Simple Living

Tips and encouragement for simple living. Take the overwhelm out of life!

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Simplify Christmas by being intentional.

My favorite time at Christmas is the Christmas Eve candlelight service. I love when all the candles are lit and everyone sings “Silent Night”. It is such a calm moment, and it almost feels like time stands still. That feeling is such a contrast to all of the hustling and bustling during the month of

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Give everyone books for Christmas just personalize the gifts for each individual.

One of the best ways to save time (and sanity) on Christmas gift giving is to give theme gifts. This way everyone (or most everyone) on your list receives the same gift, but you can still personalize each gift to fit individual personalities. This works especially well, if you have a bunch of people on

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You DO have enough time!

  Do you ever feel like there just isn’t enough time? Maybe the to-do list is longer than your day. We all feel like this from time to time. Different seasons of our lives bring added responsibilities and new opportunities. But I don’t think that it is healthy to stay in a state of overwhelm

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Create a Balanced Life

As women we have so many roles that we fill. It can be overwhelming and exhausting at times. We manage the home, take care of our families’ needs, have responsibilities at work and church. You may even pay the bills, schedule appointments, take care of extended family members, chauffeur your family from place to place,

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I have found that if I don't have something for my toddler to do, he will find something that he is NOT suppose to do! Read these 9 activities that I do every day with my toddler.

Being the mom to a toddler is altogether exciting and exhausting! Unless my son is sleeping or strapped into his high chair, he is on the go, so I try to do as much as possible with him each day. If I don’t have something for my son to do, he will find something that

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Find out why and how I'm going to bed early.

In January I had big plans to start getting up 30 minutes earlier than my son at 6:00. Well, it didn’t happen! Our household passed around the cold and flu bugs for most of January which meant that I didn’t get great sleep at night, and I was worn out. Besides that, I wasn’t going

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5 Healthy Habits Anyone Can Do

During the holiday season, it can be easy to forget about healthy habits and get out of normal routines. Now that the holidays are over, it is time to get back into routines and start making healthy choices. I am by no means a health nut, but I do enjoy living a healthy lifestyle. When