Easter Gifts on Etsy

After a beautiful but gray winter, it’s been a treat to begin to see cello wrapped chocolate molds and bright candy displays in the shop windows for the upcoming Easter season. As I plan our first Easter living in Germany, I’m getting easter basket gifts from Etsy.  I love how Etsy celebrates handmade gifts and…

The Best Mother’s Day Gifts on Etsy

Y’all, the day is almost here. It’s not close but it’s not far off either, and I vote that we begin talking about it. Parents, like all humans on Earth, have had it rough for the past year. Moms have lost their jobs at the highest numbers in our economy during the pandemic while they’ve…

Our Family Chore Chart Template and How to Encourage Family Chores

A few years ago, I was facing burn out and took a much-needed sabbatical, leaving full-time work for a more rewarding part-time job and, with that, more open time to consider my legacy and the type of work I felt called to do.  Quickly, the concept of open time became a fantasy. Like Cinderella being…

“Clean” Beauty for the Family: Drugstore Favorites and More

At the beginning of shelter in place orders last year, I naively thought I was entering a few weeks at home where I would emerge glowing, hydrated and fresh for a new dawn. Somehow, the open schedule and days of going nowhere quickly de-motivated me from making time for self-care. In true #2020 fashion, along…

Healthy Winter Rituals

My “journey through the seasons” feels best described by Leandra Medine Cohen – Love summer, hate everything else. To me, the long days, carefree spirit and sizzling temperatures of summer should be the baseline of our days, all year long. Winter can really feel like just the waiting game until next summer. It’s the first…