minimalism, kids and toys I don't declutter

Minimalism, kids and the types of toys I don’t declutter

Decluttering the toys as part of a minimalist, simpler life is one of the best things I ever did. It created more time and less stress for me, and my children learnt to develop imaginative and creative games with the toys they did have, rather than being overwhelmed and overstimulated by too much choice. But, how do you know which toys to keep and which to get rid of? In this post I explain a bit more about minimalism, kids and the types of toys I don’t declutter.

10 step survival guide to fun holidays and weekends for the busy Mum

How many times have you looked forward to the weekend or holidays and can’t wait for them to come around, only to find you’re tearing your hair out within the first few hours?! Are the kids arguing and fighting, do they complain of being bored and there’s nothing to do? The weather’s turned bad and your house is messy. You need a break, but you can’t and you’re wondering how you’re going to manage the rest of the free time without having a breakdown or completely losing the plot! Well, you’re not alone so don’t feel bad or guilty for feeling like this. Just check out my 10 step survival guide to fun holidays and weekends for the busy Mum.

11 ways your children benefit when you declutter the toys

Toys are one of the things that drove me crazy before I decluttered our home. They would somehow find their way into every room and I’d be forever moving and tidying them, picking them up or stepping over them. When I decluttered the toys and left my kids with less than half of what they’d originally owned, I thought they would complain and ask me where they all went. But they didn’t and it turned out to be one of the best things I ever did! Read on to see what a difference it made and 11 ways your children can benefit when you declutter the toys.

Why Mums shouldn’t feel selfish for looking after themselves

As Mums we often think that we’re meant to be looking after our family all the time, every minute of every day. In fact, we’re so conditioned to feeling like this that we feel guilty or selfish when we take some time out for ourselves. Sometimes to the point where it spoils our enjoyment of whatever we’re doing and we might as well not have done it in the first place. But, we need to remember that although we think we’re invincible, we’re not. We’re only human and there’s only so much we can take before we burn out if we don’t put ourselves first every now and then. If you need some reassurance or more convincing then check out this post on why Mums shouldn’t feel selfish for looking after themselves.

Maintaining relationships

How to keep the passion alive in your relationship despite having loads of children

Do you remember when you first met your partner and you were starry-eyed with passion and love? Fast forward to now when you have a family, job and 101 commitments. Do you still look at your loved one and want to spend time with them in the same lustful way or would you rather an early night and a cup of hot chocolate? Here’s some ideas why and how to keep the passion alive despite having loads of children…

What to do with all the childrens' artwork

What to do with all the children’s artwork

My children love creating artwork, anything from drawings and paintings to junk modelling with cardboard boxes and endless Lego constructions. I love them all and would like to keep everything but it’s not realistic. Check out this article so you can read my ideas on what to do when you’re buried under your children’s artwork…

Four reasons why Mums should feel great about themselves

Mums have the most important job in the world but it can also be one of the hardest. If you’re stuck in a rut, feeling run down or just fed up with being at everyone else’s beck and call, then grab a coffee and take a moment to read our four reasons to feel great about yourself…

5 tips for the introvert mother

Five tips for the introvert Mum

Are you an introvert who needs your own space, and time to recharge your batteries? Are you also a Mum with small kids who keep you constantly busy and on …