Inspiration

Creating a Day of Rest

We live in a culture that glorifies busyness and looks down on rest. Carving out time to take a break often seems next to impossible. Lately, Dan and I have been convinced of the importance of having 24 hrs(ish) a week where we just stop. For us that looks like staying away from the computer and doing only basic chores (such as meal clean up). We check our phones a...
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As a Kiddo

Rotating Toys: Benefits and Tips

I’m a huge fan of unstructured play for kiddos: play that involves lots of imagination and little adult direction. And since too many choices paralyze kids (and adults), we rotate our daughter’s toys so her imagination isn’t stunted by too much stuff. It’s not that our kiddo has so many toys we can’t fit them in our house. We are very judicious about what and how much we buy her....
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Inspiration

A Pinterest-less 4th of July

Pinterest is a great place to get ideas. I’ve even blogged about Pinterest inspired playtimes. But today, today will be a Pinterest-less holiday. There will be no red, white and blue streamers. Or food. Or clothing. Not because I don’t find value in being festive. Not because it isn’t nice to set the mood. But because it’s never worth the effort if the motive is to be Pinterest-worthy. And...
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Home

Clutter Reducing Habits

Since we’ve been married, Dan and I have lived five different places. The longest we were in once place was a little over three years. This is a great way to keep clutter under control. Each time we moved we sorted through our stuff and got rid of things we didn’t need. But now we’re more settled and we’re in a house. And everyone threatens that with a bigger...
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Inspiration

The Most Productive 30 Minutes of My Day

You can get a lot done in 30 minutes. But the most productive 30 minutes of my day doesn’t result in a cleaner house or another blog post. Everyday, right after breakfast I try to get on the floor and play with my daughter for a half an hour. Not distracted by phone calls or to do lists. With no agenda. She leads the way and we play. And...
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