A Simple Approach to Living With Less

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

Simple Giving: Bloggers Without Borders

Today, I'm really excited to share with you a new charity called Bloggers Without Borders. Bloggers without Borders (BwoB) is a blogger-based charity whose mission is to help people—bloggers and readers alike—by harnessing the good will of the … [Continue reading]

Motivators for Minimizing a Monstrous Mess

I’ll be honest. I get tired of decluttering. In order to motivate myself, I decided to make a list of all the things I’ll be able to do once this unpleasant decluttering task is complete. If you have an area that you’ve been putting off because it … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]