|This beautiful room designed by Kelly Donovan totally inspires me.
In the meantime, however, I'm focusing on simplification. Anyone--on any budget of time or money--can simplify his or her home. We can take out the trash, give away items we no longer use, and make our homes into a haven for each family member. It's totally doable.
But how do you do it when you're in the midst of "being the mom"?
I just recorded a podcast with my dear friend Marilyn DeBry (who is so good at this), and it went live on Power of Moms today.
Click here for more information on Episode 46: Simplifying Your Home Simply (and WITH the Children).
And just a little more background . . .
I met Marilyn and her family at the Philmont Scout Camp in New Mexico this past summer. She knew me through Power of Moms (such a small world!), and we instantly became friends. Here she is with her husband and six of her eight children:
Her two oldest children had gone on a week-long hike, and the family made posters to welcome them back to camp. Isn't that so sweet?
And then before we parted after our week together, we took a quick photo in the dining hall:
The reason I wanted to record this podcast with Marilyn is because she is SO relaxed and positive around her children, and she and her husband had just de-cluttered their entire home. She was telling me all about how great it felt, and I knew that this was something our Power of Moms audience needed to hear.
As a result of our podcast, my family minimalized our entire home, as well. I was totally inspired, and now it feels incredible. (I already liked de-junking, but Marilyn helped me take it to a whole new level.) I am so grateful.
Enjoy the podcast!