graduation

15 good and (almost) perfect gifts for high school graduates

For some, gift giving is love language; they always know just what to give.  Their gifts compel Cheshire cat smiles, squeals of delight, or sometimes render the recipient speechless. Gift giving is not my strong suit. I labor over choosing the “right” present for someone; not because I’m trying to impress them, nor out of (read more…)

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Want to work from home? Work smart, not just hard.

When I started Simple Mom in early 2008, I didn’t intend for it to become a full-fledged career path. I saw it more as a creative outlet with a possibly to fund my coffee habit. Never in a million years would I guess it would become my platform for writing and providing a sizable portion (read more…)

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Weekend links

What School Lunches Look Like Around the World :: BuzzFeed Sick of Your Stuff? How to Change Everything :: Nesting Place Find Your Passion in Three Steps :: Michael Hyatt Love and Sugar :: Joy the Baker 5 Ways Blogging Can Make You a Better Person :: ProBlogger (Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool‘s guest post!) (read more…)

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Weekend giveaway: Mineral Fusion

This giveaway is now closed. Check here for the winner! Today’s weekend giveaway comes from sponsor Mineral Fusion. I’ve seen this line of makeup and skincare at my local Whole Foods, so I’m thrilled to have them as a Simple Mom sponsor, and happy to tell you that one of you will win some of (read more…)

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Want to work from home? Find your routine.

Pepper, our new kitten, is figure-eighting around my ankles as I sit at my desk. Finn isn’t far away, exploring every nook and cranny of the floor. I’m also giving Tate a spelling test in a few minutes; she’s at her table behind me, practicing her list of words. I hear Reed somewhere in the (read more…)

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