Gardening is at the core of our lifestyle. It’s health and hobby in one…but I seem to be a specialist in #NeglectGardening! I forget to water. I miss the planting windows. I hardly ever weed. And YET – we have consistent yields of wild, incredible abundance even from our “flawed” efforts. Gardening is a beautiful… Continue reading Gardening: The Lazy Way. Quick Tips to Grow Food Naturally
Is it Irresponsible to use Essential Oils?? Hardly. Occasionally I’ll hear someone on a rant about how ALL corporations are evil – and ANY essential oils being marketed today are unethical to purchase and use. They say that essential oil production is exploitative – little more than greenwashed consumerism! After I learned the truth behind… Continue reading Essential Oil Ethics: Are they Sustainable?
Sometimes, reality is so harsh we’d rather not face it. This might be a difficult topic to read about….but I want to share a story of hope that you and I can help create, just by investing in our own wellness. There’s a lot of great charities in the world, but dōTERRA’s Healing Hands Foundation… Continue reading O.U.R. Rescue: Ending the Horror of Child Sex Trafficking
It’s time to make something clear about doTERRA’s testing practices. I’m seeing half a story being passed around, and people are jumping to vilify doTERRA before they consider all the facts. Recently, this study on Frankincense essential oil and this one on Lemongrass essential oil were released, and the ‘crunchy’ part of the internet got outraged. They… Continue reading doTERRA’s testing on foreskin?? Here’s the deal.
Is unschooling just for younger kids? It might seem that way to some folks.. There’s lots of people I meet who have a toddler and an infant, or perhaps a 3.5 yr old child, who are interested in unschooling–which is fantastic! I’m always really glad to see parents of younger kids who are already questioning… Continue reading Can you Unschool a Toddler?
I remember asking my parents about how many years I would have to go to school. They were always reticent to answer…saying that after elementary school was middle school, and then more levels of school–junior high, highschool, etc. I felt so frustrated, and so eager to grow up and call my own shots properly.… Continue reading that one time I thought I’d get to be homeschooled.
I’ve been doing a LOT of inner work on my money mindset lately. I’m growing my business in ambitious proportions, and we’ve been enjoying a quality of life that’s really pretty excellent for the past few years, even with the difficulties that we may have. In short, I really love my life. People seem to… Continue reading Abundance & Losing It: A Shamefully True Story
Yes, I said “beyond” religion. I am not a fan of the concept that there is only one right way, which is central to so many major religions. I’m very much a freethinker in that regard, and I raise my kids to be freethinkers as well. As a parent and as a homeschooler, I don’t… Continue reading Raising Kids Beyond Religion: A Booklist