Hello 2013

  Reflecting on 2012 and gearing up for 2013 here. And trying to get a lot of long walks in as my due date approaches. We grew in some areas and continued to cut back in others in 2012. Balance, right? We moved into a bigger home. In April we moved out of our our [...]

A Little Self Delusion Can Make For A Great Life

A little self delusion can make for a great life. Someone said this to me recently and at first I was shaking my head. No. Keeping your head in the clouds about looming realities is a terrible plan. For the first few months of this pregnancy my husband and I talked about the tough times [...]

I May Be Boring But I’m Not Bored

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Twenty year-old me would think my current life is heinously boring. Mostly stay-at-home mom, living in a small town on an island and I work part-time for myself making a teeny tiny fraction of my previous salary. Fame and fortune haven’t found me. I’m not training for anything exciting like an Ironman and I haven’t [...]

Leaving Minimalism

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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 [...]

Be Careful What You Wish For: You Just Might Get It.

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One of my guilty pleasure movies is Under the Tuscan Sun. Have you seen it? Diane Lane takes a trip to Italy to get over a nasty divorce and ends up buying a house in Tuscany. She heals her wounds by renovating the house and building friendships in the small town. It’s a great little [...]

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