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Why do we say yes when we really mean no?

Stephen Covey, in his book The 8th Habit, says “the first and most demanding form of personal growth takes place in the family.”   Since embarking on the journey of motherhood a little over two years ago, I completely agree with his assessment. Becoming a mother has challenged me to grow and see myself in ways (read more…)

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Q&A Tuesday: Why do you use Facebook?

Facebook is such a funny thing.  I love how it keeps me connected with so many people, especially since we live overseas.  And it’s wild to see how paths cross – how your college roommate can comment on “your wall” right alongside your brother’s brother-in-law’s girlfriend.  It’s sort-of like a wedding, in that way – (read more…)

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A monthly menu plan for the Spring

Photo by Alyson Hurt It’s been several months since I wrote about menu planning; mostly, because I haven’t menu planned in awhile. With all our traveling in the States, it’s only been this past week that we’ve had some semblance of a normal life since mid-October. But we’re all itching for some well-planned meals around (read more…)

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Weekend links

Photo by Sue • Book of Days :: Blue Yonder Ranch • Dead Simple Guide to Beating Procrastination :: Zen Habits • “We’re Constantly at War Over Chores” :: Redbook • Ruthless Simplicity: How to Ward Off Doing More and Burning Out :: Unclutterer • Make Your Own Organic Baby Wash :: Rookie Moms • (read more…)

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A simplified story of our economic crisis

The following is a guest post from The Weakonomist, the anonymous blogger behind The media has tried to explain the current economic crisis. But many of them don’t fully understand it themselves, so elements and details are lost in translation. The ultimate failure is trying to explain it in a matter of minutes – (read more…)

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