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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…

“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…

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

Recently I heard a friend of a friend say, “I’m a minimalist.” She was talking about something totally unrelated to minimalism. My ears perked up and my heart skipped a…

How to Minimalize Your kitchen

I tackled my kitchen with the same ferociousness I did my clothing. I am sitting here trying to come up with a 3 point plan or a 10 point plan on…

Minimalism: An Outward Expression of an Inward Transformation

If you had asked me what I thought minimalism was a few years ago, I would have said something like, “I think it’s when crazy people get rid of their…

Lansing Area Donation Locations

One of the greatest benefits of entering into a lifestyle of minimalism, is the ability to bless others in need some of the things you can do without. Some days I feel…


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Choosing Gratitude in the Small Moments of Frustration

Small Moments of Frustration It was early in the morning, and my oldest two were just off to school. The baby of the family was still sound asleep in her…

How to Purge Your Summer Wardrobe

The end of a season is the perfect time to purge. It was the dead of winter when we adopted minimalism. I donated more sweaters than I ever knew I owned.…

Owning Less

What I Learned This Summer: The Benefits of Owning Less

This summer has been a breath of fresh air to this previous commitment addict. This year’s summer season must come to an end, but I am looking forward to the…

How to minimalize your bathrooms

I have grand visions of waking up in the morning and wandering into my spa-like oasis of a bathroom. I picture a fluffy rug beneath my feet, clear, clean counters…

Owning Less

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…

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…