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Introducing twaddle-free books… for moms!

I love to read. My childhood memories are defined by well-loved books, its pages worn from devouring eyes. I still love reading – but I rarely make the time for it I want. I also love running my home. I love every part of it – the organizing, the money management, the cleaning (well… okay, (read more…)

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Link love :: the It’s-late-and-I’m-tired-not-to-mention-out-of-town edition

Photo by Hey Man Are You There? Per Saturday’s norm here at Simple Mom, I’ve got some great links to share.  But because I’m out of town, and quite frankly, I’ve got to go to bed, I’m just going to link to my Tumblr to show you the reads I’m recommending for your weekend reading.  (read more…)

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Photo books: a great tool to reduce clutter & make sentimental gifts

This giveaway is now closed – but you can still go here for a free scrapbook until November 30. Before we moved overseas, we created four photo books.  We wanted to keep our photo collection streamlined and lightweight, so this seemed like the logical solution.  And we get compliments on them all the time. Today, (read more…)

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Shop NOW for the holidays, while there’s plenty of time

Today is officially six weeks until Christmas, if you can believe it. You may notice a whole slew of stores and shops featured on the right-hand side – these are all businesses endorsed by Simple Mom for the holiday season. From now until Christmas, I’ll be highlighting a few of these cottage industries every week. (read more…)

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Cool off your house fever with a long-term financial plan

My husband and I are in our early 30s, and we are not homeowners. We never have been homeowners, actually. Much of this is because of our expat lifestyle, but even if we were stateside, chances are, we’d still be renters. And we are okay with that. There were times when we seriously looked into (read more…)

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