The Huffington Post Book Giveaway #4: The Big Reveal

I’ve decided to publish this week’s post over at The Huffington Post:

Is One Child Enough?

It’s a follow-up to my May blog post in which I pondered a possible sibling for Plumblossom. Well, the decision has been made…so if you’re curious, surf on over to the HuffPo to see if she’ll be a big sister or [...]

Minimalist Family: Is One Child Enough?

If you’ve been following my blog lately, you know that I recently gave birth to my first child—a beautiful baby girl I call Plumblossom.

My husband and I waited a long time before deciding to settle down and procreate—so long, in fact, that my medical chart bore the lovely, geriatric-sounding “Advanced Maternal Age” label.

Which brings me [...]

Clean Slate Part 2: Bundle of Joy

(Photo: John-Morgan)

On the course of our minimalist journey, my husband and I had never seriously entertained the idea of having children. For a long time, we couldn’t imagine how an infant/toddler/adolescent/teenager could fit into the carefree, nomadic lifestyle we had created for ourselves.

But last year, after purging all the excess from our lives, [...]

Minimalism in the Family

(Photo: triggerhapi)

Not too long ago, I received an email from a reader inquiring about the demographics of minimalists. She was wondering if the urge to purge had any correlation with being the oldest, youngest, middle, or only child.

That’s a great question, but I’m unaware of any polls or studies that have been done [...]

Dealing with OPC (Other People’s Clutter)

(Photo: puuikibeach)

I often receive emails from people who want to pare down, but are frustrated with their partner’s/children’s/parent’s/family’s reluctance to get on board. They feel that no matter how much of their own stuff they purge, they’ll always be tripping over, shoving aside, or otherwise dealing with someone else’s clutter.

I have to admit, [...]