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Weekend links

What you should tell your teen (and yourself) about Kim Kardashian :: Annie Downs Sometimes it’s okay to break the rules :: Inspired RD Where are the hardest places to live in the U.S.? :: NY Times The lazy girl’s guide to home education :: Simple Homeschool (applicable to parenting in general, not just homeschooling!) (read more…)

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The art of keeping a journal

I snuggle into my favorite corner of the couch to write in my journal. The evening is dark and chilly. The quilts are stretching themselves all across the room after a summer of being tucked away. I’ve got a mug of hot chocolate – a delicious change from my typical evening pot of herbal tea. (read more…)

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The Art of Simple Podast #75 with Tsh Oxenreider and guest Michelle DeRusha

#75: My favorite woman yet

Who do we “need” to know from history? Michelle DeRusha offers 50 great women in her latest book, 50 Women Every Christian Should Know (hint: it’s not just for Christians, nor just for women!). She and Tsh talk about several of her favorite women in history, and why we all benefit from remembering and honoring (read more…)

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Giving each other the space to be authentic

Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like there’s been a recent shift in the way that many of us talk to each other. “Oooh, your kids are all in school full-time now – aren’t you so excited?” Or this one: “Oh, you moved into a new house – aren’t you so happy?” We think (read more…)

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Why I chose the tiny house lifestyle (giveaway!)

It was about three weeks and 800 miles into the bicycle tour when I realized that I wanted to build a tiny house. My cousin Dan and I had arrived in the sleepy beach town of Yachats, Oregon, on his birthday without much by way of a plan. We ended up chatting with Steven at (read more…)

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