Should You Keep Your Formal Dinnerware?


Not minimalist: I really like our formal wedding china. We left several boxes of breakables with family while we were away and it was fun to be reunited with some almost forgotten items on our return. Fun and strange. Four years ago my pre-kids self was still fresh in my mind. I thought I would […]

Leaving Minimalism


The title Minimalist Mom isn’t that accurate for me. If you’ve read a few posts here you’ll know that I aim for less and what we can live comfortably with rather than a rigid goal of a handful of possessions. I chose the name while in a burst of zeal for the idea of what […]

Simplify For Fall: Bedrooms & Bathrooms


This week I’m following along with the Life Your Way Simplify for Fall Challenge. Six days, six areas of the home to simplify. I’ll be sharing my progress here all week. Here’s what I’ve already tackled: clothing & laundry room, toys and kitchen and meal planning. Not sure I am going to stay ahead of […]

Take A Bow

Source: via Pamela on Pinterest   A reader recently emailed me with her story of conquering debt and simplifying. Over a year ago she and her husband were mulling over all the extras they would buy and do with an upcoming increase in income. It was regular stuff, stuff that I know well: renovations […]

How To Have An (Almost) Stress Free Move


                  We moved homes the other week. Change of residence ranks high on the Life Events Stress List. It’s between “Troubles with boss” and “Changing to a new school”. For an additional challenge the move was planned for the week we returned from a long trip to […]

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