The stockings were hung artwork {101 Days of Christmas}

I first “met” Melissa Beaver through Instagram. I love the way she captures the every day moments of motherhood and her commitment to intentional community. She is also an incredible artist and owner of The Lovely Words, an Etsy shop featuring her prints and Scripture memory cards. I asked Melissa if she’d be interested in creating a […]

Treat Yourself to These Luxuries of Simplicity

The following post is from Rachel of The Minimalist Mom: Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. – Leonardo Da Vinci Many people equate minimalism or voluntary simplicity with austerity or deprivation. They picture minimalism as cold hard days with the most basic of meals and a home that echos with emptiness- instead of seeing what remains […]

Teaching Kids to Organize Their Time

The following guest post is from Kristin Sterk of Organizing Life with Less: Every night, do you battle the question with your kids: “Have you finished this?” knowing full well, they have not accomplished everything they have to before bedtime? Helping kids organize their time and teaching time management skills at a young age can […]

When We Stop Making It Complicated

The following post is from Rachel of The Minimalist Mom: If you can’t explain it to a six year-old, you don’t understand it yourself. – Albert Einstein January is a wonderful time for change. You can see it in yourself and others. The big plans and the resolutions. I will run this much, I will […]

How Important Is It, Anyway?

The following post is from Amy of Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free: For those of us with certain dietary restrictions, gathering at the holiday table can be stressful. Or worse, it can leave us feeling on the outside of the celebration. We can feel as if the holiday spirit is lost on us. I’ve felt that […]

101 Days of Christmas: Cookie Cutter Painted Gift Tags

The following post is from Kristina of Toddler Approved: During the holidays we like to do at least one simple Christmas craft or activity every day. One of my favorite open-ended activities for kids is painting with cookie cutters. Last year we shared how we used cookie cutters to make gift wrap. This year I am […]

A No-Gift Christmas with Kids

The following post is from Rachel of The Minimalist Mom: Heather Greenwood Davis’s family is having their second no gift Christmas. Heather and her husband took their two sons on an around the world adventure for a year and living out of backpacks changed their views on what they really need. Not only because they […]