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Weekend links

• Harvard, schmarvard: Why getting your kids into college should be the least of your concerns :: HuffPo • A couple’s incredible 550,000-mile odyssey through 177 countries over 26 years—in a single car :: This is Colossal • Parenting as a Gen Xer: We’re the first generation of parents in the age of iEverything :: Washington (read more…)

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On celebrating death

In a few weeks our family will be faced with the dreaded anniversary of my mom’s death. The last year has been exhausting, confusing, and healing all in one. We have cried and we have laughed. Time has done that strange thing it does, where the wound closes just enough to allow you to live, (read more…)

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Holly’s story of shedding the excess stuff

Name: Holly Pennington Location: Seattle area Occupation: Healthcare executive / physical therapist, mom, writer Blog/site: Dreadlocks and Goldilocks Tell us one way you are simplifying your life. We are reducing unnecessary stuff in our house, one possession at a time. Every day during the month of August, each person in our family of four discarded (read more…)

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Chocolate: the industry’s hidden truth (and the easy stuff we can do to still enjoy it)

If you spend four minutes with my children, you will know that Halloween is around the corner. This is because they are children, and who wouldn’t love a holiday that involves dressing up like beloved characters, animals, or icons and collecting candy in a bag? Dress up plus sweets? Sign me up, they say. Well, (read more…)

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Weekend links

There’s no getting around facetime with your kids :: Quartz Is tiny living right for you? :: Shalom Mama The milestones that matter most :: Huffington Post How free can our kids be? :: InspiredRD Minimalism: Why you don’t need what you want :: SBS (featuring our own Brooke McAlary!) “To live a creative life, (read more…)

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