a blaze for simplicity

30. September 2016 home&family, simplicity 0
a few days ago, i subscribed to a free 3-day decluttering series by genevieve parker hill.  (if you want to do it too, go here and sign up!) i really appreciated the last day, where she talked about the concept of the “blaze.” basically, you take a basket or a box, walk through your space, and deposit ...

Starting something simple

25. September 2016 photos, simplicity 0
We  allow junk, don’t we? Mail we don’t want creates piles on our counters. Miscellaneous paper debris comprised of old receipts, business cards, and gum wrappers find themselves stuffed in our wallet or the bottom of our bags. I might even find a baby sock randomly wedged there as well. Stuff we don’t need… stuff ...

Investing in “nothing”

(All mothers everywhere has their own Meryl, don’t they?) It is foolish to expect a toddler to go all day without a break.  Little kids can only go so long and so far without rest.  As a parent, to ignore this basic fact is setting them–and you–up for failure once the dreaded melt-down mode hits. ...

one step at a time

i went to the gym on saturday.  it was a great time of just taking 50 minutes to invest in my health and clear my mental space.  right now, i’m taking care of kids 24/7 (since i’m still nursing through the night) and i’m also taking care of a parent a couple of times a ...