Are Your Children Part of the 3%?

Source: rookiemoms.com via Rachel on Pinterest   Thanks to Karen for alerting me to this People article. Gotta love People magazine for boiling down a book into a few points. The book Life at Home in the Twenty-First Century: 32 Families Families Open their Doors examines modern American families through the lens of household material [...]

When the Simple Life Gets Complicated

Source: cspost.com via Kelly on Pinterest   I do love the Isle of Man. I love this slice of small(er) town life. I love that the horse tram drivers always give us a wave if we’re walking on the Promenade and that we haven’t been asked to show our seasons pass in months. I love [...]

3 Surefire Ways to Unspoil Your Kids

My daughter Sofia puts 50% of her allowance into savings, 10% into charity giving, and 40% she can spend as she likes.

This is a guest post from Amy Suardi of Frugal Mama. This is a timely and topical post for me after reading the New Yorker piece a few weeks ago about America’s spoiled children. Amy has some great strategies here – thank you, Amy. Most American children are being treated like royalty and are treating [...]

Confessions

Arriving January 2013

Source: simplemom.net via Rachel on Pinterest   I’m not perfect. I’m not a perfect minimalist or mom and I’ve tried, and failed, at a lot of things. I don’t do it all. While I’m really happy with my life, the balance of family time, the chance to be a stay-at-home mom and also a work-at-home [...]

The High Cost of Your Cheap Clothes

Source: slate.com via Rachel on Pinterest   Dara sent me a link to this piece on Slate, an excerpt from the book Overdressed: the Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion. Thanks, Dara. If you’ve pared your wardrobe down significantly you’ve probably made a few donations at a charity shop or thrift store. It probably felt [...]

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