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
"Some of our friends wonder about you." I realize your best friends are always supposed to be honest with you. And this friend was being honest. Maybe too honest. "What do you mean?" I asked. "Well, I mean, you homeschool but here you are having a drink with me." She looks down to her hands … Continue reading Mama Multifaceted
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
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
Follow my blog with Bloglovin There's a beautiful story I have no choice but to share with you – one that should be shared with everyone you care about. You may have heard it before but it'll change the way you think about Christmas (hopefully). But first, it's no secret – once our little family started … Continue reading The Truth: Our Simple Christmas Explained
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?
Everyone in our neighborhood starts school next week. It feels like summer just started so I'm still not sure how I feel about school buses swinging by our home again so soon. In my last post about getting rid of to-do lists, I wanted to share my process in how I got rid of to-do lists. … Continue reading Planning This Year’s Homeschool
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
Here's a collective list that's been piling up in my brain since we began homeschooling this year. Since we are blessed enough to get to Christian Unschool our kids, I've happily discovered we frequently get the opportunity to: Hug our kids and tell them we love them a million times a day; Let them play make-believe well past breakfast; … Continue reading 20 Homeschooling Family Perks
Instagram. Are you on it? Who do you follow? Do you think the app helps or hurts you as a parent? How does scrolling through the often beautiful, inspiring pictures affect you? I mainly follow the homeschool mamas and I feel a mix of emotions when I scroll through. On the days my bum feels stuck to the chair, … Continue reading Instagram Much?