A Simple Approach to Living With Less

Minimalist Moms Favorite Reads This Week

This a collection of my favorite things I’ve read this week. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. If you enjoy these posts, be sure to share the love and comment on the author’s site. Below is also a little weekend update from me. The Case Against Buying Christmas Presents by Leo […]

Three Steps to Wanting Less

Note: This is a guest post by Rachel Jonat from The Minimalist Mom.

I grew up wanting a lot more than I had.

We lived in a wealthy community and my mother was a single parent of six children. She decided to keep us in that city, despite the difficult social stigma of our situation, because the public schools were great and it was a nice neighborhood for us to grow up in. I believe it was the right decision but it was a hard one. We were the have-nots, the kids without money for the field trip or hot dog days, the kids without winter coats.

So I grew up wanting things I could not have. Mostly clothing. I wanted to dress like everyone else.

Minimalism, Menus, and Saving Money

One of the biggest challenges as a family of 10 is dealing with feeding everyone. For any family, keeping up with menu planning while keeping the money spent on food in check, this can be a big deal. Keeping within the minimalist mindset, we don’t want things to go to waste or spend unnecessarily.

Kickstart Your Decluttering

I get lots of requests from people wanting to know how to start decluttering. When you make the decision to live with less, you want it as quickly as possible. When I started reading about minimalism and reading the stories of how it literally changed people’s lives, I wanted all my clutter gone NOW! If […]

How to Create Your Bedroom Oasis

The state of your bedroom will deeply impact your last thought of every day and your first feeling of every morning. If you are surrounded by clutter, you will feel unsettled while a clear space facilitates calmness. I love my big family, but if I didn’t have my bedroom to escape to I would quickly […]