How To Simplify Your Cleaning Supplies

Marketers have directed their attention to cleaning supplies, because we so desperately want something that magically makes everything beautiful, clean and sparkling, huge bonus if we don’t actually have to touch it. But with all the “amazing” products, come the nasty chemicals. For me, removing soap scum from the shower/bath was my biggest challenge. I…

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How Minimalism Can Benefit Those With Sensory Issues And Special Needs

Disclaimer: I have only a little personal experience with special needs and sensory processing disorder, what is written here is wisdom gleaned from friends who were gracious enough to share with me. We all are greatly affected by our surroundings and minimalism to any degree can benefit our mental and emotional health. With a growing recognition of autism and sensory issues, there…

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How I Cured My Infant's Eczema

  I had an interesting reader question this week, and I thought it best to answer in a post, in case others have the same question: Hi Rachel, I love your blog, your commitment to Jesus, and your desire to inspire others with the freedom that comes from minimalism! I read your recent recipe post…

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DIY Air Freshening Spray

I know so many of us enjoy a clean fresh scent- especially after the house have been onced-over and is sparkling clean. It’s like having dessert after a meal: It’s a reward, if you will, for our cleaning efforts. But most, if not all, store-bought air fresheners contain toxic chemicals. Candles aren’t any better, any scented…

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My Simple and Healthy Medicine Cabinet

Have you ever wanted to know what my medicine cabinet looks like? I try to keep it as minimal as possible. Simplicity means I can get to what I need quickly and everything is always easy to find. I purposely keep a very limited amount of man made items and over the years, it’s been very…

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Teenagers and Real Food

Is your teen refusing to eat real food? Have you tried everything possible to get them to see the truth? I have some advice for you: Let it go. I have three teenage boys. That’s right, three. Ages 14, 16 and 17. They are all right in the middle of trying to figure themselves out.…

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Milk Kefir Smoothie Recipe and Information

Kefir is an absolute lifesaver for our family: My 3 teenage boys have seasonal allergies. For the last few years, we have used milk kefir to avoid allergy symptoms. When the boys were little we tried everything. I bought every single allergy pill on the market, some worked better than others, but after a few weeks of…

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