Love Everyday: Changing the Lightbulb

Last Week: In case you missed it, The Snooze Button was posted at Make Mine Happen. What you are about to read is only one piece of a 27-chapter collaborative e-book written to help you learn how to make your marriage extraordinary amongst the chaos of life. After reading this post, be sure to download…

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Question of the Day: How Do You Celebrate Birthdays?

We try to make a big deal out of birthdays in our home, but I find that if I don't start planning early enough, they get pushed to the side by the busyness of life. For that same reason, I'm really not great at remembering and celebrating the birthdays of our extended family and friends.…

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Spring Cleaning Carnival: Get Food Additives Out

Today we continue our unique take on spring cleaning with Katie from Kitchen Stewardship’s Spring Cleaning Carnival: Get the Junk Out. This week’s topic is eliminating food additives from our diets. Head on over to Kitchen Stewardship, where Lenetta from Nettacow is sharing information and resources about common food additives and why you may want…

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Where Do You Homeschool?

Today I'm guest posting over at Simple Homeschool with tips on deciding where to homeschool in your home: After deciding to homeschool and choosing a curriculum, one of the biggest questions that homeschoolers deal with on a regular basis is where to homeschool and how to set up a school room. However, like pretty much…

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Spring Cleaning Week: The Importance of Organizing Your Way

My monthly column is up at The Art of Simple, and it's all about finding an organizational system that works for you: This week, Tsh has been focusing on her three-step plan for spring cleaning: decluttering, cleaning, and organizing. As you go through the process that she outlines in her ebook, Spring Cleaning for Normal…

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Question of the Day: What Is Your Spring Cleaning Philosophy?

The blogosphere is buzzing with spring cleaning posts, and tomorrow I'll be participating in Simple Mom's Spring Cleaning Week with my monthly column there. So today I want to know... What does spring cleaning look like in your home? What projects are at the top of your list? Which are the most important to you?…

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Evaluating Your Family’s Diet and Making Changes for the Upcoming Year

The following is a guest post from Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD of Raise Healthy Eaters: Spring is the perfect time to chuck what you don't want -- and keep what you do. And while you are going through all your stuff, don't forget the most neglected part of the house: the items in your…

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Spring Cleaning Carnival: Get Refined Sugar Out

Today we continue our unique take on spring cleaning with Katie from Kitchen Stewardship's Spring Cleaning Carnival: Get the Junk Out. This week's topic is about eliminating refined sugar from our diets. Head on over to Kitchen Stewardship, where Donielle is sharing her own story of battling a sugar addiction, to learn more about why…

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Question of the Day: What Do You Hold Onto?

Last week we talked about making space for the sentimental things in your life without contributing to the clutter. I told you about my grandfather's Redskins glasses, and the truth is I'm fairly sentimental when it comes to anything that's been passed down from my grandparents -- an old blanket from my maternal grandmother, my…

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Spring Cleaning Carnival: Get the Plastics Out

Today’s Spring Cleaning Carnival topic is about eliminating the plastics from our kitchen. Head on over to Kitchen Stewardship to learn more about what inspired Beth to become plastic free and to learn more about the dangers posed by different types of plastics. If you were to walk through my kitchen right now, you'd find…

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