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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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How I created true office hours as a WAHM

I have been a work-at-home-mom for the last seven years. Gradually, as I’ve taken more writing jobs and non-profit jobs and projects, and as my children have begun to both go to school full time, my life has really morphed into a very busy one. I’m working most of the time my children are at (read more…)

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15 things that make an ordinary day happy

When I was a kid, my mom would drop us off at school and say, “You are going to have a good day.” She’d say it in an accent completely unlike herself – and today, I still wake up thinking of that mantra. Sometimes the difference between a good day and a bad day is (read more…)

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Backpack simplicity

We have now been traveling for three weeks. In some ways it seems like we left Texas last weekend, but according to my subjective analysis, I’m fairly certain we’ve been on the road for about three months. We’ve got a long road ahead of us, this year, but it’s going to whoosh by fast. Right (read more…)

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