A Simple Approach to Living With Less

Minimizing Holiday Meal Prep Stress

With the holidays around the corner, my thoughts are filled with plans for our big family meals. Big holiday gatherings can go one of two ways. Things either go smoothly and you arrive at the end of them tired but content. Or things can be a hectic stressful mess and you can’t wait for them […]

Clear the Counters & Clear Your Mind

I cannot stand to have cluttered counters. Bathroom counters, kitchen counters, and basically any flat surface in a busy home just seem to magnetically attract things. It is one of the continual battles we fight in this house. If I lived alone I wouldn’t have to worry about such a silly little thing. But since […]

Do Minimalists Go Commando?

Socks and underwear are typically missing from those popular lists that include the 50 or 100 things that radical minimalists live with. Maybe they’ve decided they are unnecessary in life. I suppose going commando everyday could bring a certain sense of freedom. In reality, socks and underwear are simply an unglamorous necessity. We just like […]

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 your days will hold because your schedule is already planned out […]

Minimalism, Mind Reading, and Looking for Feedback

Communication….it’s the foundation of all good relationships. It sounds simple, but it’s easy to forget. I often find myself getting wrapped up in my own thoughts, deciding my own game plan for life, and I forget to run things by anyone else. If you’re married, I’m pretty sure you know what I’m talking about here. […]