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#BirthCenterNWA Helps Moms Craft Their Own Birth Stories

This is a sponsored post for Acorn Influence and Birth Center of Northwest Arkansas. All opinions are my own. I had a pretty firm plan of what I wanted to happen when I had

Why It’s Great for Grownups to Try New Things

It’s really good for adults to feel stupid from time to time. Or if not stupid, at least awkward. Painfully out of your depth. So excruciatingly new at something you’re not sure you’ll ever

Stuffocation Urges Readers to Pick Experiences Over Stuff

I’ve been trying to get my stuff under control for a long time. My word for the year is simplify, and while it hasn’t been as easy to carve out the time for decluttering

Mending for Earth Day and Every Day

We have this sheet on our bed. I call it the cat blanket even though it’s clearly not a blanket. The sole purpose is to keep the cat’s hair, muddy paw prints and whatever

My 3 Favorite Productivity Tools

I get a lot of things done. I don’t always feel like I do, but usually, when I can be objective about it, I realize that I really accomplish a lot. I ended a

On Keeping the Spark

Journalists have the best job in the world, because whenever someone gets boring you can stop paying attention. I’ve never heard an editor say ‘let’s go find something boring to cover today.’ — A

Tips for Spring Gardening with Kids — And Keeping it Clean

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PurellWipes #CollectiveBias It’s almost officially spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and I know I’m not the only