Four years ago I was home with three small kids. I was feeling overwhelmed, restless, and exhausted. I stumbled across minimalism and started decluttering my home.
As I went through the decluttering process I started asking myself questions about these things I let into my home and life.
I realized I had been on autopilot in so many areas of my life.
It started my drive to live life with more passion and purpose.
I don’t want my kids to grow up with me left wondering what happened to the years.
Since then, I have been sharing my journey and life coaching fellow moms who want to simplify their home and live their life on purpose.
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I am writing to you from a hotel room where I have stayed for two nights, typing away, soaking in the tub and eating cheese. On the first night, my bestie came with me and we had a nice dinner and then sat down at our computers and TOOK CARE OF BUSINESS. For me, I’m […]
INTENTIONAL LIVING mom of three WHY AM I UNHAPPY? I was standing in my basement looking at a small metal sign that read ‘hot chocolate 50 cents’. I bought it to fill a spot in my first ‘adult home’ out of college. I thought it said ‘this woman likes old-timey things because she put this […]
Alternate Title: Go On Road Trips, They Said! It’s Fun, They Said! I thought I should check in with the ‘lists‘ we made of how we wanted to parent our kids. We set some clear ideas on things we wanted to do from the mundane to the epic. We wrote out qualities we wanted our kids […]
Have you ever met a family and looked at their lifestyle, or traditions, or way of interacting and thought, ‘yeah, they’ve got that something‘. Maybe they are travelling around the world, or homesteading on an acreage, or left the rat race and moved to an island for the slow life. These are the kind of […]
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I got dressed for 30 days in a row! Yes, I’ll accept my award now and display it next to my trophy for Canada’s Okayest Stay at Home Mom, 2012! I am always revved up to start the #moms30for30 challenge, and by day 21 I’m powering down. Though I suspect that getting dressed into real […]
Currently decluttering, tips to plan your day, date your friends, a vision for the bedroom means decluttering. Episode 14
Spaces I decluttered this week, tips to plan your day, plan a friend date, decluttering our bedroom to work towards our home vision DECLUTTERING In the email newsletter, I shared some pics of my decluttered sweater collection. Anytime you think you don’t have enough of something – take an inventory (says the woman who thought […]
Christmas was likely a holiday that you adored as a child. You can smile and rattle off some treasured family traditions. Even if it was something strange and simple, like stealing the Christmas tree from the Christmas Eve church service because your Dad was a holiday Scrooge and you hadn’t put up a tree […]
Today is our wedding anniversary. Seven years married, eleven years together. People look at the husband Conor is and tell me how ‘lucky’ I am. He does the dishes whenever they need to be done (and they always need to be done). He doesn’t bat an eye at being home with the three kids if […]