My Word for 2018 + How to Set Goals You Can Actually Keep

How to set goals you can actually keep

Happy 2018!

Didn’t 2017 feel like it was the longest year ever? There was so much jam-packed into one year – both good and bad. I thought 2018 would never come.

I know it sounds cliché, but I’m such a sucker for a new beginning. The former student in me still feels this way in September, too. I love the feeling of having a ‘blank slate’. I love setting goals and all of the possibilities that come with a new year. The new year feels fresh with promise. This year, I’m focusing on:

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5 Life-Changing Ways to Reduce the Mental Load of Motherhood

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It seems as though the ‘mental load’ formerly talked about only by the most hardcore feminists has suddenly turned mainstream and is actually pretty topical these days (thank the lawd for that, TBH). If you’re lucky enough to be following me on Instagram or on Facebook, you may notice that I’ve been ranting about it now for weeks. #sorrynotsorry.

This comic describes the mental load of motherhood (in the context of working mothers) better than I ever could. I challenge you to read it and NOT get riled up about it.

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The Article That Inspired Me to Pursue a Minimalist Motherhood

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Hey, friends!

It’s been a crazy few weeks. I fell off the #Blogmas Bandwagon — HARD. It turns out, the more expectations I place on myself, the more anxious I feel (funny how that works, huh? :P). I promise I’ll be back to posting, soon.

For now I wanted to share the article that changed the way I view motherhood. It was written by someone I consider to be HUGELY inspiring every single day, Allie Casazza, who you should definitely check out if you are at all intrigued by the idea of simplifying your life or living more minimally. She’s a Mama of four and I think she’s on to something huge with her concept of ‘simple’ motherhood. She’s a source of constant inspiration to me.

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Capsule Wardrobe 101: The 35 Items Every Woman Should Have in Her Closet

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Welcome to the first post in my “The Minimal Closet” series: an introduction to the capsule wardrobe!

Do you find yourself feeling flustered, frumpy or otherwise less than fantastic when you get ready in the morning? Have you always wondered what a ‘capsule wardrobe’ is, but don’t know where to begin? Are you working your way through your household clutter and looking for a way to reduce decision fatigue? Or, are you trying to find your “style”?

If so, this post is for you. Today, I’ll be writing about the 35 most essential items in every woman’s closet.

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FREE Download: My Meal Planner Template

Hi, friends! 🙂 I’m all about the meal planning lately, especially as we head into fall. There’s something about autumn that makes me want to get my life together — even though I’m not going back to school this year (it’s so strange to think about that!). Enter the meal planner: ta-dah!

I recently posted about the bullet journal meal planning template that changed how we plan our meals. I know many of you don’t use a bullet journal, so I wanted to create a free template for you to download as a “thank you” for checking out my blog. I would purchase some removable sticky tabs so you can use it over and over, or even frame it and use a whiteboard marker each week. 🙂

Click ‘continue reading’ to download it!

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Five Things to Get Rid of Today


Lately, I’ve been an anxious mess. It may have something to do with starting my new job (which has been crazy stressful), or it could be the after effect of some very last minute and hectic renovations we’ve recently done on our home (which I’ll post more about, later). Either way, I’ve found myself feeling just as anxious around home these days as I do at the office.

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How Living More Minimally is Changing My Life


Those of you who know me and follow me on social media know that I’ve been singing the praises of “minimalism” lately. And while I’m sure it makes me sound like some sort of combination of preachy bitch and millennial vegan hipster, I can’t help it – it has been a total game-changer. (Check out my 7 life-changing tips for living more minimally here).

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