Allie Casazza is a blogger and mum-of-four, who recently donated almost all of her children's toys. 


Why would she do this I hear you ask?



I heart my herd. 

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The purpose of this mum's bold move was to teach her children about minimalism and the importance of simplicity. 



Beachy afternoon 

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Allie wanted to teach her kids how to be happy without material goods, and to prove a point.


In an Instagram picture, Allie wrote a post about her reasons for doing what she did.



See that bin? That holds every toy my kids have, except Legos, and it's only about halfway full. This isn't to show how hardcore we are or to say that you have to do this to experience the fullness of a life lived intentionally with less stuff, but only to say that kids are naturally happy little creatures. They're made to imagine, play, explore, and create. If you remove everything they've been told to stay entertained with, they will complain for a few days, but pretty soon their God-given imaginations will breathe a deep sigh and be brought to life again. They'll discover the beauty in making up stories and acting them out together, of finding bugs and naming them Hubert (Bella's grasshopper), and of forming a strong bond uninterrupted by noisy toys that do all the playing for them. It's a beautiful exchange- junk for life. I'm never going back and I'll spend my life spreading this message.  #minimalism #childhoodunplugged

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The young mum explained that children are "naturally happy little creatures" and do not need hundreds of toys to enjoy themselves. 


She wants her children to "imagine, play, explore, and create" without the use of material goods. 



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A number of people have commented on Allie's post, admiring her parenting skills. 



Beautiful morning at church! Happy Mothers Day, friends! #kpcmothersday

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"Seriously my inspiration Allie! I'm so glad I found you" wrote one inspired mum.


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