Reminder: the Book Club starts in one week!

Just a reminder that our first selection for the 2010 Simple Living Book Club starts one week from today. The book is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families, by Steven Covey. In a few days I’ll open up the forums again, and you can register if you haven’t yet. I’ll have to approve each (read more…)

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What does your marriage teach your children?

The sound you’re hearing is me opening up a can of worms. Sorry. Well, not really; this discussion needs to happen. Recently I worked with a married couple who came to see me as a last ditch effort to stave off divorce. They each had strayed from the marriage but wanted to work through the (read more…)

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Winners of Steady Days!

Congratulations to these winners of Jamie Martin’s new book Steady Days: A Journey Toward Intentional, Professional Motherhood! To the question “What’s the hardest thing about parenting?”… • Rebecca said, “Letting go of regrets – moving forward.” • Kerry D. said, “The hardest thing for me is that it is 24/7.  Every other challenge, job, or task I’ve (read more…)

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Financial baby steps: pay off your house and give like crazy

The past few weeks we explored the basics of Dave Ramsey‘s baby steps — save up $1,000 and pay off debt, then save up a fully-funded Emergency Fund and start investing for the future. Today, we’re exploring the last two steps — paying off your house, building wealth, and giving like crazy.  And I can’t (read more…)

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Steady Days: A Journey Toward Intentional, Professional Motherhood – giveaway!

Longtime reader of Simple Mom and blogger over at Steady Mom, Jamie Martin has just released her first book, Steady Days: A Journey Toward Intentional, Professional Motherhood. She gave me a copy to read  before its release, and it is fabulous. Jamie has a big heart and an encouraging spirit, and her book drips of (read more…)

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