• Minimalist Family Life – Spring Updates

    Today I am making a few Spring updates in our minimalist family life. I started out my day with our regular morning routine.  We all wake up really early, have breakfast, and Grant leaves for work.  Here is a post I did all about our simple morning routine and 5 tips to stay productive. Morning Routine Before I head into our breakfast morning routine I like to do as much tiding as possible.  I always make my bed the moment I get up.  I then wash my face and tidy up the bathroom.  As I walk around I pick up anything that is out of place or left on the…

  • Emmett Turned 5 – Parent of a 5 Year Old

    Today I am sharing how Emmett Turned 5 – Parent of a 5 Year old. I never thought I would have a child that is 5 years old!  When I first got pregnant all I could think about was having a baby.  Google, how to take care of a baby?  Turns out you learn as you go.  Back to my original thought,  I honestly never thought past the baby stage.  Correct me if I am wrong, but most people think about the baby stage.  Where did this 5 year old come from? (post contains affiliate links) (photo by Teresa Long) Read the BIRTH STORY here Time Time is weird.  A…

  • Calvin Turned Two

    Calvin officially turned two years old.  How can my baby be two?  It is really hard to believe that we don’t have a baby anymore, he is now a big boy.  He sleeps in a big boy bed and he wants to do what all the big kids are doing.  Sometimes I wish time could stand still so I could have more from each year.  More of Calvin as a one year old! Time is weird When I look back at the last two years I think, wow that went really fast, but for some reason each individual day seems to go slow.  I am not sure how this is…

  • Fall Capsule Wardrobe For Boys

    A Fall capsule wardrobe for boys is an easy cheap way to simplify your life and the amount of laundry you have to do each week. This Fall I am trying out a capsule wardrobe for my boys.  By being extremely mindful of the clothes I buy or rather didn’t buy the kids this last year, I have been able to pair down the amount of items we have.  The few things I bought them in the last year was only out of necessity. I personally like to have enough clothes for at least a week in a half.  We could probably make it with less, but we already have…