• Tips to Organize and Rotate Toys for Independent Play

    Simplifying toys will get you far when it comes to organizing your home. But even if you’re left with only a few sets of toys, organizing and displaying them in an inviting way will set your child up for independent play success! Today I’m going to walk you through a quick few tips about toy storage and rotation, as we do it in our own home. Tips For Toy Storage + More Engaged Play Time Rotate Your Toys. We have had such great success with keeping out only a few sets of toys at a time. By providing a few select, quality toy sets, children are not overwhelmed when entering…

  • 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,…

  • Your Jump-Start to Minimalism, and Simple Parenting Too!

    PLUS, a free printable that breaks down the path we took to minimize our home, and introduce a simpler life to our family! Since a recent post in a minimalist mama’s group got a lot of attention, I’ve had a few DM’s asking where to get started. I thought this was a great opportunity to share the steps I’ve taken, bloggers I’ve followed, books I’ve read and podcasts I’ve enjoyed while creating a more minimalistic home life for my family. The links in the post are a part of the Amazon Affiliates Program. This means I get a small percentage back from Amazon from any potential purchase. This is what…

  • GOING SIMPLE :: Getting Started :: Building a Community

    Laying in bed last night, I felt the strongest conviction. All these emotions came up. About where I started as a mom, and a wife. As a woman. And where I am now. So much work to do still. But I feel like I’m finally settling in to my jeans. You know? Like a really nice pair of jeans. Where they fit great, they’re breaking in in all the right places. And your confidence starts to get downright dangerous. If you’re an office fan, think Michael Scott in his jeans. Girl, that’s how I’m feeling about LIFE right now. And it’s not that I came here to toot my own…

  • PARENTING :: Independent Play

    If you’re beginning your journey into less is more with the screen time, you may be left wondering, “okay, but now what?” For a while I followed resources like popular toddler activity Instagram and Pinterest accounts. All of which is great. But all that prep and planning lead me to mass burnout in about 3 days. This mama isn’t meant for organized childhood. Not my vibe. Realizing there’s nothing wrong with (and, actually, a lot of developmental positives for) a lazier style of parenting was like finally receiving a permission slip to be the mom I knew how to be. And it was SO freeing! But that phrase “independent play”…

  • 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…

  • PARENTING :: humility+pride

    Last night I fell asleep thinking about how very important to me it is to teach our girls to be humble. Above anything else, it’s really my number one quality to instill in them. I sat on it, thought about it, and prayed on it up until I fell asleep. And then this morning’s devotion was about, you guessed it, HUMILITY. Well that was about enough to send shivers down my spine. But for real talk, if I can teach my children one thing, to be humble in all they do, receive and give. Then I will consider this job done well. Any other humility seekers out there? 🙋🏻‍♀️ So…

  • PARENTING :: expectations

    It’s hard for me to write today’s post because it’s a large self admission of failure. And who wants to openly admit they’ve failed?! And failed. And failed. But I feel so compelled to share because if I’m struggling through this, I know others are too. Today’s devotional in the #nomoreperfectmoms series hit me like a ton of bricks. Because yesterday was a day. My toddler has entered the “do it myself” phase. Which, while super exciting and such a huge milestone for her, is literal torture for me. One of my biggest struggles in motherhood is letting go of my ideal, and allowing my children to lead the way…

  • 5 Tips for Less Mealtime Drama

    And More Clean Plate Club I feel like it’s safe to assume you’re probably a member of the Chicken Nuggets Club (I’m an honorary member myself). And THAT’S OKAY. At the end of the day, you are feeding your kid, so you are doing your job! I know for our family, I just felt like I could do better as a parent, or at least, try a bit harder. So I tried a lot of things. A lot. We have come a LONG way with mealtimes, and I’m so excited to share with you what works. 1. Let them decide. Nope. That wasn’t a typo. All our kids want is…

  • Toy Purge 101

    Join the Toy Challenge! I’ve got your quick start guide to our House of Eilers Toy Challenge! If you’re looking for additional inspo on settling down to a simpler toy set up, join me on my Instagram stories. I’d love to have you there! And of course, to get you motivated, I’m sharing our before toy pile! This is every toy in our home. Brought together and placed in one pile. Ready to sort and conquer! Your pile may be larger. Or smaller. This is what a house full of toys looks like. AFTER three previous toy purges. And AFTER Christmas Chaos hit our home. It’s so amazing to be blessed with gifts from loved ones.…