Declutter, DownSize, Family, kids, Mental Clarity, Minimalist, Stress, toys, Uncategorized

I Need a Smaller House

Photo by Patrick Perkins on Unsplash Image from "Life in the 21st Century" and I first saw this heat map on the documentary "Minimalism" and I think about it a lot. It shows you where the average family spends the most time in a typical American sized home. Interesting, right? I'm reminded of it every time I walk… Continue reading I Need a Smaller House

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The Blessing of Having an ‘Average’ Child

For all those kids who are 'average'; you are a blessing to your parents! Let me tell you why. It's easy to follow your needs and wants. You fall within the expectations both developmentally and academically and we can easily determine what your milestones should be. You aren't labeled 'gifted' and you aren't labeled 'challenged'. You're… Continue reading The Blessing of Having an ‘Average’ Child

Family, kids, Pyschology, Stress

3 Questions I Ask During My Child’s Tantrum

Photo by Bekah Russom on Unsplash Tantrums are an inevitable part of toddlerdom. Americans call it the 'Terrible Twos' or the 'Terrible Threes' if you're really unlucky, but the Danish call it The Boundary Stage". The Danish have their own way of parenting and living slowly in general. I haven't read it all the way… Continue reading 3 Questions I Ask During My Child’s Tantrum

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The Overwhelmed Family

Photo by Matthew Henry on Unsplash Life isn't so simple, I'm not sure it's been simple since the industrial revolution, and today's technologies make it increasingly more difficult to reconnect and slow down within our family. Signs Your Family is Overwhelmed: Mom, Dad, and kids are easy to snap during the simplest tasks. Kids come home and… Continue reading The Overwhelmed Family

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Why I Don’t Rotate Toys

As parents, we have lofty goals of giving our kids the best of everything. Most times, this equates to a complete excess of everything! In truth, it's unhealthy for kids to have 200+ toys, even if they are the best quality. If you haven't read the book Simplicity Parenting, by Kim John Payne, then rent… Continue reading Why I Don’t Rotate Toys