Sanity in a Jar: Mason Jar Projects to Get the Ya-Yas Out

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These warm days we’ve been having are giving me a split personality. On the one hand, I feel like a lizard – lifting my face to the sun and soaking in all of the...

3 Ways Technology Can Bring us Joy

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There are so many things in our day-to-day that we can judge, that we can assign negative value to, that we can refuse to agree-to-disagree with our neighbor about. Divisions, hard lines and full...

What to Put in Baby’s Nursery

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The first time I found out I was pregnant I quickly ran to the book store and bought books not only on what to expect, but on what to buy. Walking into a baby store...

Here for the Snacks! Try These Recipes for the Big Game

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The Big Game is HERE! I have always loved the Super Bowl. The culmination of (now 17) weeks of hard-fought wins across the country in rain, shine, snow or dome. It’s a sporting event...

Valentine’s Day at Home

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Last year, we really couldn’t leave the house on February 14th, as Snowmaggedon rained, errr, snowed down upon us. We had no choice but to celebrate Valentine’s Day at home; and we LOVED it! The...

Wild Mushroom Soup with Barley: Crockpot Recipe

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Now that the temps have officially dropped and it is really beginning to feel like Winter, I have broken out the crockpot.  I'm not sure there is a better appliance to own.  It especially...
First Aid Kit

First Aid Essentials: Build a Hippy(-ish) First Aid Kit

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As parents, we have enough to worry about. Having toxic products with endocrine disruptors in our first aid/wilderness kits shouldn't be one of them. When my babies were little babies and they had their first...
Sleep

4 Simple Ways Toward Better Sleep

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It seems like a good night’s sleep is elusive these days. Something that is natural, something we do every day, it escapes us. Why? --Is it rising levels of anxiety? –Too much caffeine? --A...

5 Things to Consider Before Decluttering Your Home

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This fall, I want to be intentional about the items we have and what we bring into our home. That starts with decluttering and appreciating what we have now.  Since going back to work 2...
Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Traditions Promote Family, Food, and Gratitude

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Thanksgiving traditions promote family, food, and gratitude. This time last year, our family was split between two Texas cities; Houston and Austin. My husband started working in Austin while the children, my mother, and I...