A Simple Approach to Living With Less

Packing Light for a Family Vacation. Plus, an Announcement

It is a personal goal of mine to pack as little as possible when we go on family vacations. I used to pride myself on taking anything and everything we could possibly need for a trip. But now I get excited with how small our bags are and how empty the van is when we […]

Ask the Readers: What are the Hardest Things to Get Rid Of?

In your pursuit of simple living, what has been the hardest thing to get rid of?

Do you struggle with emotional attachments to sentimental items?

Is it more challenging to pare down your children’s toys?

Perhaps it’s deciding what hobbies and pastimes you should keep and which to give up.

Is it the everyday clutter that has accumulated over time that is the hardest to deal with?

Lessons from the Balance Beam of Life

My little sister loves the balance beam. She spends much of her free time perched atop a 4-inch wide beam performing death defying leaps and bounds. I suppose she’s not so little anymore, but at age 15 she seems totally at ease on the beam. I have learned from watching her, that in addition to […]

Minimalist Moms Favorite Reads This Week

This a collection of my favorite things I’ve read this week. There were so many great reads about Thanksgiving and preparing for the holidays, so this week is all about the holidays. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. A Simple One-Day Thanksgiving Dinner Cooking Timeline by Meg from Minimalist Woman Let […]

Backtracking to Simplicity

How do you return to a simple life when you’re finally tired of living in excess? For many, it is a difficult task to reverse the effects of over consumption and a chaotic lifestyle. In a perfect world, we would never fail prey to a lifestyle of living beyond our means or making poor decisions […]