How To Find Joy In The Trenches of Motherhood

1. Coffee. 2. Coffee. 3. Wine. 4. Chocolate The end! Just kidding… mostly. haha I can’t believe I’m writing this today because, to be honest, less than a year ago I was so overwhelmed, physically and emotionally exhausted, that I was falling apart. [read more about it here.] It took some soul searching, honest conversations, prayer, a lot of love, […]

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Today I Kissed My Love Goodbye

Today I kissed my love goodbye. “Don’t forget your dinner!” “Do you have your gun and shield?” “Come home safe!” I kissed my love goodbye – and watched him walk away. Every day. All these years of practicing this same routine and it somehow has gotten harder instead of easier. That voice inside me wondering – was that the last […]

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Minimalism With Kids: Activities

Today we’re talking about minimizing activities. Or, put another way: adding more freedom to our kids’ days. Every parenting choice is personal. It’s about what works for you as a parent, for each of your individual kids, and for all of you as a family. It’s a balance that isn’t always easy to find, and one that I find myself […]

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For The Man In Your Life

Luxury Wooden Watch   JORD wood watches contacted me a while back, asking me to do a review of one of their men’s watches. I had been seeing these wood watches all over social media for weeks, and absolutely loved the concept of such a beautiful, functional piece. Enclosed with the watch was a card that included these words: “We […]

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Where’s Your Husband?

I’m there alone – again – and it’s only a matter of time before someone asks. The day was long, it’s still not over, and the hours of single parenting are wearing me down. I sit quietly. The breezy small talk isn’t coming easily to me today, but I smile as the other parents chat. And then, the inevitable: “Where’s […]

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Minimalism With Kids: The House

Minimalism and kids – is that even possible? Heck yes! It just definitely won’t look quite the same as minimalism without them. Minimalism means different things to different people. I’m sure there are plenty who would say me having 4 kids is anything but minimal. 😉 For me as a mother, minimalism is about living simply, with intention and thoughtfulness. […]

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New Year, New Blog, Still Me

2017 – new year, new me kind of thing, right? So I figured – might as well start a new blog, too! 😉 A little intro for more recent followers… I’m Anna. Hiii! 😉 My husband Trevor and I live in New York with our 4 kids, ages 6, 4, 2, and 10 months. Back in 2014, I started blogging […]

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How I Build Minimal Wardrobes For My 4 Kids 

Does your heart sing when you see those tiny shoes or faux leather jacket? Do you smile every time you walk by the kid clothes section at Target? Does your child have better outfits than you? Yeah. Same here. 😉 With 4 kids and a small space, I had to figure out how to balance my love of tiny human […]

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Reflections 

It’s rare that I get overly excited for New Year’s, but this year I definitely am. There is something beautiful about new beginnings, and while each new day can be that fresh start, a new YEAR is just that much more hopeful. I was browsing through older posts of mine recently, and I had to laugh. The perky ease of […]

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