also, very cliche, but good. – This […]

Back to School and Organization (on Pinterest)!

Source: via Stacy on Pinterest   Today I’m having a bit of fun and joining Michelle as she hosts a Pinterest Party! Everyone who links-up is sharing their back-to-school and organization pins. Here’s what I’ve got . . . I’ve been gradually adding pins to my Homeschool Inspiration board. My favorite being this post […]

5 Steps to Joyful Mothering

Today I’m guest posting at Joyful Mothering. Here’s an excerpt: Our role as mother provides the opportunity to give joy to others and find joy ourselves…but not without great effort. Getting to the place of joy is often fraught with tears, sacrifice, and self-examination. Many of us can be found fighting tooth and nail to […]

10 Ways to Use Honey (in your food and on your skin)

God gave us a wonderful gift in honey! Full of antioxidants, honey provides energy and healing power! In fact, one study showed that daily consumption of honey led to improved blood antioxidant levels (as noted in Healing Food by Micheal Murray, N.D., page 650). Honey is a great natural sweetener and also beneficial when applied […]

How to Make Herbal Baby Powder

Dusting baby’s bottom with a little powder is a long held tradition of parents everywhere. Baby powder has fallen out of favor in recent years due to it’s main ingredient, talc, being listed as a possible carcinogen. Many commercial baby powders contain synthetic fragrances which can be irritating to baby’s sensitive skin (I personally dislike […]

Delightful Links for the Weekend (and Tell Your Time Winner)

My son climbing a tree! I’m addicted to links. It’s one reason I find Twitter to be a dangerous place. There are just so many great posts and articles shared there. I could read all day long! But I try not to do that :) This week has been a busy one and I didn’t […]

Bigger Picture Moment: These sounds . . .

{Image Credit} A few days ago I was watching a show on the computer to make my task of cleaning and sorting through some drawers a little less boring. The youngest was napping and the older two were playing together in one of the bedrooms. I was feeling pretty happy with the set up. In […]

Becoming a Better Mother: Be Nice to Yourself

{Image Credit} The follow is a guest post from the lovely Stacey of A GOOD and SIMPLE Life. Sometimes we can be our own best friends.  And, unfortunately, sometimes the opposite is true; we can be our own worst enemy. In our society today, it’s all too common for women to have low self-confidence and […]

Simple Tomato Salad

I’m sharing how to make this lovely, fresh tomato salad over at Keeper of the Home today. It’s so easy and good! Visit Keeper of the Home to learn how to make it!