How to Start a Family in a Small Space

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Hello friends! I recently queried on Facebook for questions readers had for us about intentionally living small. You had some great thoughts! Today's post is a response to one dear friend who asked for advice on how to start a family in a small space. Also, I have several buddies who are pregnant right now and ...

The Gift Of Presence {Guest Post on Becoming Minimalist}

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Minimalism, at its heart, is focusing time, energy and resources towards more important aspects of life. For most people, this intentional fixation results in a widespread clearing of clutter. “Life clutter” may take on many forms: physical belongings, technological fillers (such as alarms or apps), non-life-giving calendar items, even unhealthy relationships. The beauty and allure of minimalism ...

How to Organize a Closet in 3 Simple Steps

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Hello friends! I hope you're having a great week. Today I'm thrilled to invite a friend and neighbor to guest post on Smallish. Molly Orendorff runs a personal organizing business called Simplify Your Stuff and is a fellow small-living enthusiast. She recently came over to help me make some sense of the closets and storage ...

On Wearing a Maternity Capsule Wardrobe

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Howdy! Have you heard about the "capsule wardrobe (Project 333)"? The idea of wearing only a small collection of basic, classic, interchangeable essentials is taking the web by storm. Also related is the more restrictive personal uniform—wearing exactly the same thing every day. Many high profile, highly influential people are said to use a personal ...

How to Write a Mommy-friendly To-Do List

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I'm a list-lover. As someone who highly values productivity, the sight of a crossed-off list can be quite the rush for me. My daddy is the same way. Many of my early memories include him jotting tasks on a crinkled paper and pausing throughout the day to gleefully strike through an item. Writing lists is a ...

How Living In Our New Home Feels

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Hi there! It's a rare evening when the kids are all in bed early, the house is already picked up and I've found myself with some free time to write. Yay! Caveman and I are curled up on our couch (because we have one!). I hold a pen in my hand, and I couldn't be ...

A Goodbye Tribute to the Shoebox

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Howdy friend! We are settling deeper and better into our new home each day, but in all the hullabaloo I haven't posted an official goodbye tribute to that special basement apartment of ours, The Shoebox. Here it is. I knew The Shoebox was the right place for us the moment I stepped through the rusted door. ...