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Help! We just can’t seem to communicate

If you’ve been in a serious relationship for any length of time, you know full well that communication problems and misunderstandings occur. It’s inevitable. Every couple has had times where they simply could not communicate. Right? So what happened to transform your relationship – where one day you understood each other perfectly, and the next, (read more…)

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Crocs winners announced!

Photo by Lucia Maldonado-Medina I had a great time partnering with Crocs to celebrate 10,000 Simple Mom readers.  And I’m going to love making the day of the following winners!  Each of you listed can choose any pair of Crocs worth up to $50. Signing up for the newsletter, the winners are: Sonya, and Tina (read more…)

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11 cheap (and free!) toys for young children

This post was originally published on August 18, 2008. The price of toys these days is disheartening. They can also be loud, obnoxious, and cheaply-made. I stand firmly in the camp of having fewer, but high-quality toys than having a thousand pieces of plastic to trip over, pick up, and lose. Plus, the less toys (read more…)

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Weekend links

Photo by Noël Zia Lee Thanks, everyone, for a great contest, and thanks again to Crocs for loving on Simple Mom readers.  We’ll announce the readers soon! In the meantime, this weekend’s links are about two of my favorite things:  Easter and food.  Enjoy.  And check out more good links in my finds. Easy Easter (read more…)

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The importance of family rituals

Every Friday, no matter how hectic or stressful the week has been, my husband and I have a ritual to celebrate the weekend’s start. We crack open a bottle of wine, plug in the iPod to its speakers, and roll up our sleeves in the kitchen. I make dough for the pizza crust, and my (read more…)

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