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My Other Home in Germany

10:01 pm PST, November 8, 2018

A few years ago, my husband was offered a job in Germany, and we moved our little family to a town only a few hours away from Untertürkheim. Seeing our sons enjoy the place of my husband's childhood while visiting their Oma and Opa made me love this place even more.

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Social Media Limits + 2 More Things

10:01 pm PST, November 6, 2018

This fall, I'm living in central Mexico and working as a missionary with a local church. There are times that I’ve been homesick. There are times that I’ve felt like I was missing out at home. Life looks different here, but I’m beginning to understand that temporary lifestyle changes don’t have to be obstacles.

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(Some of) Your Survey Answers!

7:42 am PST, November 5, 2018

For the first time in two years, we ran a listener / reader survey last month, asking you all for feedback. And we are so glad we did, because your answers have already been truly helpful!

A few people have asked if I’d share some of the results, along with my take on those results. While we don’t usually talk shop directly on the blog, occasionally I like the pull back the curtain to show you what’s going on behind the scenes.

(I’m also genuinely intrigued when other people give us a real glimpse into their businesses, so I thought you might be the same, too.)

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4 Days in NYC With My Teen

10:01 pm PDT, October 28, 2018

Last week, my daughter, Tate, and I finally checked something off our list: we went on a mother-daughter trip together. We’ve told the kids for several years now we wanted to take them on solo trips when they turned 13, as a sort of rite of passage into teen/young adulthood. We’d explore a place together, […]

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Rediscovering Simplicity

10:01 pm PDT, October 25, 2018

I loved that apartment. I loved the challenge of making it into our first home. I loved those evenings of cooking spaghetti on a hot plate on the floor, while my husband offered spice suggestions from the bed. I loved the floor-to-ceiling windows that filled our home with glorious morning light. I loved that every meal was a picnic because we had no table. There wasn’t room for one. But most of all, I loved how simple it was.

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