The book is Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids by Kim John Payne, M.ED.
The book looks at four main aspects of simplifying our lives and therefor our children's lives.
Environment: De-cluttering too much stuff at home.
Rhythm: Increasing predictability by introducing rhythmic moments for connection and calm.
Scheduling: Soothing violent schedules brings moments for Being into all the Doing.
Unplugging: Reducing the influence of adult concerns, media and consumerism on children and families to increase resilience, social and emotional intelligence.
This Mom is looking forward to ridding my house and life of stuff. I'm very excited about how this book club and blog is bringing a community of like-minded people together. Really, did I mention that I'm excited? Who's with me?