#MinCamp Task #6: Declutter for 15 minutes

Task #6: Declutter for 15 minutes If you use it or you love it, it’s worth making space for in your life. – MINIMALIST PARENTING, Chapter 4 You know that ahhhh feeling you get when you spend time in a tidy, organized room? Space that contains just what it needs to be functional and comfortable—but no more—lets you relax and think in a way you just can’t in a cluttered environment. The same is true for kids: when the playroom (or homework desk or art project area) is clear and only Read more [...]

#MinCamp Task #5: Donate a bag of stuff

Task #5: Donate a bag of stuff Unless you have an immediate positive reaction to an item, you can probably let it go.  – MINIMALIST PARENTING, Chapter 5 #MinCampIn no area of family life does the first key of Minimalist Parenting—make room for remarkable—translate so literally. Most of us feel happier and clearer in more open and organized environments, but getting there can be tricky for all sorts of reasons. In the book, we walk you through what those reasons might be (and how to Read more [...]

#MinCamp Task #4 Delegate Chores

Task #4: Delegate Chores When we reach out to each other for help, everyone benefits. Chores bond families, and mutual favors cement neighborhoods and communities. – MINIMALIST PARENTING, Chapter 3 #MinCamp When your children are babies, they are the work that needs to be done. But sooner than you expect, kids grow into capable members of the household. Today’s task is to delegate three household chores to your kids. Giving kids chores may seem like more work at first, but it’s Read more [...]

Zumu 3-in-1 Bicycle Trailer/Jogger/Stroller Giveaway Ends April 28 {CLOSED}

Are you ready to get out and enjoy the weather this spring and summer? cc   Welcome to the Zumu 3-in-1 Bicycle Trailer/Jogger/Stroller Giveaway (ARV $200)!   Hosted by Thrifty Nifty Mommy and Co-hosted by Viva Veltoro! Enter to win the Zumu 3-in-1 Bicycle Trailer/Jogger/Stroller.   April 12-28th Enter daily using the Rafflecopter form below!   a Rafflecopter giveaway Read more [...]

#MinCamp Task #3: Say Yes and No

Task #3: Say Yes and No Your time and attention are too precious to be nibbled away by everything that would thoughtlessly take a bite. – MINIMALIST PARENTING, Chapter 1 We’re going to challenge your assumptions and invite you to give your calendar and to-do list a closer look. Is everything in there something you really have to attend to or do? Today’s task is to say yes to an event or task that makes you happy, and no to an event or task that’s dragging you down. When you clear Read more [...]

#MinCamp Task #2: Tackle Your Most Difficult Thing First

Task #2: Tackle Your Most Difficult Thing First We get that there’s only so much interruption you can control (you can’t exactly push the mute button on a toddler). – MINIMALIST PARENTING, Chapter 3 We all have those nagging items on our to-do lists. Some require focused time (e.g., generating a budget) whereas others come with emotional weight (e.g., a difficult phone call you need to make). Either way, procrastinating depletes your energy. Every time your eyes hit that to-do list item Read more [...]

#MinCamp Day 1 Creating a More and Less List

Task #1: Make a More and Less List The question goes from “How do I fit everything in?” to “What’s most important to fit in?  – MINIMALIST PARENTING, Chapter 2 #MinCamp We're kicking off MinCamp by focusing on what most parents tell us is their biggest challenge: time. In Minimalist Parenting, we talk about "making room for remarkable." In other words, when you do less of the unimportant stuff, there's more time and space for the important stuff. The challenge? Figuring out what's Read more [...]

It Works! Giveaway {CLOSED}

I know you have seen it all over the place, so here is your chance to try it.  Wraps By Mena is giving away one Ultimate Body Applicator.c How it works: The wraps release toxins from your fat cells, and then you flush those toxins by drinking lots of water. Once the toxins are gone the problem area will be smaller. (Stretch marks, cellulite, all of that is just toxins that have taken dormant and filled those areas) - If you watch your toxin intake after wrapping (diet sodas, alcohol, fatty/greasy Read more [...]

Win A Stash Giveaway Ends April 15 {CLOSED}

It's that time. Win A Stash!  This month we have a cloth diaper package worth $60.  Both of the prizes have been featured last month in a sponsor spotlight and a review.  Check out both of the sites.  They have some great options for cloth diapering.  Chelory will be sponsoring  $30 gift certificate to her store.     Imagine Baby Products  will be giving away a All In Two Shell and a 3 pack of AI2 inserts.   Entry-Form Read more [...]