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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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The fine art of making choices (hint: it’s usually not good versus evil)

We moved back overseas two weeks ago, and while life was definitely topsy-turvy those first seven days or so, last week resembled much more closely a normal life. So I was tempted to jump back in to blogging full-force, saving the huge lot of guest post submissions for some other time. But I relented, and (read more…)

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