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Fantastic Christmas music

I grew up around music. It was played throughout the house, I was given a radio for my room at an early age, and I have fond memories of my dad regaling us with childhood stories in the living room while playing his different records. One of my favorite childhood memories involves riding through the (read more…)

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The Gift of the Magi

Settle in, pour a steaming cup of your favorite drink, and enjoy a bit of Story Time for the holidays as a little treat. You can read this to your kids, if you want, but consider this first a story for yourself. The Gift of the Magi is a short story published in a collection (read more…)

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Weekend links

It’s December. What can you stop doing this Christmas? :: Shalom Mama How to survive holiday shopping when you are highly sensitive :: Sorta Crunchy Easy mason jar snowglobes :: The Inspired Room When you need to undecorate for Christmas :: Nesting Place …and from our travel blog, I wrote this week about how to (read more…)

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#76: Born with wings

Journaling—why is it such a powerful tool for expression and decompression? I talk with AoS contributor Katie Clemons of Gadanke, a new mom who’s found an outlet in creating unique journals for all sorts of occasions. We talk about books, poetry, online dating, airplanes, living abroad, raising a bilingual child, and unusual houses: Katie currently (read more…)

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Trade as One (giveaway!)

Trade as One is easily one of our favorite companies to endorse around here because of the beautiful symbiotic relationship involved. Support them, and you support your family just as much. In their words, their mission is to “use fair trade to promote sustainable business and break cycles of poverty and dependency in the developing (read more…)

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