Slowing in December

Darkness settles over our home before dinner these days. Yes, winter can be tough with little kids but December is easy. So we rinse our plates, place them in the dishwasher and put up our leftovers before bundling our kids up in Christmas jammies, winter coats, mittens and hats. Time for an evening walk. The […]

The Joy of Inconvenience

Looking around, I see a frenzy of striving, discontentment and needing more. Lately, I’ve been considering what it would mean to “make it my ambition to lead a quiet life, minding my own business and working with my hands.” (1 thes 4:11-12). I’m struck by the word ambition. Isn’t ambition loud? Doesn’t ambition beg to […]

My Oils Order as a Minimalist

If you’ve read anything I’ve written in the past, you know I’ve spent the year decluttering my home, my schedule and my brain. Part of this process was decluttering my purchases and rhythms. Recently, my beloved Young Living orders found themselves needing an overhaul. See, I’ve spent six years, ordering not one but two essential […]

Freed Up to Look Up

Baby number two wrecked me. I know for a lot of mamas the leap into motherhood is tough but it just wasn’t for me. I’d dreamt my whole life of being a mom and when it was finally my turn I couldn’t have been more content. We went through a lot when Judah was born […]

A State of Being

As I have spent more time leaning into my faith I’ve noticed how much of a “striver” I am. Seeing every aspect of my life as something to be improved. For a long time I believed that the smarter, prettier, thinner, more successful, more faithful, more impactful I was the happier I’d be. Sometimes I […]

A Load a Day

I started a habit and it changed my life. I started doing one load of laundry a day. In the past, I couldn’t stand laundry and the thought of doing/thinking about laundry daily, it just sounded so unappealing. So I waited. I waited until the bins were overflowing. Until Joey was out of undies. I […]