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Twaddle-free books for young children: my top 10 favorites

CS Lewis once said, “No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally worth reading at the age of fifty.” In other words, if a grown adult can’t stomach a children’s book, why should a child be expected to? Charlotte Mason was a pioneer in children’s education during the (read more…)

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Subscribing to Blogs 101 : the why, the how, & the where

Simple Mom reader Mindy wrote me recently and asked this question: “I don’t have a lot of extra time but I find that blogs can eat up the little bit of time I do have. I find that some people don’t update their blog daily or even weekly but I can’t remember if I checked (read more…)

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Maximize your staycation with preschoolers

It’s good to be back to a regular routine starting today, though we really did have a great family vacation and staycation. We went to the beach for a few days, and hit up the nearby water park, but other than that, we stayed home. Staycation is the latest buzzword – it basically means what (read more…)

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Link love :: the back-to-reality edition

Photo by Athena I’ve had a fabulous vacation and staycation with my family. I’ll be back tomorrow with more of the usual here at Simple Mom – tips, hacks, ideas, and encouragement for leading a simple life while managing your home. And very soon – get ready for another great giveaway! All five guest posters (read more…)

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Soap, delightful drawings, homage to a pencil, and more

Simple Mom has some great sponsors. For the record, I am picky about recommending resources to my readers. Because I advocate simple living and frugality, it would be confusing at best to recommend a bunch of stuff you don’t really need. Every dollar in our household has a name, so I would be doing you (read more…)

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