In September of 2010 my husband and I decided to become Minimalists. What does this mean? We want to live a life free of clutter – both physical and mental. We want to own fewer things and do more.

Seems simple right? Easy? Not always. Since starting this journey we have moved internationally, added a few more kids, moved house a few times, and moved internationally again. It’s been hard work only made easier by having less stuff.

You can browse the archives to read more about our journey and you can also read more about the benefits of less in my book Do Less (available on Amazon and at Urban Outfitters in North America).

Currently my husband, three sons and I, call Vancouver, Canada home. We live in an 1100 sq ft condo and truth: it feels spacious! You can contact me at the minimalist mom at gmail dot com.


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