A Simple Approach to Living With Less

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. […]

Experiments in Simplicity

You can only read so much about minimalism, simplicity, and living with less. At some point, you just have to jump in and try it. I’m guilty of being an over thinker sometimes. When I’m faced with something new I like to examine it from every angle. The problem with this approach is that it’s […]

The Art of Starting Your Morning Slowly

I am not a morning person. Never have been. Never will be. I’m convinced the person who invented the snooze button wasn’t a morning person either. Unfortunately, when you have a family that depends on you, there’s just no way to avoid dealing with mornings. The one way I’ve managed to deal with mornings is […]

Simple Fantasies

Most of the time I enjoy living in a household of 10 people. It’s warm and friendly and life carries this built in sense of cooperation with it. But there are some days when I dream of a different life. I have this fantasy about what life would be like as a traveling homeschool family […]

Clean It Up…or…Clean It Out

One of my major motivations for choosing minimalism was the realization that I spend a lot of my time cleaning up the same messes over and over again. I see the same toys on the floor, the same catalogs no one is looking at, the same drink coasters that no one uses, and the same […]