What’s your personal focus for July?

Remember your habit for June? How did it go? Photo by Mareen Fischinger I‘m genuinely excited about starting this new month, because except for a week-long family vacation, it should be the most “normal” month we’ve had since April. It’s not an excuse, but it is a reason for why it’s been challenging for me (read more…)

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Instruction-free art time: watch your child create

I love the innocent creativity of my preschooler. She draws, dances, sings, and invents without a care in the world, and I want to do what I can to give her the space and freedom to create. There are scads of great art and craft ideas on the internet, and they are some of my (read more…)

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Link love :: the It’s Officially Summer edition

It’s been over 100 degrees Fahrenheit every day this week where I am – how about you? Photo by Camille Andrea If you need some weekend time indoors, here’s a sampling of what I enjoyed reading this past week – grab yourself some iced tea and prop up your feet… A Simple Life is a (read more…)

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Making nutritious, simple baby food from scratch

Photo by Martin Rittmeyer We make our own baby food. At one to three dollars a jar where we live, it’s a no brainer decision. But even if it weren’t so expensive, I’d most likely make my son’s baby food anyway – it’s healthier, cheaper, and it’s very easy. I thought it would be really (read more…)

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Let’s see who gets Pear Budget free for life…

The random number generator selected number 90. Out of the 357 entries, that means the winner is: Rachel! She doesn’t have a blog listed, so I can’t link to her, but her cheap date idea was, “We wait until our son has gone to bed, make popcorn and battle it out on Guitar Hero!” Thanks (read more…)

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