Myths About Raising a Gifted Child

 

 

 

It’s only taken about seven years, but I’m finally starting to feel more comfortable writing about some of the ups and downs of raising a gifted child. I’ve become more confident in what I’m doing and I feel like I’ve learned a ton along the way. I still fret that I’ll come [...]

Times I’ve Eaten My Words

 

 

Today, I thought it’d be kind of fun to look back at some statements that I know for certain I’ve made either here on the blog or on social media that turned out to be totally untrue. Now, I wouldn’t say I was LYING, per se, since I believed what I was writing [...]

3 Things Helping My Cleaning Routine

 

 

So. I believe we’ve established, in no uncertain terms, that housekeeping is NOT my favorite thing to do. While I happily keep up on laundry and love to cook and bake, keeping a scrubbed, tidy home does not come naturally to me, and I have lived most of my adult life feeling as [...]

Just… be you.

 

 

 

Last week, my Facebook feed BLEW UP with people sharing some article about how we should– scratch that– we NEED to eliminate the word “just” from our emails and writing.

 

Another post flittered my way that lamented the overuse (and misuse) of ellipses.

 

These pieces are really nothing new. [...]

Who She Answers To

 

 

It took her a long time to mention it.

 

She didn’t even come right out and say it. Instead, she’d climb into my minivan at the end of the day and her narrow, angular shoulders would simply melt in relief and she’d murmur, “I’m just so glad to be out of there.”

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IRL vs. Online

 

 

Something I’ve been thinking about…

 

IRL, I’m one of the crunchiest people I know because I make about half of my cleaners and use rags instead of paper towels.

Online, I’d be kicked out of Camp Crunchy in a heartbeat for using disposable diapers.

 

IRL, I eat more whole foods [...]

For the Smell of It

 

 

So far, I’ve written a little about what got me interested in essential oils and also what mistakes I’ve made along the way. I apologize upfront for this series being so very spread out, but it truly is intentional– I don’t want to bore or overwhelm you, for one thing. For another, this [...]

3 Things I Wish I Hadn’t Done with Essential Oils

 

 

I honestly thought I would save this part of my “oily experience” until later in the conversation but, the more I thought about it, the more important I thought it was to just get it out there. I’m going to tell you about a few ways in which I used my oils early [...]

Let’s Talk About Essential Oils, pt. 1

 

 

Opening the Conversation

 

 

1. Where it all started:

 

Let me take you all back in time to when I was, oh, about eleven years old. I was obsessed with a series of books called Sunfire and I was especially obsessed with one called Cassie. Anyway, long story short, that [...]

Mid-November Grocery Shopping with JL

 

 

I know everyone prefers the nice, clear table shots, showing all the food. I’ll be honest– it was “feels like 8 degrees” yesterday and I was in a hurry. I’ll still list everything out for you, though– promise. Fair enough?

 

Alrighty, let’s go shopping!

 

 

Dairy

 

1 qt. vanilla [...]

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