Weekend links

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“We’re so busy watching out for what’s just ahead of us that we don’t take time to enjoy where we are.” -Bill Watterson

Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh is the founder of this blog and just finished traveling around the world with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

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  1. Melissa says:

    Thank you for the last few years of interesting reading and links.

    I’ve noticed since the revamp that the focus has been more Christian than it used to be. In its previous incarnation, I often admired the way this site balanced spiritual and secular views.

    As a secular reader, I feel less included here as a reader than I used to and unfortunately, will no longer be reading or recommending Simple Mom to my secular friends.

    • Thanks for your feedback here, Melissa. It’s much appreciated. While we have several non-Christian writers, and plan to keep the content on Simple Mom as faith-neutral as possible, I’ve learned over my years of blogging that it’s story that drives a good blog, and that while a blog’s purpose can be how-to, it still can’t be divorced from the writer’s inherent life story. I found that it was stifling to go out of my way to exclude my faith journey in my writing.

      I guarantee you that all faiths, beliefs, and worldviews are welcome on the blog, and I’m sorry you don’t feel as welcome. But I understand there are so many hours in the day, and if you’d rather read elsewhere, that’s perfectly fine. I can’t imagine spending my precious few blog reading hours at a place where I was uncomfortable!

      Thanks for your feedback, and I’ll continue to welcome anything you might want to add. Appreciate your time as a reader.

  2. Thanks for the weekend tips, Tsh! I really appreciated Bill Watterson’s quote. I often struggle to, as my mom would always say, “bloom where you’re planted.” Great reminder!

  3. I always look forward to your weekend links as a special treat! Thanks for sharing them.

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