Q&A Tuesday: Why do you use Facebook?

Facebook is such a funny thing.  I love how it keeps me connected with so many people, especially since we live overseas.  And it’s wild to see how paths cross – how your college roommate can comment on “your wall” right alongside your brother’s brother-in-law’s girlfriend.  It’s sort-of like a wedding, in that way – (read more…)

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A monthly menu plan for the Spring

Photo by Alyson Hurt It’s been several months since I wrote about menu planning; mostly, because I haven’t menu planned in awhile. With all our traveling in the States, it’s only been this past week that we’ve had some semblance of a normal life since mid-October. But we’re all itching for some well-planned meals around (read more…)

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Weekend links

Photo by Sue • Book of Days :: Blue Yonder Ranch • Dead Simple Guide to Beating Procrastination :: Zen Habits • “We’re Constantly at War Over Chores” :: Redbook • Ruthless Simplicity: How to Ward Off Doing More and Burning Out :: Unclutterer • Make Your Own Organic Baby Wash :: Rookie Moms • (read more…)

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A simplified story of our economic crisis

The following is a guest post from The Weakonomist, the anonymous blogger behind Weakonomics.com. The media has tried to explain the current economic crisis. But many of them don’t fully understand it themselves, so elements and details are lost in translation. The ultimate failure is trying to explain it in a matter of minutes – (read more…)

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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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