Newby Mom: Unhappy Toyland

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

This month, I've written about the push and pull of material things for our kids:

As soon as children enter our homes, we are overwhelmed by their “stuff.” Some of us are better at putting on the brakes than others. If your home looks like a daycare center, or if you have ever felt guilty about not living in a 2500 square foot playroom, then you know what it is like to feel stress over things for our children. 
I admit, I straddle the fence. Sometimes I wring my hands about my kids not having enough, and other days I'm tripping over cars and exclaiming that we ("Clearly!!") have too much. 
I don't think we have enough tracks . . . kidding!
This article contains advice to myself on how to find balance. I particularly need to work on #2. Click here to continue.

What about you? How do you define excess, and how do you live your definition?

P.S. This guy has had a big impact on how we define excess. I created a Pinterest Board for Ronald as assignment #3 for Blog Month at Compassion. Check it out!

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2 Responses to “Newby Mom: Unhappy Toyland”

  1. I love the suggestion to define excess as a family. This is a great idea and one I will begin thinking about. We could probably rival you in train tracks:)