As I strive to live a better life by living with less, I hope to instill these values in my kids as well. Now, how to do this in a world that’s selling our children tiny hits of dopamine in opaque plastic pods?
It starts innocently enough. Full of good intentions to make the holidays special and memorable. I make a few lists. Click thru my favorite shopping websites. It’s only November. I have time. Theoretically speaking anyway… Before it’s too late to unsubscribe, my daily email intake doubles and then triples. I am swimming in emails that ARE
//giphy.com/embed/BlyDS4EEfApEs?html5=true via GIPHY Judging from the barrage of coupons, ads, and email alerts that have flooded my home this past week, it’s becoming clear that school is around the corner. My kids may not want to face it, but at some point in the next month, they will need to resume wearing regular clothing. Shoes, socks,
My feelings about my clothes can be summed up in one word: Ugh. My whole wardrobe is a malfunction. Clothes could be an expression of my personality: fun, social, creative, on the go. Yet every day, I open my drawers and peer into the depressing options, settling on something ho-hum, then proceed with my routine.
I now have a good number of shopping apps on my phone. I’m not going to name them here, as this post is not meant to advertise any of them. But you may use some of these yourself. The most interesting apps are the ones that serve as a socially networked marketplace for secondhand clothes,
I turned my back and both my kids have grown inches overnight, or so it seems. Lovey was in desperate need of some new shirts and Kitten needed some pants that didn’t look like capris. I had seen this shirt below in the Land’s End catalog a few weeks ago and wanted to get it
As promised last week today I’m going to let you in on my Christmas shopping secrets. Hopefully this will help you a little bit as we get ready for the holiday craziness that is December. I can’t take credit for all these ideas, but I am happy to share them with you. All you need
I’ve been trying to analyze my internet addiction and I have come to realize that I am always shopping. What’s wrong with that, you may ask. Nothing, if you a) need stuff or b) have extra money to burn. Neither of these are true for me. I am not shopping for clothes or shoes because
I love stuff. There. I said it. Now before you get all worried, I’m not a hoarder. I just feel as if I buy way too much stuff that I don’t really need. I’ve been struggling lately with not just the stuff, but how much I’m spending on the stuff too. It came to a
The whole point of Thanksgiving is to reflect on what’s important – family, friends, a bountiful table, time to hang out and watch a parade, football game, or re-run of a favorite movie. It’s about re-kindling time honored family traditions and re-creating dysfunctional family dynamics. It’s a time to be thankful for what we have…not