A simplified story of our economic crisis

The following is a guest post from The Weakonomist, the anonymous blogger behind Weakonomics.com. 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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20 tips for finding your routine with kids

Reader Marilyn asks, “I am struggling to set some kind of schedule for my family. I’m new to the SAHM thing (I went back to work after my son was 5 months) and have a 5-month-old and a 3-year-old who is now at home with me.  I’ve been kind of going with the flow, but (read more…)

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Weekend links

Photo by Sharon Mollerus • Talking Photography :: Mt. Hope Chronicles • Getting Back to Basics :: Remodeling This Life • Building a Child’s Personal Library :: Honey for a Child’s Heart • 4 Ways to Fight the “I Might Need it Someday” Syndrome :: On Simplicity • How to Improve Marriage & Slow Down (read more…)

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6 ways to thrive in the kitchen with the kids

All photos are by Aimee. I‘m sure I’m not the first mother to discover that children aren’t always happy playing on their own while mama does the cooking; usually they want to be right where the action is. Yep, right under your feet. The good news is that by welcoming the little ones into the (read more…)

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What’s in your garden?

If you’re joining us for the Book Club‘s current selection* – Animal, Vegetable, Miracle – then be sure and read up to chapter two for the first forum discussion this Thursday (we’re doing two chapters a week).  And if you’ve already started, then you might already have gardening on the brain.  I do, anyway, and (read more…)

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