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Check out Ann Voskamp’s beautiful and profound post, Why It’s Really Worth it to Tell Your Secrets.  Sometimes I think most of us are the walking wounded, carrying around deep hurts we’ve never shared with anyone.  Don’t miss the wise comments following the post, which discuss how to share in an appropriate way, using wisdom when our story might hurt others, and finding a safe person to talk to.

At Frugal Girl, Kristen has started a great series about contentment.  I so appreciate honest bloggers who are willing to share the parts of their life that are less than perfect.  But Kristen assures us that contentment is not out of reach!

On the topic of honesty, Jen at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam talks honestly about driving an uncool car for a greater purpose. Don’t miss her current series, 31 Days to More with Less!

Another 31-day poster (and one of my favorite home bloggers), The Nester is sharing how to have a less messy nest.  I can definitely use these posts!

I really loved this post at Amongst Lovely Things on keeping house.  She posted a follow-up here.   Since I’ve mentioned honesty a few times today, I’ll say that this has always been my greatest area of struggle.  It’s not that I don’t want a clean/tidy house, but it has always felt out of reach.  I’m working toward implementing some of the tips found here.  Great practical wisdom!

I greatly appreciate Karen Campbell’s Tenets of Relationship Homeschooling.  In a movement where many parents (often inadvertently, and with good intentions) seek to shape their children into their own image, this is refreshing encouragement to guide our children to discern what God wants them to be.  It’s a helpful reminder to not fall into the presumptuous mindset that we parents already know God’s will for our children’s future, but to remember that He leads them for His glory.  There’s sweet rest in giving up control to the One who cares about our kids so much more than we can!

And finally, here Sally Clarkson encourages us to unplug our kids!

DISCLAIMER:  Just because I link to a specific post isn’t necessarily an endorsement of all the views of a particular writer.  Read with discernment!

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