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Growing in Motherhood: Growing Our Faith

Growing in Motherhood and Growing our Faith | The conclusion to our 3-part series on allowing motherhood to grow and stretch us. | Upside Down Homeschooling by Virginia George

Being a mom is hard. It’s beautiful, fulfilling, rewarding, encouraging, and quite possibly the most crazy-making, frustrating, and character stretching thing I have ever done. In the midst of all the bodily fluids, whining, sibling bickering, and too much touching are four beautiful humans who rely on me for guidance, support, discipline, and safety. It’s […]

Essential Oils: Meet Peppermint

Uses for Peppermint Essential Oil | Virginia George

Peppermint is one of my favorite essential oils. If you stick around long, you will find that I have a lot of favorites! But truly, peppermint is one of them. One of my favorite things about essential oils is their versatility. Essential oils aren’t like pharmaceuticals with one symptom, one treatment. Peppermint essential oil, and […]

It’s No Mistake, Valentine! [FREE Printable Valentine Cards]

FREE Printable Valentine Cards | Candy-less Valentine cards at

For the last several years I have made it a point to make my kids a candy less Valentine for their classmates. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a sugar rush with the best of them, but I like to be able to have the kids give out something fun that won’t depress their immune systems for the […]

Topical Use of Essential Oils: Why and How To

Topical use of essential oils is common, but is it safe? Find out how to safely use essential oils applied to your skin. | Virginia George

Did you know… Essential oils are estimated to be 50-70x more powerful than herbs Some essential oils can pass through the blood-brain barrier Almost all essential oils are anti-something. Antifungal, antiparasitic, antimicrobial, antiviral and more. We love using essential oils in our home for a wide variety of things from cleaning to emotional issues, and […]

Experiencing Life in an Instagram World

Does our obsession with social media get in the way of appreciating our experiences? |Experiencing Life in an Instagram World. | Virginia George

The other day I took my kids to the Children’s Museum. My phone was nearly dead, so I left it in the van to charge, knowing I was going to miss taking pictures and capturing all the precious moments with my kids. Instead I noticed all the parents capturing all the precious moments, but missing […]