Honest Simplicity

my winding road to a simpler life

Month: October, 2016

Creating Independent Children

I just finished reading a wonderful book, Balanced and Barefoot, which challenged me to take a step further in loosening the reigns I have on my children.

20161014_105352I feel like my kids are fairly independent at home.  They play outside a lot, they use their imaginations to entertain themselves, they have been doing household chores for years ( Read the rest of this entry »

A Wandering We Shall Go


For some time now, we’ve been itching to do some traveling.  It’s not because we can’t stand our house (I love our house) or because we are feeling stuck in a rut (we’re content with our lives).  Rather, it’s about wanting to step out of our comfort zone and into the unknown.  It’s about feeling really alive and not having regrets.  It’s about making memories as a family and taking Read the rest of this entry »

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