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Cuppa reads

We’re in Oregon right now, and after a bit of time in Texas, it’s downright weird—it’s hotter up here than it is in the Lone Star State. How’s your summer faring these days? (If you get my personal newsletter, the email from this past week explains in a bit more detail our family’s current plans.) (read more…)

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selfcareaos

Self-care that satisfies

A few years ago, self-care was pretty much nonexistent for me. Time to myself was a rare occurrence and was pretty much all or nothing. When it was over I felt hungry for more – it was like I couldn’t get enough and I began to resent my family for being so demanding of my (read more…)

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jewelry shopping

3 questions I ask myself before buying something

I’ve been thinking about the how and why of buying stuff lately, what with my family re-settling after a year of travel. Being back in my home culture has reminded me that parts of our western world have a love affair with shopping as a pastime—rather than it being an errand or a task that (read more…)

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The Simple Show with Tsh Oxenreider

Podcast Episode #8: Put on your Brave Pants, with Sarah Mackenzie

I love meeting homeschooling women who don’t have their act together, nor do they pretend. Sarah Mackenzie is one of those—and I love that the stuff she writes and talks about is inspiring for non-homeschooling families as well. She’s all about talking about basic stuff, reminding us that those things can go a long way (read more…)

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Computer-station

College essentials: a checklist for parents

As I’m about to launch the youngest of my three children to college – all you parents of tinies and tweens, don’t blink – it occurred to me it might be just as beneficial to share insights for parents as to what they might need and/or need to do, as it is to share a comprehensive checklist for students. Preparing (read more…)

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