A minimalist tackles food waste

As a modern mom I'm deeply concerned about the world that we are leaving for our children. The easymodern family does its best to reduce, reuse, and recycle, but one area we rarely think about, and has become a hot topic, is food waste. And we're not alone.  Americans typically think nothing of the food we put…

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Reconnecting and getting Stuff Done

This past weekend we wanted to relax, reconnect and get stuff done.  The kids are currently between sports so now is a good time get some nagging to-dos off the list, check on some  projects we have going and get in some family time. So while we didn't do anything, today I am feeling tired…

It’s not Rothko, but it’s still very good.

The kids were off school today, so we had a rare slow day. The easymodern kids like to stay home sometimes and reconnect with their toys and screens. 🙂 But after they've played with their toys, played outside and had their screen time for the day, things start to break down. What is an easymodern…

The Science of Well-being

Spurred by a desire to understand her own decline in happiness and those around her, Yale professor Laurie Santos,  wanted to research and  develop a scientific way to measure and improve well-being. As a result of her work, Santos developed a class where students can first establish a 'baseline happiness score' and then learn specific…

Easymodern meets van der Rohe

Can I still call myself a minimalist? I took a quick look around the house. Dining room,  looks good here.....Living room  ok...   Wow ok...Starting to perspire now.....So the verdict? In my modern, minimal mind this is what I aspire to. Breathe in the relaxing sense of space. A calm clutter free room to create a…