Grace… heap it on yourself

Parents have a lot on their plates. Even when everything is normal — the daily routine hums steadily with cleaning, cooking, running errands, kissing owies, and paying bills — I wouldn’t be surprised if your default mode is exhaustion by the end of the day. I know it is with me. But take the daily (read more…)

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3 Great Reasons to Choose Cloth Diapers

Cloth diapers are experiencing a sort of renaissance these days. While disposable users still outnumber cloth users by far, the cloth diaper industry grew by 58% in 2008 alone! That’s a huge number. So what is attracting all these parents to cloth diapers? Why use cloth? I have found three great reasons to choose cloth (read more…)

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New on Simple Homeschool: Great Books for an Outdoors Education

I think that many Simple Organic readers will appreciate Renee’s post yesterday on Simple Homeschool about exploring the outdoors through books. From her post: Our family recently returned from our annual winter camping trip. Three wonderful days of backpacking, sleeping in a wood heated cabin, hiking to ocean lookouts, eating trail food, playing cards, sharing (read more…)

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Gardening 101: 5 Gardening Basics for Beginners

Growing vegetables is actually pretty simple. Last year, my 4 year old daughter and I spent some time learning about what plants need to grow. Our conclusion? Soil, water, sun, care, and time. Whether you’re thinking of putting a few containers on your patio, building a raised 4×4 garden box, or tearing up half of (read more…)

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New on Simple Homeschool: How to homeschool with a baby or toddler

Jamie at Simple Homeschool wrote a sweet post today about straddling that fine line between parenting a preschooler and educating an older child at home. It’s something I’m mulling over as we make plans for my daughter’s first year of kindergarten in the fall. From her post: “The only thing you can predict when you (read more…)

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