Marie James


Marie James and her husband, Jim, live on a Pacific Northwest farm they share with their extended family. Grown kids, grandkids, livestock, gardens, and lots of projects keep their homestead lively.

Indoors, Marie enjoys preserving the family's garden produce and dabbling in various arts and crafts. She is a mad crossword puzzle solver and a closet forensic scientist who loves to guess "who did it."

A freelance writer and editor, Marie blogs with Jim and daughter Bethany at The Homesteader School ( They also produce a line of gifts for homesteaders, farmers, and gardeners. Visit their shop at

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Avoiding Holiday Burnout: 10 Keys to More Relaxing and Enjoyable Holidays
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,000. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2013 by Homesteader School Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Holidays / General, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family activities
Have the holidays ever made you feel more stressed than blessed? Expectations and pressure to create the perfect holiday can lead us down a path toward holiday burnout. Author Marie James, who has "been there" and learned how to restore the joy, shares ten keys to a more relaxing and enjoyable holiday season. Key titles include Pick Your Priorities, Adapt to Life Changes, and Tame Your Schedule.

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adapting    christmas    depression    easter    expectations    frustration    planning    stress    thanksgiving