Why I don’t want kids

Children and motherhood are the subjects du jour in Norway these days. Women are told we aren’t having enough of them, and that we need to have a lot more babies if we want to keep the country running. We are told to embrace motherhood in order to save the economy and the motherland. I’m not going to throw my two cents into that particular debate, as my feelings have already been expressed by people far more eloquent than me, but I would still like to share a few thoughts on the subjects of kids.  

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Fall 2018 simplicity update

It has been nearly a year and a half since my last simplicity update, so it’s time for another one. Not much is new on the minimalism front – I’m nowhere near perfect, but at least I know where my problem areas are, and I am always trying to do better. I often think about Florie’s blog post about the Spiral Upwards when I start to feel discouraged about having bought yet another eyeshadow palette, and then I feel a little better. I have also begun to dabble in making other “green” tweaks to my everyday life.

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How to pack for a trip

Another suggestion that popped up a few times when I asked for post ideas on Instagram was a post about how to pack for travel. I’m usually away from home for about 50-60 days of the year, in a mix of work-related and personal trips, so by now I like to think I’m pretty good at curating a suitcase (barf). Your wish is my command, so here are all my favorite packing-related tips and tricks.

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