• Family Update and Happy New Year!

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    Hello everyone and Happy 2016! I know it's been weeks and weeks since I last posted. It turns out that raising four young people can be quite the rodeo. Who knew? ;) Although my mind swirls with topics to write about (if I was fortunate enough to get more than 6 hours of sleep the previous night), ...

  • To the Mom Who Lives in a Small Home

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    This goes out to all the moms (or dads!) out there who live in a small home... {Spoiler alert! This is an excerpt from a post for the Colorado Springs Moms Blog. Click here to read the whole thing.. :) } This goes out to all the moms out there who live in a small home... and ...

  • Simple Living Interview with Enjoy Life Slowly

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    Hello friends! I hope you are doing well. Sometimes I try to picture the readers of Smallish and wonder what your lives look like this week, what your highs and lows are, and what intentionally living small means to you. Right now I'm saying a little prayer for each of you. Just because. Anyways. Earlier this week I ...

  • How to Start a Family in a Small Space

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    Hello friends! I recently queried on Facebook for questions readers had for us about intentionally living small. You had some great thoughts! Today's post is a response to one dear friend who asked for advice on how to start a family in a small space. Also, I have several buddies who are pregnant right now and ...

  • The Gift Of Presence {Guest Post on Becoming Minimalist}

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    Minimalism, at its heart, is focusing time, energy and resources towards more important aspects of life. For most people, this intentional fixation results in a widespread clearing of clutter. “Life clutter” may take on many forms: physical belongings, technological fillers (such as alarms or apps), non-life-giving calendar items, even unhealthy relationships. The beauty and allure of minimalism ...

  • On Wearing a Maternity Capsule Wardrobe

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    Howdy! Have you heard about the "capsule wardrobe (Project 333)"? The idea of wearing only a small collection of basic, classic, interchangeable essentials is taking the web by storm. Also related is the more restrictive personal uniform—wearing exactly the same thing every day. Many high profile, highly influential people are said to use a personal ...

  • How to Write a Mommy-friendly To-Do List

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    I'm a list-lover. As someone who highly values productivity, the sight of a crossed-off list can be quite the rush for me. My daddy is the same way. Many of my early memories include him jotting tasks on a crinkled paper and pausing throughout the day to gleefully strike through an item. Writing lists is a ...