Monthly Archives: April 2015

Does Your Home Own You?

Years ago, at the same time friends of mine were building enormous, beautiful homes, I was doing everything possible to get out of my home and it wasn’t even that big by Utah standards.

I remember giving them my unsolicited advice at the time.  DON’T DO IT!

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GAPS Diet Update Week 1

Picture an entire family laying around the house detoxing all at the same time.

Picture some of us grumpier than usual, some of us happier than usual and some of us too tired to be happy or grumpy or conscious.

It’s been easier than I thought it would be.  And a lot harder.

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Poor Working Class


As a child I didn’t like being told we were poor but we were.  I was poor and too uneducated to know what to do about it.  Oh I did what I was told and I studied hard in school and got straight A’s and scholarships to put myself through college and graduated even poorer and more uneducated than I began.

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Simple Goals

You can’t do it all.  You can’t have children AND a perfectly clean house AND a full/part-time job AND always look gorgeous AND cook all your food from scratch AND get enough sleep AND homeschool or supplement a public school education AND exercise daily AND make cute little crafts AND remodel your house AND grow a garden AND bottle the produce AND practice an instrument AND get your  own education AND have meaningful relationships AND save the world AND on AND on…

I love stating the obvious.

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