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The Carrot Seed

Are you needing a little kick in the pants when it comes to taking care of things on the homefront? I totally get you. Check out the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle that’s on sale this week. It’s chock-full of great ideas that will motivate you and make you feel like you can totally rock the Holly […]

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Reader Q&A: Military Career? Yay or Nay?

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This week’s Q&A involves questions about careers in the military. What do you think about it? What advice can you give to a young person’s aspirations?

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A Homeschool Day in the Life with Kids Aged 17, 14, 12, 10, 8, & 6

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Ever wonder what life is like when you’re me? Ha! Here’s a little peak into a day in my life with kids aged 17, 14, 12, 10, 8, and 6

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When Your Heart Breaks for a Friend

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We all know someone who’s hurting. How do we care for them and help them know they’re not alone? Recently, an old family friend shared the sad news of her miscarriage via Facebook. She is a young mom whose mother once comforted me many years ago — fifteen, in fact — when I had my […]

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The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. I just took this quiz; Brave is probably my favorite Disney movie, so I’m good with that. In other new: FishPapa redid the grout in the kitchen. The tile around the sink was installed improperly and in the wrong color. Long story. The grout for the rest […]

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5 Steps to Better Bookkeeping

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Want to get a handle on your finances and keep better books? Try these five simple steps. While I’m the geekier math person in our family, I’m still not an impeccable bookkeeper. I’m getting better at it, though. I think part of that is because I love the lady who prepares our tax returns. I […]

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Our European Vacation: The Road to Paris

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This fall we spent a month abroad where we visited London, Paris, and a handful of cities in Western France. We explored, rested, and learned a ton about ourselves and the world. This is the ninth installment of our European adventure. If you missed it, go to the beginning here. It was with mixed emotions that we left Collioure. […]

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Can You Make Money Blogging?

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Wondering if you might make some cash or even a living blogging? Stephanie O’Dea’s got the answers in her new book.

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