Inspiration

Three Reasons to Live Simply

One of our family values is simple living. While living simply looks different for everyone, for us this means evaluating our finances, our stuff and our time on a regular basis. Are we living within our means? Does the stuff we have add or detract to our lives? Are we structuring our lives so we have time for what’s important? But why bother? What is the point of living...
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Faith

Our Family Mission Statement

About six months ago we finally finalized our family mission statement. This family mission statement thing has been good for us. Writing it. Putting it up on our wall (our 10 year anniversary present to ourselves). Seeing it everyday. I think it’d be good for your family, too. No pressure, though. I took us two years from when we first started talking about it to actually get it down...
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Inspiration

Waking up in our own Beds

  We’re staying home for Christmas. And by home, I mean here. Where we live. Where we spend our everydays. Our extended families will celebrate 734 miles away from us. And I have a secret. I’m okay with that. It’s not that I don’t miss spending Christmas Eve at my grandma’s house. Or that we wouldn’t delight in our kiddo seeing her grandparents on Christmas morning. It’s that there’s...
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Inspiration

What Unplugging Reminded Me

Last week we took a vacation, went camping (more on that later) and unplugged from technology. It was lovely. Here’s what unplugging reminded me. Occasionally, I need to detox from information overload. I love being able to quickly look up a recipe, find parents who can give insight on a specific child-related dilema or see what my friends are up to. But sometimes, it’s all a bit much. Our...
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Inspiration

Guest Post: How Simplifying Has Enriched My Life

I’m back from my break and am excited to have my friend Johanna from My Home Tableau writing here today. I think you’ll enjoy her post as much as I have… A couple of years ago when I began the journey of intentionally simplifying, I was concerned only with making my home management life easier. I was aware that having fewer things around my home would make cleaning and...
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Inspiration

Living with One Car Without Going Crazy

It’s fairly rare here in the US these days to find families with one car. We’ve been married nine years and have only had one car for eight of those years. If you do have one car, or are headed in that direction, here are some tips for staying sane. Know Why It might sound funny, but the best way to cope with one car is to know why...
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