hair clip organizer

I had hair clips all over my bathroom counter. I needed a hair clip organizer and was delighted to come up with this simple solution. All you need is an old tie and a binder clip. A clothespin and decorate scarf or fabric scrap would work, too. It even travels compactly and easily! Directions for…

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our kids doing homeschool

As we prepare for Son to enter first grade, many people have asked me for details about our homeschooling techniques, philosophy, curriculum, etc. Lucky for me, my husband wrote a “How to Homeschool” guide before I got around to it. He has, oh so kindly, giving me permission to repost the entire article on my…

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Woman backlit against sunset

Just a couple days ago I wrote a post about living in community. Last night, I came across an article from Maclean’s called The End of Neighbours that talks about the same issue from a sociological stand-point. The point is to talk about how we are becoming less tolerant of differing opinions, but it is very…

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little kids eating at a table and living in community

In centuries past, your community was the people you lived on the same street with, went to church with, walked to school with, shopped at the market with. For country folks, their community was the nearby town. For city folks, it was the few blocks immediately around their flat. As more people moved to the…

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