One Word for 2014: Live {January Update}

Despite the fact that I'm a bit overwhelmed by life at the moment, I'm determined to be intentional about my choices in 2014 -- more specifically, to be intentional about slowing down, managing my time and making choices that better reflect my priorities. As part of my one word {LIVE}, I've decided to work through…

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Sometimes You Just Have to Say It Out Loud

Although  I wouldn't say I struggle with depression normally, I can clearly look back and see two times when I was dealing with depression: when living in my parent's basement for a few months (without enough natural light) and after the birth of our third daughter. I've shared a little about both of those experiences,…

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One Word for 2014: Live

I really love the idea of choosing one overarching word for each year rather than making detailed resolutions because it offers me a way to reevaluate and readjust throughout the year without feeling guilty over each little miss or failure. In 2012, my word was authenticity, and I grew a lot that year in my…

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How to Begin a Gratitude Practice and Change Your Life

The following guest post is from Doña Bumgarner of Nurtured Mama: The year I got divorced I struggled with a deep depression. Just getting out of bed each morning took monumental effort. The one thing that grounded me each day, and eventually helped pull me back to life, was a tiny journal that I kept…

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On Buying New Underwear…and Making Time for Your Art

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It's always a privilege to guest post at Simple Mom, and this week I'm sharing my thoughts about moms and our reluctance and guilt when it comes to taking care of ourselves: I feel guilty every time I buy new underwear. Yep, as ridiculous as it may be, I find myself feeling like I shouldn’t…

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Five Christian Marriage eBooks for Just $7.40! {BundleoftheWeek.com}

Spice up your love life -- in the bedroom and out -- with this week's ebook bundle, which includes 5 faith-based ebooks for married couples. With ideas for rekindling romance, being the best spouse you can be and improving your sex life, this collection is a fun way to rediscover the spark and prioritize romance…

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3 Ways Comparisons Can Be Good for You

The following guest post is from Deb of Home Life Simplified: All around the internet I read posts and advice about not comparing yourself to others. I am pretty sure I have written that myself at times. It got to the point though where it felt comparisons were being touted as inherently bad. I do…

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Simple Summer Maternity Style

Let's be clear: a fashionista, I am not. Most of my clothes are hand-me-downs from my mom and sister (both of whom are very fashionable), and I'm perfectly okay with just having a few outfits that I really love and feel good in. And truthfully, most days at home during the summer find me in…

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Get This Week’s Health & Fitness Bundle for $7.40 {BundleoftheWeek.com}

Are you looking to lose weight, take control of your health or get stronger? If so, this week's bundle is for you! With 5 unique guides to health and fitness, you'll discover recipes, exercise tips and motivation to make real, lasting changes in your life. Get this bundle for more than 85% off this week…

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What’s Your Best Morning Time Saver Tip?

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As a fairly uncoordinated person, I'm in awe of the actress in the new Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer commercial! You'd think her acrobatic morning routine might involve some sort of camera trick or special effects, but in reality, the actress is Emma, a dancer from London who trained as an acrobat as a child…

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