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Finding spiritual whitespace

Don’t know if you’ve noticed around the Internet lately, but bloggers are clamoring for a bit of quiet. Everywhere I turn, I read that another blogging friend is taking a break from the loud cacophony of the competing voices on social media, vying for two seconds of our attention. I love this. I take a (read more…)

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7 tips to help you read more (& love it)

It’s 3:00 p.m. The kids are quiet(-ish), exiled to their rooms for daily rest time. I have a million things to do. And yet on a good day—when I ignore my email, get off Twitter, and hide my to-do list—you’ll find me pinned to the sofa (or even better, out on the patio) with a (read more…)

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A summer reading list for tweens

When I first started this blog, I wrote my list of favorite picture books for young children because my oldest was three. But I blinked, and just like that, she’s now nine and a half. My, how time flies. I love age nine, but it’s totally pulled the rug out from under me—I feel like (read more…)

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The Nesting Place

I remember when I first met Myquillyn. It was in Nashville about six years ago, and we were both attending our first blog conference. She remarked about how small my purse was—at the time I carried a little clutch of a thing. I found it amusing she even noticed it. Over the years, we’d go (read more…)

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Why 78 ebooks & spring cleaning aren’t polar opposites

I‘ve loved the discussions we’ve had on Facebook the past few weeks about spring cleaning—how you’re dealing with it, what overwhelms you, your struggles, your victories. Since I’m neck-deep in decluttering as we prepare our nest for a year in storage, what with our Big Trip looming ever closer, I’m right there with you. It’s (read more…)

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