Thursday, October 1, 2009

Simplicity, simplicity

With children at home, especially if they are small or there are a lot of them, simplicity can sound like a fantasy. Things that seem like they should be easy, like getting breakfast on the table or giving them baths, can become overwhelming and complicated in the context of real life. But for those parents who want to give their children the space to develop a sense of self and to explore their creativity and curiosity, it is vital that we make time for that to happen in our lives.

The website Zen Habits recently posted a list of 25 ways you can simplify your life with children:

Anyone who has kids knows that any life with kids is going to be complicated, at least to some degree. From extra laundry to bathing and cooking and shopping and driving and school and chores and crises and sports and dance and toys and tantrums, there is no shortage of complications.

You won’t get to ultra-simple if your life includes children … but you can find ways to simplify, no matter how many kids you have.

Read the entire article here.

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