A Simple Approach to Living With Less

How to Break Your Child’s Attachment to Stuff

Cluttered rooms. Stuffed closets. Overflowing toy boxes. Games. Gadgets…and more Does that describe your house? It certainly described my house not so long ago. Unfortunately I didn’t discover minimalism until my three kids were firmly attached to their toys. I can’t hardly blame them. I was attached to stuff too. So, what’s my #1 tip […]

The Great Video Game Detox Experiment

I have a love-hate relationship with video games. To be more precise, I love to hate video games.

I cannot stand the mind-numbing effect it has on my kids. I detest how turning on a game essentially means turning off your hearing so good luck getting a gamer’s attention. I hate the time wasted.

I have two boys, ages nine and eleven who absolutely live to play video games and this is not a good thing in my book. For the most part, they don’t understand my negative feelings towards video games.

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 been any of that. On the second day of the experiment, […]

How to Minimize Your Child’s Wardrobe

It’s about that time here in Georgia. The humidity is finally giving us a break and fall is in the air. Along with the change in seasons comes the time to switch out the summer clothes to make way for some warmer ones. It’s always challenging for me to declutter kids clothes so I tend […]

Minimalist Advice for New Moms and Dads

There is so much I would do differently as a new mom. If I had discovered minimalism when my kids were younger, life could have been so much simpler. My oldest is now in middle school and in many ways life is far from simple. I consider myself a fairly laid back mom. I never […]