A Simple Approach to Living With Less

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 […]

Clear Priorities: When Reality Scares You Straight

It’s a good practice to remind yourself of your priorities and how you got to where you are now. Writing them down always helps me because I have a tendency to forget (shocking, right?). The noise of life does a pretty good job of clouding our thinking and distracting us from the important questions we need to be asking ourselves. Take the time to ask yourself why you do what you do. The awareness you will gain is important but keeping it is the vital missing piece to the puzzle.

How to Have a Minimalist Family Christmas

When I began my journey into minimalism, dealing with Christmas, the gift giving and receiving, and the crazy holiday schedule was really hard for me. Making the decision to declutter wasn’t hard. Once I realized our quest to accumulate was actually stealing our family time from us, I had no problem getting rid of clutter. […]

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 […]