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Finding the balance of mind and body at home

Have you ever had those days when your body is exhausted from activity, but your brain is mush from lack of stimulation?  If you’re a mom, you’ve been there. There’s only so much intellect that’s sparked when you read George and Martha for the eleven-thousandth time.  Yet breastfeeding every hour and changing 20 diapers in (read more…)

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Weekend links

Photo by Louise Docker It’s been awhile since I highlighted Simple Mom’s incredible sponsors, so I thought I’d share them with you this weekend.  I’m proud that Simple Mom really, truly only recommends products I use in real life, so I can heartily endorse all these great merchants. • Ali Edwards — Ali is a (read more…)

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Enjoy your coffee, but save your money

Our family is days away from fully funding our six month emergency fund.  We never thought we’d be here, but we can look back on this financial journey and say with satisfaction that it honestly wasn’t as hard to save this money as we once thought. When it comes to saving money, the little things (read more…)

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An introduction to making jam

My first attempt at making jam was memorable, for all the right reasons. I was a newlywed, eager to wear the old-fashioned housewife hat, and making my own jam seemed like something I would enjoy, more so than, say sewing curtains or darning socks. I had my flat of strawberries and set to work in (read more…)

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What to do with kids’ artwork

Every child is a prodigious Picasso. As parents, we have a difficult time knowing what to do with the plethora of masterpieces crafted by our children. If we toss them, we feel guilty, If we display them all, we might as well wallpaper our refrigerator. Kids have no shortage of inspiration and creativity, and if (read more…)

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