Rekindling an Old Love and Finding a New Hobby in Coronavirus Times

My mom grew up on a farm. Here, she learned to identify flowers (thank you boy scout leader Grandpa!), bird songs, and many other interesting natural things. Both of my parents were outdoors people and we often went camping, even survival camping when I was very young. Since becoming an adult, I’ve lost this knowledgeContinue reading “Rekindling an Old Love and Finding a New Hobby in Coronavirus Times”

Budget Travel Tip: Motivation to Run on the Road

I’m someone who needs a specific goal to keep me training. If I want to run loads to improve my overall health, the motivation of “feeling better” isn’t enough. I need a race – something I can’t get out of to keep me running. Otherwise, I get bored and stop training.

How to Add Some Humidity To the Air in Your Home

Recently, I wrote about us working on improving our immunity fighting skills by taking special care to do certain kinds of cleaning, etc. One of the items was adding more humidity to the air in our home, especially because ours is so dry and dusty. These are the ways we’re doing that.

How I’m Fighting Our Poor Immunity In the Home

Lately, we’ve been getting sick. A lot. And I’m the girl who never used to get sick at all, until I wound up working as a nanny for a family that appears to have had a very similar immune system to my own. We constantly passed illnesses back and forth, despite me only being inContinue reading “How I’m Fighting Our Poor Immunity In the Home”

A Sabbath for Caregivers

There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his.                                                                  – Hebrews 4:9-10 There are some days when helping those we care for just plain hurts. We’re exhausted, cranky, have physical pain or illness, and we justContinue reading “A Sabbath for Caregivers”

True Budget Travel Essential: The Lavender Eye Pillow

I love good travel gear. I love good inexpensive travel gear even better. Best of all, I love good inexpensive travel gear that makes life better overall. And that’s why I’m mentioning the lavender eye pillow that I purchased for my husband for Christmas. I randomly found it tossed into the Christmas section at Target,Continue reading “True Budget Travel Essential: The Lavender Eye Pillow”

How to Get to Machu Picchu for $1500

If you’ve ever dreamed of doing Machu Picchu, but you’re on a super tight budget that doesn’t exactly allow you to hit up five-star hotels and dine in elegant restaurants, you may think it’s out of reach. I’m here to tell you that it’s not. In fact, I’m here to tell you that you canContinue reading “How to Get to Machu Picchu for $1500”

The Healthy Life: Learning What’s Truly Healthy for You

A healthy lifestyle on the surface looks the same for everyone: proper nutrition, exercise, healthy weight maintenance, and emotional and mental support. But when you cut beneath the surface, we all have slightly different needs. And sometimes, it’s difficult to find those differences and what specifically works for you. With all the advertisements out thereContinue reading “The Healthy Life: Learning What’s Truly Healthy for You”