Category Archives: Simplicity Living

Written on Sep, 22, 2011 by in , | 10 Comments.
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In the backyard….. At the playground In the garden In the kitchen At the beach On the porch Under tables With their father While getting messy Meeting baby brothers While living life…………….learning happens.

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Yes, that is permanent marker…. Yes, I let him…… He was so focused. There could have been a huge meltdown but if there is one thing I’ve learned, it’s that it’s okay to just let go and just let them. If they are safe it is alright to let them explore and try things on their own. A permanent marker …

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Written on Mar, 09, 2011 by in | Leave a comment

Well, I’ve decided to give shutting down facebook for lent a try. I’m not particularly religious and I’m not 100% sure that I really buy the theory that giving up something for lent is going to help bring my closer to God but I do know that I’ve been spending too much time on the computer and not enough time …

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For a long time, I’ve struggle with simplifying my home. We have a lot of stuff- a lot of unnecessary stuff. I’m the Queen of Chaos. Unfortunately, I’m the Queen of Chaos because I can’t get a handle on my stuff, not because I function well in a state of chaos. I find stuff totally overwhelming and if I do …

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Written on Jan, 24, 2011 by in , | 1 Comment.

My Secret to avoiding burnout is really quite simple…. I realize that there is really NO WAY TO DO IT ALL! My three children are with me 24/7 there is no way that I’ll be able to attend to their educations, get them to their various activities and groups, ┬áhave a perfectly clean house, keep up with my writing and …

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I’ve fallen a little behind on my series of simplifying parenting posts but I’m back now to share with you a couple little rituals that we’ve added to our day that have helped TREMENDOUSLY. Most often we think about rituals as being religious in nature but even if you aren’t religious there are certain patterns you can use to bring …

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