Link love :: the Kids are Great edition

by Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh is the founder of this blog and just finished traveling around the world with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.


Not all Simple Mom readers are mothers – in fact, not all of them are parents.  But at this moment, I’m reflecting on how much I love being a mama.  My kids are so fun.

Here are a few of my favorite links from my reading this week that are related to parenting (some were posted awhile ago, but I just now got to reading).

70 Great Things About Having Children :: My Super-Charged Life, which was written in response to…

70 Things to Do Before Having Children :: Marc and Angel Hack Life

Teaching Tweens Simplicity :: On Simplicity

Lamar Holley, Classroom Pop :: Kids Music That Rocks (a great blog about kids music that won’t drive you insane)

10 Free Dates That Your Wife Will Love :: Frugal Dad (a happy wife is a better mom, in my opinion)

Bath Sponge Creatures :: Make and Takes

10 Things To Do Before Summer Melts into Fall :: Kiddio

7 Ideas to Help Preschoolers Connect With Family :: Preschool Mama

What Will Your Children Inherit from You? :: The Wisdom Journal

Monkey Bread Bites with Sweet Cream Drizzle :: Picky Palate (I’m drooling at the sight…)

Girl Camp, Year One :: Mt. Hope Chronicles (now if this doesn’t make you want to camp, nothing will)

Carving Stamps with Young Children :: Kleas (via Crafty Crow)

On My Back :: Soule Mama

Financial Strategies for Infants & Young Children :: My Dollar Plan

On the Virtue of Making Your Children Do the Dishes :: Ohdeedoh

A number of you have been emailing me links that you think might interest me.  From now on, please submit them to Delicious, and tag them for:simplemom.  If you add me to your network, Delicious provides you that link, so it’s super easy.  I’ll be able to find your links much easier this way.  Thanks.

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Hey, I love the sign above! Thanks for putting me right at the top of the list this week. Kids truly are great!

    Jeff@MySuperChargedLife’s last blog post…We Should Thank Those That Disagree With Us

  2. Your sign made me giggle.

    Kristen M.’s last blog post…Overheard in the Grocery Store This Afternoon

  3. I know what you mean about kids. I absolutely love mine more than I ever thought I could. There’s nothing like play a game of catch with my 8 year old son or taking my daughter’s out for a Strawberry Limeade at Sonic and just chatting with them.

    Those times are the best in the world.

  4. I have been an avid reader of your blog for a few weeks now and I am just so impressed with everything that I read so far. Thank you for such an awesome blog!

    I have nominated your blog for an award! Please check out my blog for the details. :)

    domesticgoddess’s last blog post…First blogging award

  5. Ooooh, these look GREAT! Thanks.

    Deb’s last blog post…Sabbath Sweetness

  6. I can’t wait to read these. It may mean that I don’t get to bed as early, but I’ll throw caution to the wind!

    Emily’s last blog post…Baby A

  7. Thank you so much for sharing our link! I’m pleased to report that I managed to stay away from my computer all weekend and knocked a number of things off my list…thank goodness, since it’s not expected to top sixty degrees today!

    Amanda @‘s last blog post…Friday Finds

  8. Thanks for the mention, simplemom! I am looking forward to reading 70 things to do before having Children. Sounds like it’ll be a fun read!

    PreSchool Mama’s last blog post…Cyclical Patterns: Months and Days

  9. I’m glad to have visited your blog and good to know you! I find it interesting and informative.

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