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Sarah Scott

Mom, wife, writer, kindness advocate, simple living guru.

Sarah Scott wants to live in a world where people sip copious amounts of black tea or red wine on front porches, laundry is self-folding and all books are deep and captivating. <br> When she's not writing about intentional living or hashing out social justice issues at sarahonpurpose.com, you can find her homeschooling her children, tossing items into giveaway boxes or smooching her foxy husband.

"But She's Done Now."

Often I hear my pregnancy being justified in casual conversation. "Yup, that's baby number 4 for Sarah... but she's done now." I'm not sure if that last little bit is tagged on the end to ease the anxiety of the teller or if it's just an interesting little tidbit that seems too juicy not to include, but a lot of people are saying it.
08/15/2016 12:30 EDT
What I Learned About Grief From A

What I Learned About Grief From A Chicken

Petronella's foot was injured in a chicken tractor accident. Around here the protocol for any injured or sick bird is to separate them from the rest of the flock and make them as comfortable as possible. Usually they pass on in a day or two. Not Petronella.
06/20/2016 01:56 EDT
Why Should The Privileged Majority Always

Why Should The Privileged Majority Always Rule?

I probably belong to "the majority." I've not really ever had to fight for a right. I cannot recall a time when I have been looked down upon for the colour of my skin, my gender, who I married to or my economic worth. My life has an incredible amount of freedom. Yet I'm not entirely certain I would agree that the majority should always rule.
06/16/2016 02:36 EDT
I'm The Kind Of Mom Who Lets Her Kids Take

I'm The Kind Of Mom Who Lets Her Kids Take Risks

They should be able to confidently navigate independent situations. Being able to ask other adults for help, ordering fries from a fast food counter, helping a younger child at the playground, figuring out their own boundaries -- this all takes practice.
06/06/2016 10:46 EDT
You Are Entitled To A Creative

You Are Entitled To A Creative Voice

My dad is artistic. He creates really beautiful fishing flies. Just mention his work of fly tying and watch his eyes light up. Sit a moment as he winds his threads and here him talking to himself passionately about what he is doing. When he says otherwise, it makes me wonder: Who told my dad that he's not artistic? What made him think that?
04/11/2016 12:18 EDT
The Pursuit Of Perfection Can Stop You In Your

The Pursuit Of Perfection Can Stop You In Your Tracks

Changing something about your life is a big deal. You might not nail it the first time you try. In fact, you may never be perfect at this thing you want. That's a good thing! A serious mark of strength in a person is the ability to get up off the ground and try again and again.
03/22/2016 01:53 EDT