What does your marriage teach your children?

The sound you’re hearing is me opening up a can of worms. Sorry. Well, not really; this discussion needs to happen. Recently I worked with a married couple who came to see me as a last ditch effort to stave off divorce. They each had strayed from the marriage but wanted to work through the (read more…)

Join the Conversation

Winners of Steady Days!

Congratulations to these winners of Jamie Martin’s new book Steady Days: A Journey Toward Intentional, Professional Motherhood! To the question “What’s the hardest thing about parenting?”… • Rebecca said, “Letting go of regrets – moving forward.” • Kerry D. said, “The hardest thing for me is that it is 24/7.  Every other challenge, job, or task I’ve (read more…)

Join the Conversation

Financial baby steps: pay off your house and give like crazy

The past few weeks we explored the basics of Dave Ramsey‘s baby steps — save up $1,000 and pay off debt, then save up a fully-funded Emergency Fund and start investing for the future. Today, we’re exploring the last two steps — paying off your house, building wealth, and giving like crazy.  And I can’t (read more…)

Join the Conversation

Steady Days: A Journey Toward Intentional, Professional Motherhood – giveaway!

Longtime reader of Simple Mom and blogger over at Steady Mom, Jamie Martin has just released her first book, Steady Days: A Journey Toward Intentional, Professional Motherhood. She gave me a copy to read  before its release, and it is fabulous. Jamie has a big heart and an encouraging spirit, and her book drips of (read more…)

Join the Conversation
cloth napkins

How to create a paperless kitchen

Over the past year, I have had a great journey going green except for one issue. Until very recently, I struggled with my desire to have a paper-free kitchen. I wanted to rid our home of so much throwaway paper, but I wasn’t sure it was possible. How can you run a kitchen with no (read more…)

Join the Conversation