A Simple Approach to Living With Less

Recovering from Post-Holiday Clutter

Post-holiday clutter can overwhelm and frustrate even the best of our minimalist efforts. We had a great time with family and friends over the Christmas holiday. It was a nice break in routine with lots of baking, visiting, and relaxing. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take long before the mess starts to overwhelm the house and the […]

Minimalism, Menus, and Saving Money

One of the biggest challenges as a family of 10 is dealing with feeding everyone. For any family, keeping up with menu planning while keeping the money spent on food in check, this can be a big deal. Keeping within the minimalist mindset, we don’t want things to go to waste or spend unnecessarily.

The Road Less Cluttered

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And I have eagerly traveled both, And being the seasoned traveler, I stood Looking down both roads as far as I could To where experiences led to personal growth; Article originally published on 09/27/2011

Simple Fantasies

Most of the time I enjoy living in a household of 10 people. It’s warm and friendly and life carries this built in sense of cooperation with it. But there are some days when I dream of a different life. I have this fantasy about what life would be like as a traveling homeschool family […]

Angry Silverware

Earlier this year my husband, kids, and I moved into my parents home. Most of our kitchen supplies came with us including all of our silverware. My mother’s silverware drawer was already nearing critical mass, but by the magic of those nifty drawer organizers we made room for our set as well. Through the years, […]