Hello! Welcome to Simplifying Family where you will find stories about how to find the freedom to declutter, de-stress, and reinvent family life.
My name is Whitney. I’m so glad you are here!
Join us on the journey to discover more family time, less “mess stress”.
A little over 10 years ago, we had just moved to a new city. I wanted a way to keep in touch with friends and family, as well as offer reviews of products we used and loved. My blog was born.
After the birth of our first daughter, I felt alone. For too long I believed the lie that I was the only one. I let it rob me of joy. I let it steal precious time with my children. Everyone knows life is messy. But in even the most mundane moments, there is beauty in the mess if we change our perspective.
That is when the concept of Beauty in the Mess came to be. Writing gave me an outlet. It allowed me to be creative and connect with women. My blog went from being a site for family and friends to something much bigger than I could ever have imagined. A community where we seek to simplify our lives so that we are able to look beyond the mess of life and see the beauty in everyday moments.
The Simplifying Family
As with life, Beauty in the Mess has evolved.
My babies and toddlers are now tweens, early elementary, and a preschooler.
While some days are still overwhelming and the need for coffee is neverending, life has changed.
The most profound lesson I learned over the last 9 years as a mom is my need for simplifying.
We try so hard to live up to the expectations given to us by family, friends, and society. The truth is, only we know what is best for our family. We know our children, our family dynamics, only we know our breaking point.
Friends, I want you to stop comparing your life to the ones you see online.
I want to give you the tools to help you simplify your life so you can find freedom, live stress-free, and reinvent your family life.
Because if you are like I was, when you look at your life right now, it’s nothing like what you thought it would be.
Join the journey to discover more family time and less “mess stress”.
Finding Beauty in the Mess
Life is messy and overwhelming, but there are systems we can have in place to make getting through the day easier. We can also give ourselves grace when we can’t live up to a Pinterest-worthy or Picture Perfect Instagram life. When we change the lens through which we see our lives, we can see the beauty in the mess.
We can find our joy again.
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