Now, I was experiencing so much free time, that I was finally able to play with my kids and enjoy them! It felt like we were finally living.
It was like decluttering my home had actually decluttered my life, making space for things like:
Taking daily walks together
Saturday morning hikes
Sitting in the yard watching my kids play with a clean house behind me
Following my dream of blogging full-time
Playing Legos with my kids on a *gasp* clean, uncluttered living room floor
Spending every evening with my husband, fully able to relax and catch up with him
Once the house was under control, I started figuring out that what I was doing was already a thing, and was called minimalism.
I implemented the philosophy into other areas of our family life too, like the kids’ tech time. The less TV they watched, the better they got along and the more they played outside.
I was watching their imaginations blossom, their relationships grow even closer, and I started to notice this lifestyle was causing them to grow up different than their friends around them.
It was like they were growing up with a vintage childhood instead of a modern, tech-obsessed one, and I loved that.