8 ways to find motivation at home

This post was first published on June 15, 2009.  I thought it a good one to republish for newer Simple Mom readers, though it’s ironically for the opposite reason I mention in the post — I’m incredibly busy getting ready for the baby to arrive and making other life decisions this week.  Nonetheless, I hope (read more…)

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Healthy Snacks To Go eBook Giveaway

“It’s time to run out the door to practice/church/Grandma’s house and you need to grab some snacks for the car, fast.  You open up the cupboard and . . . all you see are ingredients.” Isn’t that the truth?  Those words above are the opening lines from Katie Kimball’s new eBook, Healthy Snacks To Go.  (read more…)

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Sunday Links: May 23

• From Crunchy Chicken: Dry Humps Challenge 2010 • From Progressive Pioneer: Making Cultured Buttermilk • From WIP: Haitian Farmers Commit to Burning Monsanto Hybrid Seeds • From Skip to My Lou: How to Make Shrinky Dinks With Recycled #6 Plastic • From Green Options: My List of Fakers and Not Fakers • From CNN: (read more…)

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Five in a Row: enlarge your preschooler’s world with books

Today I’m over at Simple Homeschool, where I’m sharing why I love my daughter’s current preschool curriculum, Five in a Row.  It’s a literature-based style of learning, where we explore the world from all different angles using the same book five days in a row.  From my post: “I never liked math in school because (read more…)

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Renegade: A Community of Crafters

Last Sunday, I went to check out the Renegade Craft Fair, right here in Austin, Texas. If you’re not familiar with the Renegade Craft Fair, it is, in their own words, a “large-scale DIY arts + crafts event held in five cities across the nation, featuring hundreds of independent artists and their unique handmade items.” (read more…)

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