10 Ways to Choose Joy at the Start of Every Day

Earlier this week, after 10 days of being physically responsible for everything the kids, the animals and my husband need -- and after 6 of the busiest days of my life thanks to some prescheduled commitments and extracurricular activities -- I found myself on the verge of losing it. I could feel my blood pressure…

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10 Reasons You'll Actually Be Happier In a Smaller Home

The following post is from Joshua of Becoming Minimalist: This past summer, our family of four moved from Essex, VT to Peoria, AZ. It was a big move. In fact, in almost every conceivable way our new home is different than our previous one: geographically, culturally, politically, spiritually... and I haven't even begun to mention…

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Being Content With Our Homes

[/caption]Contentment is something I think about a lot, and I think it's an important attitude to cultivate in regards to our homes as well. That's easier said than done sometimes, though. Don't get me wrong. I love our home. I love the lot our home is built on. We are blessed, and I don't ever…

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