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Cuppa reads (the spruced-up, dusted off weekend links)

You guys were incredibly encouraging in the comments section of Thursday’s post. So much solidarity for old-school blogging! I knew you were the best readers on the Internet for some reason. Thanks for your verbal fistbumps. (And even if you didn’t comment, thanks just for reading—that means just as much. Really.) As I mentioned in (read more…)

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State Of The Blog address, 2015

Happiest of new years, all! I hope you’ve had just the holiday season you’ve needed. There’s a few more days to go before “real life” begins again (Christmas is, after all, 12 days), but new school semesters, a return to work, and the next few months of winter-without-Christmas is on the horizon. As always, January (read more…)

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20 questions for a New Year’s Eve reflection

As you end this new year and move on to the next, I hope you take a bit of time to reflect. Post-eggnog, it’s easy to want to speed forward with gusto, packing up the ornaments until next year and juice-cleansing your system from all the holiday indulgence. But ease your foot onto the brake (read more…)

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Weekend links

In pictures: Christmas around the world :: BBC Tips for honest hospitality :: Nicole Bennett Farm fresh? Natural? Eggs not always what they’re cracked up to be :: NPR How to change your life with mini habits :: Pick the Brain On being “healed of being a big deal” :: Micha Boyett “There is virtue (read more…)

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3 simple lessons on bravery that I learned from Mary

The excitement and anticipation and chaos of Christmas have subsided (Happy Boxing Day to those of you that celebrate it!). I’ve heard the Christmas story countless times in the last month. We’ve journeyed through a wonderful season of Advent and the kids have been setting up and playing with the toy nativity set under our (read more…)

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