Month: August 2019

Making Time For Hobbies Is Doable With Kids

Making Time For Hobbies Is Doable With Kids

August 31, 2019 When the kids were little I had no time for hobbies. My world was all about them. As they get older and are becoming independent, I’ve been able to give myself more time to pursue my loves. For me, it’s reading. I’ve…

Getting My Children Out Of Victim Mode

Getting My Children Out Of Victim Mode

August 30, 2019 Each day, I believe I have the talk with at least one of my children about the fact that people are not purposely trying to annoy or attack you. Now, there may be times when things escalate and it is purely out…

It’s Possible To Declutter 10,000 Items

It’s Possible To Declutter 10,000 Items

August 29, 2019

As we continue to tackle our basement remodel, I find this WAS the one place that was harder to minimalize. Many of the items downstairs were not mine. I encouraged my family to clean out their stuff, but some of them like to hold onto everything.

During this transformation of finishing off this living space, they are forced to look at their things and see if it’s something they really need. We are closing off our crawl spaces making the amount of storage space decrease!

Yes, I am happy about this because the space is going to become a beautiful space without the clutter. Today, we purged one of our storage areas as we prep the area for walls. I thanked everything we got rid of for being apart of our life and then sent them off to the curb or my trunk (headed to donate).

Over the past year, I set the intention to declutter our house of 10,000 things and while I kept track to about 5000, I know we have gotten rid of so much more. I love the feeling of having things that bring us joy, that we use on the daily, and sending things off that don’t vibe with us any longer.

Have you ever done KonMari to your house?

 

Kids Say The Darndest Things

Kids Say The Darndest Things

August 28, 2019 “Hey guys, wanna watch how I can make mom go crazy?” I’m pretty sure this is a phrase they say to each other behind my back to see if/when I will lose my cool. Dinner and electronic usage are two things that…

See What Happens When You Are Genuinely Happy For Your Friends’ Wins

See What Happens When You Are Genuinely Happy For Your Friends’ Wins

August 27, 2019 Over the last couple years, I’ve taken social media breaks. I feel an anxiety as I find myself getting sucked into the scroll. The thing that arise is FOMO or jealously over the pictures people are posting. I know, I know, it’s…