How to keep your home clean 2

How to Keep Your Home Clean (even with kids around!) Part 2

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe via Email or.RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Read Part 1 here! Get the kids to help Growing up I had a friend who wasn’t allowed to play on the weekends until she finished all her chores. I thought this was cruel and unusual punishment at the… 

Read More »

How to keep your home clean 1

How to Keep Your Home Clean (even with kids around!) Part 1

Growing up my mom had a framed print that said, ‘Please excuse the mess – we live here’. She was raising three kids so plenty of living and mess making happened in her home. Almost all of us, especially those of us with young children, struggle to keep our home clean. It takes time, effort and energy and… 

Read More »

Sea Clouds™_1-editedvertical

Sea Sponge Tampons: Natural & Effective Menstrual Care

Heads up, friends. This post is for the ladies. (Are there actual dudes that read my blog? Hmm. This I do not know. If there are – consider this your warning. Because I have discovered sea sponge tampons and they are changing my life like an electrifying tent-revival preacher. Lord’a’mercy and YES & AMEN. Before… 

Read More »

Apple Walnut Kale Salad

Apple Walnut Kale Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

This salad is one of those dishes that quickly gets added to your regular meal rotation because it’s fast, the ingredients are almost always on hand, and it just tastes so dang delicious. And, unless you’ve been hiding under a rock in the last five years you know that kale is currently en vogue as… 

Read More »

Stomach Flu Remedies

Stomach Flu Checklist: Top 7 Must-Have Natural Remedies

Last week we were just minding our own business, trucking along with our usual busy pace of life with three small kids and a couple of entrepreneurial ventures to build. Then BAM – the stomach flu hit like a Mack truck. One child woke up vomiting at the precise moment that I had closed my laptop and… 

Read More »

adrenal fatigue

What is Adrenal Fatigue? An Introduction & My Story

I. am. exhausted. Second cup of coffee in the morning, and I’m barely able to drag myself around doing my everyday activities. Why? Well, here’s the thing: there’s no big reason in particular. I didn’t run a marathon yesterday. I didn’t exert myself in physical labour, and I didn’t stay up all night with a… 

Read More »

The days are long and short and sideways and upside-down, too. They're all of the metaphors and all the clichés and they're topsy-turvy with the wildness and the glory of raising babies. It's so messy and gross and dripping with unexplainable joy in the moments that don't even make any sense. It's a head trip. All I really know for sure is that you'll make it through.

Dear Mom in the Tunnel

I sat at the mall coffee shop today clacking keys on my laptop, with my leather jacket and stylish infinity scarf, certain that every blessed soul that passed by immediately took me for the young and childless 23-year-old that I still am (in my mind). I had not a single toddler clinging to my leg,… 

Read More »

Home Date Nights

The Secret to Awesome Home Date Nights

It took me nearly twelve years to realize that “dating” your spouse shouldn’t end when you get married. It also took me that long to figure out the secret to having date nights that go beyond flopping on the couch with netflix and a snack. As time marches on and we turn more and more into… 

Read More »

romance

5 Old-School Ways to Romance Your Spouse

We seem to have a particular affinity for traditional, old-school things in our house. I embrace traditional real food preparation methods, I prefer old-school toys and games for kids, and I enjoy old-fashioned family values like sitting down to the dinner table together. As it turns out, we’re also kinda old-school in our love life too. We’re… 

Read More »