Don't Let Them Extinguish Your Drive: Chase The Sunlight
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Overcoming Post-Partum Depression: The Boy Who Loved

The setting sunlight is dimly filtering through the westward window casting splashes of orange, pink and gold across our floor in long stretches of moving color like a dancing watercolor painting. As I lie in bed next to him, I watch him throw his little feet in the air and…

ENDING A TOXIC RELATIONSHIP STRONGER IN MY BROKEN PLACES MAMABEARMARTIN.COM

Ending A Toxic Relationship: Stronger In My Broken Places

“The ball’s in your court.” We began the phone call as a couple and ended the phone call, along with our relationship, with those words. In that moment, I felt relief. It was as if he had given his consent. I had permission to be free. It would grow to…

Finding My Motherhood On A NICU Couch

Finding My Motherhood On A NICU Couch

When my first child was born the world stopped spinning. The world stopped both because I had brought a perfect, new life into this world and also because this life I had created was brand new and already broken. The idealistic images of having a newborn that I had collected…

6 Things I've Learned So Far As I Become Minimalist

Six Things I’ve Learned (So Far) As I Become More Minimalist

We live in a world where we are bombarded at every turn by commercials, media, radio and even friends via social media telling us we “need” something to be happy. Our possessions seem to tell the world how successful we have become, how satisfied we are with our lives, and…

3 Ways To Have More By Having Less

Three Ways To Have More By Having Less

We live in a society here in the first world where having more is put on a pedestal. We are willing to go into uncharted depths of debt in order to follow the path of the average man which is supposed to lead us to the good life. Only after…

14 Types Of Minimalists

14 Types of Minimalists

If you’ve been reading my other articles, you know I have recently stumbled upon the counter-culture of Minimalism and in doing so I feel I have found my people, my tribe. Many people outside of the Minimal world seem to categorize Minimalists into a nutshell when actually Minimalism is a…

Gifts for all love languages

Gift-Giving Based On Love Languages

I keep seeing the post about Christmas gift giving according to the Rule of Four- need, want, wear and read (or similar) on my newsfeed. I have many Minimalist friends who stick to and enjoy doing their Christmas gift giving this way. Yesterday evening I was considering the gifts we…

Evaluating priorities

Evaluating Priorities After Minimalism

The past couple of months have truly opened my eyes in many ways. Mostly by teaching me to look at my priorities with new eyes. As I’ve shared my journey becoming minimalist with others, many have reached out to me. Some share their similar stories. Most share their struggles to…

Minimalist Capsule Wardrobe

Must-Haves For A Minimalist Capsule Wardrobe

Capsule wardrobes are all the rage right now. Read about how I created a capsule wardrobe for Moms in this post. If I log into my Pinterest account, I am certain to see at least one capsule wardrobe reference every 30 minutes or so. If I’m being completely honest, this…