Welcome to the Brand New Life Your Way!

Welcome to the brand new Life Your Way! In a perfect world, everything would be perfect and shiny and, well, new here at the new site, but with 3,600 posts and more than 400 printables in the archives, it hasn't been quite that easy. You know how you feel right before guests arrive, as you…

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Treat Yourself to These Luxuries of Simplicity

The following post is from Rachel of The Minimalist Mom: Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. - Leonardo Da Vinci Many people equate minimalism or voluntary simplicity with austerity or deprivation. They picture minimalism as cold hard days with the most basic of meals and a home that echos with emptiness- instead of seeing what remains…

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Are big families eco-friendly or a carbon footprint nightmare?

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: We all know that buying in bulk, preferably reusing containers when possible, is the eco-friendly thing to do. But when it comes to having children in Costco-sized portions, the environmentalists start getting testy: “Environmentally irresponsible” “A drain on the world's resources” “Contributing to deadly overpopulation” That…

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Organizing Legos {And Free Printable Labels!}

We are all about the Legos these days, to the point that I think I could get rid of every other toy in our house and no one would notice! Between our fall birthdays and Christmas we may just have every Lego Friends set except Olivia's House, plus two big boxes of bricks. Which means…

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Our Family’s Non-Health Insurance Coverage

I was originally planning to post this on Tuesday morning, but just after we finished breakfast, our 4-year-old fell off the picnic table bench and busted the back of her head open (on a flimsy plastic storage drawer that holds Legos, of all things), and we spent the morning at the ER instead. In the…

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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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Secure Online Shopping with V.me by Visa

I am a huge fan of shopping online. There's nothing more frustrating that dragging my four girls from store to store -- unbuckling them and then buckling them back in each time -- in search of the perfect gift or something specific that we need. Thanks to the internet, I can avoid all of that…

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Top 10 Life Your Way Posts in 2011

As we finish out 2011, we're going to do things a little bit differently. I'm working behind the scenes on my vision and goals for Life Your Way in 2012, and each day this week I'll be sharing one reflection post plus one related question. It's a low-key week on the heels of the 101…

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