Having children creates a complex element of consumption and proactive living. As parents we are in a constant state of teaching, modeling behaviors, and creating expectations through daily actions and rituals. This heightened awareness has been overwhelming for both myself, and many of the mothers I know.

You know what’s great about kids? They start off with low expectations. Think about it, their soul needs as infants are to be loved and fed.  As they grow they look to us for a very long time before being influenced by anyone or anything else, use this to your advantage to create an environment of ease and comfort.  Produce an atmosphere for your children to grow with the knowledge that their happiness doesn’t come from stuff.  A tidy room will inspire more meaningful relationships with belongings and a desire to care for them. With room to be creative, children make the magic themselves…while you sit back and watch it unfold.

Why we live simply with kids

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