Archive for the 'Mothering' Category

Life Interrupted

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Change interrupts the flow of life. No matter if it is planned or unplanned change; no matter if you are organized as you enter the change or unorganized. It interrupts and can leave you feeling adrift. Change is part of life. {Seems to be a big part of my life for quite a few years}. There are […]

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Back-to-School Tip: Hooks and Homes

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Our homes can quickly turn into a pile of backpacks, shoes, soccer cleats, old water bottles, misplaced homework, and piles of dirty clothes. To prevent build-up and loss of sanity give everything a home. Hooks near the front door for backpacks and after-school activity bags. A bin in the car for soccer balls, sunscreen, and a blanket, […]

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Tip of the Day: Too Many Paper Towels??

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Do you use too many paper towels? Wiping up spills, plating sandwiches at lunch, drying soppy hands… I have found a couple easy places to decrease use of paper towels: -Use bread boards {Resopal boards– you can buy individually or in sets} (inspired through my German grandmother) to plate sandwiches and toast… Easy to wipe […]

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A Moment of Me

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

It is Saturday. Soccer games are over. Groceries are put away. The kids are outside with my husband working on a chicken coop. And I am in my kitchen. As you know, I love to cook. Sadly, this is something I do not get indulge in often these days. Meals are hurried and quick in […]

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All Fruit. Natural. Read Labels!

Monday, June 13th, 2011

It was finally a warm day today. My brother, sister-in-law, and niece were coming over for lunch. I thought popsicles would be a fun treat and did not have time to make any… I happened to be at a regular grocery store (opposed to Trader Joe’s or Lassens where I do most shopping). I searched […]

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Friday, June 10th, 2011

I love to be inspired – by people, books, a word, the environment… whatever. I also love new ideas that help save me time, money… and just enable a change in some way. For those who you who haven’t found Pinterest check it out. I have been inspired on so many different levels – great […]

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TO-DO and How to Do

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Please say I am not the only one who is willing to change and adjust and try whatever new system of organization or discipline or sleep management or whatever to figure out what works best? Over and over again until you find the way… anyone? When my oldest was a baby, it was finding the […]

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Friday, January 28th, 2011

Hiatus to say the least. Hello readers. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, breaks from school, and blessed beginning to your new year. My life has been full and the blog was one of the first things on the chopping block when something had to go. Now, things are settling down, thankfully. Many popular blogs […]

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Congratulations to Ojai Sugar Scrub Winners!

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Jen L. and Cari S. won! Again, check out Ojai Sugar scrubs online or at the Ojai Farmer’s Market.

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Ojai Sugar Give-A-Way

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

“Me care” often takes the back seat. Little kids precede perfectly smooth legs, spotless ts, manicured finger nails, and moisturized skin. Lets be honest it sometimes precedes showers {thank goodness for hats and pony tail holders}. So, when you hear about adding another step into your already full 10 minute “get ready for the day”routine, […]

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