Mama life

Freedom

When your “worlds” seem to collide from various angles and all paths point toward one clear theme, can you deny that message in your life?  I think the Lord has been laughing at me as I have continued to process a vision for direction in this new season, which has started for various reasons right along with 2018.  My first journal entry of the year claimed that while I didn’t like to set “resolutions”, my recent season of change was a…

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My EASY Cloth Diaper Process

Cloth Diapering is so much EASIER than most people think, and what I hear expressed about the routine. In the community I live in, cloth diapering was a ‘normal’ culture when I had my first baby. After we registered, my mom talked about how we were diapered when we were kids, and that it was a typical routine to use cloth (though of course everything was “they didn’t have that fancy ______ when you were little”). I didn’t realize until…

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Mama life, My journey

“Happiness right where you are”

~ sailing into 2018 with Lessons from Moana Along with many other Disney fans this year, our family has experienced the year of Moana. It took us a while to see this flick the first time, but once we did, Addie didn’t let us look back. And who doesn’t love a good Disney soundtrack your kids want on repeat that you don’t mind boppin’ to as well! While Disney may or may not have purposely encouraged moms everywhere with these…

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Making rest a priority

Rest is so important in life.  However you fill your cup, your health – and the health of those around you – is dictated by your ability to find good REST in your routine.  Yes, rest in routine – not just during a vacation – is needed for your consistent well-being.  We’re blessed to have a few places that pour life into my soul when we get to visit them at different times of the year.  My “happy places.” However,…

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Mama life, My journey

5 Lessons from my littles

Sometimes I feel like my babies teach me more about life than I teach them. Anyone else? Just me?Recently my almost three year old spent a week at “Grandma Camp.” I got to return home to a different routine, soak in my 6 month old and take a ‘break’ from my norm.  It was funny to watch the week progress. I started with lofty dreams about how much I could get done, gaped at how “easy” life seemed with just…

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Mama life

Becoming an oily mama

I was first introduced to essential oils right after my first kiddo was born.  As a new mom, I was excited about the idea and vision to use more natural products in my home, remove toxins, and find natural soothers as a first line of defense when it came to my baby. I was hesitant about the expense, but with the help of just a little research, realized that if I was going to jump in and do this right, I…

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