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…

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…

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…

Adopting an Adult Dog: Not Easy But Worth It

I grew up in a dog-less home as a freckle-faced, kitty-obsessed kid. I love most furry faces indiscriminately, but as an adult, I married a man that is allergic to cats. When I went to adopt my first dog, I preferred smaller breeds. I had small children and didn’t want the kids’ faces to be…

Shoulder or Back Pain? Consider Minimalizing your Purse!

Minimalizing your purse can provide relief from back and shoulder pain, as well as being unable to find your keys, phone, or a pen lost in the abyss of a big bag! Once the diaper bag was retired, however, I still felt the need to keep everything at the ready. In reality, I couldn’t find…

Managing Stress Well during Covid19 : My 5 Best Tips

I have a confession. I don’t naturally handle stress well. Some people seem to be able to roll with the punches, but as a highly sensitive person, I often sense tension and absorb it like a sponge. (And I can create plenty of tension myself through perfectionist black and white thinking–assuming things are “all bad”…