People everywhere are getting vaccinated and starting to think about real life again; I know I sure am. I like to carefully plan my wardrobe so as not to overbuy nor buy things I can’t get a lot of mileage out of.
There are so many benefits of living in a digital world where we carry pretty amazing cameras in our back pockets. But rather than hand down your device to your grown child full of their memories, I think it’s worth the time and energy to make tangible photo books each year that can be shared and re-lived over and over.
Minimalism can be a loaded term in our culture. It’s not about austerity or living with as few possessions as possible. For me, it’s meant inner peace, learning to be a mindful consumer, and teaching my children how blessed we are to truly have enough.
The list includes a variety of price points, but overall gives a nod to many local businesses as well as non-toxic items to add to your home — nary a chocolate box or rose in sight!
Children who are outside are healthier, happier, show fewer instances of ADHD, have a greater appreciation for the environment, and learn healthy, risk-taking skills.
If going on social media triggers you to feel shame or like you’re not doing enough for your family, don’t get on it. Unfollow or mute the “supermoms” who make you feel bad about yourself. I’d contend that social media is the no. 1 destroyer of joy and it will be no different this holiday season.
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