Minimalism can sometimes sound like deprivation but at it’s core is a life that is full of living. This blog is a venue for me to explore how guiding and living in a vibrant, passionate family intersects with minimalism.

I’m Kathryn.  I live in Portland, Oregon with my husband Edward and three young daughters. We are building a home-based business along with the family in our 880 square foot home,  and an urban farm on our 1/10th acre city lot.

I began my journey to minimalism while working with disabled children during an internship in Romania.  I left there with more then I arrived with but it took a few years before realizing the important things weren’t brought home in a suitcase.