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 around the house. Managing the mess has been the most overwhelming part of my job, but I’m thrilled that minimalism is going to help me conquer it.
After a week of cleaning and purging junk out of our house, I was starting to feel unhappy that I was the only one who really wanted this whole minimalism lifestyle. But after some thought and some sound advice, I realize that my example and my role as the mom will help set the course for our family. It’s a nice realization and it helps me to see this as the long-term change it needs to be.
Article originally published on 09/11/2010