Eliminating the First 40% | Radical Downsizing

Eliminating the First 40% | Radical Downsizing

When we started radically downsizing in late July 2013, we were living in a 2,400 square foot home. We homeschooled our two children and I took care of everything around the house to free up my spouse to focus on work and spending time with me and the kids. It sounds...
Radically Reduce | How to Downsize

Radically Reduce | How to Downsize

I was feeling overwhelmed from both sides of the time equation. We wanted to spend our (decreasing) time with each other and our kids. We wanted to spend less (increasing) time maintaining our house and activities. I also wanted create a more predictable budget. Our...
Necessary Baby Stuff | Minimalist Family

Necessary Baby Stuff | Minimalist Family

New parents can tend to overdo it on the baby gear when having their first baby. Maybe they are afraid to be caught without that ‘one item’ that will make everything easier. In many cases, we can avoid unnecessary spending and accumulation if we question...
Minimalism | Unnecessary Baby Stuff

Minimalism | Unnecessary Baby Stuff

Our kids are preteens now but I still sometimes drag them into my lap and cuddle them like babies. I usually find our kids present age way too entertaining (or maddening) to wax nostalgic. I do remember with great joy, the day we were able to get rid of the last...