The Week my husband tried to change my Laundry System

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

Our Florida Family Vacation + 3 things we messed up at Disney World!

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

The Trick to Simplify your Child’s Wardrobe in 10 Minutes (no matter how BIG it is–SERIOUSLY!!!)

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

Cultivating Contentment in Kids + Our Disney Count Down!

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

Please don’t get a gym membership- get this instead!

I believe you absolutely CAN lose weight this year, but PLEASE don’t get a gym membership or buy new shoes! Let me back up fifteen years. I worked my way through college as a personal trainer. I spent a lot of time in the weight room in high school and had taken an interest in … Continue Reading

Should I even bother making a New Year’s resolution this year? 3 resolutions worth making

I’m guessing when it comes to making and keeping New Year’s resolutions, we’re in the same boat: we’ve failed at more than we’ve achieved…and at the moment, I can’t actually think of any that I’ve actually kept…for more than one week. And most often I would say that the definition of insanity is doing the … Continue Reading