I am thrilled that you have picked up another issue of Family Matters Magazine! We are going into our seventh year of publishing this family-focused and community-centred magazine here in Milton, and it’s all thanks to you, the reader. Thanks for all of your support; I always enjoy connecting with you online or in person around town.
Our Family Matters
It’s been a very busy summer for us! My family and I moved to a new house. Especially with packing and planning our transition from one house to the next, downsizing has been a challenge, to say the least. I am almost ashamed of all of the things we have accumulated over the years. In the last few weeks, we have sold, donated, and thrown out hundreds of unwanted or unnecessary items. As I get older, I find less value in things and more value in time and experiences. Simplicity is of great value these days.
Now that our kids are all pretty much grown up, they seem to be showing less and less attachment to physical items, as well; even they have caught the Marie Kondo bug, and have found it quite liberating to simplify their personal spaces in the home. Having moved into our new home in mid-August, we are just now getting settled and adjusting. I am looking forward to colder nights, and having home cooked meals around our family table. With less rooms to clean and maintain, I may even learn how to enjoy the sofa this winter in our cozy new family room – something I rarely make time to do. I think I might like this simpler, slower, less chaotic, way of living!
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