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14 books to help ease children through transitions

Today is a big day for our family: my older daughter is starting school. This isn’t the first major life change we have weathered as a family. Nearly two years ago, we added a baby sister. Then, as now, I have found a wealth of support and conversation in the pages of children’s literature. Stories (read more…)

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How to get out of debt

I‘m currently working on the chapter in Organized Simplicity that explains the connection between being debt-free and living simply.  For me, it’s been a good reminder why it was so important to my husband and I to get rid of our debt back when we were doing so, and of the bondage that debt brings (read more…)

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(in)courage me

Photo from sxc.hu If you hang out in the mommy blogosphere much, you may have noticed some talk this week about a wonderful new venture called (in)courage.  Dayspring, the Christian division of Hallmark, has joined together more than 20 women’s voices in the blogosphere, united together to create a soft spot for gathering. The vision (read more…)

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Weekend links

Photo by Amanda Soule 6 Peaceful Solutions for Hitting and Anger :: Simple Kids Groceries: Expense or Investment? :: Beauty That Moves 20 Tips to Waste Less Food :: Small Notebook Bush Babes :: You Tube (now this is some serious simple living!) Handmade Home: The Cover Story :: Soule Mama And speaking of Handmade (read more…)

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10 tips for looking your best

Tim Gunn, one of the most reputable voices in the fashion industry, has a list of ten essential items every woman must have in her wardrobe. They are: a basic black dress a trench coat classic dress pants a skirt a blazer a classic white shirt a day dress a cashmere sweater jeans a sweatsuit (read more…)

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