A Simple Approach to Living With Less

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.

Simple Giving: Bloggers Without Borders

Tragedy pops up so unexpectedly. When it happens it’s hard to know how to help or how we can make a difference. It’s easy to feel like our efforts are insignificant or pointless. Sometimes we might even feel like our help is unwanted. But there’s no denying it . . . people are hurting and they need help.

Donate to Bloggers without Borders!Bloggers Without Borders is an awesome new charity. Basically it’s bloggers helping to raise money for other bloggers and their families in need.

Progress Does Not Equal Perfection

I have a confession to make. I’m not very good at changing. Next week I’ll turn 34 and while I have many things I want to change about my life, I’m not making the kind of progress I had hoped for.

One of the things I have learned in my almost 34 years of life is:

If nothing changes . . . Nothing changes.

Yep, my life won’t change if I don’t. That kind of truth sort of slaps me in the face.

The Nitty Gritty Details of the Minimize Yo Butt Challenge

The Minimize Yo’ Butt Challenge begins this Monday, July 18th. I am sure you are counting down the days just like me . . you are, aren’t you?

In case you’re wondering what to expect with the challenge, this post is here so you will wonder no more. In case you missed the first post on where Minimize Yo’ Butt came from, you might want to check it out now.

Letting Go of Your Not-So-Favorite Clutter

I was rocking my three year old daughter yesterday afternoon. We were singing and snuggling. As she hugged me as hard as she could, she looked up at me and said: “Mama, I love you sometimes.” I couldn’t help myself and just starting laughing. As the youngest in a household of 10, she often chooses […]