On taking a regular Screen Sabbath

Confession: our TV is on almost daily. It’s not on all day, and we’re super selective about what gets watched. We do Netflix and Hulu instead of traditional television, so we’re not inundated with ridiculous ads, and it’s never on just as background noise (music is almost always on when the TV isn’t). We’re big (read more…)

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Little gifts

As you start this new week, may you find a sliver of inspiration in an unexpected place—your preschooler’s scribble on the back of your grocery list, the first daffodil in your backyard, a harebrained story retold by your child as you chop the onions, a lovely shade of nail polish on sale. May you remember (read more…)

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Weekend links

Why using your gifts is heroic :: Ally Vesterfelt In which I don’t mind if my tinies see me on the computer :: Sarah Bessey (I’ve said this for years… Sarah’s said it succinctly and beautifully here) The difference between wasted and spent :: Sarah Markley 3 types of friends every parent needs :: Simple (read more…)

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Kathrine’s flexible freedom discovery

Name: Kathrine Vigdel Location: Oslo, Norway Occupation: Publishing editor Blog/site: Skapt Tell us one way you are simplifying your life. Clearing my afternoon and evening schedule. I aim to have at least three free nights on work weeks, and at least Saturday or Sunday absolutely free from morning to evening. Not that I won’t be (read more…)

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Expectations that were never yours to meet

As you start this week, may you know yourself well enough to be at peace when the naysayers come. May you rest easy when people claim you different than what they thought you to be, or when you didn’t provide what was expected because, well—what they expected was never yours to give. Last week I (read more…)

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