Tag: Minimalism

Focusing On Small Changes For a Bigger Impact In 2020

One of the many things that drives me crazy in this increasingly polarized political and social environment is the “whataboutism” that rises whenever someone presents a suggestion for any change intended to make a positive impact. And as we watch fires rage through different parts of our globe, I...

Can We Stop With the Trinkets?

What if we parents agreed that enough was enough? What if we stopped buying the grocery store cupcakes with rings or toys on top? What if we were more intentional with our stocking stuffers and got our kids things they could just eat or use for longer than a...

How Campsgiving Changed Our Black Friday

I know that not everyone can get on board with this approach and I’m also fully aware of the economic dependence on Black Friday, but if you are like me and you are tired of giving in to wasteful spending and craving more quality time, maybe this year stay...

Missing the Space, Not the Stuff

As we watched most of our earthly possessions get loaded onto a moving truck, we couldn’t help but notice just now much stuff we have. Boxes full of all sorts of items belonging to all members of our family became pieces in a real life Tetris game, the movers making...

Getting Ready for the Simple Life

Nothing like preparing to move to show you just how much stuff you have. Seriously. We have A LOT of stuff. Even before I accepted the call to teach down in Texas, I started sorting through all the stuff in our house and tried Facebook garage sale sites and...