“If you want to bring happiness to the whole world, go home and love your family.” – Mother Teresa I'm out on this beautiful day at a nearby golf course as my son's caddy. Life. Is. Awesome. But what symbolizes a good life to you? What do you sacrifice to achieve that life? What or Who … Continue reading 5 Ways We Live Simply + Intentionally
Next time you feel the pressure to be more, to do more, to offer more opportunities to your kids than you ever possibly can. Just know you don't need a million materials to remind you that you get to be with your kids today.
7 tips for to enjoy a sweet, simple summer with your kids.
We're officially planning a massive trip around the world. (eeek!) (Yay!) (AAHHH!) It's no secret our family intentionally seeks a simple, minimal way of life so we can all follow our dreams. And now we've come to understand much of these lifestyle habits have whet our appetite for more experiences and thus led to our … Continue reading Traveling the Globe, Together
Our life is frittered away by detail... simplify, simplify. – Henry David Thoreau Many of my readers know I value minimalism and a simpler way of doing things. I've blogged about our minimal home, our simplified schedule by doing away with to-do lists and our minimal homeschool preferences. What many of you don't know is … Continue reading Minimal Homeschooling – When it’s Not a Choice
No doubt, I will fail as a parent. And I know I have already failed many times over. Every one of us will fail at some aspect of parenting. It's impossible to be a perfect person let alone a perfect parent. And I know I will never be everything my children need to be whole … Continue reading I Will Fail as a Parent
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution." – Albert Einstein When we began homeschooling almost two years ago I never would have guessed how much I'd learn about my children, my husband, my family, my community and myself as a result... To start, for … Continue reading What Deschooling Looked Like for Us
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
You've probably noticed it takes time to update software on your new computer, to wash your (or your child's) massive laundry pile, to organize your cluttered closets, to read about how to use, clean, upgrade and store your newest insert latest gadget here. Simply put: it already takes an awful lot of time to maintain what we own – so … Continue reading The Freedom of Maintaining Less Stuff