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    Healthy steps

    Just as I had been talking for years of getting into healthier eating and lifestyle habits, my husband had been talking for years of getting back into running. When one of our twins began running recently, it spurred him on to start too!

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    Spring & Baby animals, part 1

    Spring & Baby animals, part 1
    I’ll call this post baby animals, part 1, because we’ve got so many more coming yet. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Most mornings I try to get in a walk after my first coffee, and before my second.

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    Still on the topic of health… speaking of statins.

    The article linked below speaks about just a few of the very many reasons that I didn’t run straight to the pharmacy with a prescription in March when I was told I should begin taking meds to lower my cholesterol.

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    On the topic of health… have you heard about essential oils?

    I believe I’ve mentioned on the blog that I’ve become involved in DoTerra. It’s been over a year now and I’ve just been ‘puttering’ away at it, in my usual ‘slow and steady wins the race’ kind of way. When I decide to get into something, I jump in wholeheartedly, but I don’t jump into the deep end immediately. I like to wade around in the waters for a while, really get to know what I’m doing, and then I make my way over into the deep end. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s just the way I am. I believe it’s because I always have quite a bit on my plate with raising kids, the home, homestead and home business. If I jump too quickly into the deep end, waves would splash over into every other area of my life and some areas would indeed flood.

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    Brutal honesty time – health and wellness

    I’ve been sharing about my health and wellness adventure on my facebook pages. For far too long I’ve been ‘hoping’ my health will get better, mainly because I actually felt really good for the most part! I haven’t been sick in a very long time, not since doTerra became a part of my life. The last time I was sick was well over a year ago now, no lie! I haven’t had a cold, flu or any other bacterial or viral sickness since. I’m able to do everything I want and need to do every day, from getting up at the crack of dawn to get my homestead and home business work done, to pulling hundreds of hay bales off a field and putting them up in the barn loft with the rest of the family every August. I keep up with the best of them! I even do better than some!

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    How’s those goals coming along?

    I read yesterday that by February 4th most people have given up on their New Year’s Resolutions.
    I thought that was kind of sad, so I figured it was time to check in!

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    About our cloth pads โ€“ styles, sizes, shapes explained, part 2

    Today I’ll be continuing to share about each size and style of cloth pads we offer.

    The last and largest liner size that we offer is our Light Wrap Wing pad which is approx. 8 inches in length. These pads/liners, like the light comfort contour and tiny liner are good for a light flow and light incontinence. They are also great for teens/preteens and smaller framed women. The width of this pad works well with wider undies on it’s wider snap setting.

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    New year rambles, goals, pigs, writing, walking and more

    It’s January 2nd, 2016, er, .. I mean, 2017 and we’ve done so much already. I’m tired just thinking about it.
    But in a good way. In a “I’ve got my list, and I’m getting things done” kind of a way.

    Speaking of lists, in the back of my prayer journal this morning I made up a list of goals I’d like to accomplish each month. I’m not real big on ‘resolutions’, but I’m very big on goals. Not just on New Year’s day though, all the time. I actually LOVE Monday’s even, for this very reason. Monday’s are a chance to start a whole new week with a whole new set of goals!

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    About our cloth pads – styles, sizes, shapes explained, part 1

    When beginning with cloth, all the varieties can be confusing. There are so many different styles, sizes, shapes, fabrics, absorbencies AND even a wide range of prices!

    Iโ€™m going to do my best to briefly explain the differences between all our pads.

  • Wanted! Teens to be interviewed about using cloth! You could win a $25.00 gift certificate!

    Homestead Emporium is looking for some teens to be interviewed by our teens, about using cloth!12251990846_0b85bb90bc_b

    If you’re a teen and use cloth products and would love to help spread the word about how great cloth really is, leave a comment below, or email me at homesteademporiumg@gmail.com

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    One of my teen daughters (who also use cloth!) will be in touch with you to ask some questions, and mostly to give you an opportunity to share your story about how you began using cloth, and how you feel about it. Any tips you may have for other teens who are considering trying cloth will be greatly appreciated too. You can share your story anonymously, or if you have your own blog, youtube channel, or even your very own shop (I know some of you teens are great entrepreneurs!!) we will certainly consider sharing your links in the blog post(s) about these interviews. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    So if you’re a teen, or you have a teen daughter, who uses cloth products for your monthly cycle we’ would appreciate you getting in touch with us!

    All those who contact usย and have successful interviews will be entered into a draw for a $25.000 gift certificate from HomesteadEmporium.com!

    A Riainbow of Light Wrap Wing Pads.

    Help us spread the news about teens using cloth! We want to educate the next generation! :)

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