A Simple Approach to Living With Less

Your Child’s Messy Room is Your Fault

If you are struggling with what to do about your child’s messy room, the person needing a pep talk isn’t your child. It’s you. The word “fault” implies a sense of responsibility. Kids aren’t born with an automatic sense of responsibility. It’s up to us as parents to teach it to them. Do they need […]

20 Simple Ways to Save Serious Money by Becoming a Minimalist Family

There are many ways that being a minimalist family can save you money. Saving money isn’t really the main reason for becoming a minimalist, but it is a nice side effect. I’m sure you’ll come up with more ways that minimalism saves you money, but this is a list of ideas to get you started. […]

Minimalist Target: The Toy Room

Christmas is coming. This year I plan to be more proactive with my planning, purchasing, and purging of junk around here instead of letting it sneak up and overwhelm me like most years. Every year I try to get rid of old, broken, and just generally ignored toys that have accumulated before more toys show […]

Forget Minimalism: When Less is Not More

Sometimes I get tired of thinking about all the things I need to get rid of in my life. It’s a continual battle to evaluate the clutter that makes its way back into the house. I often wonder where it comes from and I admit that it isn’t always fun to keep dealing with it. Minimalism can bring great freedom, but sometimes having less is not a positive thing at all.

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 […]