How I Teach My Kids to Have a Healthy Relationship with Stuff

The more I share my minimalist lifestyle practices, one of the biggest questions I get asked is how I manage my kid’s toys. As parents it’s pretty tough not to feel overwhelmed by the amount of toys our kids have especially when we are the ones who have to pick them up. A quick Google search and you’ll find there is no shortage of ways to manage your kids toys most of which require too much time and energy for me to muster. (Think organizational systems, charts, etc.) Well, I’ve taken a different approach. I don’t do the toy organization systems (well, I mean, I did try for a hot minute), and in fact, I don’t try to limit my kids’s toys at all. Yup. Let’s break down why I am a minimalist with and my children are not.

3 Day Budget-Friendly Glacier National Park Itinerary with Kids

After we got back from our second trip to Glacier National Park with our kids, I was flooded with questions about what we did, where we were and how to navigate planning this kind of trip with kids in tow. So, I decided to pull out all the stops and share with you how we make big trips like this happen and share a few of my go-to ideas for what to do in Glacier…on a budget…with kids! That means kid friendly hike ideas, low cost adventures and simple plans that won’t turn everyone against each other.

5 Ideas for Creating a Minimalist Bathroom with Less Plastic Waste

I have been desperately trying to apply more environmentally friendly techniques in my life for the last decade and let’s be honest, it’s hard! Especially if you have a family and a busy day that doesn’t allow for much flexibility or research into the newest trends in plastic substitutes. On top of that, if you do get a minute to sit down and research, there is so much contradicting information that you feel more overwhelmed than before you started. Thankfully, I have taken next steps toward using less plastic in my bathroom and I want to share it with you because not only are these methods environmental impact minimalist, they also take up less space!

One Bowl Easy 2 Minute Healthy Microwaveable Oatmeal Breakfast

Growing up I was never a big fan of oatmeal and as an adult, when I started to feel like I had to like it because it was “good for me,” I really struggled to find anything that didn’t feel bland. Usually I would cave in and dump a bunch of brown sugar on top just so I could at least enjoy the entire oatmeal consumption process. Ya feel me? Anyway, I recently through together this super, fast, minimal 2 minute oatmeal breakfast and wanted to share it for those of you who are looking for a quick, easy, and healthy morning breakfast! No need to scroll and search for the recipe. I will take you through this step by step!

3 Day Weekend Itinerary. What to do in Duluth, MN with kids.

I grew up visiting Minnesota’s North Shore, but it wasn’t until I had kids of my own that I learned to really appreciate just how much there is to enjoy and explore up north. A girlfriend of mine recently asked for advice on things to do in the Duluth area for a 3 day weekend with little kids, so naturally, I thought I’d whip together a blog post with all of my best tips. Below is a basic itinerary for a 3 day family vacation in Duluth. If you want to do as little planning as possible and still maximize your time, this should do the trick!