Going Dark: National Day of Unplugging 2013

  Are you joining me and thousands of others as we ‘go dark’ for the National Day of Unplugging? I’ll be without cell phone or Internet or television from sundown this evening until sundown tomorrow. My only exception for screens will be my Kindle. I’ve been saving the last third of Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects […]

A 24 Hour Challenge to Unplug

Source: nationaldayofunplugging.com via Sabbath on Pinterest   I did it last year and I’m doing it again this year. Last year I took a week offline. It was eye opening and restorative and challenging. I learned a lot. It was similar to a nutritional cleanse: at the end of it I felt ready to commit […]

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 […]

Inspiration vs. Inferiority Complex: The Darkside Of Pinterest

Source: google.com via Rachel on Pinterest   Pinterest is fun. Pinterest is inspiring. Pinterest is a great way to collect images for motivation or to keep track. Pinterest is also the greatest online mall. In this infographic from April of this year, Pinterest is said to account for 40% of all social media driven purchases. […]

Your Clutter Coach

Source: theminimalistmom.com via Rachel on Pinterest   Sometimes you need more help than a book or a blog can give you. Sometimes you need a friend to remind you to donate those bags of unworn clothing that are sitting in your basement. Sometimes you need someone to make a plan for you, motivate you and […]

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