womentalking

Giving each other the space to be authentic

Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like there’s been a recent shift in the way that many of us talk to each other. “Oooh, your kids are all in school full-time now – aren’t you so excited?” Or this one: “Oh, you moved into a new house – aren’t you so happy?” We think (read more…)

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Why I chose the tiny house lifestyle (giveaway!)

It was about three weeks and 800 miles into the bicycle tour when I realized that I wanted to build a tiny house. My cousin Dan and I had arrived in the sleepy beach town of Yachats, Oregon, on his birthday without much by way of a plan. We ended up chatting with Steven at (read more…)

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autumn

Weekend links

What kids around the world eat for breakfast :: NY Times How to keep a great series from ruining your life :: Modern Mrs. Darcy How to stay: a sense of place for the tent-loving nomad :: Christa Wells Guardians of the gallery :: The Distance 20 stores that refuse to open on Thanksgiving :: (read more…)

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workathome

How I learned to do it all as a work-at-home mom

How do you do it all? I want to be a fly on the wall in your home!” asked a friend on Facebook, when she heard about my latest venture. My short answer: I don’t. Yes, my friends, sorry to disappoint, but I just don’t do it all. As someone who manages her home, raises (read more…)

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candles

The rhythm of the season

Our summer days are filled with swimming at the neighborhood pool, kayaking on the lake, riding bikes, camping, and late nights of neighborhood flashlight tag. We’re light on housekeeping and work, and heavy on play. Our summers are epic. And by the end of August, I’m the good kind of exhausted from living well. When (read more…)

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