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8 ways to pursue a lifetime of learning

Sure, most of us want to be intelligent, well-rounded, informed people with an interesting opinion and an ability to conduct an adult conversation. But sometimes that’s hard when your days mostly involve diaper changes, Goodnight Moon, and Charlie and Lola. As a student in school, it’s easy to learn new stuff — you’re bombarded with (read more…)

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Everything you need to know about Twitter… and tons more

This giveaway is now closed.  Check back soon for the winners! My lovely friend Alli Worthington (@alliworthington) just released her e-book this week, The Smart Girl’s Guide to Twitter.  And if anyone should write this book, it’s Alli.  She knows social media — and Twitter in particular — better than anyone I know. I use (read more…)

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11 great digital tools for home life

Photo by Johan Larsson It’s been well over a year since I first wrote about the digital, paperless tools I use to be more efficient around the home.  It’s time for an update. It’s easy to feel absolultely overwhelmed when you look for a tool or useful website online.  There are hundreds of choices, and (read more…)

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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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