Simplifying Motherhood

Mom’s carry a mental load of all the details it takes to run a family. It’s what makes being the wife and mother of the house so overwhelming–even more than the dishes, laundry, and chauffeuring. I first read about this “mental load” that...

Taking a Break for Summer Enjoyment

I’m stepping away from social media for the month of July. A month-long tech-break has been on my want-to-do list for a long time, so I put it on my 30-before-30 list and now I’m finally making it happen. There are a variety of reasons I’m doing it,...

Natural Cleaning Routines

A big part of simplifying home (and maintaining a simple home) is regular cleaning routines. I used to stay on top of pretty specific daily and weekly cleaning checklists, but that was several years and two kids ago, so this is not that post. Instead, I’m...

Finding Simplicity Online

I have a love-hate relationship with technology and especially social media. I spend most of my work time on the computer. Some of that time is spent writing and creating (aka work), and a lot of that time is spent online getting distracted. Whether you work in an...

Two Essential Habits

I used to think simplifying was a complex combination of tricky organization, painful sorting, and eventually becoming a different person, because my struggles with stuff just didn’t seem to mesh with simplicity. The truth is that finding simplicity is actually...