Hi and welcome! I’m so glad you’re here.
I’m Andrea and I live in southern California with my husband and 2 daughters.
If you’d like to simplify your home in order to allow enough time and space for you to focus on your top priorities, then I’d like to help you on that journey.
Here at Simplifying Mom Life, you can find practical tips to streamline and simplify your home so that you can create margin for what matters most.
I’ve found that many moms struggle with inefficient home systems, too much clutter, and too little time for themselves – which is why my passion is to help moms be more deliberate with their space so they can be more intentional with their lives.
One of the things readers love most is that they can spend less time maintaining life and more time living life, in a way that is both doable and affordable (I’m all about affordable!).
Since my husband and I currently live in a 1-bedroom apartment with our 2 daughters, I’m all also all about finding creative ways to organize small spaces.
Maybe you’ll find something that resonates with you. I’d love for you to take a look!
Here are the top posts that readers have enjoyed so far:
My Journey to Simplify
My journey to simplify began shortly after I had my daughter. I began working a brand new, work-at-home job, full-time when she was 3 months old. As I adjusted to a new baby, life as a new mom, with a new job, at a new company, in the midst of sleep deprivation, I began to feel overwhelmed.
Not just by my circumstances.
But by stuff. Lots and lots of stuff.
The circumstances of a lot of new changes happening at once just made it even the more obvious that I needed to simplify. The circumstances forced me to realize that our home systems were not functional for our new family life and I needed to find ways to streamline them so I could be more productive.
So I decided right then and there to ruthlessly de-clutter our house and create a standard for the stuff we bring into our home. I decided how I would deal with constant clutter and set limitations on what we store and own. I also found ways to fit in self-care, something I hadn’t practiced until I became a mom!
Through this process, I began to realize that outer order truly helps to bring inner calm, even if you’re struggling to breastfeed and be on a video conference call simultaneously ;).
Since that time, I’ve worked both full-time and part-time from home, been a full-time stay-at-home-mom, and worked both full-time and part-time outside the home. In all these various stages as a mom, I can certainly testify that the grass always appears greener on the other side.
Nevertheless, in all these different seasons, I’ve benefited from simplifying my life.
I’d like to help you do the same.
Fun Facts About Me:
I grew up in Oklahoma and got my degree in Musical Theatre.
I like dark chocolate, the sound of ocean waves, and iced tea.
I also enjoy traveling and am fortunate enough to have visited over 30 countries. Some highlights were visiting Ephesus, Pompeii, and Iceland.
I’d love to learn a little something about you!
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