family life

Dear Diary (I Made Something…)

Dear Diary, August 2022: Yesterday was really full. I woke up thinking that I would enjoy some soap making. It was a really good day in that I finally tackled a long awaited project, and made 5 bars of Oatmeal and Lavender Shea Soap Bars.  So, that was good. Meanwhile, I prepared to make two …

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Matters of Health During Stressful Times

I know it sounds trite, and maybe even self-centered (at first glance), but I’m enjoying learning to “take better care of me, so that I can take care of everyone else”. My husband has cancer and I have high cholesterol (and recently developed high blood pressure too), plus I homeschool my son. Up until now, …

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