• Ten Completely Free and Simple Ways to Self Care

    Self care is all the rage for today’s mama. And I get it. Less martyr. More intention. Being a good mom doesn’t mean you sacrifice every moment of every day. But now we’ve created a cross culture, where if you aren’t getting these luxurious self care moments, you aren’t momming right either. And this can leave us feeling even more depleted. A few years in to parenting I felt so frustrated. We are told because we are moms, we deserve all this luxurious me time. Elaborate (and expensive) pampering sessions, endless beauty products, time away from my kids. So why wasn’t it happening? And when I did take that time,…

  • GOING SIMPLE WEEK 1 :: Bathrooms

    This week we are kicking off our Going Simple challenge!!! I’m going to lead you through exactly how I’ve simplified my own home. We are talking decreasing the quantity of belongings by two thirds! …all while adding two more family members! I’m a plucker by nature (meaning I’ve taken my fave tips from a lot of heavy hitter minimalists), so if you’ve been down the minimal road before, some things may sound familiar to you! I so strongly encourage you do what works for you, if something I suggest doesn’t feel right, post about it in our private Facebook group, and you just might find a way that works better!…

  • GOING SIMPLE :: How did we get into this mess?

    Starting Monday I’ll be leading a group of women to life with less. I. Am. So. Excited. To join the private Facebook Group + Going Simple Challenge, click here! But before, or even as we get started, we need to recognize how we got here in the first place. Part of simplifying is recognizing our mistakes so we don’t repeat them, and fill our homes and lives back up with all the STUFF we are trying to get rid of. Why I Went SIMPLE. My simplifying started because we were moving out of our first home. A home we lived in for over seven years. You can surprisingly accumulate a…

  • PARENTING :: 10 Tips to Limit Screen Time

    Before I get into limiting screen time, I just want to preface. I get it. We all get it. Screen time is convenient. It’s an easy resource to reach for when parenting. And at times, it could potentially be a valuable learning tool. And I am in no way passing any judgement on those who use screen time (we aren’t completely screen free after all)! It’s such a hot button topic, that I’ve avoided this post for a long time. But it’s been requested. And requested some more. So I’m finally going there. We were avid users. Tablet time almost every day. Cartoons as soon as we woke up, buying…