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
Once upon a time our family chose to intentionally pursue a more simple, less chaotic life – we wanted to slow down, spend more time as a family and do the things we're individually most passionate about. But this didn't happen overnight. Things like having a small home, moving back to Oregon where it's easy to explore the … Continue reading 5 Easy Ways We Simplified Our Lives
Enough is enough already. Meetings. Money. Appointments. Activities. Go go go. Have you ever sat back and wondered how your schedule spiraled out of control? Have you ever wondered how you agreed to do so many things for so many other people? Or how you signed up for so many things? I'd like to encourage … Continue reading Heed + be Still
I had a mom tell me the other day that I have it all figured out. I had to laugh because she couldn't be further from the truth. As moms, especially homeschooling moms, no matter if you're new or seasoned, we're all still trying to get it right. The only thing I can say is … Continue reading No More To-Do Lists
Since we homeschool year round we believe our kids are constantly learning – there's no beginning and there's no end to one's curiosity and pursuit to the depth of knowledge – so I'd be lying if I said we "break" for summer. Rather, we shift things around. Summer, for us, has turned into "let's dig deeper and … Continue reading What our Unschooling Summer Looks Like
Call it serendipity. Call it divine timing. Call it whatever you will. When a small, blue book called "The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own" showed up in my mailbox I couldn't wait to devour its pages. Why? Because it's spring and we're naturally purging already and continuing our … Continue reading The More of Less, & less & less &
A recent opinion piece in the New York Times suggests the drive to success is making our kids sick. Is it really "the drive to succeed," as the article suggests? Because as far as I know my kids could care less about success. What they do care about, however, is pursuing their daily passions. When … Continue reading Is School Making Your Kids Sick?