A holiday giveaway: Dayspring

This giveaway is now closed. Today I’ve got another giveaway for Simple Mom readers, just in time for the holidays.  Dayspring, who runs (in)courage, where I’m a monthly columnist, wants to bless someone with one of their best sellers — this beautiful Nativity Hurricane Trio. This is a set of three frosted candle luminaries, each (read more…)

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5 simple techniques for enhancing your images with children

Pictures are souvenirs. They are gifts to which we hold tight for years. Oftentimes, images of our childhood are the only tangible treasures we have to remind us of that fleeting time. To me, the photographs of my family are priceless and shall remain my most treasured recollections of these times in our lives. 1. (read more…)

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3 weeks till Christmas: menu plan & batch cook for December

December is typically a very busy month for most families — holiday parties, school events, and shopping lists keep us hectic and busy.  Keeping up with typical household tasks feels a bit intrusive and even a bit of a seasonal damper.  Who wouldn’t rather bake Christmas cookies than tackle the laundry? Dinner easily falls to (read more…)

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20 ways to stay healthy (and happy) this winter season

The change in seasons is well upon us and it’s a perfect time to take a look at ways we can keep ourselves healthy and balanced. As the cold moves in, we need to shift our wellness routine to respond to the changes it brings. Here are 20 ways you can create a winter wellness (read more…)

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Cultivating a life of kindness with your kids

Selflessness. Doing something for someone else without expecting anything in return. It’s a lovely sentiment and one I’m sure we’d all like to do a bit more often. It’s pretty easy to get caught up in our own little bubble. We can end up walking around with blinders on completely unaware of what’s going on (read more…)

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