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About simplemotherhood

My name is Irina. I blog over at about the joys and challenges of motherhood, our love of travel and how we manage to travel all around the world with 3 children, reading, couponing and saving money, and everything from gardening, healthy living, and frugality to scrapbooking, menu planning, and tea parties. I enjoy decorating, organizing, and homeschooling my children.

15 destinations in 8 countries in one month! Our whirlwind trip to Canada and Europe.

Our family visiting Stonehenge, England This summer we were privileged to take a month long trip of Europe and Canada. It was sort-of-last minute planning, but ended up creating amazing family memories along the way. I am planning to write a … Continue reading

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Reviving this blog…

Our family in Prague (Czech Republic) this summer I have decided to start working on reviving this little blog of mine. A lot has happened in the past 6 years since I last wrote here. We have moved 3 times, one … Continue reading

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A few pictures from our Independence Day Celebration

We had a wonderful and sort-of-quiet 4th of July celebration this year. Stan’s cousin Leona and her husband Rob came over to hang out with us in the afternoon and evening, and kids just loved spending time with them! Edward … Continue reading

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Summer Gardening Series: The First Harvest

We’ve been getting the herbs from our garden for a couple of weeks now (rosemary, basil, parsley, and mint (yum – fresh mint tea!)), but today we finally collected our first harvest which weighed in at just about 4 lbs! … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Connor!

This past Sunday 2 years ago, my sweet little blue-eyed wonder entered this world to make me a mommy for the second time. This year we celebrated his precious second birthday. I cannot believe how fast this time flew by, … Continue reading

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Happy Sunday!

Beautiful Rose after the abundant rain… Enjoy the beauty of God’s creation today. I just wanted to share a couple of beautiful summer flowers with all of you. These are all from our garden/yard. Beautiful Azaleas Cheerful gerbera daisies Bright … Continue reading

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The True Russian Borsch Recipe

A friend of mine recently asked me to give her my Russian borsch recipe as she had too many beets she was trying to figure out what to do with. Since I had to get it from my head down … Continue reading

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