Smallish | small space | small budget | small footprint
Smallish explores intentionally living small. Intentionally living small means a commitment to moderation in three key areas: small space, small budget, a small (environmental) footprint and increasingly, minimalism.
Today I open up a new “tab” for Smallish, so to speak. This post shares why we chose to homeschool our children, at least for now. We have home schooled for three years, and this year we have hit a good groove. My kids are the ages of a kindergartner and a first grader, as
I’m grateful to share a guest post by Krista O’Reilly-Davi-Digui, creator of A Life In Progress. Krista was kind enough to share our story on her blog, and I’m excited to reciprocate. As you know, I’m passionate about mothering. Choosing to be fully present and intentional with our time as parents is not easy, but
Stuff is tricky. It sneaks into your home and car and (cough) Amazon cart seemingly undetected. Then before you know it, you’re the not-so-proud owner of a pile of junk which you know you probably don’t need. Yet now that you own it you value it (hello, Endowment Effect!). When dealing with a topic as difficult as
I’m so excited to share a follow-up post by my mother-in-law. Jane is qualified to teach “How to Downsize 101” because she and her her husband George recently walked through their own strategic downsize (read the beginning of their story here). You’re going to appreciate this mix of personal story and practical advice… ___________________ I
At first glance the concepts of minimalism and abundance seem opposite. Contradictory. Mutually exclusive. A discussion about an olive tree revealed to me how abundance and minimalism are actually connected—partners, even—in the forming of a truly meaningful life. Minimalism is the gateway to abundance of the most important sort. Let me back up a minute.
I read an article entitled “How Your Contentment is Killing Your Future“recently. The post challenged the motivation of the minimalism movement and, if I’m honest, left me feeling a little defensive. The heart of the article is for people to discover their purpose, and this is a noble effort. Yet I wanted to set the record straight
Last December I visited the dentist. The dental hygienist was making conversation and casually asked me if I had my Christmas shopping done. It was, of course, a harmless question that I’m sure she asked every patient in December, but I found my mind racing. Suddenly the lamp above my head felt like an interrogation light. What
In a world of frantic beeping, piles of stuff to manage and overbooked schedules, don’t we all long for a life which is quieter, slower, more meaningful? Life is a grey blur of one thing to the next, color lost as we move onto the next thing, never fully tasting the present moment. Are you,