Against The Grain


An Open Letter To My Husbands Ex – Fighting Parental Alienation For a Hurt Child

an-open-letter-to-my-husbands-ex This is a letter I wrote on a gofundme page 12 months ago…Since then there have been many more ups and downs, but it all still rings true today. Reading this letter reminds me that it is my duty, as a christian, to love his daughters mother anyways….



A Natural Solution to Bedwettingnatural-remedy-for-bedwetting

I want to preface this one by saying, I can only post this  because my son is 7 and doesn’t read my blog! So, what happens on this blog stays on this blog! But, I needed to share our natural remedy for bedwetting blues!

Our bedwetting story:

My seven year old son, Aaron, wets the bed. He has been to an endocrinologist and a urologist and has had an ultrasound and they have decided his bedwetting is genetic. (His dad wet the bed


10 Reasons I let my 8 year old carry a stuffed animal

benefits of stuffed animals Recently my 8 year old son asked us to buy him a stuffed bunny to match the one his 4 year old step sister carries around. Although my husband was not overly excited about the idea, I bought him the stuffed bunny. Now, he carries it everywhere he goes! He has named him Geoffrey and he spends time talking to him and “feeding him”. When he wants to bring Geoffrey into the grocery store, my


 Homemade Laundry Soap

homemade laundry soap recipeHomemade Laundry Soap Recipe

In a quest to go chemical free, lots of things in our home are now homemade! I had to to share my favorite homemade laundry soap! I buy a kit from amazon called Laundry Soap Kit – Fels Naptha-3 bars, Borax & Washing Soda.


Relationships – What we teach our children Part 2 – The role of the christian wife

roles of a christian wife Here is another post that I am sure I will catch some heat for…after posting about respecting my husband there were a few people that were less impressed with the idea of respecting your man! I stand by my belief in the Bible and all that God has done for us! So, I’m moving on with part 2,


Knitted Flat Circle

knitted flat circle I searched high and low for a pattern to knit a flat circle. After going into my local knitting store and being told to knit wedges I decided I needed to figure this out on my own. I needed a circle, not a hexagon. I like the wedge design for many things but I


6 Dry Ice Experiments To Do With Kids

dry-ice-experimentsWhat is Dry Ice?

It is sometimes referred to as “cardice” and is the solid form of carbon dioxide. At pressures below 5.13 atm and temperatures below −69.5 °F, CO2 changes from a solid to a gas with no intervening liquid form, through a process called sublimation.


Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelet GIVEAWAY

[contesthopper contest=”1118″] How do you get your hands on these oils? You can buy them retail through Young Living or you can purchase a starter kit, which makes you a wholesale member, and buy them at wholesale prices. The oils in the starter kit are amazing and you will need them for many other things (especially if you have kids)! Click here and it will take you to a page that quickly shows you how to go about each option! Enter for a chance to win


10 Orange Essential Oil Recipes

oeor Essential Oils are made by distilling the most beneficial part of the plant being used. The most beneficial part of an orange is the peel! The peel contains more than four times as much fiber as the fruit inside, and more tangeretin and nobiletin—flavonoids with anticancer, antidiabetic, and anti-inflammatory properties. A 2004 study on animals suggests that these nutrients may even reduce harmful LDL cholesterol better than some prescription drugs. ( I personally do not have any desire to eat orange peels,


Amazon Prime

Posted by Laura Wright on March 5, 2016
Category: products, Uncategorized

Amazon prime

This service is well worth the money! We get FREE 2 day shipping. Sometimes I even get mail from Amazon on a Sunday…seriously, that’s amazing! We watch Amazon Instant Video, which is like Netflix. You can even share your amazon prime benefits with family! Everything eligible for prime is discounted, you get free storage space, music streaming and a lending library for your kindle. If you dont need your item in two days, you can choose no rush shipping and get a promotional credit. I have never done