26 Steps to Simplicity: Peace and Quiet

Dr. Leo Marvin: I want some peace and quiet! Bob Wiley: Well, I’ll be quiet. Siggy: I’ll be peace! From What About Bob? (Go here to watch the clip:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TBHi9LcfN4) Peace and quiet are the precious by-products of simplicity.  Once we have decluttered both our spaces and our schedules, we find more room in our lives for the people, priorities, and passions that matter most to us.  We are no longer hanging on to every last memory or memento from[Read more]

How to Encourage (and Enjoy) Your Child’s Independence

(I am taking a break from our 26 Steps to Simplicity series to bring you this post.  It still falls within the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, though: E is for Encourage.) I’m sitting here at the library, attempting to create an editorial calendar for my blog, while my four-year old daughter enjoys her weekly Storytime session.  Unlike the other moms, I am not participating with my daughter, marching around the room, waving my duck sign, or listening intently[Read more]