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
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.
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
Sometimes I struggle to find stories for children at bedtime so that I can read the same story to both boys. I want to find a book that works for both of my boys, who are three years apart. Since I can't always find a book that they are both interested in, I usually end up reading to my younger one ... Read More
As I write this, my boys are five and almost eight. Sometimes it's tough to find things that they both enjoy reading. Let's face it, sometimes it's hard to find things that they both enjoy playing, watching, eating...you name it. But with dragons - we've hit the jackpot! The boys always agree on a ... Read More
We recently spent spring break at the beach. We all enjoy the beach and as we spent our week exploring the small town nearby, we found a charming locally owned bookstore which became one of our favorite haunts. It had a separate room filled just with beach books for children! In fact, all of our ... Read More