A Simple Approach to Living With Less

More Than a Homemaker

I am a woman. I am a wife, daughter, sister, mother, and friend.

I am a hard worker. I am a writer, a web designer, a teacher, a cook, and a housekeeper.
I am a hybrid homemaker.

I am blessed to be able to work from home and be with my family. For many, an opportunity like that feels incredibly far out of reach. Walking away from your day job can be a very scary step–but it’s not impossible.

Minimize Yo Butt

The clutter part of minimalism has certainly had its challenges, but for the most part I just needed to make a decision and get rid of the mess.

I’ve made decisions to get into shape in the past but I haven’t progressed very far. Perhaps you’ve had similar experiences in your own life.

Enough is enough! It’s time to “Minimize Yo Butt!”

Update on Tiny Retirement House for My Grandmother

I get lots of requests for updates on the Tiny House project for my grandmother on our family property. So here it is…finally! I was very torn about sharing the follow-up for one main reason: I am not comfortable recommending the company we bought it from. I still consider it a great deal in terms […]

Toot Your Own Horn Contest

Let’s face it. Not everyone you know will be as excited with your minimalist progress as you are. Not everyone can appreciate the joy you experience when you clear out a junk drawer or consolidate six boxes of band-aids into one. To some people, getting rid of your clothes or even your car just causes […]

20 Simple Ways to Save Serious Money by Becoming a Minimalist Family

There are many ways that being a minimalist family can save you money. Saving money isn’t really the main reason for becoming a minimalist, but it is a nice side effect. I’m sure you’ll come up with more ways that minimalism saves you money, but this is a list of ideas to get you started. […]