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Cuppa reads

Greetings from Morocco! The Internet ebbed and flowed for me this month in Africa, so when it was decent, I caught up on a bit of reading. Here are some of my favorite gems—pour your cuppa and dive right in.

I looooove that this 90-year-old woman is going back to school. How amazing is she? Going to school with her great-great-grandkids. via BBC

I’ve never read this book, but I really like its premise. Basically, there’s lots of ways to raise a kid—and chances are, they’ll be fine. via The New York Times

• There’s a really high cost to cheap fashion. Here’s a fascinating project with simple-but-powerful images. via Confessions of a Refashionista

What a beautiful story about real marriage this is in this oldie-but-goodie from AoS contributor Katherine Willis-Pershey. via Deeper Story

• We humans tend to have a short-term memory, as seen in the recent joking around on Twitter about wearing bread bags on your feet. I like her recalling of Little House‘s Christmas in this one. via Bloomberg

• Amen and amen to Emily’s thoughts about the spiritual discipline of wearing better pants. via Chatting at the Sky

• I had tears by the time I finished the sweet recalling of AoS contributor Carmella Rayone’s Wednesday ritual of breakfast out with one of her sons. First, breakfast indeed. via Assortment Blog

• And finally, I found this explanation enlightening from a young boy with autism about why it’s hard for him to make eye contact. One of my sons has SPD, and he has a hard time with eye contact as well. Good food for thought. via The Mighty

Have a great weekend!

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Cuppa reads

Well, Tsh and her family are busy traipsing around Africa this week, but they’re having a hard time finding decent internet access (or much access at all), so this weekend’s edition of Cuppa Reads is brought to you by Katie Fox, ye olde managing editor of the Art of Simple. I live in central Texas, (read more…)

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Cuppa reads

I hope you’re having a good weekend, friends. After our big launch (which was months in the making, believe me!), by the time you’re reading this, we’re now settling in to a new country for a few days, followed soon after by a brand new continent for the trip. Internet being somewhat unreliable, the best (read more…)

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Cuppa reads (the spruced-up, dusted off weekend links)

You guys were incredibly encouraging in the comments section of Thursday’s post. So much solidarity for old-school blogging! I knew you were the best readers on the Internet for some reason. Thanks for your verbal fistbumps. (And even if you didn’t comment, thanks just for reading—that means just as much. Really.) As I mentioned in (read more…)

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Weekend links

In pictures: Christmas around the world :: BBC Tips for honest hospitality :: Nicole Bennett Farm fresh? Natural? Eggs not always what they’re cracked up to be :: NPR How to change your life with mini habits :: Pick the Brain On being “healed of being a big deal” :: Micha Boyett “There is virtue (read more…)

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