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What I've Been Reading Lately

Today I am sharing what I have been reading lately, for better or worse! These are the five books I have been spending my time with recently. [This post contains affiliate links.] Minimalism for Families by Zoe Kim (Non-fiction) This book is a fantastic read for families looking to either dabble or dive into minimalism. ...

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Exactly How I Reduced the Mental Load

Do you ever wash the sheets? It was the question that started it all. One day while making the bed my husband casually and unassumingly asked me,  “do you ever wash the sheets?”. You see, my husband doesn’t see me wash the sheets. He leaves early in the morning and comes back late at night. ...

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Five Reasons to Get Off the Fast Track

This summer we moved to the country. I drive my children to school past a scenic reservoir as we count the horses speckled along the rolling hills. It's so beautiful that I take the long way to get there. Everyday. I take the long way every.darn.day. In my former life, the idea of taking the ...

Trading My Job for Minimalism

In today's post, my friend Lilly is sharing her personal journey towards simple living. You can follow her blog, Pancakes and Beet Juice, on Instagram and Facebook. Last month, I walked away from my career without so much as a thought bubble of a new venture or backup plan. I realized that glorifying my career was anything ...

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Mama, Give Yourself Permission to do Less

I want to tell you a story. I spent most of my life in a hurry. I lived with a plate so full that I had a hard time balancing it all. Straight up, I was doing too much. I was stressed out and spread thin.  Then I had kids. And there's something about being a mother in ...

What I'm Packing in My Simple Beach Bag

I used to dread taking my kids to the pool. It would take me a half hour just to get the bag packed. But these days, I am packing a simplified beach bag and it has made all the difference. Today, I am sharing a quick video of exactly what I am packing in my bag this ...