My Daily Docket is my daily lifesaver

Many of you have shared with me your positive experiences in regularly using the Daily Docket, and I’m so thankful for your encouraging feedback. For those of you who are newer readers — feel free to first download the Docket and see what you think. There’s a lot of info on the internet about scheduling (read more…)

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Reminder: the Book Club starts in one week!

Just a reminder that our first selection for the 2010 Simple Living Book Club starts one week from today. The book is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families, by Steven Covey. In a few days I’ll open up the forums again, and you can register if you haven’t yet. I’ll have to approve each (read more…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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