Has this world been so kind?

This weekend I’m over at (in)courage, sharing a bit more personally about our family’s abrupt and unexpected temporary move back to the U.S.  From the post: “This current move of ours is temporary.  We are taking one year to deal with some family medical issues, and in the meantime, have our third baby and pray (read more…)

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Sunday Links: Out Like a Lamb

March is already coming to an end?!?  Where does the time go?  Yesterday, I spent the morning at a huge children’s consignment sale here in Austin (pictured above); it’s a bi-annual event, each spring and fall, and I never miss it.  I am usually able to buy about 99% of my daughter’s clothing for the (read more…)

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Craft An Eco-Friendly Easter

Easter is one of my favorite holidays, not only because of the religious aspect, but because it is a celebration of new life and reconnecting with the natural world awakening from its winter sleep. Children dress in sweet Easter clothes and enjoy Easter egg hunts for chocolate and other sweet treats.  Bunnies, chicks and ducklings (read more…)

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How to Make and Use Cloth Wipes

I switched from disposable diapers to cloth when my oldest child (now five) was ten months old.  My primary reason for switching to cloth was to cut one more expense out of an already very tight budget. Almost immediately, I fell in love with cloth diapers – the feel of soft cotton against my baby’s (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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