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Creating a simple life doesn’t happen overnight

You can’t de-clutter your entire house, find a perfect meal planning routine, and magically achieve family/work/life balance all in one day. Shocker, right? Simple living is a journey. As Tsh talks about in the new Upstream Field Guide, to make your life less complicated, you have to figure out who you are, what you value (read more…)

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5 ways I stay sane online

I have a love-hate relationship with the Internet. I’ve learned so much from wise people who publish online, a lot of our schooling is digital, we buy a lot of what we need via the Internet, and we keep up with friends and family through our screens as we travel. And of course, work online, (read more…)

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Cuppa reads

Well, Tsh and her family are busy traipsing around Africa this week, but they’re having a hard time finding decent internet access (or much access at all), so this weekend’s edition of Cuppa Reads is brought to you by Katie Fox, ye olde managing editor of the Art of Simple. I live in central Texas, (read more…)

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3 things I miss about our bus (plus one thing I don’t)

A few years ago, I pitched a crazy idea to my husband – what if we moved our family of six into an RV? His response was an emphatic NO! Thankfully, he’s used to my crazy ideas and eventually agreed to give it a try. You see, up until that time, we’d been on a (read more…)

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Simple learning, simple blogging

As I write this, I am in the passenger seat of a van stuck in standstill traffic somewhere between Jinja and Kampala, Uganda. All’s well, it’s just the usual rigamarole of life here. But it’s fairly descriptive of what life has been like since we arrived in Africa a week ago: colorful, unpredictable, and limited (read more…)

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