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3 sleep strategies for a well-rested mom

If there is one issue that every mother I know shares, it is the difficulty of getting adequate sleep. Feeling rested, energized and ready for the day is a wishful thought for most of us. Because of the hours we sleep, and because the amount we’re wakened during the night feel out of our control, (read more…)

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How to wash your hair without shampoo

Right now, I just may gross you out when I tell you something: I haven’t used shampoo or conditioner in three months. Please don’t click away. Truly, I haven’t touched a bottle of either, and I don’t plan on using them anytime in the foreseeable future. My hair is as clean as a whistle, and (read more…)

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Finding the balance of mind and body at home

Have you ever had those days when your body is exhausted from activity, but your brain is mush from lack of stimulation?  If you’re a mom, you’ve been there. There’s only so much intellect that’s sparked when you read George and Martha for the eleven-thousandth time.  Yet breastfeeding every hour and changing 20 diapers in (read more…)

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Weekend links

Photo by Louise Docker It’s been awhile since I highlighted Simple Mom’s incredible sponsors, so I thought I’d share them with you this weekend.  I’m proud that Simple Mom really, truly only recommends products I use in real life, so I can heartily endorse all these great merchants. • Ali Edwards — Ali is a (read more…)

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Enjoy your coffee, but save your money

Our family is days away from fully funding our six month emergency fund.  We never thought we’d be here, but we can look back on this financial journey and say with satisfaction that it honestly wasn’t as hard to save this money as we once thought. When it comes to saving money, the little things (read more…)

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