Live the Real Life

Getting Real in a Fake World: Inspiration for Natural and Authentic Living

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My purpose...is to promote love—the kind of love shown by those whose thoughts are pure, who do what they know is right, and whose faith in God is real. 1 Timothy 1:5

About Susan

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I'm Susan--devoted wife, homeschool mom, and Jesus freak. I love the Lord and strive daily to put Him first in everything. I am all about natural living, real food, health and wellness, and essential oils. I love homeschooling, in part because I get a front row seat to watch my son grow up and learn about life. I work from home (which is good because I'm a homebody), cook most of our meals from scratch (even though I hate cooking), and am a research junkie. I try not to take myself too seriously (or anyone else either!) and love to laugh and have fun. I hope you'll join me on this crazy journey, living the real life!

Featured Posts

Packing A Shoe Box For Operation Christmas Child

Packing A Shoe Box For Operation Christmas Child

Nov 12, 2016 | No Comments

  Are you packing a shoe box this year for Samaritan Purse’s Operation Christmas Child? This is one of our yearly traditions and always a highlight for our family as we enter the Christmas Season. Every Christmas, our pastor always challenges us to give our biggest gift to Jesus. After all, it is HIS birthday. And preparing […]

4 Easy Ways to Save (and Even Earn!) Money While Shopping Online

4 Easy Ways to Save (and Even Earn!) Money While Shopping Online

Sep 27, 2016 | No Comments

  I am a major penny pincher. Some even might call me cheap, and while I will accept that, I prefer to call myself frugal 😉 Pinching pennies has saved our budget many times over, particularly during two seasons of unemployment, but also just in general, as we have spent almost the entirety of our marriage toward the […]

20 Things I Love About Homeschooling

20 Things I Love About Homeschooling

Aug 23, 2016 | No Comments

  Yesterday marked the first day of school for the districts in our area, and the past few weeks have been a whirlwind for most of my friends and family as they have been preparing for this day. Schedules have been crazy full of the stress of clothes shopping, school supply gathering, meet the teacher nights, registration, […]

5 Great Online Homeschool Programs and Apps

5 Great Online Homeschool Programs and Apps

Jul 14, 2016 | 2 Comments

  Trying to balance two jobs, church activities, cooking meals from scratch, and managing a household means that this mama doesn’t always have hands-on time with my child for homeschooling. Before I started working, we had a lot more time to sit and work on all kinds of subjects together to get Nathan’s schooling done. […]

The Day That Changed Our Lives Forever

The Day That Changed Our Lives Forever

Feb 19, 2016 | No Comments

Ten years ago today, this was an extra-special day for us. It was the day that we found out we were going to be parents! It had been almost six long years of disappointment after disappointment, trying with no success to get pregnant. We had almost given up. We had both been through a bunch […]

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