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Trading My Job for Minimalism

In today’s post, my friend Lilly is sharing her personal journey towards simple living. You can follow her blog, Pancakes and Beet Juice, on Instagram and Facebook. Last month, I walked away from my career without so much as a thought bubble of a new venture or backup plan. I realized that glorifying my career was anything […]

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Could Unhappiness Be the Secret to Raising Happy Kids?

We all want our children to be happy. But at the same time we are responsible for raising them to be competent, well-balanced human beings over the long haul. To do this we have to get comfortable with the whole gamut of feelings and emotions expressed by our kids—including unhappiness. So you might be wondering, what does […]

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Want to Meet in Person?

We have big changes coming in our family this summer. In June, will be relocating from Dallas, Texas to outside of New York City. I am very proud of my husband as he is taking a new job working in sustainability. We are excited for the change in scenery–but will deeply miss our favorite parts of Texas (i.e. […]

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The Reason Childhood Doesn’t Need Record-Keeping

Since becoming a mother, I have desperately wanted to keep a record. For years I intended to start keeping a journal. It hasn’t happened yet. I hoped to put together those “easy-to-make” photo books to chronicle these precious times with young children. Yet 16,433 photos sit on my computer waiting to be organized and appreciated. Between snuggling babies and soaking […]

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How to Potty Train the Simple Way

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Potty training can be anything but simple. It’s a messy yet exciting milestone at the same time. If it’s your first time, you will find that a quick Amazon search for “potty training” turns up 15,623 products. These products range from sticker charts to an Elmo potty, training pants, pull-ups, plenty of cleaning supplies, board books. For […]

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