On Life Without a Microwave

My sister was shocked when she realized we no longer have a microwave…and that we chose to get rid of it and aren’t planning on replacing it! “But…why?!” Although I’ve read a fair amount about the dangers of microwaves — and at times have wondered if the very aggressive cancer that took my grandmother suddenly […]

The Unplugged Life: Enlightening or Reckless?

The following post is from Michelle of Mommy Misadventures: I recently read an article in Sunset Magazine that featured a San Francisco family that chooses to live life almost completely unplugged. The Mission District home of Donovan Corliss and Laura Jo Wegman is almost suspiciously devoid of most of the modern conveniences one would associate […]

Question of the Day: Can Your Life Be Busy and Simple?

All this week, we’ve been talking about simplifying family life. Although one of our first topics was simplifying your schedule, I don’t think that being busy is always a bad thing. There are seasons when busy is just fine, as long as every one in your family is on the same page and handling it […]