Sep 18, 2018
Overwhelmed. Too busy. Too much stuff. Who else is feeling this? I don’t know about your family, but my family is constantly running from one activity to another. Quality family time seems to be a precious commodity now. This week we are talking to Jillian Johnsrud of the popular website, “Montana Money Adventures.” Jillian coaches people to live an intentional life. Her popular website provides resources to reduce spending and increase freedom. Jillian and her husband were forced to live a minimalist lifestyle when they adopted three foster kids and had a child of their own in one year. With the foster kids came numerous state appointments and challenges forcing them to simplify their life. At one point Jillian even removed all colored clothing from her wardrobe to reduce the choices she had to make every day. As their family has grown they have become really good at evaluating their family life and eliminating those “good” activities in order to make room for the “great” activities. The lessons in minimalism Jillian has learned are applicable to all of us who are running around, like chickens with our heads chopped off, trying to keep up with the many activities our children are involved in. If you’re looking to reduce stress and increase time with your family you are going to want to listen to this one! Here is what we talked about:
Mom Squad Challenge: Try to opt out of all your family activities for two weeks and see what really is adding value and enriching your life. Add those enriching things back in and hopefully have more confidence to cancel all the other stuff.
To find out more about Jillian, get all her resources and join her email list visit her website: www.montanamoneyadventures.com
Favorite Parenting Book: The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman
Favorite Book: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown