• One Word 2019 - Home
    Personal Updates

    One Word 2019: Home

    Each December, I choose a vision word for the upcoming year. It’s a tradition inspired by the One Word 365 movement, which encourages people to choose one word to help them grow in the coming year, rather than make New Years resolutions they probably won’t keep.  A Recap of 2018 For 2018, I actually had two words: GROW and EXPAND. I must admit, when I first prayed about them, I thought it might mean a year of expanding our family. But as the year went on, it became clear that I needed to do a very different type of growing. In January, I started using the Dynamic Neural Retraining System to treat my Chronic Fatigue…

  • Shop Ethical Low Income
    Ethical Shopping

    How I Shop Ethically on a Low Income

    Last week, I wrote about being too sick to work. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome has kept me out of the workforce for a good year and a half now. And that’s had an impact on our finances. My husband works two part-time jobs, and I earn a little through affiliate sales. But our income hovers right around the national poverty line. I hesitate to call ourselves poor, because we have a lot of safety nets that rarely exist in true poverty. But we live in a government-subsidized apartment and pinch our pennies carefully. Given our financial state, it may seem odd that I often write about ethical shopping. Ethical shopping has…

  • Bee's Wrap Mighty Fix Review
    Ethical Shopping,  Sustainability

    A $3 Natural Alternative to Plastic Wrap + Mighty Fix Review

    Today, I’m excited to introduce my newest affiliate partner Mighty Nest. I’ve been shopping at Mighty Nest for years, and it’s one of my favorite stores for healthy, ethical, and sustainable home goods.   The Mighty Fix The gem of Mighty Nest is their low-cost subscription boxes. I’ve never been one to pay $50+ for a box of things I may or may not like, but when I learned about their $10 Mighty Fix box, it seemed like a no-brainer to try it. The Mighty Fix subscription box contains 1-2 items that will make your home healthier and greener. The items are always valued at over $10 and in my experience are…