Have a little one? You don’t have to give up weekends away

Photo by Tom Eppenberger, Jr The following is a guest post from Emma of Baby Log. We used to travel a lot. Hardly one weekend per month was spent at home; we were always hiking, camping, rock climbing and going on nature trips of all sorts. Then my son was born – and we just (read more…)

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Enough – that sweet spot on the fulfillment curve

Today is Thursday, which means it’s Book Club day!  Head over to the forums and join in the discussion.  Even if you haven’t finished chapter one (today’s reading), you can still share your thoughts about the prologue and preface. See you there! edited to add: Guys, I’m SO sorry I didn’t have the permissions set (read more…)

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Classic toys that are worth the money

Reader Sarah asks, “I’ve been thinking about getting rid of some toys. … However, since this is our first child, I’m always challenged on what we should keep for future kids, or what we should go ahead and get rid of. I hate toy clutter! What toys do you keep around?” Great question, Sarah, and (read more…)

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Q&A Tuesday: Should we still mind our manners?

Sure, most of us would agree that it’s important to teach our kids to say “please” and “thank you.”  And I can’t imagine that Simple Mom readers don’t kindly leave a tip when their waitress serves well. But… what about those rules that have been around for several generations, and – well, we’re not exactly (read more…)

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When it comes to setting goals – be the tortoise

Photo by Megan Horsburgh “Aim for nothing, and you’ll hit it every time.” -source unknown Have you been thinking about your goals for 2009?  I have. Em made a good comment the other day – in January, the odds are really stacked against you.  You’ve just come down from the holiday high, the weather is (read more…)

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