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Weekend Links

Links I loved this week: Why I (Desperately) Need Friends @ Accidentally Green Dear Kids: Why Wait till Marriage — What No One Tells You & What I Wish Someone Had Told Me @ A Holy Experience How to Make Rose Water @ A Delightful Home Five Responses to Extreme Poverty @ Shaun Groves  Praying for Your Children On Purpose @ The Better Mom  Eggplant Salad with Meatballs @ My Humble Kitchen 4 things you don’t have to do with your money @ The Art […]

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A Day in the Life: Andrea {KeeperoftheHome.org}

A Day in the Life: Andrea {Stay-at-Home Mom to Teenagers}

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer I captured our day in the life on the first day of school for my girls. This first day of school is extra special in our house because my oldest daughter is a senior this year. Just typing that brings me to tears. My goal for this year is to soak up every moment I have with both girls at home. So this is how our day goes: 5:45 a.m.  I’m out of bed and head straight to the coffee […]

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A Back-to-School Change for our Family & How I’m Getting Ready for School Lunches (plus Cinnamon-Raisin Quick Bread)

The school year is upon us. And didn’t it happen so fast? Where did the summer go?  For our family, this is a novel year. We’re trying out a special program, just for homeschoolers in our area. It’s called Innovations, and it means that our two biggest (Abbie, 9 1/2 and Caden, 7 years old) will be attending “school” twice a week.  In a nutshell, the program functions sort of like small one-room schoolhouse, with a max of 16 kids per class and one teacher. Each child […]

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A Totally Overwhelmed Day In The Life: Jessica {KeeperoftheHome.org}

A Totally Overwhelmed Day In The Life: Jessica {Mom of three: 5, 3, and 2-week-old}

By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer If you read my title, you might be thinking: of course it’s an overwhelming day. She has a 2-week-old baby!! Was she thinking it would be otherwise!? And you’re right! When Stephanie told us that September would be the “day in the life” posts again, I thought about taking the month off, as I knew I’d have a little one. But I remembered how much I enjoyed Erin’s post from a few years ago with a newborn. I figured my post would […]

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Real Deals: This Week’s Sales and Discounts on Natural Products You Really Use

This week’s top deals: As low as $1.58-$1.85 a can  Natural Value Coconut Milk, 13.5 Ounce Cans (Pack of 12) is on sale for $22.28  Save 5-15 % with Subscribe & Save.  Pay just $18.94-$22.28 ($1.58-$1.85/can).   Get FREE Shipping with a qualifying order of $25 or more. *If you’re an Amazon Prime with Amazon Mom member, you’ll actually save 20% on Subscribe & Save items when you place 5 or more orders in a month.  As low as $14.66-$16.29 Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup, Grade B, 32-Ounce on sale for $17.25  Amazon’s lowest price […]

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A Day in the Life: Kelly {KeeperoftheHome.org}

A Day in the Life: Kelly {Food Blogger & Cookbook Author}

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer Five years ago if someone would have told me that I was soon to become a grain-free food blogger and cookbook author, I would have replied, “what in the world?”  That’s because I had no idea that anyone wrote about food outside of the arena of cookbooks and cooking magazines. On top of that, at the time, the term “grain-free” would have been as foreign to me as “mise en place” was the first time I heard it.  Fast forward to today, […]

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Weekend Links

Links for this week: Are We Being Bullied to Think a Certain Way? @ Commonsense Christianity Service is Free to Offer but Incredibly Valuable: Lessons from and Airport Shuttle Driver @ Art of Non-Conformity Fudgy Chocolate Tarts @ Against All Grain On racism, injustice and having the hard conversations @ Life Your Way  What Love Never Does @ chatting at the sky  Simple Thai Basil – Coconut Chicken @ Food Renegade Always In Pursuit {7 Ways to Be More Content} @ Living Well Spending Less What is Your […]

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Our Journey to Simple Living (and How to Begin Your Own) {KeeperoftheHome.org}

Our Journey to Simple Living (and How to Begin Your Own)

Guest post by Elsie Callender  “What can I take to Heaven when I die?” I asked my mom, back when I wore dresses and pigtails every day, and my collection of American Girl Doll accessories was small, but precious. “Nothing. You don’t take anything with you when you die,” Mom gave me the truth, straight up. Surely… “What if I have things in my pockets?” “Nope.” “What if I’m holding my blankie?” “No, your blankie will stay here.” I reluctantly accepted this, yet my first […]

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