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MinCamp Task #9 – Involve Your Kids in Mealtime

Talk bout falling off the band wagon.  This was scheduled for mid April... obviously that didn't happen.  Sometimes life just gets in the way I guess.  On to MinCamp task #9, involving kids in mealtime. Task #9: Involve Your Kids in Mealtime If your child wants to make crazy shapes with the cookie dough, why not? When you let your kid take charge (within reason) you’ll be amazed by how focused he’ll get on the project and the result. – MINIMALIST PARENTING, Chapter 12 We're big Read more [...]

Rant of a SAHM

As I crawl back on my soapbox, let me start this with the fact I don't mean to offend anyone.  This is just to clear my head.  OK... here goes Does anyone else feel under appreciated as a stay at home mom?  Sometimes, I feel like people take it for granted that since I stay at home, life is easy.  No, it is not easy.  No, I do not get to lay around all day.  90% of my day is spent chasing an overactive toddler through the house and convincing him to stop climbing on things.  The rest of 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 [...]

#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 [...]