Simple Homeschool's Back to School Week

I just wanted to take a second to mention that my sister blog, Simple Homeschool, is celebrating “Back To School Week” this week! Whether you are a homeschooler or not, she has some great tips and ideas for making the week special, as well as some wonderful giveaways. Today’s giveaway is for an online photo (read more…)

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Change is difficult – but can marriage challenge you for the better?

Every relationship creates a “system,” marriage perhaps being one of the most well defined.  And one rule about systems is that, in general, they seek homeostasis, and they don’t like change. We’re comfortable when we know what to expect. Therefore, when one person within a marriage decides to change and do something fundamentally different, it (read more…)

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Green Goals Semiannual Checkup, Part 2

Today it’s time for part two of our Green Goals Seminannual Checkup. On Monday, we looked at the goals that we set in our home lives. Today, we’ll look at the goals we set for our personal lives. Really, these two categories contain a lot of overlap, but it was the best way I could (read more…)

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Goal checkup: refocus your financial plans

I‘ve written before about some of our family’s financial goals, but it’s been a long while. There’s a good explanation for this — 2010 has been an unexpected doozy. We became debt-free in early 2008, and it didn’t take us long to save up for our fully-funded emergency fund. We then saved up for a (read more…)

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Green Goals Semiannual Check-up

Happy Monday, everyone!  I want to first of all say thank you to those of you who gave me so many ideas in the comments on Friday’s post – as well as so much encouragement.  You guys are the best readers.  I love that I now have a little better idea of what you all (read more…)

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