Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Intentional Parenting – Taking Time to Recharge

November 10, 2017


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Being a stay at home mama is one of the best and hardest things I’ve ever done. Our days are as equally as beautiful and wonderful as they are immensely challenging. Finding that balance between giving Jude everything he needs and trying to find a minute to give back to myself has probably been the biggest challenge, especially since moving away from our friends and family. For myself, nap times are sometimes the only time I get to really recharge and so I try and take every advantage during this precious time to do just that. And while I do often have to use this time to get on top of laundry or the piled-up dishes, or that pile of dust I’ve ignored too many times, I try and always incorporate something that will help me feel uplifted and refreshed.
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One of my favorite things to do during this time is to catch up on podcasts. Being able to lay down and close my eyes or catch up on the laundry while listening to other’s experiences or being lost in a story …. Well it’s just my favorite. I recently got the opportunity to try the Swift 7 laptop by Acer and I love how easy it is to pull up and begin right where I left off using the Podcast application.
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I thought I’d share with you a few of my favorite podcast topics as far as parenting and deep thinking go …. but I’d love to hear any of your current favorites as well if there are any you’d like to share.

  • pre-school / early childhood education
  • parenting
  • mindfulness / health

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June 27, 2015



Welcome to the new Chalk White Arrow. As you may be able to tell, a lot of changes have taken place over here. There are still tweaks to be made and a few things that need changing … At this point in time, life is seeming to take longer than I plan for, but I appreciate you all being patient with me. Starting Monday, things will be getting more consistent around here. My goal is to get at least two posts up a week and possibly increase post frequency a little as we go along. A big THANK YOU to all of you who have stuck around … to those who have remained loyal readers, who send me kind words, who have always been supportive … This blog remains because of you.

Until then, you can find me on Instagram


April 20, 2015



Hey, guys!! It’s time for a giveaway, this one is from the darling Etsy shop, A Little Joy. A Little Joy is giving one Chalk White Arrow reader the chance to win one of their beautiful, handmade, baby quilts. Each one is made to order and they are so stinking pretty … There is some major quilt envy going on over here!

To enter:
Visit the shop A Little Joy, and have a look around.
Follow A Little Joy on Pinterest by clicking here, then share this giveaway on one social media platform of your choice (Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, ETC…). 
Come back to this post and let us know you did.

The winner will be chosen randomly one week from today and notified shortly after, via email. If you do not have an email linked within your Google profile, please leave your email or a way for us to get in touch with you in your comment. Giveaway is open to Chalk White Arrow readers only. Good luck! 

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April 7, 2015


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All I need to say here, is that holidays are like a million times more fun when you get yourself a kid. Hope you all had a wonderful Easter! Also, I think our Easter mistakenly thought it was actually Christmas … at least Juder’s mom must have thought it was anyway. Oops … live and learn!


February 8, 2015


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it’s giveaway time you guys! today’s giveaway is really cool because it’s from jenn, the owner of the beautifully curated etsy shop, belle hibou. her shop is full of charming handmade jewelry and photographs inspired by her love of nature, places she’s traveled and seen, and the sixties and seventies. if you haven’t checked out belle hibou yet … well what are you waiting for?

today, jenn is giving you all a chance to win a thirty dollar credit good towards anything in her store. above are just a few of my favorites items … you can check them out here, here, here, and here. in order to enter, you must:

  •  check out belle hibou by clicking here then pick one or two of your favorite things.
  •  come back to this blog and comment under this post with what you’ve chosen.

to increase your chances, you can follow her blog, follow her on facebook, and follow her on instagram … just make sure you leave a comment for each entry (max of four) letting us know you did. this giveaway is open to chalk white arrow readers only and will end on the 15th of february, one week from today. the winner will be chosen shortly after and notified via email. 

good luck!