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About Jamie

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents.

She serves as editor of Simple Homeschool, and blogs about mindful parenting at Steady Mom. Check out her newly released book: Steady Days: A Journey Toward Intentional, Professional Motherhood.

The road to simplicity is marked by complexity. But it’s still worth it.

With all the talk about simplicity these days, you’d think that the route getting there would be, well, simple. But many find that with each step they take toward simplicity, they encounter temporary complications.

These complications sometimes feel so vast they make you want to quit before you’ve even started. Switching gears in life can be painful, and progress isn’t always initially visible.

I am a mother of three children, a homeschooler, a blogger and an author. Each day I spend the majority of my time on areas of my core values and priorities, crafting the life of my dreams. Yet getting here has required navigating through obstacles and complexities.

Here are a few areas that may temporarily become more complicated in our efforts to simplify them.
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Giving your children a global perspective

The world is changing. Technology has connected continents like never before. Within seconds, we hear about triumphs or tragedies happening in faraway places. With this amazing knowledge comes a deep responsibility. This is the world in which our children live. We have the privilege of introducing them to its beauties, its cultures, and even its (read more…)

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10 picture books that teach important life lessons

Often as parents we get consumed by the details of our days–life speeds past while we try to catch up and just keep everyone fed, clothed, and healthy. Sometimes the rush of our busy routines leaves little time leftover to contemplate and discuss life’s important issues with our children. When, exactly, are we supposed to (read more…)

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