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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Sometimes my coaching clients ask for help with minimalism. This is a road I know well and I could talk about it all day. One hot topic is PILES OF CLUTTER. We might think that decluttering will eliminate all the clutter from our lives. But when we remove the excess we are still left with […]
This past week Conor and I celebrated 10 years married, 14 years together. We went on a little road trip and started a conversation about what we think it takes to make a marriage work. I know we are only a decade into marriage and it feels cliché to even try to give marriage advice […]
About four years back we found ourselves sitting together on New Years and having this conversation about how we wanted to raise our family. What things did we want to do with our three small kids? What things did we want to teach them? What kind of character did we want to nurture in them? […]
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I am all for being passionate about ANYTHING you do in life, from dicing seventeen onions to studying for your doctorate. Where there is passion, there is hope, drive and ultimately (hopefully) joy in the end result. Passion doesn’t always come with a smooth course. Especially when it comes to parenting. It also doesn’t have to […]
When is the last time you tried something new? A new food, maybe a new hobby, perhaps you got wild and parted your hair on the other side (gasp!). And I don’t mean reading or pinning about something new (sheepishly raises hand), but actually doing something new. why we should do it This has been one […]
Many of us small town Canadians have these red brick fireplaces from the original home construction in the 1970s and 80s. This is what you have…. Source This is what you want….. Source This seems like a great happy medium for a remodel….. Source But once we look into it all you understand why this […]
So we have a new tradition this year. Adventing (oh yes, in this house it’s a verb). This year I had felt overcome by the meaning of Advent. Suddenly the weeks leading to Christmas seem so precious to me. Give me ten years max and I will become ‘that weird Christmas lady’ because I am […]