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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Brain dumps. I talk about them often in Simple Saturdays. I recommend them to friends. I do them almost weekly. Why? Because I think they are a life hack. They help you DO LIFE BETTER. So what is a brain dump? It is a list of ALL the things taking up space in your brain. […]
In this Simple Saturday we are talking about: SIMPLE HOME decluttering the kitchen to make space for a planning station SIMPLE FOOD how to make a DIY meal planning book that will save you effort planning what to eat for the week SIMPLE STYLE a fabulous episode from Sorta Awesome about setting up your capsule wardrobe […]
This was supposed to be a little project I shared with the Simple Saturday newsletter, but there were so many photos I had to make it a blog post. I also wanted to share it in a blog post because something cool really happened from this simple decluttering project…. we actually are keeping our counters […]
Simple Saturdays is a bi-weekly email newsletter that many of you lovely readers subscribe to. It is full of little tips, encouragement and insights into making minimalism and purposeful living work for you. Now I am offering the Simple Saturday newsletter in podcast form as well because I’m nerdy like that. In this first episode, […]
The Blog Grab Bag
I didn’t pay attention to most of the prenatal classes. Though the 1980’s videos had my husband’s eyes pried wide with various uncomfortable emotions. I glazed over the major content like the pain-relief drugs, the epidural, the c-section. I wouldn’t need to know it, I was sure. Rather, I made a totally necessary delivery […]
So this time one year ago I decided I wanted to purge the house. Room by room, drawer by drawer, I began getting rid of things that I didn’t find useful, beautiful, or sentimental. Turns out this is like really hard and stuff because it means finding the time to do it, sorting everything into […]
Parenting comes in seasons. Some of them are warm long summer days on patios. Some of them are spent driving through snowstorms with a car full of tired, hungry, crying kids. During a very difficult (hardest of my life) season with my second baby I felt abandoned, helpless, and alone. I would cry almost nightly […]
Last spring I was rocking Dawson to sleep. I could hear Levi and Nena playing dress-up in the living room. Nena was torn between princess and horse. Levi was trying to wriggle into the cowboy costume. I could hear him say, “No, don’t be a princess, I want you to be a horse.” If you know […]