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.
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Today I had to tap into what I’ve been learning about coaching and talk myself through a badittude. Here is how it went down: I had a three-year-old who was a threenager today. I stress-ate taquitos for lunch. I made a plan with my husband that I would go to the gym right after dinner. […]
I’ve been thinking a lot about the time in my life where everything seemed to suck. Parenting was depleting all my resources, I felt in over my head on a daily basis. My marriage was bookended with resentment on both sides, I knew we were both so lost and angry. I felt restless and […]
I wish that once you declutter your house is permanently organized and tidy. Unfortunately, there is always stuff coming back into the house and you need to declutter repeatedly. I’m not the kind of lady who has her life together enough to follow some kind of decluttering calendar to make sure I keep on it. […]
I’ve been having lots of online and offline conversations lately where I am asked HOW I STARTED DECLUTTERING. I want to give you my best advice without giving you some prescriptive formula on it that will magically change your life (because I don’t think there is one). So, I will tell you what has worked for […]
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You know you have no social life anymore when you and your husband say in unison ‘Who is calling so late!?’ It’s only 9pm and what’s sadder? It’s your parents phoning to wish you Happy New Years before their party gets too wild and they forget they have kids to call. Once the bambinos were […]
I just got off the phone with a BFF who doesn’t yet have kids. She is one of the many who struggled with my decision to give up my career to raise my kids. Though this phone call wasn’t the usual ‘hi, how are you? Lets talk paint colours…’. It was more of ‘hey, I […]
I wanted to write this post and tell you that for the first time in my adult life I have real, legit, New Year’s resolutions! (because all the other years I have copped-out and said my resolution is to ‘chew my food well’, I mean, this really falls in the life skill category, not […]
I got a text message from my Mother In Law ‘can we take the kids for a week in March?’, as fast as I could spell out D. U. H. we were plotting our escape from this small town. Four nights without our two toddlers and the city’s vibrant arms wide open. Yet I […]