A Simple Approach to Living With Less

Too Many Choices Stress Us Out

Do you ever feel torn between two choices? Sometimes we’re worried that we might make a bad choice instead of a good one. Other times we struggle to choose between a good choice a better choice.

The process of choosing is often more stressful that dealing with the outcome.

Minimalist Mailbag: A Guide to a Small Home Office

I thought it’d be fun to start a new feature here of answering reader emails. I always love getting comments and questions from the reader’s here because it helps us all grow. If you’d like to send an email to the Minimalist Mailbag, just visit the contact page. Do you have anything about how to […]

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. The Quick and Easy Guide to Coming Out as a Minimalist by Francine at Miss Minimalist My […]

Not Enough Jelly for My Bread: When You Spread Yourself Too Thin

I can’t stand too much butter on my toast. On the rare occasion when I eat a piece of bread, it has to be a certain way.  It must have a perfectly thin layer of butter that has enough time to totally melt into the bread. If there are big globs of butter perched on […]

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.