faith · family · holidays

Our Kid-Friendly Messianic Seder (Whew!)

Well friends, I pulled it off. Our family of 6 just survived the Feast of Unleavened Bread (that’s seven days of no bread in a house that lives 50% off PB&Js, mind you) and had a killer Pesach celebration to boot. The kids had fun, we had fun, and we had *hardly any complaints about… Continue reading Our Kid-Friendly Messianic Seder (Whew!)

faith

Preparing for the Weekend

I mentioned this before, right? That in the last year our family has had a bit of a shift in terms of how we approach our faith? Well, if not, and without going all super-deep and emotional on you, the general gist of it is that we’ve taken our minimalist-lifestyle and stretched it over into… Continue reading Preparing for the Weekend

healthy living

Yep, that’s my screaming kid. (or, Autism for the rest of us)

Originally posted on monogrammed mischief:
? Something sad happened to us this week. Maybe not sad, per se, but something disappointing and discouraging. For those of you new to our program here, Celia is my 10-year old daughter who happens to be on the autism spectrum. And this week, Celia was on an adventure with…

family · healthy living · mental health · Mom time · parenting

I’m back!

Hello friends! Oh man. It’s been close to a year since my last post. Really, Lauren? What happened??? So here’s the thing. In my last post, I talked about taking a break from social media. But true story… I needed a break from media in general. I needed to work some stuff out. I knew… Continue reading I’m back!

life

Why I Need a Break from Social Media

That’s an ironic title for a blog post, no? Bear with me, friends. I did something drastic today, at least for me. I deactivated my Facebook account. I know. My cool friends are like,  “I never go on Facebook anymore…I don’t even know what’s on there.” I so wish I could be that way. I have such a… Continue reading Why I Need a Break from Social Media

budget · Giving back · healthy living · home

Baby Steps to Wasting Less

I’ve been sitting on this topic for a while, and given the current headlines, now seems as good a time as ever to break it out. Whether you’re a die-hard environmentalist or just a person looking to spend less at the grocery store every week, chances are you’ve given some thought to ways you or… Continue reading Baby Steps to Wasting Less