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How do you declutter?

There are two schools of thought when it comes to decluttering: Touch everything only once, and Declutter in steps, moving piles around until it’s done. When you touch everything only once, you pick up an item and put it in its rightful place immediately, even if it means going to the other side of the (read more…)

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A typical day at home

I‘ve had a number of people write me from this blog lately, asking me how I get things done. I’m guessing the subtle message to their questions is that it seems like I get a lot done. Photo from Wikimedia Commons I’m happy to say that being very intentional about how I manage time has (read more…)

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Humbling laurels for Simple Mom

I’m really overwhelmed today. My recent post on why and how we should save for our kids’ education early is featured in the 151st Carnival of Personal Finance, hosted at the U.S. News and World Report blog. In fact, it’s an Editor’s Choice. Wowzers. Thanks so much! Simple Mom is now also listed in Alltop (read more…)

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6 habit-changing helps for stay-at-home moms

So – those of you focusing on a change of habit this month… how’s it going so far? I personally have been surprised how difficult going to bed at 10:30 is for me. Photo by gblock When the kids are finally asleep, it’s so much easier to get stuff done. But the clincher is, my (read more…)

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Personal finance 101 – saving for your kids’ college

This is the sixth part in my series on Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps, a proven personal financial plan. My goal is to explain a really solid money management plan in plain ol’ English, for intelligent yet financially “average” home managers. Photo by arnoldo O nce you start funding 15% of your income towards retirement, and (read more…)

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