5 Must-Read Minimalist Bloggers With Kids (Stop Buying & Start Living)

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Minimalist bloggers with kids are no longer the rare breed they once were.

While not quite as ubiquitous as those of us who have yet to procreate (or never bothered), their numbers are definitely on the upswing.

It’s about time, dontcha think?

If you live in North America, there’s a good chance you own too much stuff. If you have kids, that number just shot up even further.

These clutter stats prove just how crazy Americans are about spending and accumulating stuff.

There are 300,000 items in the average American home. [LA Times]

3.1% of the world’s children live in America, but they own 40% of the toys consumed globally. [UCLA]

Shopping malls outnumber high schools. And 93% of teenage girls rank shopping as their favorite pastime. [Affluenza]

Minimalism in Families

Maybe you’ve heard about minimalism but always assumed the lifestyle was just for young hipsters, old hippies and child-free couples. After all, how can you possibly live with less when you’ve got kids? I mean, they’re like little clutter magnets aren’t they? The thing is, children need minimalism as much as we do.

Minimalist Bloggers With Kids

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the clutter in your house —especially the kid clutter— this post is for you. I’ve compiled a list of minimalist bloggers with kids to show you that the two lifestyles can in fact coexist in relative harmony.

You can thank me later. With chocolate.

1. The Minimalist Mom

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Photo Credit: The Minimalist Mom

Rachel aka The Minimalist Mom advocates a rich life with less stuff. Her journey into the joys of living with less kicked off in the fall of 2010. As a stressed out new mom, Rachel was tired of her family’s accumulation of stuff. She embarked on a decluttering spree to find a little peace and space, selling as much as she could to tame the mountain of debt she and her husband had racked up over the years.

Fast-forward to 2019, Rachel has added a few more kids to the equation, moved houses a couple of times and finally taken that leap of faith and left the city for a slower life in the country. The one thing that hasn’t changed is that she still loves sharing the power of minimalism and the joy found in wanting and owning less.

She’s written three books:

The Minimalist Mom: How to Simply Parent Your Baby
Do Less
The Joy of Doing Nothing

Check out these articles on her blog:

The Cure for Too Many Toys
Paring down Kid Clothing

2. Slow Your Home

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Photo Credit: Slow Your Home / Julie Williams Photography

After being diagnosed with severe post natal depression in 2011, Brooke embarked on a one-woman mission to cut out the excess in her life and reconnect with what was really important.

She learnt about minimalism and simplicity, immersed herself in the slow living philosophy and discovered the benefits of living with less. Over the course of two years Brooke has decluttered more than 25,000 items, created a Slow Home and rediscovered her health.

Brooke’s mission with Slow Your Home is to help people understand more about simple living. She also hosts The Slow Home Podcast to help spread the idea of a slower pace of life to an even wider audience. Brooke lives in Australia with her husband and two kids.

She’s written two books:

Slow – Live Life Simply
Destination Simple – Everyday Rituals for a Slower Life

Check out these articles on her blog:

Decluttering Series
Slow Holidays: our Christmas Traditions

3. Raising Simple

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Photo Credit: Raising Simple

Becoming a mother drove Zoë to become more minimalist. In 2010 she and her husband moved from Hawaii to Florida with their two children. The move prompted her to quit ‘the busy life.’

Zoë decided she’d had enough of caring for and maintaining things in her life that were defeating her purpose and passion for living an intentional life. Over the last seven years her family has significantly reduced their possessions, keeping only what they feel adds value to the season they’re in.

As a mom of four kids, Zoë knows how complicated and cluttered life can be. She says we all want to feel connected and live a meaningful life. Raising Simple shows you how living simpler is better, inside and out.

She’s written one book:

Minimalism for Families: Practical Minimalist Living Strategies to Simplify Your Home and Life.

Check out these articles on her blog:

Why Families Need Minimalism
Letting Go: 7 Ideas to Help Your Kids

4. Simplify & Pursue

minimalist bloggers with kidsPhoto Credit: Simplify & Pursue

Robin is married with two kids, but she didn’t let that stop her from declaring herself a minimalist. Now firmly entrenched in the less is more lifestyle, she believes that by reducing our possessions and decluttering our schedules, we give ourselves the freedom to invest in deeper relationships, follow a dream we’ve always wanted or give more time to our passions.

Robin hasn’t written any books yet, but her weekly newsletter promises tips and inspiration to help you simplify your life and pursue what matters most. She’s also available for speaking engagements and declutter consultations.

Check out these articles on her blog:

5-Step Guide to Declutter Any Area
Minimalist Working Mom: Finding the Time

5. Simple Living With Kids

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Photo Credit: Simple Living With Kids

Lee lives in New Zealand with her partner and their four kids (from two families). She raises some pertinent questions on Simple Living With Kids.

Does Santa understand simple living and tight budgets? Has the Easter Bunny even heard of moderation? Is it possible to raise kids who value hard work, fair play, friendship and family more than the latest fashions and gadgets?

Lee believes it is possible—and ordinary families like them can get there. It just takes a little extra thought and care.

Lee hasn’t written any books yet, but her blog has a ton of great content on it. Start with her about page and move on from there.

Check out these articles on her blog:

Keeping Kid-Clutter Under Control
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Five Christmas Toys I’d Buy Again – And Ten I Wouldn’t

There you have it. A blog post full of declutter inspiration from five minimalist bloggers with kids. And don’t be put off if you’re offspring-less. Their content has value for everyone.

Minimalism is an all-encompassing lifestyle that extends way beyond decluttering your stuff. Check out Ang’s TEDx Talk, take a look at our About page and grab a free copy of Eating a Plant-Based Diet for Beginners.
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