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I Tried Minimalism For a Year and This is How it Went

It was an idea that had been brewing for a while. Every time I look at my children’s cluttered bedrooms. Whenever I stuffed clean laundry into already overflowing drawers.  Every time I walked into the guest-room-turned-office-turned extra-toy-storage-area. Finally, on a spring afternoon in May, after my children had begged me to play outside with them […]

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Why Don’t You Just Get Yourself a Hobby?

“[A hobby}… A regular activity that is done for enjoyment, typically during one’s leisure time.” – according to Wikipedia.com. I know what you are going to say… you are a mom, you work full time, you can hardly keep your house clean, and you are not very talented, anyway. To that I say, bologna! Ok, […]

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The Simple Thing that Changed our Summer {and it could change yours too}

This post contains affiliate links.A few weeks ago, I bought a puzzle on a whim. I opened up the box and sorted pieces into “edges” and “middles” on my dining room table and then walked away.   The puzzle sat untouched for about a week, until one day, I paused as I walked past and […]

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Everyday Fun: Household Finds to Keep Them Occupied

If you came to my house, you’d honestly think we raided a Once Upon a Child or scored big as a toy store went out of business. My husband, who grew up in Istanbul, Turkey, literally owned just a soccer ball growing up. Looking around our house, he can’t understand why two Christmases ago, I […]

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