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    Living a Life of Less | Stress & Commitments

    A few years ago I found myself over committed, stressed out, burnt out and tired out. I felt the burn out coming on for awhile but I didn’t know what to do. Well, I did know what to do, it was time to drop some extra curricular activities, but what? Pretty much everything we had going on were good Christian activities: leading youth, leading Bible Study, VBS each summer, volunteering with immigrants, and various other church and outreach activities. It wasn’t until one day that it hit me. I was sitting in my van (yes, I drive a mini van), after checking out yet another youth group that I was…

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    Living a Life of Less | Media

    As a blogger and all round social media lover, this is definitely an area that can be a struggle. I feel like I’ve learned a lot in this area over the last while, but I know that I’m still not where I want to be with this. The following list shares some of the things that I am wanting/trying to do to have less media in my life, I can’t say it works out perfectly every day because it sure doesn’t!

  • A Mother's Education: Books to Read in 2018 - As a lifelong learner I want to constantly growing myself, yes, I get to learn alongside my children as I homeschool them but I also want to be learning on my own. This year I have chosen a literary mentor and a list of books I would like to read.
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    Living a Life of Less | Possessions

    This segment, living a life of less possessions goes hand in hand with so many other areas, especially clothing and spending. If we were being honest I think most of us would admit to having way more than we actually need. How much of our stuff do we actually use on a daily or regular basis? I went on a major rampage at the beginning of the year and simplified our possessions a lot, but I still find more stuff that we never actually use. Simplifying possessions can be hard but what I have found to be even harder is to keep it that way. I need to make a conscious…

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    Living a Life of Less | Some Inspiration

    I’ve been loving sharing this series with you and my own personal journey to live a life of less. I have a vision in my head of where I am striving to be, I’m definitely not there yet but I’m working towards it and I think that’s what matters. Today I thought it would be fun to share some ladies that I follow online that I find really inspirational as I try to live a life of less. I follow all of these ladies on Instagram and most of their blogs as well. I’ve found that some of the criteria I’ve unconsciously put on people I follow on Instagram are: a) mothers…

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    Living a Life of Less | Clothing

    Okay, this might honestly be one of my favorite topics in this series. First of all, do you have any idea how many articles of clothing you own? I did not say wear, I said own. Let’s not count socks and underwear, let’s not even count accessories (tights, belts, hats, scarves, etc) for now. Let’s not count your workout clothes, pajamas or that set of old jeans you have for those odd times you might be painting or even your jackets. I’m talking about your everyday attire: shirts, skirts, dresses, pants, leggings . . . that stuff. If you were to guess, how many articles of that kind of clothing would…

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    Living a Life of Less | Spending

    Scotland Yard game which we snagged for $3 at the thrift store I’m torn about sharing today’s installment of living a life of less. I’ve been on a (self-induced) spending freeze for the month and yet this week all I want to do is go shopping! I’m sure it has to do with all the cold/windy/rainy days we’ve been having lately but it’s definitely leaving me doubtful I will be successful in this spending freeze! Anyway, let’s back up a bit. Do you know where you spend your money? I mean all of your money? Or are you like me, buying a little here and a little there, and at…