Minimalism is Just a Word, My Friends.
The Quiet Minimalists
7 tips for to enjoy a sweet, simple summer with your kids.
Simple life idolatry. Yes, my friends, this now exists. And there – I said it. It's easy to idolize a simple life because, well, everyone's doing it! Yes, having a simple life is awesome. Being (or trying to be) minimal is awesome. But coveting this lifestyle to achieve peace and joy should never be the main … Continue reading Minimalism: The New Modern Idol
Why all the fuss?... less this, less that, tiny house, capsule wardrobe. What's the big deal? I can see people pleading with those of us who promote minimalism to stop shoving it in their face. But you see, many of us simply cannot stop. And here's why:
Let's be honest: changing diapers, scrubbing toilets, wiping snotty faces and dirty bums, picking up toys, laundry, and spending countless minutes pulling slivers out of little bare feet – often doesn't feel monumental let alone like "God's work." But it IS! And Kari Patterson reveals in her new book, Sacred Mundane: How to find Freedom, Purpose, … Continue reading Transform Your Daily Mundane
You're done decluttering. You've gotten rid of the extra things you no longer need. Your flat surfaces are cleared off. You've donated as much as you could. You've cleared your calendar. You have time. Everything looks and feels like you imagined it would. You feel freer. You feel lighter. You feel at peace. And yet, you … Continue reading Minimalism: The Space Between
I've found it enjoyable reading through other homeschoolers' "a day in the life" posts. I love peeking into their lives and seeing how unique each home-educating family is. During our days at home, it's the little things I'll easily but hate to forget. So documenting it seems like a worthy idea. But so much happens … Continue reading Our Homeschool: A Day in the Life 2017
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.
When we hear the term "minimalism" we instantly apply it to our physical world – less belongings, less consumerism, less clutter. We rarely apply this term to our mental space. But I think (no wait, feel) clearing our brains of unwanted, unnecessary thoughts is a huge component of pursuing a minimal, simple lifestyle. One day, as a young … Continue reading Mental Minimalism