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If you are at all like me, then you want to jump right in to minimalism and start trashing things left and right. That is, if your mind is bigger than your reality, like mine was. When I was at work I would picture doing all these great things at Super Mom speed and in … Continue reading Minimalist Baby Steps
No, I am not asking you to minimize your pets if you have too many. Right now we have 2 dogs and 2 cats. This is actually the most animals we have had at one time together. But let me back up a little... My husband and I have lost 2 of our dogs that … Continue reading Minimizing Family Pets
If you read my blogs on A Mother's Worst Nightmare you may be wondering what the heck that has to do with minimizing. Well, I guess it's a process. I still have that hope chest to go through and I guess I am just working toward that goal. I feel that the emotional ties with … Continue reading Minimizing Emotional Ties
I was not ready to give up. I was not ready for hospice. Caitlin was almost 3 years old and that alone was a miracle. Most children with this type of brain tumor would not have even made it to age two. She had come so far. She had fought so hard. Why would I … Continue reading A Mother’s Worst Nightmare Part 4
I used to have a tiny purse, but found that with kids and a husband I am apparently the "stuff holder". So, I do have a large-ish purse and it does collect all sorts of crazy things. I decided this morning that it needs to be minimized as much as possible and now! Dumping out … Continue reading Minimize your purse!
As you know from my, Ok Let's Try This Again! post, I had a weekend purge planned. Although I literally pictured myself having garbage bags in hand and just shoving everything in site into them, it went a little differently. It is so funny how we can picture it happening, but then our dumb emotions turn … Continue reading Let’s Try This Again (Cont.)
I was so proud of myself. Our family had gotten it together and threw away a bunch of crap. We were living a minimalist life. Then we moved... Wow. I was so angry at how much I still had. I was ready to just leave everything that was left and not look back. Of course, … Continue reading Ok Lets Try This Again!
Wow, I really didn't think I would write this much, but I guess I needed to. Once Caitlin's steroids really started kicking in she was very hard to handle. She would literally go around knocking everything over and was always hungry. She wouldn't sleep much either. It was very hard to stay calm and understanding … Continue reading A Mother’s Worst Nightmare Part 3
tun·nel vi·sion noun defective sight in which objects cannot be properly seen if not close to the center of the field of view This is exactly what happened. Nothing else in the world existed outside of this tunnel. I can't even explain how this feels other than when someone close to you has died. That … Continue reading A Mother’s Worst Nightmare Part 2
Today would have been my daughter's 20th birthday. We lost our sweet Caitlin when she was 7 years old. This story will have nothing to do with minimalism as of now. You can also read my blog The Sentimental Things , which does tie into this story. I may end up with a 2 part blog … Continue reading A Mother’s Worst Nightmare