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40 ways to go greener at home …besides just recycling

Being intentionally eco-wise is about celebrating the Creator’s creativity, being good stewards with what we’re given, and passing on those values to the next generation. The thing I love most about practicing good green green habits in our home is that nine times out of ten, they’re also the more frugal option.  And I love (read more…)

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Spring cleaning e-book winners

Photo courtesy of Real Simple I’m glad so many of you are joining in the Spring Cleaning Party from May 4-15!  It should be encouraging to spruce up our home as a community, where we can keep each other accountable and take each area a bit at a time. Here are the ten winners who (read more…)

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Spring is here – let’s party!

Photo by Stefano Mortellaro Spring is in the air. I know some of you still have snow in the backyard, but that doesn’t mean it’s not right around the corner for you. It’s already mid-April, and it’s only getting warmer until the summer heat squelches the spring breeze. We’ve had our windows open for most (read more…)

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Crocs winners announced!

Photo by Lucia Maldonado-Medina I had a great time partnering with Crocs to celebrate 10,000 Simple Mom readers.  And I’m going to love making the day of the following winners!  Each of you listed can choose any pair of Crocs worth up to $50. Signing up for the newsletter, the winners are: Sonya, and Tina (read more…)

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11 cheap (and free!) toys for young children

This post was originally published on August 18, 2008. The price of toys these days is disheartening. They can also be loud, obnoxious, and cheaply-made. I stand firmly in the camp of having fewer, but high-quality toys than having a thousand pieces of plastic to trip over, pick up, and lose. Plus, the less toys (read more…)

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