A Simple Approach to Living With Less

The Psychological Security of Stuff

I can always count on my kids to teach me important lessons. Tonight I learned a lesson from my two-year-old daughter on how holding on to stuff makes us feel secure. When I started my journey to minimalism, one of the first areas I decluttered was my daughter’s room. She had so many toys that […]

The Start of My Journey Into Minimalism

In April of 2010 my husband, Shawn, and I decided to move our family of five into the same home as my parents, my grandmother, and my two remaining siblings that live at home. We are now a family of ten plus three dogs and two cats. As you might imagine, there is nothing about […]

The Magnetic Appeal of Minimalism

What is it that draws you towards minimalism? Is it a desire for more time in your life? Is it a yearning to be free of clutter? Is it just a sense of knowing there must be more in this life than you’re experiencing right now? It could be some or a combination of these […]

It’s a Marathon, not a Sprint

I’ve never been much of a runner. I remember snagging a few ribbons from my elementary track and field days at school. I was competitive enough to push myself to be faster than the guy running next to me. I’ve just never been very good at learning how to pace myself for longer distances. I […]

Minimalism for Moms

Note: This post originally appeared as a guest post at Becoming Minimalist. Some of you may have already read it but for those of you who didn’t, I thought I’d include it here as well. It’s about tapping into your power as a mom and making a difference in your family through the power of […]