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...

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...

3 Questions to Help You Let Go of More Things

If you use questions like “what if” to excuse keeping your excess belongings, here’s your toolbox for letting go with confidence. I’ve spun my wheels with finding what I thought were legitimate reasons to keep the excess. But I spent good money...
Resources to Simplify Your Home + Life

Resources to Simplify Your Home + Life

While I care about simplicity and need peace and quiet, for this season, our top priority is growing kids, so sometimes the other stuff gets shoved into the cracks and crevices with the stray cheerios, or left off the to do list with chores like scrub the shower....