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Clara’s play-doh doughnut…shared just because I love it.

 

Hello, friends!

You’ve probably noticed it’s been way quieter than usual around here lately. In case you missed my post about slowing down and focusing on less, but better, content in 2015, I haven’t just forgotten to blog…this sudden snail’s pace was planned. But I have to admit, it’s been a little uncomfortable. I’m so used to trying to squeak out three, four or even five posts in a week that having just two…or sometimes, just one!…sitting up here for a whole week has taken some getting used to. 

But the quietness here hasn’t meant that I’m just lying around eating bonbons, either. (Confession: I’m not sure I’ve ever eaten a bonbon.)

First of all, I’ve still been writing quite a bit. In addition to some new freelance gigs that I will be sharing with you soon, I’ve been blogging more frequently over at MeaganFrancis.com about creativity, work and life.

Some recent posts:

In addition to blogging more at MF.com, I’ve been sending exclusive messages to my email community about once a week. If you’re interested in hearing from me a little more often, sign up here. 

But not all of the projects we’re working on are ready for prime time just yet. Want to know more?

Here are just a few things we’ve got cooking behind the scenes:

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Life As A Wild Experiment

by Heather Caliri February 6, 2015
Life As A Wild Experiment

This post is by Heather Caliri.  I’m always amazed when I watch my daughter sew. She’s had almost no instruction. Doesn’t like the sewing books I got for her and her sister—she prefers to wing it. And so she comes up with her own projects out of thin air—a vest, a bracelet, a sleeping bag […]

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Working Mom, Traveling Mom With Carol Cain: The Home Hour Episode 51

by Meagan Francis February 3, 2015
Working Mom, Traveling Mom With Carol Cain: The Home Hour Episode 51

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel for a living? What if it meant taking your kids on exotic trips – and sometimes, leaving them home so you could do your job?  Building a career as a travel writer takes a lot of work and determination…and when you have a family, it […]

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Make your dream of becoming a published writer come true in 2015

by Meagan Francis January 20, 2015
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If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you might know the story of my writing career: how I went from overwhelmed with a low-paying, full-time job, with two little kids in daycare and another on the way, to getting my first handful of stories published in national magazines, and eventually, to leaving my job and heading […]

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by Meagan Francis January 8, 2015
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Slower, Better, Realer, Less: What to look forward to at The Happiest Home this year.

by Meagan Francis January 4, 2015
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I’ve been very active online for almost two decades now, and over the years, I’ve dealt with my share of annoyances, drama and disturbances in this virtual space. But through it all, there has never been a time that I’ve questioned the value this technology has had in my life – or the role I play in […]

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Three Questions To Ask Before You Do Something Scary

by Heather Caliri December 29, 2014
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This post is by Heather Caliri, regular contributor to The Happiest Home and blogger at A Little Yes. Heather writes about saying “yes” to little things that scare us. You can read all her posts here. Ever since I started a website about saying ‘yes’ to things, I’ve been trying to take intentional risks. But as I practice being […]

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Children’s Book Author Sarah Maizes: The Home Hour Show, Episode 36

by Meagan Francis September 17, 2014
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Have you ever thought about writing a children’s book? According to today’s guest, author Sarah Maizes, everyone has! (I might be the one exception to the rule, but hey, I’ve got a lot of life yet.) If you’re curious about the process of getting a children’s book published, want to find out more about where children’s book […]

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Goodbye, Sunday Morning Tea – Or, On Letting Good Things Go

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Goodbye, Sunday Morning Tea - Or, On Letting Good Things Go

  If you’ve been reading here regularly, you know that for the last 9-10 months or so, I’ve shown up here almost every Sunday morning with a reflective post, with this introduction: Every Sunday morning I share a moment from the recent past and something it illustrated about motherhood, family life, or simply being human.  But […]

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Check Out My Birthday Present To Myself!

by Meagan Francis July 27, 2014
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I started this blog – originally known as The Happiest Mom – five years ago last spring. Over the years, my life – and this blog – have changed a lot. I got a book deal based on the “happiest mom” concept, which led to growth and opportunities I never saw coming. I shifted from mostly writing for […]

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