Ch. 42: In Which I Realize that the Truism, “Life is a Journey,” Is the Secret to Happiness

Ch. 42: In Which I Realize that the Truism, “Life is a Journey,” Is the Secret to Happiness

I used to give no thought to the old and obvious saying, “life is a journey.” Now it’s my secret weapon for daily contentment. Here’s why. Perhaps its the amount of time I’ve spent in the car recently, or the number of addresses I’ve had in the past 9 months, and the fact that I’m … Read More

Making Our Own Entertainment: How to Escape Netflix and Create Real Fun With Your Family and Friends

Making Our Own Entertainment: How to Escape Netflix and Create Real Fun With Your Family and Friends

This post contains affiliate links. For more info see here. Making your own entertainment…do boardgames instantly come to mind? I like the occasional rousing game of Taboo, and recently played a super fun game called Codenames with my brother and his family. But on the whole, my husband and I are not drawn to boardgames. So … Read More

Environmental Stewardship: A Catholic Hippie Shares Perspective, Products, and Her Love for Solar Power

Environmental Stewardship: A Catholic Hippie Shares Perspective, Products, and Her Love for Solar Power

This post contains affiliate links. For more info, see here. I first heard the word “stewardship” back in ninth grade from my math teacher, a religious sister, recycling champion, and ardent Catholic.  The idea of environmental stewardship as caring for the earth because it has been entrusted to us resonated with me. I too became a … Read More

Why We Buy Seasonal and Local Food (link to guide)

Why We Buy Seasonal and Local Food (link to guide)

We once lived in a land where finding seasonal, local food was as easy as walking down the street and handing a few bucks to the guy running the fruit stand. The farmers market was big and lively and operated year round. We completely took this for granted. Then we moved away and realized how … Read More