Simplifying: Dipping my toe into the pool of minimalism (oh who am I kidding, I’ve jumped in with both feet)

The first time I heard the word “minimalism” my reaction was immediately negative. I pictured stark white walls, uncomfortable, futuristic looking furniture, and nothing to brighten the space except maybe a weird modern art piece or two. I like my stuff, thank you very much, and had no desire to pitch most of it and … More Simplifying: Dipping my toe into the pool of minimalism (oh who am I kidding, I’ve jumped in with both feet)

Kid Lit: The importance of reading aloud, and some chapter book series to get you started

I’ve been a reader my entire life (or at least as long as I can remember), and being able to share that love of books with my daughters is absolutely delightful. I recently listened to an episode of the God Centered Mom Podcast where the guest was Sarah Mackenzie of the Read Aloud Revival. Sarah … More Kid Lit: The importance of reading aloud, and some chapter book series to get you started

Mama Musings: Letting go, growing up, and Moana (we’re obsessed over here)

I sent my baby off to school today. Ok, not exactly. It’s a mother’s day out program, once a week, for five hours. But still, it feels like a bit of a turning point. Growing up is such a gradual process, sometimes I hardly even notice it’s happening. Then we pass a signpost like “First … More Mama Musings: Letting go, growing up, and Moana (we’re obsessed over here)