Scheduling Your Day Without Losing Your Mind

The following guest post is from Sarah Mackenzie at Amongst Lovely Things: It happens every summer as I try to craft a daily schedule: I take out a sheet of paper, I scribble out some lines to mark days of the week and hours of the day, and I squeeze. I take all the glorious […]

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 […]

Snowman Soap Bottle Kid Craft

The following post is from Kristina of Toddler Approved: During the winter lots of germs are passed around and we are constantly washing our hands. I thought it would be fun to make some snowman decorated soap bottles with my kids to give out to our neighbors for the holidays and all winter long. After […]

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 […]

Pecan Shortbread Cookies

The following post is from Amy of Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free: Christmas just isn’t Christmas without cookies. My love of holiday cookies comes honest, straight from my mom and grandma. Every Christmas, my mom made batches upon batches of Christmas cookies – all beautifully decorated too. My grandma always had a plate of Christmas cookies […]