For the last few years I have been working at building a business while homeschooling my kids, running my household, seeing my family members through depression, caring for a dying step dad…And all the while I’ve had this gnawing thought in the back of my mind that I’m missing out – I’m not building my business fast enough. I’ve now come to the realization that we are always building something, it’s just that more often than not we are so focused on what we are not building that we just might be missing out on the pretty spectacular stuff that we are building!
I have been spending the month of June re-reading the book, Present Over Perfect. This was a book I read early on in my minimalist journey and is one I have been finding so much more peace with the second time around. In re-reading the words I can’t help but feel a little flutter in my stomach as I realized I have already put into practice many of the words and suggestions that the author Shauna Niequist shares. However, just like I seem to pick up a new joke whenever I watch The Office, even if I’ve seen the episode 15 times, I found myself hearing a new theme presented to me throughout this book and that theme was finding our soul in the midst of a busy, hustle-filled world.
If you’re looking to save money on your car expenses, you’ve come to the right place. There are always ways to reduce your car expenses, whether you live a lavish lifestyle full of travel that requires overseas car shipping, or you’re a single parent that is looking to stretch every dollar to make it count. We’ve all been there, and no one likes giving their hard earned money away without cause. In this blog post, we will discuss seven ways that you can reduce your costs without making any major sacrifices. So whether you’re looking to save on gas, maintenance, or insurance, we have you covered!
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.
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.