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A frugal family is a greener family: easy everyday tips

  I completely admit that I am not a green expert. Our family does what we can, but we’ve got plenty more to learn. I’m slightly more qualified to call myself a Frugal Mama than a Green Mama, but the cool thing is, those tendencies tend to go hand-in-hand. Who wouldn’t want to make everyday (read more…)

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Dress up daily life with a sweet piece of jewelry

Photo by Gregor Winter This giveaway is now closed. My husband recently reminded me that he likes it when I look like a girl.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I wear combat boots – but I do have the “mom style” going most days.  You know the look – the jeans, t-shirt, and (read more…)

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Link love :: the I Adore Coffee edition

Photo by Arthur Seems like I downed an awful lot of coffee lately – I must be getting busy.  It was another full week here in our home, full of language learning, home keeping, learning, growing, reading, and writing.  And it flew by – it’s hard for me to believe it’s another weekend already.  But (read more…)

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The daily balance of parenting & housework: four useful reminders

Photo by Andrea R Reader Kristen wrote me and asked, “I have so much housework to do all day, but I know I need to spend time with my three kids.  How do I juggle doing both?  Is there any chance I can have a simple life and show them the simple life?” Kristen, I (read more…)

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Win the e-book, and a new network membership

Just wanted to give you a quick heads-up around the blogosphere… Two E-book Giveaways If you haven’t yet bought my new e-book, there are two places this week where you could win one for free!  My dear friend Alli at Fussypants is giving one away, and she’ll draw the winner randomly some time next week.  (read more…)

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