When Kids make Expensive Mistakes

Parenthood is always an adventure. A toilet stopped working, and we figured a kid flushed something. I inquired if anybody flushed a wet-wipe or anything that wasn’t TP/the usual, but made sure to spin the inquiry “that would help mommy and daddy know what we need to do to fix it. Whatever it is, we…

No-Bake GF, Peanut-Free Granola Bars

Since I’m intolerant to peanuts and gluten-free, sometimes it can be difficult to find delicious granola bars that don’t cost too much. I like to make these, wrap them in parchment paper to store in my freezer, then grab them to go. They are an especially satisfying pregnancy treat these days, as I am 28…

Tired? Dealing with Insomnia, Kid Sleep Struggles, and Bad Dreams

If you’ve stayed up late intentionally and felt it the next day, perhaps you thought to yourself, “Hm, maybe I better not do that again because it’s affecting me.” But if you struggle with insomnia, or a child with sleep struggles, or even bad dreams and chronic fatigue despite enough sleep, you are most likely…

Don’t Wait for the Perfect Moment

Do you keep waiting for “someday” when you’ll “have more time” to pursue your creative goals or life goals in general? When the kids are more independent, or when you aren’t so busy with work? I used to wonder when that day would come. I realized I was losing my creative spark, drying up inside…

For the Moms facing Invisible but Real Challenges

If you’re a mom with anxiety or depression, have kids with anxiety, SPD, OCD, ASD, ADHD or other “invisible” challenge like that…I get you. I normally write about decluttering, and that’s because I’ve found it to be a chip away at this big huge thing called stress in my life. Minimalism helps a bit…but sometimes,…

Declutter the Kitchen with Me!

Holiday baking season is in full swing! I especially love baking those gingerbread cookies…But I DON’T enjoy feeling overwhelmed by clutter, and it’s demotivating to try to work in a messy kitchen. Let’s clear that clutter and tackle 5 spaces in the kitchen today! #1. Start wherever is the most cluttered! (The visibility rule!) At…

Get Unstuck On Your Decluttering Journey!

It was several years ago, and I was miserable. Struggling with depression and anxiety compounded (or caused?) but hormone issues since my daughter was born, I couldn’t seem to keep up with my house AND my active toddler and preschooler. Something had to change because this momma had HAD IT! I thought, “I’ll just get…

Celebrating 200 Subscribers on YouTube!

At the moment I’m typing, I’m at 200 subscribers on my YouTube channel, Aim 4aCreativeLife. Considering that it takes 1000 subscribers and 4000 watch hours to become monetized, 200 is small beans for many but for me it’s a big deal! I’ve been faithfully posting videos weekly on Fridays for almost two years, and I…

Why Do I Struggle With Clutter?

Part of the reason I have my YouTube channel ( Aim 4aCreativeLife ) is because YouTube was a big motivator in my decluttering journey, and I wanted to in turn motivate others with my journey. I would watch minimalism and decluttering videos to get in the zone and help me form better ways of thinking…

Rescuing a Lady’s Parlor Chair

Since becoming an aspiring minimalist, I have been much more selective in my lifelong curbside-treasure hunting. Much to my hubby’s relief, my collecting habit has been broken for the most part due to my desire for a less cluttered home… But my rescuing heart is not so cold as to leave a gem like this…