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Intentional Routines: Why Do Women Wear Makeup?

Intentional Routines: Why Do Women Wear Makeup?

Hello, 6th grade. The year was 2000 and I turned 12 years old. As most women know, middle school brought a whole new level of self-awareness. The act of comparing myself to other women commenced. Girls in my grade returned from summer break wearing bras, lip gloss, and eye shadow. [Read more]

Chasing Slow: 4 Lessons on a More Intentional Life

Chasing Slow: 4 Lessons on a More Intentional Life

Erin Loechner, the author of Chasing Slow, has a talent for storytelling. She writes about her pursuit of a simpler life in a story that is full of forgiveness. She captures the journey of pursuing an intentional life so beautifully and raw. Her words feel authentic as she describes her mistakes and the lessons learned. I finished the book with a different perspective in my minimalism journey. [Read more]

Guest Post: 4 Strategies for Moms to Put Themselves Again on the List of Priorities

Guest Post: 4 Strategies for Moms to Put Themselves Again on the List of Priorities

When Zara reached out to me with this topic, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to share these tips with my readers. I can relate so much to this essay and the struggles of a new mom. With number 2 on the way soon,┬áZara’s […]

How I Became a Minimalist: The “Why” of Ownership

How I Became a Minimalist: The “Why” of Ownership

This story isn’t about purging my kitchen drawers or donating half my clothes to a local charity. It doesn’t begin with selling, eliminating, or decluttering. The story of how I became a minimalist begins with a purchase (a financed purchase at that)- a coffee table to be specific. [Read more]

The Minimalist Guide to Mother’s Day

The Minimalist Guide to Mother’s Day

You are here because you are searching for the perfect gift for the mother figure in your life and you’ve read through what seems like the same gift idea list on every blog. A charm bracelet, coupon book, breakfast in bed… (I’ve read these articles […]

No, The Dishes Can’t Wait

No, The Dishes Can’t Wait

As a young mom, I often receive well-meaning advice from mothers who are in new seasons of their life – the empty nesters, the grandmothers – to savor every moment with my children because “they are only young once”. I don’t think any mother needs […]