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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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Weekend links (and winners)

Photo by Ellen Munro A Tale of Two Gardens :: Keeper of the Home (be sure to read both part 1 and part 2) Being Content with our Homes :: Simple Nest (again, be sure to read both part 1 and part 2) Organizing Your Children’s Clothes Storage :: Small Notebook When I Grow Up (read more…)

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The hope of heaven

Photo from sxc.hu Today I’m over at (in)courage. Here’s an excerpt from the post: To be honest, I wasn’t totally surprised. This pregnancy was strange, not anything like my other two. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but I knew it wasn’t…. normal. At five weeks, my doctor said that we’ll just wait to (read more…)

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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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