During these stressful times, there's no surprise that gardening is booming as a popular pastime. This year, I thought I would join in the droves of new gardeners in creating my own little green retreat, and find some peace...
As a mom, I’m sure you’ve learned by now how challenging it can be to keep your house clean. Between laundry, toys, cooking and eating multiple times each day, and belongings being carted to and from your car, there’s...
It can be difficult to find a balance within a household when there are two parents who work full time outside of the home. If you are one of those households, like mine, you are not alone. According to...
Spring cleaning is a great way to shake off the dust of winter and welcome in the sunlight and fresh spring air. Even though the first official day of spring is typically in March, it's never too late to...
All products featured are independently selected by our team. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Mother's Day is right around the corner, and if you're like a lot of us reading...
I used to keep all of the paperwork I’d receive because I was afraid I might need something one day. I was also afraid to toss it out because of all the personal information it contained. My reasons were valid....
Earth Day is celebrating 51 years of advocating for the environment this year! Beginning in 1970, this day was established to bring the idea of environmental advocacy to people's attention around the world. Celebrated each year on April 22nd, Earth...
As a child, I didn't value walking out into my backyard and entering a field overflowing with pretty much anything a child could want if it grew from a seed in the earth. My family planted a communal garden...
If you were to ask my close friends and family what my hobbies are, they'll tell you watching The Princess Bride on repeat (while quoting it excessively), and reading. I LOVE to read! At night you'll find me in...
A friend recently invited me to join a local buy nothing group on Facebook, which I thought was just a random "give stuff away group." After being in the group for a while, I learned that the Buy Nothing...
I am a fan of fierce females; of rebels who fight against a misogynistic mentality, of feminists who refuse to be tied down by the chains of patriarchy, and of women leaders who do not hold back when they...

Welcome to 40

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I recently turned 40. I’m not sure when all of that happened, but it’s true. I think the blur of childrearing has made me forget so much, including my age. I still feel like I am in my 20’s...
The year was 1998. The month was November, and I was a couple of days away from turning twenty-four. I was also only a couple of days away from losing the freedom of having a room of my own. See,...

My Lego Obsession

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Yes, you read that title correctly. I said my Lego obsession. Not my kids, but mine. If you don't believe me, ask my husband. He'll more than gladly tell you. He's always teasing me about it, and telling my...
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Moms to see in the 803 :: Michele Shearin

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Michele Shearin is an Army wife and homeschooling mom of three, and the director of the newly established Trinity Homeschool Academy, a ministry of...

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