Link love :: the Hooray for Freedom! edition

Photo by Trey Ratcliff I’ve always loved the 4th of July (that’s my hometown‘s celebration, above), and it has become even more special to me as an American expat living overseas. I’ve grown tenfold in my appreciation for other countries and cultures, which was expected – but I never expected to grow more in love (read more…)

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More blogging thoughts, today at Blissfully Domestic

Photo by Milivoj Sherrington Just a quick memo to let you know my new post on blogging is up over at Blissfully Domestic! In this article, I list out some steps I’ve taken to increase my subscriber base here at Simple Mom. And since we’re on the topic, I want to shout a hearty thank (read more…)

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Your family, on a mission

Photo by Michael Brownlee Jill at Secret Genius asked me the following great question: “It seems each topic you post is something I want for my life — I just haven’t found the best way to get there. I have a tendency to over-analyze and over-research and over-organize so that I never actually get anything (read more…)

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What’s your personal focus for July?

Remember your habit for June? How did it go? Photo by Mareen Fischinger I‘m genuinely excited about starting this new month, because except for a week-long family vacation, it should be the most “normal” month we’ve had since April. It’s not an excuse, but it is a reason for why it’s been challenging for me (read more…)

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Instruction-free art time: watch your child create

I love the innocent creativity of my preschooler. She draws, dances, sings, and invents without a care in the world, and I want to do what I can to give her the space and freedom to create. There are scads of great art and craft ideas on the internet, and they are some of my (read more…)

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