A simple holiday season (the latest on The Simple Mom Podcast!)

The latest podcast is up! In this episode, I’m talking with my friend Megan Tietz of Sorta Crunchy. We’ve been trying to podcast all throughout the fall, so it was great to finally catch up with each other! In this episode, Megan and I chat about We talk small houses (and how to deal with (read more…)

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Major purge (the latest on The Simple Mom Podcast!)

The latest podcast is up! In this episode, I’m talking with my friend and Philippines teammate Stephanie Langford of Keeper of the Home. She’s become a kindred spirit this past year, since our lives are so similar—living in the Pacific Northwest, running businesses at home alongside our hubbies, and homeschooling smartypants girls. In this episode, (read more…)

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Home for the Holidays: Compassion

We could do a daily run of giveaways during Home for the Holidays, but instead we wanted to pepper our week by telling you about some organizations doing remarkable things. I met Maann on another hot, sweaty day near the equator in the Philippines (her house is shown above). Our group of bloggers had been (read more…)

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Plan your peaceful Christmas: task 4

We’ve covered ordering your holiday cards, organizing your holiday calendar, planning your holiday gift giving, and prepping your holiday budget. What’s next? This week’s task is one of my favorites, and though I start it the weekend after Thanksgiving, it lingers until December 24. I like the personal challenge of upcycling, going handmade, and otherwise (read more…)

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When you don’t want to say thanks

Today I’m at (in)courage, talking about something I’m sure I alone experience: what to do when I just don’t feel like saying thanks. From the post: “I change Finn’s dirty diaper, I scrunch my nose, and I murmur without a smile on my face, “Thank you God for this little body You’ve entrusted me with.” (read more…)

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