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20 tips for finding your routine with kids

Reader Marilyn asks, “I am struggling to set some kind of schedule for my family. I’m new to the SAHM thing (I went back to work after my son was 5 months) and have a 5-month-old and a 3-year-old who is now at home with me.  I’ve been kind of going with the flow, but (read more…)

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Weekend links

Photo by Sharon Mollerus • Talking Photography :: Mt. Hope Chronicles • Getting Back to Basics :: Remodeling This Life • Building a Child’s Personal Library :: Honey for a Child’s Heart • 4 Ways to Fight the “I Might Need it Someday” Syndrome :: On Simplicity • How to Improve Marriage & Slow Down (read more…)

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What’s in your garden?

If you’re joining us for the Book Club‘s current selection* – Animal, Vegetable, Miracle – then be sure and read up to chapter two for the first forum discussion this Thursday (we’re doing two chapters a week).  And if you’ve already started, then you might already have gardening on the brain.  I do, anyway, and (read more…)

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The fine art of making choices (hint: it’s usually not good versus evil)

We moved back overseas two weeks ago, and while life was definitely topsy-turvy those first seven days or so, last week resembled much more closely a normal life. So I was tempted to jump back in to blogging full-force, saving the huge lot of guest post submissions for some other time. But I relented, and (read more…)

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Weekend link love: back among the living (mostly)

Photo by Anita Martinz Whew. Well, we’re slowly emerging from the fog of jet lag, an enormous amount of unpacking and organizing, back at cross-cultural and language adaptation, and generally finding our family’s rhythm and routine. Life’s still not normal, but it’s getting there. I’m so thankful for all the great guest posters I’ve had (read more…)

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