Earlier this month, I went to Utah with my kids. It was our first trip back to Utah since we moved away more than six years ago, and it was … Continue reading Minimalist Packing
Inspired by the hip, minimal furnishings in the West Coast rental in which we stayed last week, I’ve decided to do some deep decluttering at my East Coast home. Today, … Continue reading Minimalist Blues
When I was a kid in military housing in California I could walk to school, a movie theater, a fast-food place, the commissary and the exchange (basically a grocery store … Continue reading Your Walkable Neighborhood
Living More with Less by Doris Janzen Longacre My rating: 5 of 5 stars It took me a long time to read this book. There is a lot to chew … Continue reading Book Review: Living More with Less by Doris Janzen Longacre
Breakfast at my house (on a weekday when Daddy’s already off to work): “Mommy?” “Yes?” “Mommy?” “Yes?” “Mommy?” “What is it, Sweetie?” “Mommy?” “What, Sweetie?” “Mommy?” “What do you need, … Continue reading Excuses, Excuses
Years ago, long before I became a mother, I was riding in my boss’s car along with several other co-workers on our way to an off-site department lunch. “So, Cheryl, … Continue reading Living Our Values as Parents (or By Choosing Not to Be Parents)
“Between what a man calls me and what he simply calls mine the line is difficult to draw. We feel and act about certain things that are ours very much … Continue reading Possession Identity
Like many, I feel the urge to make resolutions at the start of the new year, but I don’t like resolutions because I never keep them. Therefore, I’m making a … Continue reading My Bold Plan for 2012
My husband took our 6.5-year-old daughter to her first in-the-theater movie yesterday. Well, first not counting the 3D bugs film she saw once in an IMAX theater and spent the … Continue reading Take That, Marketers!
Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids by Lisa M. Ross My rating: 4 of 5 stars I loved this book … Continue reading Simplicity Parenting: The Book Review
I’ve mentioned before that I’m reading Kim John Payne’s Simplicity Parenting. This morning I read the chapter about Scheduling. Much of what Payne writes about scheduling in general makes sense … Continue reading Simplifying Childhood: What About Sports?
We’re getting there, I think. The kids’ haul this Christmas was slightly less unreasonable than in years past, but they still got way more than two children really need. Way … Continue reading Simple Living with Children: The Christmas Conundrum