Waking up for my life (not to my life)

It was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day, and I was sure I was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad…wife, mom, friend, general human being and occupier of space on planet Earth. At least I wasn’t prone to drama. As I sat in my minivan, in the garage, in July, in Texas…the (read more…)

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You do you (a different kind of spring cleaning)

This year’s spring cleaning series has been a bit of a different one because of my family’s current travels. It’s all good, though, because I’ve really enjoyed writing about this sort of stuff from a different perspective: we’ve talked about minimalist beauty and health routines, a minimalist approach to kids’ toys, and a simple trick (read more…)

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Cuppa reads

Happy weekend to you! First things first. A common thing I’ve been hearing these days from y’all: I miss the podcast. Oh… solidarity, friend. Me too, so much. And I have a fun plan to get a few episodes in the queue before we touch down back home in the near future. But in the (read more…)

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10 years later: looking back on my simple wedding

My husband and I celebrated ten years of marriage last month. We decided to splurge, and headed to New York City for four nights. It was fabulous! We ate amazing food, saw the sights, and even stuck to our resolution that while we were there, we would not hurry to get anywhere. It was so (read more…)

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Beauty in what remains (a different kind of spring cleaning)

In the spirit of spring cleaning, I thought I’d repost this short-and-simple reflection from last year, since my current, weird life means my thoughts are far from a conventional at-home lifestyle. But I’ll be back in that soon—and so I need this reminder just as much as everybody. This simple action I took last spring (read more…)

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