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Organic Artisans Collective

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An Earth-Friendly Back-to-School

But we’re learning as individuals and as a family,  that we can embrace both culture and stewardship. There’s joy in this responsible life.  Beauty in it.  Creativity abounds.  Art thrives. And there’s no need to be old-fashioned to be environmentally ethical.

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Plastic-Free Future

I want to focus on one of the largest sources of unnecessary waste: plastic. It seems to be my default focus in my own personal quest to cut down on waste. I have a mindset that eliminating plastic from my daily life, will actually help move us in the right direction as a culture. 

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The Basics

When we look at where we have come from as a society, is it no wonder that we are attempting to return to some element of it, even in the midst of suburbia. No matter what the newest gadget promising modern convenience, the new urban trend, or what is going on in the national news, we are never more than our basic needs.

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Lauren AllenComment
Present

Meetings, appointments, phone calls, conflict resolution.  Cleaning, cooking, planning, cleaning again.  Laundry, dishes, kids, did you do your chores?  The swirl of real life.  The everyday. Reality.  I feel my spirit longing for something realer.  The reality that is truer than the noise and thoughts whirling around my brain.

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A Banana, an iPad, and a Home School

I was the Mom who politely smiled and gave a condescending love pat to anyone who said they homeschooled their children followed by a “bless you”. Homeschooling is a calling, and I never wanted it to be mine. Well, the “call” came, and I surprisingly didn’t hang up the phone.

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