Against The Grain


Yootechs Glass Screen Protector

I bought a glass screen protector from Yootech when I got my Lg V10. I was skeptical about this product actually saving my screen from cracking but I figured better safe than sorry. We recently did a few dry ice experiments and when we made a dry ice bomb, it scared the crap out of me causing me to throw my phone down on the cement floor! It cracked my screen protector in a very bad way. When I took my screen protector off, my phone


Eliminate Dandruff using Tea Tree Oil

ttod My husband had a serious dandruff problem. I looked up dandruff online and found out that Tea Tree Oil might do the trick! So, we added a drop to shampoo he had in his hand and the next day he had no dandruff! Now he adds a few drops of tea tree oil to his shampoo bottle every time he gets a new one and he no longer has a dandruff problem…what an easy and simple solution! Now he still gets to use


12 Reasons I Always Have Tea Tree Oil On Hand

tea tree oil Tea tree, also known as melaleuca, is a favorite oil of mine. The first time I opened a bottle of tea tree oil I closed my eyes and took a nice deep breath of the aroma seeping out of the bottle…then I coughed and gasped and thought I was going to die because the smell is STRONG! However, I persevered and used it anyways and now the smell does not bother me even a little


6 Reasons I Do Silly Things With My Kids

silly things   When my kids ask me to join them in some silly adventure, I do it! I have been on skates at the skating ring doing the chicken dance and the hokey pokey. I have ridden the giddy up animals at the mall. I have put my hands up and screamed on the little tiny shamu ride or the dragon ride at the fair. I have worn mismatching way to long necklaces all day long that were made for



When Josh told me he wanted to make Oobleck I thought he made up a weird word for something…then he taught me what Oobleck is and it is pretty cool!6892_10153398202418837_8568585177150823508_n Oobleck is a type of non-Newtonian fluid. Most fluids we know of are considered Newtonian fluids. Non-Newtonian fluids are a strange and perplexing group of fluids. When a force (ex. poking, rolling, stirring) is applied to a non-Newtonian fluid, the viscosity (resistance to flow) of the fluid increases. Applying pressure to the Obbleck increases its viscosity (thickness). A

Wedding day stress

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Wedding day stress is simply inevitable! I am a wedding photographer so I have been to weddings as small as twenty people in someones backyard to as big as over 100 people at a mansion with a wedding coordinator, designer, caterers, hair and makeup artist etc… One thing that every single wedding has in common…a stressed out bride! Typically they are stressed about two things, getting dressed in time and being in front of all of those people! A few smaller stressors do come along of


Dry Ice Fun

Posted by Laura Wright on February 23, 2016
Category: Kid Projects, Parenting, unschooling

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Joshua is very interested in science. He watches and learns about science for hours each day. As an unschooling family, we allow them to learn what they want, when they want to! His passion for science has grown significantly since we made our transition from homeschooling to unschooling. So, it is my husband’s job to feed this science interest of Joshua’s! Today they chose dry ice. He came home with a big block of dry ice and Joshua was really excited. He has watched


Bacon Wrapped Mini Meatloaf

Posted by Laura Wright on February 21, 2016
Category: Recipes, Uncategorized

Bacon Wrapped Mini MeatloafTake the ultimate comfort food to a whole new level and make Bacon Wrapped mini Meatloaf for dinner. Whether you use the oven or the grill, you'll love it.

I found this recipe on Self Proclaim Foodie! Krissy, from Self Proclaimed Foodie, nailed this recipe! I wanted something with groundbeef that was brand new and nothing like I have cooked before. I saw this picture and knew I found just what I wanted. It was super easy and cheap! The recipe calls for simple


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Me and my husband teach our kids that sex is for married couples only. I know, I know, its absurd….unrealistic….not the way of the world, right? Why? Why are there so many people against this idea that we should share our most private actives with our spouse? If this idea is something you don’t believe in, what are you teaching your children? Are you simply just ignoring the issue or are you having talks with them about how they need to have multiple sex partners before they get married? Or


Things Boys Do

Posted by Laura Wright on February 18, 2016
Category: Motherin Ain't Easy, Parenting

I have two boys, 12 and 8 years old. They do and say the worst things! I keep telling myself it’s normal and all boys do these things. They are crazy, crazy little humans! Anyways, I had to put a list together of things I never thought I would have to say to my children! So, here is a list of things I have had to say to my boys that I never thought I would! 1. “Aaron, punch your brother now.” – His brother punched him first and told him sorry, here punch me back and Aaron walked away,