Read more about the article 10 Reasons Minimalism May Be Right For You
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10 Reasons Minimalism May Be Right For You

The following post is from Joshua of Becoming Minimalist: Minimalism as a lifestyle is a movement that seeks to pare down possessions to only the essential. Because life can be lived richer and fuller when unnecessary possessions have been removed, it is a growing trend that includes more than just young, single, 20-somethings. Many families…

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Question of the Day: Are You Ready for Christmas?

Just nine days until Christmas...are you ready? We've got most of our presents wrapped, and I'm planning to finish our baking tonight. There's a few little odds and ends (like actually mailing our Christmas postcards...) to finish up, but overall we're ready and just enjoying the season. How about you? Are you ready for Christmas?…

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Understanding Your Mother Better Through Story

I slipped sideways through the maze of chattering women to find Lacey after the ladies' meeting and tapped her on the shoulder, "Lacey, it's good to see you this week. I heard the whole family was sick last week." "Yes," Lacey said, "it's good to have everyone well again. Hey, I wanted to say thank…

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Gift Guide: Classic Toys from Your Childhood

In our house, the most played with toys, hands down, are our Little People sets. Our girls have afternoon quiet time by themselves every day, and these gets chosen by someone almost every day. Everyone likes them, from the baby to the six year old. I wish they still made the wooden ones like the…

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How to Capture a Screenshot and Why You Might Want To

The following post is from Angela of Homegrown Mom: There is fancy software available for capturing screenshots, but if all you need is a simple photo, you can do it easily and for free. Let’s say I am putting together a sponsor kit for Blogging Your Way and I want to show where an advertiser’s…

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Handmade Ornaments to Make with the Kids

Every year we make a homemade ornament for our girls' grandparents and great-grandparents. This Christmas, we are making these swirl paint glass DIY ornaments, but I'm definitely bookmarking the rest of these for future years! 1. DIY Felt Ginger Cookie Ornaments, Creature Comforts 2. Reindeer Handprint Ornaments, Mommy Gaga 3. Popsicle Frame Nativity Ornament, Country Girl…

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Christmas Morning Breakfast Traditions

On Christmas morning, we start the day by reading the story of Jesus' birth upstairs (because once they come downstairs, all hope is lost of regaining their focus!). Afterwards, the girls are allowed to open their stockings and play with whatever "big" toy we have gotten for all four of them (this year it's a…

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Have You Thought About the National Debt Lately?

A few weeks ago, Amy from Resourceful Mommy mentioned a project she was working on -- a campaign to raise awareness about the United States' growing national debt. When she shared details of the campaign and invited me to join, my answer was a resounding yes. You see, this isn't a political campaign. It's not…

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Tips for Make Ahead Holiday Meals

The following post is from Jessica of GoodCheapEats and LifeasMOM: There are so many things to do at the holidays -- the gifts, the decorations, the parties, the food. And the month can easily get away from us, leaving us disappointed that we might not have enjoyed the moment as much as we would have…

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