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Jan
23
2015

Some Things Have To Be Believed To Be Seen

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

Art Journal - Some Things Have to Be Believed to Be Seen -- The Peaceful Mom --

Something cool happened last night. Have you ever had a nagging feeling that there is something you should be doing but you’re not doing it? I’ve had that feeling for the past couple of years about starting a podcast. Podcasting is actually a perfect fit because I love talking and it’s a more personal way to […]

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Slider B - The real-life clutter solution that actually works -- The Peaceful Mom

Have you seen the episode of Hoarders where the homeowner falls down and is completely covered by junk only to be found dead two weeks later under the avalanche of stuff? Okay, so that didn’t actually happen. What IS happening is that clutter is slowly sucking the life out of you every day.     To […]

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Jan
09
2015

Why We Spent Our Emergency Fund on a Non-Emergency

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

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You may have noticed that one of our financial goals for this year (see my goals here) is to rebuild our emergency fund. Don’t tell Dave Ramsey but we spent much of our e-fund during December and it wasn’t on Christmas gifts.   Do I believe emergency funds are important? YES. Do I believe you should […]

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Jan
05
2015

My 2015 Goals {+ how to make goals that work!}

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

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My 2015 Goals {+ how to make goals that work} It’s that time of year when the world hits the restart button. Just like most of you I have taken a look at my life, set high hopes for the New Year and created some goals for the next twelve months to give myself focus […]

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How to Choose An Inspired Word of the Year -- The Peaceful Mom

  How to Choose an Inspired Word of the Year It’s the time of year when most of us evaluate our lives over the previous twelve months and begin to make plans for the next twelve. For the past few years as I have attempted to live a more intentional life I have chosen a theme […]

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Dec
11
2014

2015 Joyful Life Planner Now Available!

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

Be Happy e-book 3D Cover -- The Peaceful Mom

Are you ready to live a happier and more purposeful life?   In my new e-book “be happy” I give you simple changes that you can make to connect spiritually, increase your creativity, boost your happiness and organize your life to live more purposefully. These are the real-life tools that I have used to transform […]

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Dec
11
2014

Our Frugal & Simple Christmas Decor

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

2014 Frugal & Simple Christmas Decor - Kitchen Shelves Before - The Peaceful Mom

Organized Holidays – Tips and Tricks to make your holidays stress free! Only a couple of weeks before Christmas now and you have probably already decorated your home but if you haven’t started yet I want to encourage you to keep it simple. I love Christmas and I love decorating but I don’t love stress so […]

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Dec
02
2014

Podcast: How to Make Christmas Less Stressful!

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

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I am so honored to be the guest on So Here’s the Thing!   Today on Kathi Lipp’s podcast we’re talking about my best tips to de-stress the holidays: Why No is Not a Four Letter Word How to Declutter Fast! Simple Gifts and Decor and more. Click here to listen in and be sure to […]

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Nov
21
2014

Update on My Daughter {& me}

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

Ah, lovely readers. Have I mentioned how much I adore you and how thankful I am for you? I have had so many comments and emails telling me how you are praying for my daughter and for our family. THANK YOU!   I wanted to give you an update on how things are going at […]

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My Frugal $26 Room Makeover plus tips to update yours -- The Peaceful Mom

  It’s November which means the holidays are closing in on us and you may be feeling the itch to spruce up your home before company comes. I felt the need to redecorate a few weeks ago before my daughter’s accident but I had a budget of only $30 so I had to be extremely creative. […]

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Oct
31
2014

The Question That I Didn’t Ask

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

I will never leave you - The Peaceful Mom

[Editor’s Note: We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming for a few deep thoughts that have been rolling around in my head. Don’t worry – I won’t become philosophical in every post. ] With the recent circumstances in our life (read more here) I have been thinking about others who have to walk through challenges and […]

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Oct
28
2014

A Sense of Normalcy

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

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Now that my daughter is back home I am longing for a sense of normalcy. We are trying to get back into a daily routine that is similar to the one we had before even though the details are a little different with my daughter in a wheelchair and everyday tasks taking longer than usual. With […]

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