11 toys minimalist families love and 3 types to avoid

We all know minimalist families love “clutter-free” gifts and experience gifts. (Here’s my ultimate clutter-free gift list, by the way!) But in the minimalist communities I’m a part of, I see the same toys over and over and over and over… there are certain toys that just stand the test of time, endless play, and minimalism. They quite literally make the cut. Around this time of year, the subject of toys always comes up in those groups. The question goes a bit like this: “Christmas is coming, and I (or my parents, or my in-laws, or my siblings) want to...

Are you decluttering? Here are 3 questions to help you decide what to KEEP!

The internet is full of "What to get rid of" questions. What about What to KEEP? Here are 3 fresh decluttering questions that get right to the heart of it.

A (Real) Day in The Life of a Stay at Home Mom

A day in the life of a stay-at-home-mom varies SO much. It depends on the mama, the kids, the family, where they live, what their schedule is like, if dad is home or not, how much he helps, and so on… For my family, it varies a ton depending on kids’ moods, whether my husband is in town (he’s gone a LOT for work), and how much the baby naps or doesn’t nap. So instead of trying to tell you about my most “typical” day, I’m just going to tell you what happened today (or, when this publishes, yesterday). A (Real)...

7 Things to Organize Before Baby Arrives

Here's a real-life checklist of 7 things to organize before baby arrives. You don't need a list of 101 things to do. This is basically it. Stay sane.

Organizing - 3 Things I Learned From a Trip to the Museum

My family loves to visit museums. We visit aviation museums, science museums, children’s museums, art museums, and more. After we went to the Calvert Marine Museum in Maryland, my 2-year-old son sobbed in his car seat, “I just want to go to anovver museum. I don’t want to go to lunch. I want to go to anovver museum.” Clearly, there’s something awesome about museums, if even a 2 year old feels it in his bones how cool they are. I don’t think it’s the subject matter. Basically every museum I’ve ever been to is super interesting and makes for a really fun day. Even...

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