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Skills I want my children to have

When I was a kid, my sisters and I would play a lot of pretend games. We would often play “old timey” or alternatively, “future.” When we would play “future,” my favorite prop was a rectangular piece of cardboard I had turned into a magic touch-screen device that could access all information in every book (read more…)

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What would you tell a young twenty-something about simple living?

It’s unfathomable that next summer will be my 20th high school reunion. Because last I checked, I’m still living in an apartment with three other girls, drinking a daily dose of Dr. Pepper and listening to The Cranberries while stressing over that geology final. Apparently not, according to the three people calling me Mom every (read more…)

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Weekend links

What you should tell your teen (and yourself) about Kim Kardashian :: Annie Downs Sometimes it’s okay to break the rules :: Inspired RD Where are the hardest places to live in the U.S.? :: NY Times The lazy girl’s guide to home education :: Simple Homeschool (applicable to parenting in general, not just homeschooling!) (read more…)

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the art of keeping a journal

The art of keeping a journal

I snuggle into my favorite corner of the couch to write in my journal. The evening is dark and chilly. The quilts are stretching themselves all across the room after a summer of being tucked away. I’ve got a mug of hot chocolate – a delicious change from my typical evening pot of herbal tea. (read more…)

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The Art of Simple Podast #75 with Tsh Oxenreider and guest Michelle DeRusha

#75: My favorite woman yet

Who do we “need” to know from history? Michelle DeRusha offers 50 great women in her latest book, 50 Women Every Christian Should Know (hint: it’s not just for Christians, nor just for women!). She and Tsh talk about several of her favorite women in history, and why we all benefit from remembering and honoring (read more…)

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