Kim McCullough

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Kim is a native Northern Virginian. She married her high school sweetheart and they have two children, Leland (2014) and Christy (2015). She is a foster & adoptive mom and a pastor's wife and is passionate about advocating for exploited women & children and going green without breaking the bank. You can find her educating and empowering women to live consciously and take care of their health by switching to safer and ethically produced products over in her Facebook community (facebook.com/groups/wonderfullymadewithkim). She LOVES: Jesus, her husband’s cooking, snuggling her kids, taking naps, talking about the Enneagram, and the beach. She could do without: humidity, bugs, winter, and writing thank-you notes.
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10 Things to Consider Before Beginning Your Adoption Journey

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Over six years ago, my husband and I started our foster care and adoption journey. We had a spare room, big hearts, shiny rose-colored glasses, and lots of naivety. While those things got us through the...
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Herndon & Reston, VA Neighborhood

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7 Tips for a Thriving Marriage in the Midst of a Pandemic

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All marriages go through seasons, but “Pandemic” is probably the season you never saw coming. Maybe the pandemic has been a blessing to your marriage, providing simplified schedules, more margin to connect, and an...
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How to Plan a Birthday Party During Quarantine

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My son had been looking forward to his birthday for months. And of course, no one could have seen quarantine coming. He turned 6 at the beginning of May and all he wanted was...

Pursuing Justice Starts at Home

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In 2018, I wrote an article called How I’ve started Engaging My Children about Race. I was about two years into my journey of intentional awareness of the systemic racial oppression that exists in...

Staying Connected During Social Distancing

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These certainly are strange times.   As an introvert, staying home is not super daunting for me. However as a mom of three kids 5 and under, with a husband who still has to work, and...
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Feeling Overwhelmed about Conscious Consumerism? You’re Not Alone

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Conscious consumerism is a hot topic lately, and while most of us can agree that it's important, it's also incredibly overwhelming. So I want to share my journey so you feel a little less...
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Kim’s Family Life: A Photo Essay Series

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I am a stay at home mom to two preschool-aged kids, 13 months apart. These days are long and often feel like groundhog day, the same thing over and over. Having Bridget Eldridge come...

The Day I Threw the Play Food Away: The Case for a Simple Childhood

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I'm sure you've read about, or at least seen the headlines, promoting simple childhoods and minimal toy rooms. I always liked the idea of this, but experienced the benefits for myself a few years...
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Sunscreen: Equipping You To Choose Safe and Effective Sun Protection

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As someone who has eliminated many of the toxic chemicals I use in my daily life, one of my passions is to help others do the same. One of the most common questions from...

5 Ways to Support Foster Parents

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I get asked a lot about how people can help support foster parents. And I love that question because I truly believe that more people would foster if they knew they had a strong...
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Self-Care: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, and The Point

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I want to talk about self-care. I’m sure you’ve seen the memes.   “You can’t pour from an empty cup.”... “Self-care is not selfish.”...etc.   As mothers, we often must put our children before our own needs or...

5 Easy Swaps to Reduce Plastic Use

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From food packaging to glittery holiday decorations, plastic is almost impossible to avoid. However, more and more information is available to us that should cause us to think twice before we take that next...

To The Man That Saved My Dad

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I’m sharing my dad’s story with his permission. Just A Regular Day It was around 5:00 pm the day before Thanksgiving. My dad ran to the store to grab some last minute food for Thanksgiving dinner. He told me...