kids playing at the lake

Kids play with anything

This is going to be a short post today, because I’m writing it in the passenger seat of our minivan, heading to my in-laws’. It is 11:53 p.m.—move out day. We’ve had quite the laborious Labor Day weekend, stacking the remaining boxes in our storage unit and filing our backpacks with next years’ necessities. We’re (read more…)

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Weekend links

Risky play and skinned knees are key to healthy development :: The Star What I’m learning about balance and the simple life :: Shalommama 7 tips to speed up the decluttering process :: Becoming Minimalist On infighting, social media, and weedy noise :: Seth Haines What love never does :: Chatting at the Sky “Nature (read more…)

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Hayley Morgan on The Art of Simple Podcast

#72: Somebody sewed that shirt

Podcast time! This episode explores the world of ethical fashion—for kids. Hayley Morgan is starting a new clothing line with the hopes of transforming how we think about dressing our kids. I talk to her about slow fashion and owning a small family business, what it means to be a working mom with young children, (read more…)

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Kathryn O'Brien's simple living story

Kathryn’s release from social media compulsion

Name: Kathryn O’Brien Location: Southern California Occupation: Author, blogger, educator Blog/site: Kathryn O’Brien Tell us one way you are simplifying your life. I’m simplifying my life by taking control of my technology, before my technology takes control of me. It’s not like I’ve given up electronics altogether; I’d rather give up my toothbrush than my (read more…)

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me in tuscany

5 life lessons in 37 years

Tomorrow I turn 37. And while the past few weeks been insanely full packing up our home, selling anything we don’t need, putting anything we’d like for the next year in backpacks, and then hanging out with friends, I’m still hoping to practice my annual ritual to celebrate another year of life: chill. My favorite (read more…)

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