A Simple Approach to Living With Less

Crafts and Hobbies: Maximum Creativity with Minimal Mess

I received several requests to talk about what to do with craft clutter around the house. I am a fellow crafter so I understand the desire to have all kinds of crafts supplies just waiting for my creativity to strike. The difficult balance seems to … [Continue reading]

Setting the Course

As a stay-at-home mom, I feel that it’s my job to set the course for how our home functions. I don’t see it as old-fashioned to believe that my responsibilities include meal planning, keeping everyone clothed in something clean, and managing the mess … [Continue reading]

Simplicity is Relative

As I pack for our family vacation today, I am once again overwhelmed. I have faint memories of what it was once like to pack for a trip and only be concerned about what I needed for myself. Now I must consider the needs of my kids as well. My boys … [Continue reading]

Busy is Easy. Slowing Down is Hard.

Being busy is familiar. We have become comfortable with the chaos because it’s all we really know. Being busy moves you from one soccer game to the next dance recital with a dozen appointments and meetings in between. You never have to question what … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]