Sunday, June 23, 2013

Day2day Joys Relaunch Giveaway!

I recently began contributing over at day2day joys, a blog that focuses on faith, family and health. Rachel's heart is that day2day joys can be a place where mothers and women can connect, can talk about their experiences, their hurts, their joys, and still focus on faith, family and health.

To date, I have shared my thoughts on our culture surrounding motherhood on the blog and also released my favorite natural bug spray recipe. It has been a joy for me to be a part of such an amazing group of writers. 

She's "relaunching" the blog with a new design and a new, broader tagline that will encompass the blog's tune more eloquently.

The hope of all the writers is that what we write will encourage you and will help you to be a better homemaker, mom, wife or mother in the making and woman, joyfully.

Please meet all of the writers:
Jenn from The Purposeful Mom- veteran writer here
Kelly from Eyes on the Source
Kristen from Smithspirations
Jenn D from A Simple Haven
Liz from Now Let Me Rejoice
Kim from Simple Natural Health
Nell from Whole Parenting Family

In honor of Rachel's relauch, she is hosting an amazing GIVEAWAY!

She is giving away one $75 gift card to Amazon to one lucky reader!!

*note: this is not a sponsored giveaway, she paid for this prize and hopes it blesses one of you tremendously! Must be 18 or older to enter. 
All you have to do is use the rafflecopter form below, earn more entries by completing more of the options.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Note from Rachel: Thanks for being a part of whether you're new here or have been around for a while!!! You should see the full site over the next few days so don't be surprised if you hop on to the website and it looks totally different.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Easy & Natural Bug Spray: Day2day Joys

In my multiple trips to the Dominican Republic, I’ve learned a lot.

Things like…
  • Plantains are God’s gift to His people.
  • The poverty we deal with in the US is filthy rich compared to that in the rest of the world.
  • And did you know that six people can fit on a moped? (You have to see it to believe it!)
But perhaps the most important lesson I’ve learned…I am a mosquito magnet.

Find out how I've learned to live with this sad, sad truth on my contributing post on Day2day Joys!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Celebrating Mothers: Day2day Joys

Since the beginning of May we've been inundated with advertisements for the upcoming day that all moms look forward to; Mother's Day. Everywhere we go we are reminded, until it gets annoying, to buy our moms jewelry, flowers and chocolate and to celebrate our mothers.

And then as soon as the day is over, we collectively forget. As someone who has made a job out of celebrating mothers, I appreciate this sentiment but find it incredibly ironic. Why?

Find out at my first post as a regular contributor on Day2day Joys!