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Faith Janes, Author at Minimalist at Home
A Simple Approach to Living With Less

When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Take a Nap

In our household of 10, all but three of us have been sick during the last couple weeks. From croup to bronchitis to sinus infections and good old-fashioned colds, we’ve had quite the collection of sickies around here. I am thankful to be one the three healthy folks so far. Dealing with sickness is never […]

Organized Excess is the Cousin of Clutter

Organization is a tricky thing. It can fool you into thinking you’re getting rid of clutter and getting rid of your mess and chaos. But often instead of getting rid of the mess, you’re just putting it in cute color coordinating bins or stacking it neatly so it looks more presentable. It’s sort of like […]

Setting the Course

As a stay-at-home mom, I feel that it’s my job to set the course for how our home functions. I don’t see it as old-fashioned to believe that my responsibilities include meal planning, keeping everyone clothed in something clean, and managing the mess around the house.  Managing the mess has been the most overwhelming part […]

Simple Pleasures and Living Like a Princess: Life As a 3-Year-Old Minimalist

There is more to being a minimalist than getting rid of everything. One of the great things minimalism does is bring to light the simple pleasures in life that are far too easily overlooked. Life gets busy and complicated as we accumulate possessions and obligations in life. But looking at life through the eyes of my three-year-old daughter, life doesn’t seem too complicated at all.

Minimalism is my Diet

I read three interesting posts this week that had me thinking about my motivation for minimalism. Jenny’s post on Minimalism and the Need for Control, Rachel’s post about two four little words: Debt and Diet, and Joshua’s post on the continued pursuit of becoming minimalist. As I reflected on both these posts, I thought about minimalism and what it means to me. This post is not about eating or how to have a healthy minimalist diet. (In fact, I had fun with the irony of the pizza at the top of a “diet” post). If you’d like help with that, Jurino has some really neat posts about it. This post is about the correlation between healthy eating habits and the healthy life choices that minimalism has shown me.