Author Archives: tara

How to Practice Mindfulness During These 5 Parenting Tasks

Have you ever made it to the end of a day only to realize you have no idea what book you read to your preschooler before bed?  Or what you talked about with your mom on the phone earlier that day?  Or even what you had for breakfast that morning? I’ve so been there. I spend so much time just rushing from one thing to the next and don’t really stop to think about what I’m doing or who I am with. I don’t … Continue Reading »

How to Write Out Your Ideal Day and What It Has to Do With Simple Living

For the past week or so I have been working my way through this e-course.  In one of the first lessons the instructor, Kendra, talks about writing out your “ideal day.”  I had heard about this exercise in the past, but never really thought much about it.  I thought, “that sounds cool”, but never took the time to actually complete the exercise myself and thought, “nah, that sounds too difficult and not very helpful to me and my life.” After listening to Kendra … Continue Reading »


Category: Simplify

Books to Inspire Simple Living and Minimalism

When I first started learning about simple living and minimalism I devoured books and articles on the web on the subject. I knew I liked to be organized but what I didn’t know was that my life could actually be easier by living a simpler and more minimal lifestyle. I read both long and short books and was able to glean new information from most of the books I read. When I began my simple living journey I had no idea what books … Continue Reading »

5 Toys to Declutter Today

Toy clutter can be one of the biggest sources of frustration in a home with children. I know it totally is for me! After the first couple of holidays and birthdays for my son it seemed like our toy collection got out of hand quickly. We had cars, trains, legos, balls, you name it, we probably had it. On top of all that we still had the baby toys out that he clearly just dumped out of the toy bucket to get to … Continue Reading »

7 Ways to Have a Simpler Summer with Kids + FREE Worksheet

->Before we get started grab your FREE worksheet here! Here in the western hemisphere, the summer season has officially started for most of us! I have pulled out our shorts and flip flops to wear in the warmer weather. And most kids are done with school so summer vacation has begun! I am a big time planner and love to have checklists for pretty much everything. Naturally I started to make a list of all the things I wanted to do this summer. … Continue Reading »