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The art of listening in relationships

It’s safe to say that most of us are interested in the quality of our lives. But what we may not remember are the following two ideas: The quality of our lives depends largely on the quality of our relationships. To a large extent, the quality of our relationships depend on the quality of our (read more…)

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The delicate balance of parenting & housework

Reader Kristen wrote me and asked, “I have so much housework to do all day, but I know I need to spend time with my three kids. How do I juggle doing both? Is there any chance I can have a simple life and show them the simple life?” Kristen, I don’t pretend to be (read more…)

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Giveaway time: score handcrafted jewelry from Lisa Leonard!

This giveaway has now ended. I‘m almost done with the first half of my book, due to my editor tomorrow.  So today, while I’m busy putting the finishing touches on my manuscript, I thought I’d surprise the best readers in the blogosphere with a little giveaway. I’m not much of a jewelry person, but the (read more…)

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Weekend links

Photo by Jenny Downing DIY Reusable Lunch Set for School :: Make and Takes A Repurposed Entertainment Center :: Sutton Grace My Favorite & My Best (a DIY dollhouse) :: Sweet Sweet Life Free Printable Art to Frame & Hang! :: Feed Your Soul Sew Mama! (printable fall embroidery patterns) :: Sarah Jane Studios How (read more…)

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How to be disorganized & unproductive #1: don’t enjoy your job

This is the final key in a series first published last year called How to be Disorganized and Unproductive at Home. I republished the fifth and the second key this week — you can find the rest of the keys here. Photo by Heidi Now stick with me on this one, because you might have (read more…)

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