Minimizing Your Plastic Footprint: An Ever-Changing List of Ideas

Plastic is everywhere…obviously. From the clothes we buy (synthetic poly blends), to the diapers and toys we get for young ones, to the fast food meals we eat (silverware, lining of wrappers, straws), and our toiletries, building materials, and cleaning supplies.
Let’s be blunt. That’s too much for one concerned adult to keep track of.

Minimalism More money, no problems

Put Your Impulses in Your Childhood, Your Best Life is a Focused One

The person I envision is edgy, witty, and well read. She is beautiful, strong, and wealthy. She is self sufficient but also a great partner and a doting mother of semi-free-range children. She speaks different languages, she gardens, paints, plays the ukulele, runs ultramarathons, climbs mountains, cooks wholesome meals, takes excellent photos, writes, is a great public speaker, and is generally and at all times in the running for teacher of the year.

She sounds absolutely neurotic. I probably wouldn’t even be her friend.

Feminism Minimalism

Un-embellished: Why This Married Woman Isn’t Putting a Ring on it

When I was in my 20s, engagements seemed to be taking place all around me on my college campus. What a nice thing to be loved and to love someone in return, I thought. However, when someone got engaged, the first thing people ask about isn’t how excited they are for the wedding or how wonderful their spouse-to-be is.

“Let’s see it!” We demand.


Minimalism (Thoughts from 2017)

A Startling Statistic According to an LA Times article on American consumerism, the average household has 300,000 things. As I ritually clean up my children’s toys, my books and magazines, and our dishes and clothes, I understand the dilemma. I spend hours cleaning, sorting, and organizing these items each week. I’ve just been doing it …