Meet Liam Daniel. People are floored when we tell them that we are not doing a first birthday party for him. They think we're A-hole parents who don't want to celebrate their kid. Wrong. We celebrate him every single day. We spend more time engaging with him than many parents do- The truth is that … Continue reading Making room for joy in the midst of motherhood: Why my kid isn’t getting a birthday party.
I am naturally a messy person. I am CLEAN (toilets are cleaned numerous times a week, my hands are washed a million times a day, bedding washed regularly, baseboards are wiped down frequently), but messy. Funny story: When my little sister, Kristy, and I were little, we shared a room. It was basically always a … Continue reading So you wanna be cool like me, but don’t know where to start- getting started with minimalism
It has been 1 month since our decision to go minmal! It seems silly, but I've learned so much about myself this past month and it's been nuts. So here we go..let's talk about what was wishful thinking and what actually works. One dish per person is the stupidest idea I've ever had. Efffff that! … Continue reading Settling into minimalism- the good, the bad, and the empty
A baby with an ear infection is like having a newborn all over again except he isn't nearly as snuggly...he's squirmy and cranky and almost impossible to calm down between the hours of 8pm and 2am. We're so tired! Thankfully last night was a big improvement so here I am to word vomit all about … Continue reading Clearing our house cleared our minds.
HI! Id like to start by saying this site is in progress! I was going to wait until I had time to make it beautiful to share it, but why? This first post is explaining why we are deciding to minimize our stuff. This is going to be a journey and so will this journal. … Continue reading A Rough Few Months