Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Secret to Not Peeing My Pants & Other Gems at This Week's Five Favorites

Hello Friends!! This post is comin' at ya a little late in the day since I've been shuttling kids to golf practice and chiropractic appointments all morning.  By now you know what Wednesday is.....yep, I'm linkin' up with the lovely Hallie at Moxie Wife for this week's Five Favorites.  Drum roll, please!....
1.  Coconut Oil
If it weren't for my venture into the Whole30 detox, I would never have given this gift from nature a fair shake. I love it for baking, roasting veggies, and searing shrimp or salmon in my cast iron skillet.  It has many interesting health benefits which you can read about here.  I love that I can always score a great deal on it at
2.  The Intouchables
I watched The Intouchables over spring break with a good family friend who came out to visit us on the farm, and we both gave it 2 thumbs up.  Is it just me, or is Hollywood a little bit handicapped in the originality department right now??  Most of the movies coming out of that sphere these days are poo.  But, not this one. It's an inspiring portrait of humanity, friendship, honesty, courage and joy. Seen it?? Let me know what you think!
3. Mother-to-Mother Series hosted by Cynthia at Finding Great Joy.  
Do you know this amazing lady?? If you don't, really you should!  She writes a very thoughtful and honest blog on everything from motherhood to cooking to the spiritual life.  One of her specialties is the Mother-to-Mother guest post series, where she invites other bloggers to contribute on certain topics such as discipline, organization and marriage.  Grab a cup of tea, park in on the couch and read - it's packed full of great ideas and wonderful insights!!
4. Dad's Inversion Table(So I don't pee my pants.)  
About 6 months ago, I started having some low back discomfort, which is beginning to heal but causes some numbness in my legs and also a very annoying feeling that I have to pee 24/7. It's kind of difficult to cook dinner or listen to someone else talk when your bladder is screaming at your brain, "Go pee, Missy!!" and your bladder contains about a teaspoon of you know what.  So, between chiropractic visits, low back yoga video sessions (snore) and my dad's inversion table I'm on the mend.  I can't believe how awesome this thing is! Be prepared for you kids to ask you to read to them or play games (check out the Monopoly set up) while you "hang out."  Smarty pants.....they know you're not goin' anywhere!!
I'm reading this amazing book aloud to the boys right now, and we all love it.  If you have any interest in American history, I highly recommend it.  Also, a great Father's Day gift!!



  1. I've been enjoying the mother to mother series, too!

  2. Hi there! I am really glad to find your blog here. We have a lot of similar interests! I am a Christian homeschooling mom as well.

    My husband loves the inversion table. I have never tried it- but it has to feel more comfortable than hanging from monkey bars these days :) . I can see how the kids would use the opportunity to visit you while you are in hanging bat mode. ha!

    Going to see if I can find you on Facebook now!

    Thanks for fining me!!

  3. Hurray for Cynthia! She is a gem. That inversion table is crazy!


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