How I Use Mind Mapping to Help Declutter My Brain

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe via Email or.RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! When I first learned more about my personality type (INFP) and how my brain receives and processes information, my mind was officially blown. Seeing the big picture has always been one of my biggest strengths, so mind mapping is… 

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Heads up! This year’s Ultimate Homemaking Bundle Sale is HERE, for 6 days only!

Hi friends! Today I want to share a super awesome opportunity with you. It’s the 2016 Ultimate Homemaking Bundle sale, and I’m REALLY excited about it. It’s only available for 6 days! For those who are new to bundle sales, here’s a super quick rundown to explain: What? A hand-picked collection of 93 eBooks, eCourses, and… 

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10 Solo Parenting Survival Tips (From a Pilot’s Wife)

I’m married to an extremely competent man. He is a full participant in parenting, housework, cleaning, and cooking. We share the load pretty equally, which means that when I’m doing the solo parenting thing, his presence is very sorely missed. He is a pilot and flight instructor which means that while he doesn’t travel as… 

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Dear Tired Mamas: You Can’t Do it All, So Stop Trying

Dear lovely you, Shhh, honey. Your heart is beating quickly and your brow is furrowed to exhaustion. Your tension headache is a dull ache reaching its tendrils toward full roar. And worse, your heart is heavy with a pounding of things left undone. There are always things undone when you’re a mother. How can you… 

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Capsule Wardrobe: What It Is, Why You’ll Love It, and How to Get One

By Contributing Writer, Erin Long When I wear an outfit that makes me feel beautiful, my day is just better. It doesn’t matter if I’m at home all day with my kids, heading to downtown Portland, or standing in front of thirty teenagers teaching, cute clothes make me feel more confident and comfortable in my… 

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The Truth About the Hard Days (I made you a free video series!)

It was a few years ago and my kids were about 6 months, 2, and 4, and I was having one. of. those. days. The really awful, frustrating, day-that-feels-like-an-eternity kind of days where the whole day feels like one big fat mothering failure after another. If I’m being totally honest: I have had way too… 

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Why We Said Goodbye to Our Television (But Still Have Screen Time)

By contributing writer, Molly Madonna Kehrer It was a natural progression of things from the outset. We were preparing to welcome our firstborn into our family, which meant a few changes to spaces throughout the house. Our TV at the time was a dinosaur – a 27”, heavy-as-all-get-out remnant from my college years almost a… 

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I noticed around two years ago that food tasted bland most of the time. I found myself reaching for the salt shaker a lot. Not one to be worried about government-imposed dietary “advice”, I wasn’t too worried, and salted my food to taste even if I used more than those around me. It turns out that I was right to listen to my instincts.

Why I Supplement My Diet with Extra Salt On Purpose (Yes, Really!)

Salt might just be the greatest gift to the culinary arts in the history of the universe. Scratch that. Not “might”. It definitely is. Sweets? Chocolate? I mean I guess they’re nice. I do love me a good piece of chocolate cake, especially during my pregnancies. But salty and savoury have always been my first love…. 

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How to Roast your Own Coffee Beans at Home

By Contributing Writer, Virginia Miner Our family has been known to end up on the weird end of the “make or buy” question, and our latest venture is no different… in an attempt to cut coffee costs while continuing to drink the same amount of coffee that we enjoy, we have turned to roasting our own… 

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