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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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100 minimalist holiday gift ideas

100 Minimalist Holiday Gift Ideas

Curb the Clutter The holidays are fast approaching. They have me purging and prepping in order to fearlessly take on this season of excess. This will be our families first…

The Simplify Your Life Meal Plan

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.

Choosing gratitude in the moments of frustration

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 Wardrobe

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…