A Simple Approach to Living With Less

The Ferris Wheel of Clutter Just Ain’t Fun

Ahh, the ferris wheel. The classic entertainment venue of fairgrounds everywhere. On the first ride to the top it’s great fun to look around and see how far you’ve come. The second trip up is still new enough to keep up the excitement, but not quite as momentous. By the fifth or sixth time around […]

Where are You on Your Journey to Minimalism?

It has been said, “the joy is in the journey.” I find that the journey is also the challenge and it’s how you meet that challenge as to whether we find the joy in it all. I have been on my personal journey to minimalism for several months now. I am thoroughly enjoying cleaning out […]

Taming the Cereal Situation

I can’t stand making breakfast. There…I said it. I don’t mind making a nice breakfast on a weekend day, but during the week the kids are on their own. In addition to bagels and yogurt, cereal seems to be a popular choice. In a house of 10, we go through a lot of food and […]

Sing at the Top of Your Lungs

When do you feel completely free? The word “freedom” stirs such an emotional response in people. For many it instantly brings up patriotic imagery. Whenever I think about being free, I have this mental picture of a wide open field of prairie grass blowing in the wind. It’s an unconfined sense of possibility.

In Search of More Time

For me, the most important benefit born out of minimalism is TIME. Less time spent on the things that aren’t important and more time for the things that really matter. Less of this: Less things to clean Less clutter to put away Less running around to children’s activities Less shopping Less fussing at the kids […]