Posts by Kara Mayfield

Our Take on Kids and Allowances

Disclaimer: This is such a touchy subject and carries opinions that cover the spectrum. I know, because I’ve read many of these through the years as we have worked to figure out the best allowance system for our family. I’ve decided that’s what it takes…. doing what best works for your family and being willing…

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A Low-Down on The Think Dirty App

A few years ago I discovered an app, Think Dirty, that is designed to help one navigate the minefield of figuring out what personal care products are full of toxins, those that are safer to use, and ideas of products to use to replace these harmful products. I sang from the rafters about this app.…

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The Power of Our Words

At dinner the other night, my girls were excitedly looking over the list of camp counselors that have been named for this coming summer. There was one super fun picture that stood out to us. When we clicked on the picture, the first thing we noticed in the girl’s bio is that it she will be a…

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It’s a Whole New World When You Find Exercise You Enjoy!

Exercise or Fitness…while they aren’t four letter words, they may as well be for many people.  I used to be one of those people. I was a walker for years only because I knew I needed to exercise.  But I never really enjoyed it. Although those years of pushing a stroller with my normally talkative…

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I Will Never

[dropcap1]How[/dropcap1] many times as an adult, and especially as a soon-to-be parent, or a parent of little ones, did I say these words?  I WILL NEVER…. Oh my goodness, how many times have these words come back to bite me?  Why has it taken me 16+ years as a parent to realize that I need…

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Back to School Breakfast Ideas Continued

As school is fast approaching we wanted to leave you with a few ideas to inspire you as you get back into the swing of things. Granola Breakfast/Snack Bars 2 c uncooked oats 1 c flour (I use whole wheat) ¾ sucanat ¾ c raisins or dried cranberries ½ c baker’s bran wheat ½ tsp…

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Growing and Thriving Where We are Planted

Quite a few weeks ago when it was still pleasant to be outside I tried to spend as much time as possible enjoying the great weather since I knew that when it disappeared it would be gone for months.  So, during that time period, my husband came home for lunch one day and I suggested…

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This truly is THE BEST CLEANER!!

I want to tell you about a SUPER INCREDIBLE product that Young Living has that every home and workplace should not be without.  That is… Thieves Household Concentrate Cleaner.  We live in a world where there are so many toxic chemicals in the products we use to clean our homes, thinking we are helping our…

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Fun…It must come with a wig!

There is this super group of young couples at our church (of which we are several years older than and in a different stage of life from) that we somehow ended up at dinner with on a church outing last fall.  Because of our work and volunteer commitments and the commitments of our kids, we…

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The Power of a Book Club

I recently finished the end of a seven-year era…. leading a book club for my daughters and their friends. I began this journey when my oldest daughter was in the 4th grade and have done so for my youngest daughter for the last 4 years. Leading and guiding all these different girls has come with…

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