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Selling vs. renting our house: how we knew the right choice (for us)

Along with a little ticket purchase last week, this summer has been a bit monumental for our family: we also sold our house. Yep, this house. We weren’t sure what we were going to do with the pad when we hit the skies for a year, but once we returned from our spring book tour (read more…)

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Weekend links

For a special edition of weekend links, I thought I’d link to some of my favorite travel-ish blogs—after all, this is mostly what I’ve been reading lately as I’ve taken on another full-time job getting us ready to go. 36 days and counting! Bridges and Balloons :: Twenty-something Victoria left London a few years ago (read more…)

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FOMO: it’s a real thing

While we were in Tuscany, the group of us debated sharing photos on Instagram. I sometimes have a knee-jerk response (often emotional) to a type of oversharing that happens at events where I either know several people attending, or I really, really wanted to be there. And I didn’t want to cause that in other (read more…)

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Weekend links

How family game night makes kids better students :: The Atlantic These aren’t regular paintings :: A plus Psychologists find a surprising thing happens to kids who read Harry Potter :: Mic 7 reasons we should stop praising excess :: Becoming Minimalist A diet of distraction :: Unfiltered “Truth is ever to be found in (read more…)

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The Art of Simple Podcast, episode 70: A chat with a literary agent

A chat with my literary agent

Wonder how on earth to find a literary agent? Have questions about the book publishing process? Or are you simply toying with the idea of one day writing a book? In this episode, I talk to my literary agent, Jenni Burke. Jenni is making quite a name for herself in the industry, and she’s a (read more…)

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