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Why we want to live with less

Yesterday I wrote about making room for what matters, which is of course, the root of minimalism. I mentioned that the time-mind-self aspects of making room are a little challenging for me as of late, but also that I feel fairly confident in our ability for the easier side of minimalism- letting go of stuff. We… Continue reading Why we want to live with less

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Homeschool Wrap Up: Year 1

If you’re just tuning in, I’m finally winding down a series of posts covering our first year in homeschooling. It’s been such a wild and crazy year, and putting it to words only affirms my belief that this is absolutely the right thing for us. In the last week, I’ve talked about why we homeschool, the method we use,… Continue reading Homeschool Wrap Up: Year 1

apps · household organization · parenting · planning · technology

Apps and advice. Or not.

Do you ever give bad advice? I swear I do it so often it’s almost a bad joke. I had a moment of clarity today in church, which was led by our youth group of all people. We had four youth speak from the book of Job, which is a bit heavy for anyone, but… Continue reading Apps and advice. Or not.

clean eating · cooking · eating at home

Quick Spicy Herbed Pasta

Oh friends, how I’ve missed you. What’s been happening in your world over the course of the last week? I just got back from the most wonderful, relaxing vacation with family and the little monsters, and have spent the last few days reminding myself that the vacation is, in fact, actually over. Cue the quick… Continue reading Quick Spicy Herbed Pasta

budget · crafts · sewing

Lessons in resourcefulness

Resourcefulness is one of the key character traits my husband and I vowed to bestow upon our little brood. Neither of us grew up being particularly resourceful. And while he’s always been relatively frugal, I went through some serious struggles to get to that point. Seriously, growing up, I always understood that if you wanted… Continue reading Lessons in resourcefulness

clean eating · cooking · eating at home · make ahead

Asian burritos!

In case you haven’t noticed, we love anything wrapped in tortillas around here. And…we also love Asian food. So tonight’s dinner is loaded with clean protein and super-foods that are still delicious and kid-friendly. The only downside is the edamame. I HATE shelling edamame. It is seriously the worst. But I digress. I was inspired… Continue reading Asian burritos!

budget · household organization · planning

Keeping it together

Well friends, yesterday you got a little glimpse of the crazy journey that is my life. Seriously. In one post I covered the plight of low-wage workers, the need for humanity in even our most minute interactions, the depths of despair that come with budgetary woes, and wrapped it all in a bow with a… Continue reading Keeping it together