3 busy mom strategies for staying hydrated

Photo by Barkertrax I find myself running so non-stop all day long that when I am finally crashing into bed at night, I’m parched. Sometimes I’ll down a couple glasses then, only to wake up throughout the night to use the bathroom– and the last thing a Mom needs is one more thing to wake (read more…)

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Q&A Tuesday: What are the ingredients of a successful playgroup?

Reader Aimee writes, “I am planning to head up a playgroup in my area but am rather unqualified to do so. Well, I have the children (ages 3 and 1) and am a SAHM, but have never done the playgroup scene. “Now that my son has blossomed into a social butterfly, and the long cold (read more…)

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12 tips for thrift store shopping

If you don’t yet shop at thrift stores, why not?  If you picture dingy floors, bad lighting, and torn clothing heaped together, you might be surprised.  There are a few like that in every town, I’m sure, but for the most part, they are a veritable gold mine of unclaimed wealth. With the sketchy economy, (read more…)

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Weekend links :: Introducing the Simple Mom TEAM

Photo by Woodley Wonderworks Today, I am so thrilled to introduce five new monthly columnists who’ll be contributing to Simple Mom on a regular basis.  They really know their stuff, and I’m so honored that they’ll join me this year in making Simple Mom an even greater place to find encouragement and practical ideas for (read more…)

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11 great family movies

We don’t watch a lot of TV in our home. For one, we live overseas, so there’s only so much we can comprehend. We’ve got BBC and CNN, but that’s about it in English. But we also don’t watch a lot because there’s so much more we’d rather do. I’ve got a stack of books (read more…)

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