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13 books I’m reading this next year

“We read to know we’re not alone.” William Nicholson couldn’t be most spot-on about why reading resonates with so many of us, and I think it’ll ring truer for me this year than it has in a long time. Sure, we’ll be meeting new people daily from all walks of life, and yet, if my (read more…)

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Weekend links

How travel has changed my life :: Never-Ending Footsteps Why it doesn’t matter how you feel about your friends :: Shauna Niequist on Storyline The art of choosing books and starting a book club :: Heidi Scovel on The Read-Aloud Revival 25 ways to ask kids, “So how was school today?” without asking them, “So (read more…)

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4 things you don’t have to do with your money

If there is one thing I’ve learned as we have been working toward becoming debt free, it is that everyone has an opinion about money: their money, the government’s money, the church’s money, charity money, the schools’ money, your money, and my money. There are a lot of “rules” out there regarding money, and no (read more…)

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Sometimes, simple feels complicated

No matter how much I try to simplify my life, sometimes it still feels really complicated. Do you know what I mean? Several years ago, I started by getting rid of excess stuff. I made countless trips to Goodwill and Salvation Army, gave things away to those who needed them, and got ruthless about excess (read more…)

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Kids play with anything

This is going to be a short post today, because I’m writing it in the passenger seat of our minivan, heading to my in-laws’. It is 11:53 p.m.—move out day. We’ve had quite the laborious Labor Day weekend, stacking the remaining boxes in our storage unit and filing our backpacks with next years’ necessities. We’re (read more…)

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