I found a great website this week, and wanted to share it with you all. Minimalist Moms is a source of down-to-earth inspiration for people with children who want to simplify their lives, reduce their clutter, and not be ruled by their attachment to stuff. It’s a brand new blog, but so far, the posts have been great.
Most of the blogs that you’ll find on minimalism tend to be written by single people, or couples without children. There are some exceptions, but the niche definitely appeals to younger, single folks. Which is fine, but reading a bunch of blogs written by 25 year olds who live out of backpacks and wander the world might be so far from the realities of most parents that it doesn’t even seem worthwhile to consider minimalism. So I was happy to find a website devoted to the topic and written by a mom. Rather than trying to pare her possessions down to 100 things and move to a new location every few months, she’s focusing on minimalism as a way to get rid of the clutter (both physical stuff and time commitments) in her family’s life so that they can have more time for each other, and for the things that truly make them happy.
This post from yesterday is definitely worth reading. Faith writes: “… if you don’t make a conscious choice in how you spend your time, then plenty of other things will come up to snatch it from you.” That’s just what a lot of us need to hear.