Q&A: Who was one of your influential teachers?

For most of us, we’re at the dawn of a new school year. Kids’ crayons are still wrapped in paper, shoes are gleaming white, and there might even be a certain eagerness to waking up in the morning for a day of learning. Perhaps you’ve even got a bouquet of newly-sharpened pencils. Who knows. Even (read more…)

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DIY: Draft Dodger and Some Energy Efficiency Talk

Written by contributor Eren Hays San Pedro of Vintage Chica. For some of you up North, the weather is already beginning to cool off.  The last few evenings here in Virginia have felt measurable cooler than the unbearably humid 90’s of last week. And for those of you down South, autumn and cooler weather is (read more…)

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Free online tools for tracking your goals

This month here on Simple Mom, Tsh is focusing on reviewing — and renewing — our goals. I’ve heard it said that New Year’s resolutions shouldn’t be made in January but rather in September, and it’s true: there is something about the end of summer and the start of the school year that leaves me (read more…)

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Simple Routines for Homemade Green Cleaners

Written by contributor Katie Kimball of Kitchen Stewardship. Busy time of year? Things can get crazy with back-to-school lists, end-of-summer lists, shopping lists, and other to-do lists that seem to pile up on any flat surface (in my house, at least). There’s always so much I want to do for my family, and sometimes I (read more…)

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Practicing soul care

We just got back from our road trip (today, in fact — that’s why this post is just now going live), and part of our journey took us to a workshop for families like us, who live and work cross-culturally. One of the main topics was called “soul care,” which is just like it sounds. (read more…)

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