Upcoming topics for Simple Mom

While I’m taking a short break, I thought I’d let you know of upcoming topics here at Simple Mom: Photo by Fleamarket Studio The art of hospitality – what does it mean? What are ways to practice hospitality simply? What Dave Ramsey’s teachings mean for stay-at-home moms Design inspiration – how and where to find (read more…)

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Welcome to Simple Mom

Alright, so this blog. It’s kinda new. My personal blog isn’t, however, and that’s where you can read our family updates, little cultural stories about life here, and generally whatever comes to my mind that doesn’t fit here. So what does fit on this blog? This blog is dedicated to encouraging moms to simplify their (read more…)

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Personal finance 101 – sinking funds

As you know, our money strategy is to follow Dave Ramsey’s baby steps, and in my recent post explaining Baby Step 3, I mentioned “sinking funds.” It’s a simple financial strategy, and it’s not new, but it has enormously helped our family’s finances. And I encourage you to start using sinking funds even while paying (read more…)

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Personal finance 101 – the fully-funded emergency fund

This is the third 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. The third step with Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover is to fully fund your emergency (read more…)

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Chores and preschoolers – a question

What do you think are appropriate chores for a 3-year-old? My daughter regularly “helps” me around the house with cooking and cleaning, but I think she’s getting to where she can actually be a help around the house. But what can I expect of her, ability-wise, and what’s just asking too much from a preschooler? (read more…)

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