Caroline’s courage in making a major life change

Name: Caroline McGraw Location: Northwestern Alabama Occupation: Writer Blog/site: A Wish Come Clear Tell us one way you are simplifying your life. I am simplifying my life by living where I live now: in a small town in Alabama, instead of Northern New Jersey, where I grew up, or Washington, DC, where I lived for (read more…)

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How to say goodbye

Not quite a month ago, we moved out of our house of two years (gracious, we’ve done a lot in just a few weeks!). Before that, we lived in a rental for our first year in Central Oregon, to get a feel for where we’d like to live. Before that, we lived in Austin for (read more…)

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Weekend links

Paper vs. plasma: how the digital reading shift is impacting your brain :: The Takeaway Raising a kind daughter :: Huffington Post Guard your gates :: Sarah Bessey Henry James and the Great Y.A. Debate :: The New Yorker It’s like they know us :: Tumblr “No book is really worth reading at the age (read more…)

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Be yourself - everyone else is taken.

On being you

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson Recently I attended a conference where I met someone whom I can only describe as “my people”. For me, a relatively introverted, insecure woman, it’s always a revelation when you meet someone you (read more…)

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simple baby shower

Sweet ideas for simple and meaningful baby showers

I have such fond memories of each shower thrown for me as an expectant mama, but one event stands out as a favorite. When I was hugely pregnant with our twin sons, my friends in our neighborhood put together a lovely and low-key shower that was wonderfully without cheesy games or extravagant decor. Glasses of (read more…)

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