Spoiler Alert: Our family holiday traditions used to feel like a crushing weight on my back. There was Thanksgiving dinner planning, preparation, shopping, and more. I wanted a stress free, relaxing, holiday. After talking with friends, I discovered we all wanted to spend our holidays giving thanks ... Read More
The Art of Simple Living
The art of simple living doesn't have to mean disavowing all things modern. And it doesn't mean dragging your family back in time. You can make an intentional choice to lead a simple life. This choice will help you more consistently honor the values of your family. No matter what your unique values are.
As my family moves toward a simpler lifestyle in a modern world, we embrace aspects of minimalism, , sustainable living, and mindfulness. We value cozy times together and with friends - also known as hygge. And I work to create as many of those moments as possible.
A year ago, I set my intention to declutter our home. Decluttering with children can be tough.
I want to fill our home with beauty, simplicity, and even a little glamour. I see last year's intention paying off this year. When I walk through our home, I am deeply satisfied with our new found simplicity.
It's taken inspiration (Pinterest, I'm looking at you...), organizing hacks, and good ole' homemaking motivation. But it's been so worth it!
As part of our slower living lifestyle, we also chose the flexible schedule and organization of homeschooling. I was terrified as a beginner homeschool mom. But, don't worry. I'll share all of my ideas and tips for how to get started homeschooling your kids if that choice is right for you.
If you're looking for a slower living lifestyle, you'll be rewarded with happier kids and a more closely knit family. Here I share inspiration, simple tips, and reliable routines to help you take your first steps toward the art of simplifying your home.
During the holidays - you never know when a guest may call to let you know they just want to "stop by for a minute to say hello." On one hand, I love that I have friends who feel comfortable enough to do that. But, if you're like me, your house is not constantly what I would call "company ... Read More
You know the holidays - that time of year when you facebook feed is filled up with photos of jolly, cherry-cheeked families sipping warm cider and hot chocolate next to the snowman they just built? And then you feel like a looser because you're on your second mimosa just to get through family ... Read More
Grocery shopping with kids who don't want to be there can be agony. And we all know that it will take five times as long as if you had gone by yourself. It never fails that I get rattled and forget some things and end up buying other things because "it seemed like a good idea at the time." ... Read More
By midday, like most days, my brain aches. It's full. For the rest of the day, it will not hold on to one more thing or make one more decision. There's the grocery list, after school events, my mother's doctor appointments or googling the list of 20 things my father has asked me to google because ... Read More