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Cuppa reads

Greetings from the land of jet lag, reverse culture shock, re-entry, and general disorientation! We’ve been back in the States for about a week now, and yeah, these sorts of things always take longer with little kids in tow. It’s all good… we’re crazy grateful for our experiences this past year. Completely worth it. I’ll (read more…)

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Simple reality

I hear their rumblings above me, thumping around in that loft-space, and those boy voices in various depths volleying back and forth, jabbing and jousting, because, brothers. There are, most likely, balled-up socks behind the bathroom door right about now. Most likely, the clean clothes I handed over this morning have been quick-folded (read: lumped (read more…)

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Organize your garage so it supports your family priorities

There’s a statistic that says one-quarter of Americans with two-car garages have so much stuff in their garage that they can’t park a car. I believe it. My husband recently overhauled our garage and turned chaos into a space where projects can be completed, gear can be found and… a car can actually be parked. (read more…)

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The Art of Simple Podcast, episode 81: traveling with kids

#81: Round-the-world family travel – your questions answered! (part 2)

We’re back in the States, slowly, slowly, sloooowy readjusting. We laugh at the to-do list in front of us. But that doesn’t mean we want to stop talking about our travels—far from it. So, here’s part two of our travel-related series, where we answer your questions about traveling with kids around the world! We recorded (read more…)

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From sneaking to teaching (more thoughts on kids and stuff)

I had just pinned it to my Just for Mama Pinterest board, the pretty watercolor flowers in the background of a message I hold close to my heart – If it doesn’t nourish your soul, get rid of it – when five minutes later, someone left a comment: “And if it nourishes the souls of (read more…)

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