A Simple Approach to Living With Less

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 … [Continue reading]

Video Game Detox Update: Interview with My Two Sons

It's been just over a week since our family started a Video Game Detox Experiment. We're going 30 days without any kinds of video games at home. I think it's going great! Honestly, I expected a lot more whining and complaining but there hasn't … [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]

Attack the Linen Closet

For nearly a week I have been looking at two giant boxes marked “Linen Closet” on them with no clue of where I was going to put all of their contents. Yesterday I decided enough was enough and I dove in. Linen closets crammed beyond capacity are so … [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]