10 ideas to make money matter less

I saw a lot of people grow up with very little money. Yet they were some of the happiest people I have ever seen. They were fiercely passionate about their careers and competitive in nature. They were certainly comfortably rich, but money was not the first thing you noticed when you saw them. Once we (read more…)

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Sunday Links: July 11

By the time you read this, I will be lying on the beach with my family, soaking up some rays and relaxing on the swells of the Eastern seaboard. (Are you jealous?) Yep, I’m on vacation right now, but I put together a few links for you before I left town. And I definitely want (read more…)

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3 simple outdoor activities that encourage family fitness

In an era where more and more families are getting their exercise from video gaming systems, it is more important than ever to encourage outdoor family fitness. Yes, any exercise – even “plugged in” exercise – is better than no exercise, but with a generation of kids spending less time then ever outside, we need (read more…)

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The Benefits of a Traditional Foods Diet

Katie is on vacation until late July. We’ll have a series of guest contributors filling in, and the first is Kimberly Hartke, publicist for the Weston A. Price Foundation. Today she’s here to talk about the benefits of a local, traditional foods diet. My husband and I have gone beyond organic in our quest for (read more…)

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The family meal: a place for common ground

When I look back on my family memories as both a child and as a parent, some of my fondest recollections revolved around our traditions for the family meal. It was the daily ritual of our family meals that pulled us all into the same orbit at least once a day, all week long. It (read more…)

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