We didn't set out to read 1500 books in one year. We didn't set out to read any specific number of books. Reading simply makes me a happier person so I wanted to pass this love down to my children. But I did want to find out why we've read so many books. Was it because I was … Continue reading 1 Year, 1 Family, 1500 Books
Let's be honest, for a "minimalist" family our home is still often a little bit messy (keeping your kitchen perfect as you homeschool kids who need snacks every hour is utterly impossible. Believe me, I've tried). Our kids still have more clothes than I'd like, my closet still isn't paired down as much as I'd like, and my husband's office, … Continue reading What Makes You Happy? Do That.
January's nearing to an end and well-intentioned resolutions may or may not have already started fading away (or were never made at all – in my case – oops!). But I think we can all agree there's something still lurking in the back of our minds, nagging us as we continue to move forward in life, reaching … Continue reading 8 Minimalist Family Must-Haves
Follow my blog with Bloglovin When you have an elementary-aged child as well as a toddler, it's sometimes hard to find books both not only will sit through but love to listen to over and over. And during the holiday season, we not only want to focus on the joyous traditions and what it means … Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas Books for Kids
We've worked hard the past couple years to minimize our belongings and consumption as well as any obligations or activities outside of the home that don't fit into our family's mission to slow down and enjoy life and our passions as individuals. But what do we do when Christmas comes? Do we give our kids gifts? … Continue reading What do Minimalists Give their Kids for Christmas?
I love me some book lists. It's cold outside right now, the leaves have almost completely departed our two large maple trees in the front yard and all I can think about is people who won't have a home to go to for Thanksgiving dinner. And so I'm sitting next to our crackling, wood fireplace feeling … Continue reading 10 Children’s Books on Kindness
I love books because books are amazing. And I believe I've passed this love on to our kids at an early age (hooray!). There was a point in our homeschooling journey where I started separating the good books from the great, inspiring, educational and life-changing books BUT never forgetting to have a little fun, of course - … Continue reading 100+ Great Books for Kindergarten Boys
Oh December 2015, I'll remember you so fondly and not just because we celebrated our Savior's birth but because our son grasped reading like we've never seen him grasp it before. We are so excited! This opens up a huge world for him (and us as parents) and couldn't be happier God set his heart on learning so early. With his … Continue reading December in a Nutshell