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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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…)

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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…)

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Financial baby steps: save and invest

Last week, we explored the basics of baby steps 1 and 2 — save up $1,000 in a beginning Emergency Fund, and pay off all non-mortgage debt. Today, we’ll explore Dave Ramsey’s baby steps 3, 4, and 5. To recap, the “baby steps” are: 1.  Quickly save $1,000 as your beginning Emergency Fund. 2.  Pay (read more…)

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