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When We Forget He’s Near

There I stood, waving out my living room window at nobody. I wondered what the neighbors would think if they happened to glance out their window at that exact moment.…

It’s Working: Watching my kids embrace a life of less

I have 3 kids. My oldest, Jameson, is 7. Raegan is 5 and Amelia is rapidly approaching 2. I feel so grateful to have been awakened to this new life…

4 unexpected benefits of implementing minimalism

There were many things I knew to expect when I shifted toward a more simple life. I anticipated we would have more money in our savings, more time and I…

Less Toys: What we removed to decrease clutter and increase quality play

We had such great momentum diving into this new life of less. I was loading stuff into my car and hauling it out of here like a maniac. I’m sure at…

“That’s Not Very Minimalist.”

I really had no idea how my family would react when I declared I wanted us to be minimalists. I knew I was committed, but I was unsure to what…

Taking Our Minimalism on the Road

Spring break is such a busy and chaotic time to travel. We have always avoided it. Now that our kids are in school, we have found it necessary to use designated…

The Simplify Your Life Meal Plan: For Those of Us That are Over it!

Meal planning is my nemesis! Prior to kids, food consumption looked a whole lot different and dreamier than it does today.

Raising Minimalist Kids: 5 Strategies to Get Your Kids on Board

Raising Minimalist Kids Less toys! What I once thought was unattainable was now within my grasp. In an effort to encourage and motivate my kiddos for when their newly minimalist Momma came…

Our UnBusy Summer

I started out this summer like I typically do. Stoked! Stoked to spend time with my kids and revel in the joys of a Michigan summer. There isn’t anything quite…

When Mom Goes Minimalist

I recently heard a friend of a friend say, “I’m a minimalist,” while talking about something totally unrelated. I sat straight up in my chair and my heart started pounding.…


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When We Forget He’s Near

There I stood, waving out my living room window at nobody. I wondered what the neighbors would think if they happened to glance out their window at that exact moment.…

Moms Who Read

How to Become a Reader: For Moms “Who Want to Read Good and Do Other Things Good Too”

“She reads books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.”   Annie Dillard   I’ve never really been a reader. I used to blame it on college.…

Declutter Like a Minimalist: 7 Steps to Getting Started

“How Do I Get Started?” This is the question I hear most often. I just want to begin by saying how incredibly awesome you are! You are here because you…

Minimalism: Not Your Average Resolution

Minimalism: Not Your Average Resolution

“I…Declare…Bankruptcy!” As I think about this coming new year and the type of resolutions we tend to make, I am reminded of an episode of the Office. The one where…

Have Yourself an Intentional Christmas: Life Giving Holiday Traditions

Have Yourself An Intentional Christmas: Life Giving Holiday Traditions

Year after year there are holiday traditions, activities and even simple family Christmas movie nights I have wanted to orchestrate that go undone. They always seem to take a back…

Fall2017 What I Learned

Fall: What I learned

With each change in season comes the ability to take what we have learned and apply it to the next. I’ve been diligently following the Podcast and writings of Emily…