Slow and Steady Wins the Journey

There was this story I heard one time and it resonated with me. It really made me think about life and where I want to be and how to get there. Here’s the story: “There’s a man, sitting on his couch watching T.V., and eating a bag of chips. He recently received notice his bills […]

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“failure is success in progress.” -albert einstein

My daughter just crawled for the first time today. Like chest off the ground, moving all fours, actual crawling. She had been army crawling for a while, but today, she learned how to actually crawl. And I started crying. I was so proud. For a while, she would hold herself up and then fall a […]

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Learning to love “enough”

Yesterday, my husband confronted a big decision in his and our lives. It was a decision that had been weighing on him for some time and he had finally come to terms with his decision and found peace with his discovery. While driving home, we had a long conversation about his decision and what unfolded […]

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5 Things I’ve learned since opening a business during a pandemic

A little over a year ago, my husband and I began to dream about opening an eco-friendly, sustainable store that would help people live more natural lives. This dream of ours was originally a 5 year plan. But in February this year, everything had aligned perfectly for us to make big moves fast and open […]

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The Two Words I’ve Come to Know Very Well in the Past Month.

Persevere and patience…two words that have basically described the last month as our world has endured large amounts of chaos due to the current global pandemic. But let’s back track here. Let me explain why these words have been so important in my daily life. At the end of February 2020, R. J. and I […]

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Being a mom is not a job…

It’s not something you clock in and out of. You don’t get a paycheck at the end of the week. Sick days and vacation days, those aren’t a thing. It’s 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year of non-stop caring for, feeding, changing diapers, worrying about, educating, kissing boo-boos, wiping […]

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Going Internal: My New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year when we all think of what it is we want to improve, change, or begin with the start of a new year. But this year is a little extra special, because not only is it a new year, but it’s a new decade.  I’m only 24. So my last ten […]

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Clutter-Free Christmas

As we enter into a new year and a new decade, R. J. and I have not just a new year’s resolution, but a life habit we are establishing of becoming family minimalists. Family minimalism to us means living a life of intention. We own “stuff” but that “stuff” is either used daily or brings […]

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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

I’m a work-from-home mama and R. J. works full time outside of the home…but if there’s something we both agreed on before having a baby, it’s that we would completely co-parent. And making that decision is the reason we are both able to chase our dreams while growing our family. Let me paint a picture […]

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5 Ways You Can Support a Small Business Without Spending $$$

It’s the most wonderful time of the year when stockings are hung, Christmas trees are decorated, cookies are baked, and gifts are bought…By now, you’re probably sick of all the Black Friday commercials advertising for big name companies that continue to open earlier and earlier each year. But now it’s Small Business Saturday and you’ve […]

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