One-Year-Old Gift Guide for Modern Parents

So, you’ve been invited to a party where the guest of honor is turning one. The only challenge is, the parents have recently decided a more simple, minimalist life is the lifestyle they seek to raise their children in. But, it’s a party, and you don’t want to show up empty-handed. Don’t panic. Here is a list of presents every modern parent would appreciate.

Social Experiences.

We both know that in the excitement of opening gifts, most kids forget who gave what. Tickets for places such as the aquarium and museums are an excellent gift to children of modern parents. To ensure the child remembers who gave them the gift of adventure, tag along and witness them exploring the world around them. Continue reading “One-Year-Old Gift Guide for Modern Parents”

5 Reasons I Choose Home Over Work

Being a stay at home mom, or a SAHM is hard. This is not a typical 9-5 job where you can clock out at the end of the day, and your duties are over. There will still be bottles to wash, diapers to change, homework to do, and boo-boos to kiss. This labor of love job comes with plenty of stressors, but ultimately this lifestyle choice comes with benefits. Just not the 401k or medical type.

Kids Are Sick Less Often.

This translates to less doctor’s visits and medications. These medical bills, along with Continue reading “5 Reasons I Choose Home Over Work”

Team Work Makes the Dream Work

A lot of uncertainty has surrounded the past few weeks. Do I continue working and fulfilling a dream I never thought possible or do I take the next few years to enjoy my babies being little?

I have combed through different scenarios on what seems to be every possible outcome Continue reading “Team Work Makes the Dream Work”

Does It Spark Joy? The Ultimate KonMari Checklist.

There may be a point where you will get tired of hearing me reference Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing but I can assure you that I only do this because I truly believe this book (along with the other books that I mentioned here) helped me tackle depression and find joy in life and in the home.  Continue reading “Does It Spark Joy? The Ultimate KonMari Checklist.”

Stop Drowning, Start Surviving.

The most impactful book I have read while on this spiritual journey is the  Marie “KonMari” Kondo’s book The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. While there are aspects of this book that I am still skeptical of, such as talking to your objects, I am a firm believer that the KonMari method is the best approach when you feel like you are drowning in “stuff.” Continue reading “Stop Drowning, Start Surviving.”