The benefits of raising kids cross-culturally

My kids are almost 4 and 9 months old. We’ve lived here for almost two years – this means that our oldest remembers very little about the U.S., and our baby has never even been there. There are definitely plusses and minuses to raising children cross-culturally – the current terminology for children in this lifestyle (read more…)

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Q&A Tuesday: what are the staples in your pantry?

Today’s Q&A comes from Heather, half of the duo behind Rookie Moms.  They’ve got a great website filled with tips on life with little ones, and their book, The Rookie Mom’s Handbook, is filled with 250 things to do with – or without – your kids. Here is her question: What foods do you always (read more…)

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Weekend link love: the in the air AGAIN edition

Photo by Andy Sidesiger As you’re reading this, my little family and I are probably somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean, flying back home.  Since we’ll be dealing with jet lag, getting reacquainted with life as expats, and generally readjusting, you’ll be enjoying some Simple Mom reruns and some fabulous guest posts for the next week (read more…)

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Make sinking funds work for you – no matter how you’re paid

Photo by Jeff Belmonte Many of you have written me with this question – how do you budget for annual expenses when you don’t have a regular income, or when you don’t get paid monthly? Budgeting might seem a bit easier for us because my husband gets paid monthly – one paycheck to one monthly (read more…)

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Q&A Tuesday: Do you buy organic?

This topic has been on my mind with our second book for the book club, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, headed our way in a few weeks.  I’d love to hear your thoughts, particularly because most of you are not only the home managers of your family, but also because most of you make the everyday purchasing (read more…)

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