Simple Living for Real Families – Andrea Dekker interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, April 6

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Water, it's everywhere and we are constantly hearing about how we need to drink 8 glasses a day to maintain good health. You probably understand that in your head, but your heart just isn't in it. Today I'm sharing 5 motivating reasons to drink water, reasons that will make you want to grab a glass right now. Then I'm sharing the details of my last vacation; not to brag, but to show you how going against the grain can really make you happy.

Then we're talking about simple living for real families. There's a lot of hype out there about simple living but, for the average family, a lot of what you hear can feel daunting. Today, Andrea Dekker is joining us to share the real scoop about simple living. She's a wife, mom and full time blogger working from home who believes in keeping things real. She'll be sharing ideas with us for making life easier for your family through simple living strategies, strategies that work for real families.

And finally we're wrapping things up in Christmas Corner with a chat about that annual family Christmas photo. I'm sharing ideas for breathing new life into your same old routine as well as tips for taking better family photos.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on

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Andrea Dekker:

Wife to Dave.
Momma to Nora and Simon.Lover of all things "white".List maker.
Meal planner.
Diaper changer.
Farmhouse renovator.
Closet organizer.
Life simplifier.

I'm the simple living enthusiast behind the Andrea Dekker blog, business, and brand

If I could describe myself in one word, I would choose "REAL". 

People who know me a little better might say "blunt" or "candid" - but I prefer "real":)

What you see is what you get with me. I don't sugar-coat things, I say it like it is, I present the facts in the simplest way possible, and I don't waste time "beating around the bush". So yes, I might be blunt or candid at times, but I say what I think and I'm always true to my beliefs.

Sometimes this gets me in trouble... but for the most part, I consider it an asset. My friends and family always know they can count on me to give them a REAL, honest answer - even if it might sting a bit and even if it's not what they want to hear.

I try to bring that "realness" to as much as possible. 

My house, my family, and my life are far from perfect, but that's OK - I'll share them with you anyway; the exciting, the exhausting, the emotional, the exceptional and the every-day.

It's all here and more.

My hope is that will be a resource to motivate, encourage, and inspire YOU to make positive changes in your home, your family, and your life. So grab a comfy chair and a cup of coffee... I'd love to have you stick around for a while!


Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio show. Sandy Fowler interviews experts and shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives. From Christmas Day to Every Day, moms will get tips, strategies and inspiration to make family life just what they want. Live radio shows air at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on and podcasts are available for all prior shows on the Heart Filled Holidays Radio page and on iTunes.


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