The Simple Show with Tsh Oxenreider

Podcast Episode #1: Wait… What?

I know, I know—this seems out of nowhere. Starting over with a new podcast? Why, you’ve only been doing the other one for four years now. Well, here I am, doing a brand new podcast. Why? Well, to be honest, it’s a pretty boring reason, mostly having to do with glitches and zipzorps and what-not. (read more…)

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When parenting well is simple yet difficult

The rain is pouring down in sheets, pounding on the top of our minivan so loudly that it’s hard to hear the voice of my seven-year-old daughter in the row behind me. As I slowly drive through the parking lot, looking for an empty space, I see that there are three designated spots for handicapped (read more…)

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Perfection: the thief of “good enough”

Every now and then, I get whacked in the head with my own words, reading through the archives of this almost eight-year-old blog. It happened just this weekend, re-reading this post I wrote all the way back in 2010, when I was cuddling a newborn Finn and wrangling two preschoolers. My, how time flies—and even (read more…)

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Cuppa reads

Happiest of July Fourths, fellow Americans! (Though I suppose it is July 4 everywhere, and I hope you all have a good one.) Enjoy your weekend—light a sparkler or three and spell your name in the night sky. Why Inside Out is the best TCK resource of the year :: Small Town Laowai Somewheres :: (read more…)

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Two secrets of hospitality to remember this summer

Every year, I long for the lazy days of summer – late nights outside, grilled food and fruity desserts, lots of beach days, and visiting and hosting friends and travelers from near and far. We love staying with friends when we road trip and travel, and we equally enjoy returning the favor at our home. Visiting (read more…)

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