Sunday Links: Welcome, Fall!

Yes, it’s finally here!  Whether or not it feels like fall where you are, it has indeed officially arrived.  Personally, I’m thrilled.  Summer has definitely worn out its welcome for me. With the end of summer comes new routines, and so I just want to take a moment to mention the SLM newsletter, Simple Living (read more…)

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What Does it Mean to Practice "Green" Parenting?

Are you a green parent?  What does green parenting mean to you? Today I”m honored to be guest posting at my sister blog, Simple Kids. Kara invited me to come over and discuss what green parenting means to me, and what it looks like in our home. Here”s an excerpt from my post: “As parents, (read more…)

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Be flexible: you will be blessed!

I’m glad I could be flexible with our dinnertime last Sunday night. We really wanted to see our friends. And their commitments on this particular Sunday were going from one thing to another. They weren’t commitments of wasted time. They were commitments of reaching out. Touching lives. So when we asked our friends to come (read more…)

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Natural Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum Healing

Written by contributor Amy Thompson of Progressive Pioneer. Planning for my daughter’s natural birth began long before her actual due date.  Being a researcher by training and nature, I read voraciously.  Everything from Taking Charge of Your Fertility to Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth.  Consequently I incorporated natural methods into my prenatal regimen, the actual (read more…)

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How to have a simple, inexpensive and meaningful birthday party for your child

Birthday celebrations are meant to be fun. However, they often turn into expensive nightmares with wasted food and unnecessary gifts. They also come year after year, which means the waste continues for years to come! My older daughter turned four last week. It was also the first time ever that we had a real “party” (read more…)

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