Here I’ll be answering a few commonly asked questions, have a different question? Leave a comment at the bottom of the page!


Do you have your adoption story written out?

No, but I should, shouldn’t I? I’m writing that down on my list of things to do. In the meantime, you can check out this page which give our adoption timeline.

Update: Yes, it’s a long, rambly story but you can read about our journey to Ephraim here.



How do you manage multiple websites and homeschooling your kids?

Well, I don’t do everything well every day. I tend to unofficially batch my time, unofficially because I don’t use a schedule or anything. But one day will often be more homeschool heavy while the next is more website work heavy, etc.



What is your favorite place you’ve traveled to? Where do you want to travel to next?

You can check out all of my travel posts here, but I think my favorite place I’ve traveled to would have to be England. That is mainly because I love learning about history through geography and England is so rich with history! I am in the middle of planning a huge Europe trip for our family (well, planning and saving) and I have a feeling when that happens my favorite place may change.

The top place on my to-travel list has always been Italy. I want to see it all there; Venice, Rome, Tuscany . . . If you’ve ever been to Italy I’d love to hear your favorites/must-sees!



How do you keep your house so clean?

Partially by getting rid of stuff so we don’t have too much excess.

And partially by adulting and cleaning as I go. It took me years to get in the habit of doing the dishes after supper each day but it’s amazing at how much more it helps the whole house feel better.



How do you get your husband and kids on board with a simpler lifestyle?

Jared is actually much more of a minimalist than I am. He hardly has anything, most of the stuff in the house is mine or the kids. So, there was no need to get him on board.

Raeca is more like me when I was a kid: a hoarder. I share about it in my free Eliminating Kids Clutter Mini Course but it involves going through her stuff regularly and helping her decide to get rid of things and also getting rid of things without her knowing.



How do you find time to read so much?

By making time, reading in small batches like 5 or 10 minutes here or there and then also having a few days a month where I mostly just read. 🙂 It’s definitely harder as a parent than before, now I have tiny humans that want to be fed every few hours even if I’m in the middle of a really good book.


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