Decluttering Toys with the Kids

Rachel Bowman is a full-time working mom of three girls under 5. Rachel started Just Getting Things Done when she realized she didn’t want to be that mom that doesn’t have any energy anymore, who thinks everything is a burden or a chore. She wanted to be a mom that enjoys her children and her…

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13 Practical Ways to Simplify Your Family’s Day

This is a guest post by Zoë Kim, a fellow minimalist, mother of 4 and author of The Minimalist Plate. Simplifying your family’s day can feel like an uphill climb during a hurricane at times. It requires intentional effort to set new boundaries, mindsets, and habits. Every day we are pulled in new directions and given…

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Minimalism and Homeschooling

Note: This is a guest post from Margi at Freespace Professional Organizing My name is Margaret (although my friends call me Margi) and I love French press coffee, travel, interior design, and great food, not necessarily in that order. I stumbled on Rachel’s blog recently and instantly loved the vibe here… Nourishing Minimalism. We live in…

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Why Moms are Overwhelmed and Stressed Out

Being a mother these days is stressful, but that is not your fault! Most mothers today feel like an out-of-control juggler that has so many objects up in the air if there is even one misstep, everything is going to fall apart around them. We all go into motherhood with good intentions; dreams of snuggles,…

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Limiting Toys Gives Children More Ways To Play

We live in a society (at least in the U.S.) that believes children are only loved when they have multitudes of toys. They need to have plenty of variety: fun, educational, building, role playing, video, characters, etc. and all categories in between. When we as parents come to the point where we see no benefit to…

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Teaching Children Tidy Habits Early On

Responsibility and having to participate in housekeeping is good for children, it helps them to feel needed, important and trusted. It helps them feel like they belong. Setting Realistic Timelines Though essential for raising future adults, teaching children to do chores can be exhausting for mom (or whoever the primary caregiver is) if preparation isn’t…

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Why Your Children Need To Learn To Declutter

Many of us that struggle with keeping a clean and clutter-free home, do so because we either have a skewed view of how to do it (if I can’t do it right, I won’t do it at all!), or we were never taught the routines to accomplish it. I’ve talked to people who had parents with immaculate houses…

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Purging The Toys

Toy clutter is one of the largest problems I get asked about: How do I declutter toys?? What do I do with craft projects? My child hoards weird things like junk mail and wrapping paper, what can I do? What do I do with all these misc. pieces?? When you are organizing a child’s room,…

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What Toys Should My Baby & Toddler Have?

Many parents find themselves, and their children, overwhelmed with the amount of toy in the house and seek to declutter. But when we’re looking at cutting back on toys, the focus tends to lean towards what toys should we keep, that foster imagination and give children hours of enjoyment? Disclaimer: Children’s brains are going to…

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Why I Don't Play With My Children

Are you a parent who doesn’t enjoy playing with children? At least, not in the imaginative, pretending sort of way? I’m certainly am! Many parents feel the same way and live with guilt about it. There is no need to feel ashamed- it’s the way we are, and that is just fine! We pretended when we were children, and…

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Children's Toys That Promote Creative Thinking

A couple years ago, I got rid of the majority of the kid’s toys and we’ve never regretted it. Since then, in order to limit the chaos that toys tend to create, I’ve been able to limit our collection to toys that really promote creative thinking. The less an object does, the more versatile it is…

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