There’s still time: 20 great Christmas gifts on Amazon

Okay, so unlike other years, I’m going to START this annual post of mine with its disclaimer: Yes, I love shopping locally, and I love supporting mom-and-pop shops. It’s my preferred way to shop when everything lines up well. And I encourage you to do the same as much as you can. BUT. Amazon truly (read more…)

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20 favorite monthly gift subscriptions

One of my favorite gifts is a really stellar monthly subscription box that will surprise me each time with fun, unexpected things. I’m not talking about fruit or cheese of the month (though those are arguably pretty awesome in their own right) but more along the lines of toys, beauty products, handmade gifts and goods (read more…)

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6 steps to a relaxed Christmas: strategically feed your family

A note from Tsh: I asked Jessica of Life as MOM to write this next step in our Relaxed Christmas series. Why? Well, she’s awesome, for one, but also because this mother of six knows how to feed an army—she recently released a book called Not Your Mother’s Make Ahead and Freeze Cookbook, and her (read more…)

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Child Survival Program in Ethiopia through Compassion International

Holiday shopping? Wait just one second.

So as I mentioned earlier this week, SLM is partnering with Compassion to sponsor a Child Survival Program in Ethiopia. So. very. excited. about this prospect. All of us as a community, passionate about living simply, helping mamas in Africa so they can simply live? It’s just too much wonderful. This CSP needs $25,000 per (read more…)

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Ten holiday photos not to miss

For many of us, the holidays bring joy and cheer, but sometimes we’re tempted towards anxiety and a bit of stress. For me? All of the above. When it comes to capturing this time of year in pictures, I want to to remember more than the formal portraits or typical shots—it’s about the simple details, (read more…)

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