“The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.” -J.M. Barrie

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How much truth is there with daring to live? :: Suitcases to Sippycups Steve Jobs was a low-tech parent :: NY Times Friday night pasta: How to change your life with meatballs :: Serious Eats Zilla van den Born faked Asia trip on Facebook while still in her Amsterdam flat :: News.com.au Instagram envy, being (read more…)

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The Art of Simple Podcast #73 with Tsh Oxenreider and Kat Lee

#73: In a five-foot tree

It’s always a treat to talk to my friend (and AoS contributor) Kat Lee! I was glad to get in a last-minute conversation with her before we hit the skies and head across the world… In this episode, we chat about RISK: new school year beginnings, moving, modeling the art of taking risks, letting our (read more…)

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13 books I’m reading this next year

“We read to know we’re not alone.” William Nicholson couldn’t be most spot-on about why reading resonates with so many of us, and I think it’ll ring truer for me this year than it has in a long time. Sure, we’ll be meeting new people daily from all walks of life, and yet, if my (read more…)

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Weekend links

How travel has changed my life :: Never-Ending Footsteps Why it doesn’t matter how you feel about your friends :: Shauna Niequist on Storyline The art of choosing books and starting a book club :: Heidi Scovel on The Read-Aloud Revival 25 ways to ask kids, “So how was school today?” without asking them, “So (read more…)

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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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