A little more about me…
I feel fortunate to have grown up on a farm in Minnesota just south of the Twin Cities. Born an identical twin, my youth was spent trying to explain to people how to tell us apart, helping with chores, and endless hours playing outside with our cousins.
After high school I went on to get a degree in marketing and fell in love with graphic design. In the following years I worked, met my husband, started having kids, stopped working outside of our home, had more kids, and now live just a few miles from my parent’s farm.
I also started another blog two years ago called I Think We Could Be Friends. I contribute there occasionally along with my twin sister Diana, two therapist friends and many guests. It has turned into a fun community where we support “happy homes and healthy relationships.”
And while it has been great sharing my ideas over at I Think We Could Be Friends, my hope for The Minimal Mom is to share more specifically about our journey of taking on a more minimalistic lifestyle. By having fewer material possessions to manage I find myself with more time to visit and garden, cook, play with our kids and do free lance and pro bono graphic design–my passion.
And our home is just more peaceful, I love being here. But while I have come to really appreciate a minimalistic lifestyle, I’m aware that it not become my religion. My true hope and faith is in Jesus whether we have 8,000 things or 8.
So, no matter what journey you’re on right now, if you’re looking to pare down a little (or a lot!), would you introduce yourself in the comments? I’d love to meet you and keep in touch! You can use the button below to subscribe by email for occasional updates and follow us on Facebook.
I look forward to getting to know you better,
P.S. Here are a few of my most popular articles from I Think We Could Be Friends: