I have had seasons of being on social media more than others but now that I have two little ones, I rarely have the time. It’s not that I don’t have the time to scroll, but I don’t have the time to coax myself out of the anxious spiral that I so quickly get wound up in after glancing at a few Facebook or Instagram posts.
summer is the perfect time to have a longer morning of play or to meet up somewhere, even if it’s just a park near your house or theirs. Nerd alert: I wrote an actual list of friends I want to be sure to meet up with regularly over the summer.
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!