Oh toy rooms. I get the idea.  Its nice to have all of the toys in one spot. Whether its a dedicated room or section of your family room, our intentions are good. If we keep the toys there, they won’t be ALL OVER the house. Brilliant. Except, I don’t know about you, but it … Continue Reading

The number one thing that I get asked about is KIDS TOYS! So if you feel overwhelmed by them, you definitely aren’t alone! I made a quick video about: A trick to simplify ALL of your toys in 20 minutes Which toys we’ve kept that promote independent play (this is AWESOME!) Some really unexpected benefits … Continue Reading

I get it. My laundry system is slightly unconventional. It was developed during what we lovingly refer to as the “survival years.” The time a couple years back when we had four kids ages five and under. It was pre-minimalism and the joys of raising young kids only slightly outweighed the stresses of being a stay … Continue Reading

In the last couple of years I’ve become an advocate for regular vacations. I KNOW that they cost money and that they aren’t always “practical” but in the words of our high school weightlifting coach “any excuse will do!” (I say this in jest and love!) And I don’t think that I need to reiterate … Continue Reading

Minimalist Family Life: Let’s talk about kids clothes!! When I first began simplifying our home I was worried about going “too far” with kids clothes. My biggest fear was that I would get rid of too much and then come to realize that I needed the things I had gotten rid. This would mean that … Continue Reading

Tom laughed when I said that I wanted to write about how I had been noticing that our trip to Disney World was becoming an awesome teaching point for contentment in our kids’ lives. “Disney World is pretty much the opposite illustration of contentment” he said. But, stick with me for a moment and I’ll … Continue Reading