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WELCOME TO THE LAIN ARCHIVES! I AM SO GLAD YOU’RE HERE. IF YOU’RE HERE TO GET A JUMP START ON YOUR JOURNEY TO LESS WHILE SPENDING MORE TIME WITH THE ONES YOU LOVE. YOU’RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE. THIS JOUNEY IS LONG AND FOR ME TEDIOUS. BUT NECESSARY.

IT’S A WHIRLWIND OF EMOTIONS AND AT TIMES EXTREMELY HARD. BUT THE END RESULT IS SO WORTH IT! I HAD NO IDEA HOW MUCH OF MY TIME, ENERGY, AND HEART INTO THINGS THAT WERE CLUTTERING MY LIFE.

YOU CAN READ THE FULL STORY OF WHY I CHOSE MINIMALISM HERE.

CONFESSIONS OF A “HOARDER TURNED MINIMALIST’ TO SEE BEFORE & AFTER PICS OF MY HOUSE YOU CAN CLICK RIGHT HERE. THIS IS NO JOKE!

TO GET ALL THE TOOLS AND RESOURCES I USED TO OVERHAUL OUR HOUSE AND MY LIFESTYLE CLICK RIGHT HERE. I’LL SEND IT ALL TO YOU FOR FREE! YAY!

 

<SO SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE LINKS WILL BE BACK UP AUGUST 1ST>

 

HEY MOMMA!

 

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NERVOUS ABOUT YOUR NEW TINY ONE? NEED SOME REAL & UNFILTERED ADVICE ON THE FIRST 6 WEEKS (OR SO)? NEW MOMMA?

I WAS THERE. IN FACT, A LOT OF US HAVE BEEN THERE. I WENT INTO MOTHERHOOD FAIRLY CONFIDENT AND STILL CALLED MY SISTER ON A REGULAR BASIS ABOUT SO MANY THINGS TO DO WITH MY TINY ONE. WE BOTH HAD 4 POUNDERS AND THAT MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN DEVELOPMENT.

ANYWAY, I HAVE HAD SO MUCH TRAINING FROM SIDS, TO BREASTFEEDING, TO SCHEDULES FOR TINYS AND TOTS, ETC. YOU NAME IT I’VE PROBABLY HAD TRAINING ON IT. BUT I LAUGH AT THAT TRAINING NOW, BECAUSE I DEFINITELY DIDN’T KNOW EVERYTHING AND I HAVE LEARNED A LOT ALONG THE WAY.

2 THINGS

NO TWO BABIES ARE EXACTLY ALIKE AND THAT’S OKAY!

NO TWO MOMMAS ARE EXACTLY ALIKE AND THAT’S OKAY, TOO!

BUT WE CAN ALL USE A LITTLE HELP EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE.

SO, I CREATED THIS MINI EMAIL COURSE (I KNOW YOU HAVE A LOT GOING ON SO I KEPT IT AS SHORT AND SIMPLE AS POSSIBLE) TO HELP YOU WITH THE FIRST 6 WEEKS OF MOTHERHOOD.

IT’S FULL OF TIPS AND TRICKS FROM ME AND OTHER MOMMAS I KNOW AND TRUST. IT’S FULL OF THINGS THAT THEY DON’T TEACH YOU IN “BIRTHING CLASSES” AND HONESTLY I GET PRETTY REAL ABOUT THINGS LIKE NIPPLE CREAM AND WHY I USED A SOCK FILLED WITH RICE TO GET MY MILK TO COME OUT AND SAVE MY BOOBS FROM DYING DURING PUMPING

IT’S PRETTY TMI, BUT I WISH SOMEONE HAD GIVEN ME A LITTLE TMI BEFORE I HAD SPARROW.

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GET A JUMPSTART ON MANAGING YOUR HOUSEHOLD AND KEEPING YOUR SANITY

I WILL BE THE FIRST TO TELL YOU THAT I WAS IN THE MIDST OF AN OVERWHELMING PIT OF EMOTIONS, STRESS, COMPLETE CHAOS, AND TOO MUCH CLUTTER. I AM WHAT I CONSIDER A “HOARDER TURNED MINIMALIST” TO SAVE MY SANITY.

I WANTED TO BE “THAT MOM” HAVE IT ALL TOGETHER ALL THE TIME. I WANTED TO LOOK LIKE HER AND BE HER. HA!

REALITY CHECK! “YOU’RE A HOARDER LACY! YOU HAVE TOO MUCH STUFF TO DEAL WITH AND YOU DON’T EVEN WANT TO GET OUT OF BED IN THE MORNING!”

THE BIBLE TEACHES THAT THE TRUTH WILL SET US FREE AND I HAVE TO SAY, BEING HONEST WITH MYSELF ABOUT THESE, “TRUTHS” IN MY LIFE ARE WHAT HAS SET ME FREE.

FREE FROM CHAOS, CLUTTER, OVERWHELM. YOU NAME IT, I WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF IT.

SO, I MADE A DECISION. FIRST, I SEARCHED PINTEREST FOR THE EASY ANSWER AND SOME MAGIC GENIE TO COME CLEAN AND ORGANIZE MY HOUSE, FEED MY BABY, CHANGE HER DIAPERS, ALL SO I COULD STAY IN BED AND SNUGGLE AND PLAY.

BUT, PINTEREST DID DISAPPOINT. HOWEVER, I DID FIND THAT THROUGH PRAYER AND A LOT OF HARD WORK AND READING AND FOLLOWING OTHER MOMMA BLOGGERS AND MINIMALISTS THAT IT CAN BE DONE. NOT THE GENIE PART BUT THE HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT AND STRESS FREE MOMMA-ING.

SINCE I DID ALL OF THAT I WOULD SAY I NOW KNOW A THING OR TWO ABOUT HOW TO OVERCOME THE OVERWHELM AND GET OUT OF THAT HORRIBLE CYCLE OF NEVER-ENDING BLAH!

THAT’S WHY I CREATED THIS COURSE. IT’S MADE FOR MOMMAS BY A MOMMA(S) -I’M GETTING INPUT FROM OTHER MOMMAS, AS WELL. JUST TO ADD SOME HELPFUL TIPS, TRICKS, AND MOMMA WISDOM. IF YOU ARE SICK OF LIVING IN THE BLAH-OVERWHELM AND READY TO LIVE IN THE JOYFULNESS OF MOTHERHOOD AND HOMEMAKING. THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU!

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JOIN MY MOMMA TRIBE

TIRED OF TRYING TO DO EVERYTHING ON YOUR OWN? JOIN MY FACEBOOK GROUP JUST FOR MOMMA’S LIKE YOU & ME.

LET’S ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER AND SPEAK TRUTH AND LIFE TO ONE ANOTHER. JOIN HERE.

NOT SURE YOU’LL LIKE IT OR IT WILL BE WORTH YOUR TIME (WHICH WE ALL KNOW IS PRECIOUS WHEN YOU’RE A MOMMA)? DON’T WORRY, YOU CAN LEAVE A FACEBOOK GROUP WHENEVER YOU WANT TO AND I WON’T GET MY FEELINGS HURT. I KNOW YOU’VE GOT A LOT GOING ON AND ANOTHER FACEBOOK GROUP THAT DOESN’T SERVE YOU WELL IS NOT SOMETHING YOU NEED.