My name is Irina Gallagher. My family and I, which includes myself, my husband, Dan, our children – ages 6 and 1, and our dog, are on a mission to minimize. This is a blog about our journey to simplify our lives in order to spend more time focusing on what is most important to us and what makes us happy. The posts here are essay reflections of the small steps we are taking in order to have more time to spend together, to stress less, and to enjoy each other more. It is a matter of minimizing in all realms of our lives, simplifying parenting, and the search for simplified happiness. I hope you enjoy it.