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Inviting our children to live with intention in 2015

While we are wrapping gifts and making plans to gather with family and friends, the final days of 2014 are flying off the calendar. I have to admit I am such a sucker for a Year In Review. I love all the lists and the look-backs, the nostalgic recounting of the highs and the lows (read more…)

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The Gift of the Magi

Settle in, pour a steaming cup of your favorite drink, and enjoy a bit of Story Time for the holidays as a little treat. You can read this to your kids, if you want, but consider this first a story for yourself. The Gift of the Magi is a short story published in a collection (read more…)

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Weekend links

It’s December. What can you stop doing this Christmas? :: Shalom Mama How to survive holiday shopping when you are highly sensitive :: Sorta Crunchy Easy mason jar snowglobes :: The Inspired Room When you need to undecorate for Christmas :: Nesting Place …and from our travel blog, I wrote this week about how to (read more…)

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On living well

Apple peelings, like thin green ribbons, looped in a heap. Cubes of cold butter sat askew on the cutting board, a knife lay close for slicing them into chunks. Measuring cups from big to small, in a jangle with the measuring spoons, were pushed off to the side, but still handy. Cinnamon and nutmeg, salt, (read more…)

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#76: Born with wings

Journaling—why is it such a powerful tool for expression and decompression? I talk with AoS contributor Katie Clemons of Gadanke, a new mom who’s found an outlet in creating unique journals for all sorts of occasions. We talk about books, poetry, online dating, airplanes, living abroad, raising a bilingual child, and unusual houses: Katie currently (read more…)

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