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Spreading Seeds

of wholehearted, faith-filled,
gonna-get-dirty living.

Welcome to A Dandelion Life

A dandelion may look like a weed to most people, but these tenacious golden flowers represent a great deal more than they appear to.


Natural food, natural cleaning, natural living


Inspiration for living, remembering who we are, discovering purpose


Raising a child on the Autism spectrum, juggling work and family, organizing for real people


Writing, blogging, teaching, reading

Strands of Sorrow and Light

Disclaimer: my marriage is not perfect.   Shocker, right?  I’m sure it’s not.  I don't think any marriage is perfect. Even my friends who look like they have the perfect marriage admit that there are times when they have blow out fights and need counseling to tune...

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Do I Deserve Happiness?

"I AM WORTHY OF ANYTHING THAT MAKES ME HAPPY BECAUSE EVERYBODY, INCLUDING ME, DESERVES TO BE HAPPY." I came across this affirmation the other day as I was looking for affirmations to add to my weekly modified “bullet journal” spread (you can see how I create a...

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The Things That Move Us

Ann Voskamp wrote a book called The Broken Way. It’s really good, and you should definitely read it. But this isn’t about her book.  Every weekend she sends out “Multivitamins for the Soul,” and this week one of her videos broke my heart. Watch. I know that refugees...

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Insights from a DISC Profile

  I recently took a DISC profile quiz (this is the one I took), and I was surprised at the accuracy of the results.  I was really high in the C (conscientiousness) area and my second highest was the I (Influence) area.  Basically, this means that I tend to be logical,...

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30 Days of Gratitude

Some days are full of shadows and dust. I don’t know about you, but I have a tendency to think about all the things that could go wrong or that aren’t exactly the way I want them to be.  I get stuck in melancholy, and I sink down into the mire of my own mind.  Even if...

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It’s Okay to Slow Down (Really)

You'll Get Run Over if You Go Slow Our world moves fast.  Really fast.  As a teacher, it’s a constant treadmill that goes faster and faster as I try and teach more and more to students who pay attention less and less because the content is not relevant to them (at...

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