How to Declutter with a Sentimental Child

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Minimalism saved my motherhood. It gave me the gift of time and freed me from the stress that comes with clutter. I went from spending all my spare time cleaning up and organizing all the stuff to having time to do things like homeschooling and blogging.

But the real challenge has been learning how to declutter with a sentimental child.

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How to Choose the Perfect Read-Aloud by asking just One Question

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Choosing the perfect read-aloud can feel like an awful guessing game. You do your research, get all the best reading treasuries, and listen to “the experts” who give you extensive lists of all the books you should read to your kids.

Some are great, but some of them are dreadful flops. They bore you, for heaven’s sake! No wonder your 7 year-old is yawning and distracted. You can forget having that meaningful conversation and connection you dreamed about.

Still, you persevere with your list, determined to finish every single one just because you should. Can I tell you something? My year started with that same fierce determination, but multiple “just ok” books later, I realized something had to change. I wanted to inspire my child to love reading and build meaningful connections that lasted.

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Why We Simplify Chores

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Do you want to simplify chores in your home? Are you tired of tracking several different chores for multiple kids? I was too, which is why with four kids seven and under, I decided to majorly simplify chores in our home.

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Why I don’t make my bed (and scientists support me)

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Bed making. Another recipe for success proclaimed by so many moms! While I love the idea of keystone habits, making my bed is not one of mine. I’m almost 100% sure (never say never) it’s not going to be.

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Primary.com Review: Simple Kid’s Clothing We LOVE

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I finally found a children’s clothing company that I LOVE. I love it so much that I am transitioning as many of my kid’s clothing purchases here as I can possibly afford. And that’s a big deal in my frugal world. If you hate shopping for clothes and are frustrated with the options in kid’s clothing today, you need to know about Primary.com.

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How to Homeschool with Toddlers

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How to homeschool with toddlers. Ha! I laugh even as I type the title. I’ve read my share of blog posts on the subject. There’s a variety of opinions and approaches out there. So much depends on your homeschooling style and the personalities of you, your older children, and your toddler.

The personalities in our family, along with gender mix (girl, boy, boy, boy), create an overall dynamic that made homeschooling in this season challenging to begin with. And then baby grew into a toddler, making homeschooling even more difficult. Babies are the easy part, in my opinion.

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20 Frugal Living Tips You Can Completely Ignore (and still be frugal)

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Frugal bloggers love to write articles like “15 Things Frugal People Don’t Pay For”. And for people who aren’t naturally frugal, but want to be, these can be super helpful. They’re the ones googling “frugal living tips”, after all. They really do want to learn how to be frugal, and those kinds of articles can get them started.

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