Minimalist Moms Podcast

By Diane Boden

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For moms who want to be more minimal and more mindful, but don't want to get rid of all their stuff. Hosted by aspiring minimalist: Diane Boden. Our Goal = Think More + Do with Less

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EP142: Decluttering Storage Spaces [Room by Room Series] with Morgan Tyree
18:57

Today I bring you the second episode in the series: Room by Room. I’ve asked six women to join me in tackling various areas in our home. We’ll chat about how to keep each space minimal and most efficient for our families. In this episode, Morgan Tyree (creator of Morganize With Me) will take us through storage decluttering.

Show Notes for EP142: Decluttering Storage Spaces [Room by Room Series]

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Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning into this podcast, then do not hesitate to write a review. You can also share this with your fellow mothers so that they can be inspired to think more and do with less. 

Questions? You can contact me through my website, find me on Instagram, or like The Minimalist Moms Page on Facebook.

Thanks for listening! For more updates and episodes, visit the website. You may also tune in on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts, or Stitcher.

Episode Sponsored By:
Betterhelp

Oct 20, 2020
EP141: Decluttering the Pantry [Room by Room Series] with Melissa Corriveau
20:49

Today I bring you the second episode in the series: Room by Room. I’ve asked six women to join me in tackling various areas in our home. We’ll chat about how to keep each space minimal and most efficient for our families. In this episode, Melissa Corriveau (creator of Life with Less Mess) will take us through pantry decluttering.

Show Notes for EP141: Decluttering the Pantry [Room by Room Series]

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Learning how you can get rid of clutter and live an intentional and purposeful life has never been this simple. If you enjoyed today’s episode of the Minimalist Moms Podcast, then hit subscribe and share it with your friends!

Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning into this podcast, then do not hesitate to write a review. You can also share this with your fellow mothers so that they can be inspired to think more and do with less. 

Questions? You can contact me through my website, find me on Instagram, or like The Minimalist Moms Page on Facebook.

Thanks for listening! For more updates and episodes, visit the website. You may also tune in on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts, or Stitcher.

Episode Sponsored By:
Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls Podcast

Oct 13, 2020
EP140: Decluttering the Kitchen [Room by Room Series] with Brittany Johnston
29:48

Today I'm kicking off a new series: Room by Room. I've asked six women to join me in tackling various areas in our home. We'll chat about how to keep each space minimal and most efficient for our families. In this episode, Brittany Johnson (creator of the microblog 'Home and Heart Mom') will take us through kitchen decluttering.

Show Notes for EP140: Decluttering the Kitchen [Room by Room Series]

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Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning into this podcast, then do not hesitate to write a review. You can also share this with your fellow mothers so that they can be inspired to think more and do with less. 

Questions? You can contact me through my website, find me on Instagram, or like The Minimalist Moms Page on Facebook.

Thanks for listening! For more updates and episodes, visit the website. You may also tune in on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts, or Stitcher.

Episode Sponsored By:
Betterhelp & Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls Podcast

Oct 06, 2020
Minimalist Mantra: Seize Silence
06:51

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Thanks for listening! For more updates and episodes, visit the website. You may also tune in on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts, or Stitcher.

Episode Sponsored By:
Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls Podcast

Oct 02, 2020
EP139: Solo Systems for an Only Child Mama with Catherine Williams
37:26

Join me today as I speak with creator of The Minimal Colonial, Catherine Williams. Catherine is the mother of a three year old boy and military spouse to an Air Force pilot. Catherine believes it's important to create a home where your soul finds peace, and that begins with decluttering your heart in order to declutter your home. Today, Catherine will share her experience with minimalism and parenting an only child. Is it really that different? I wasn't sure so I thought she would be a great person to dialogue with regarding this topic. We also talked a lot about solo parenting (as she has experienced a lot of time alone while her husband has been deployed) and how to navigate overwhelm and apply minimalist principles to your day-to-day.

Show Notes for EP139: Solo Systems for an Only Child Mama

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Learning how you can get rid of clutter and live an intentional and purposeful life has never been this simple. If you enjoyed today’s episode of the Minimalist Moms Podcast, then hit subscribe and share it with your friends!

Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning into this podcast, then do not hesitate to write a review. You can also share this with your fellow mothers so that they can be inspired to think more and do with less. 

Questions? You can contact me through my website, find me on Instagram, or like The Minimalist Moms Page on Facebook.

Thanks for listening! For more updates and episodes, visit the website. You may also tune in on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts, or Stitcher.

Episode Sponsored By:
Betterhelp & Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls Podcast

Sep 29, 2020
Minimalist Moms Spotlight: Lindsay Downes
26:53

A series focused on 'real' minimalist moms: It’s odd to refer to this series that way but I wanted to encourage the everyday mom that you don’t have to go to extremes (or have a giant platform) to influence minimalism to those around you.

Lindsay is a professional organizer, mother of two boys, a former early childhood teacher, and a military spouse. A transient life in the military placed her on a path toward simplifying. She recently turned this passion into a professional organizing business, A Considered Home, where she helps her clients pursue a lighter life.

Find all the resources mentioned in this show:

Show Notes for Minimalist Mom Spotlight: Lindsay Downes

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Learning how you can get rid of clutter and live an intentional and purposeful life has never been this simple. If you enjoyed today’s episode of the Minimalist Moms Podcast, then hit subscribe and share it with your friends!

Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning into this podcast, then do not hesitate to write a review. You can also share this with your fellow mothers so that they can be inspired to think more and do with less. 

Questions? You can contact me through my website, find me on Instagram, or like The Minimalist Moms Page on Facebook.

Thanks for listening! For more updates and episodes, visit the website. You may also tune in on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts, or Stitcher.

Sep 25, 2020
EP138: Tips for Organizing a Large Family with Ashley Buffa
41:10

Join me today as I speak with creator of The Freedom Moms, Ashley Buffa. Ashley is the mother of 10 children (yes, 10!), a business owner, and a dedicated non perfectionist home systems extraordinaire! On today's episode, Ashley answers questions such as: where do we start when managing a large household (kids rooms? toys? schedules?) Sticking points when it comes to getting everyone organized (and how can we move through these challenges) and more! 

Show Notes for EP138: Tips for Organizing a Large Family

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Learning how you can get rid of clutter and live an intentional and purposeful life has never been this simple. If you enjoyed today’s episode of the Minimalist Moms Podcast, then hit subscribe and share it with your friends!

Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning into this podcast, then do not hesitate to write a review. You can also share this with your fellow mothers so that they can be inspired to think more and do with less. 

Questions? You can contact me through my website, find me on Instagram, or like The Minimalist Moms Page on Facebook.

Thanks for listening! For more updates and episodes, visit the website. You may also tune in on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts, or Stitcher.

Episode Sponsored By:
Betterhelp & Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls Podcast

Sep 22, 2020
EP137: Living a Sustainable(ish) Lifestyle with Children with Jen Gale
29:02

Join me today as I speak with author, Jen Gale. This is a second of a two part series on sustainability. This conversation specifically speaks of ways to be sustainable(ish) in your household. Change your impact without radically changing your life and figure out the small steps you can make that will add up to make a big difference. Jen answers the questions: How can we apply sustainable living to our children's lifestyles? How can we teach them? What are practical ways moms can get their kids interested in this new way of living today? I look forward to you hearing this discussion and your thoughts over on the Minimalist Moms Instagram page!

Show Notes for EP137: Living a Sustainable(ish) Lifestyle with Children

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Learning how you can get rid of clutter and live an intentional and purposeful life has never been this simple. If you enjoyed today’s episode of the Minimalist Moms Podcast, then hit subscribe and share it with your friends!

Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning into this podcast, then do not hesitate to write a review. You can also share this with your fellow mothers so that they can be inspired to think more and do with less. 

Questions? You can contact me through my website, find me on Instagram, or like The Minimalist Moms Page on Facebook.

Thanks for listening! For more updates and episodes, visit the website. You may also tune in on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts, or Stitcher.

Episode Sponsored By:
Betterhelp & Disney Hits Playlist

Sep 15, 2020
Minimalist Mom Spotlight: Becky Schlueter
34:02

A series focused on 'real' minimalist moms: It’s odd to refer to this series that way but I wanted to encourage the everyday mom that you don’t have to go to extremes (or have a giant platform) to influence minimalism to those around you.

Becky is a wife and mother of two boys with their first girl on the way! She works full time outside of the home in healthcare management. She is a dietitian by training, but ironically doesn’t like to cook! She is a Massachusetts native but has been living in Kentucky for the past eleven years. Over the past few years she has embraced the notions of simple living and minimalist concepts that have helped her busy life run smoother and give her more time to enjoy her family.

Find all the resources mentioned in this show:

Show Notes for Minimalist Mom Spotlight: Becky Schlueter

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Learning how you can get rid of clutter and live an intentional and purposeful life has never been this simple. If you enjoyed today’s episode of the Minimalist Moms Podcast, then hit subscribe and share it with your friends!

Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning into this podcast, then do not hesitate to write a review. You can also share this with your fellow mothers so that they can be inspired to think more and do with less. 

Questions? You can contact me through my website, find me on Instagram, or like The Minimalist Moms Page on Facebook.

Thanks for listening! For more updates and episodes, visit the website. You may also tune in on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts, or Stitcher.

Sep 11, 2020
EP136: The Failings of Fast Fashion with Kat Steck
30:12

Join me today as I speak with the woman behind the Junkyard Journals, Kat Steck. This is a first of a two part series on sustainability. This conversation specifically speaks of fast fashion and the downfalls of shopping this way. Please hear me when I say that I need a lot of growth when it comes to this area. I find a quick trip to Old Navy just as convenient as a lot of you. That said, this information is important to hear and the more I dig, the more convicted I become regarding the downfalls of fast fashion. I look forward to you hearing this discussion and your thoughts over on the Minimalist Moms Instagram page!

Show Notes for EP136: The Failings of Fast Fashion

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Learning how you can get rid of clutter and live an intentional and purposeful life has never been this simple. If you enjoyed today’s episode of the Minimalist Moms Podcast, then hit subscribe and share it with your friends!

Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning into this podcast, then do not hesitate to write a review. You can also share this with your fellow mothers so that they can be inspired to think more and do with less. 

Questions? You can contact me through my website, find me on Instagram, or like The Minimalist Moms Page on Facebook.

Thanks for listening! For more updates and episodes, visit the website. You may also tune in on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts, or Stitcher.

Episode Sponsored By:
Betterhelp & Prose & Disney Hits Playlist

Sep 08, 2020
EP135: Teaching Children How to Play Independently with Sarah Therese
40:47

This week, I bring you my conversation with Sarah Therese. Today, we'll discuss how we can teach and encourage our children to play independently! Sarah will give advice on why independent play is important, suggestions to encourage independence, if there is such a thing as too much time playing independently, and what she suggests to the mamas who feel like their kids just can't 'handle it'! It make take some trial and error but it’s worth it. 

Show Notes for EP135: Teaching Children to Play Independently 

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Learning how you can get rid of clutter and live an intentional and purposeful life has never been this simple. If you enjoyed today’s episode of the Minimalist Moms Podcast, then hit subscribe and share it with your friends!

Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning into this podcast, then do not hesitate to write a review. You can also share this with your fellow mothers so that they can be inspired to think more and do with less. 

Questions? You can contact me through my website, find me on Instagram, or like The Minimalist Moms Page on Facebook.

Thanks for listening! For more updates and episodes, visit the website. You may also tune in on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts, or Stitcher.

Sponsored By:
Betterhelp and Disney Hits Radio

Sep 01, 2020
Bonus Episode: Back to School Tips for When Life Isn't Exactly Normal with Rachel Rosenthal
20:16

Today, I bring you my conversation with the owner and founder of Rachel and Company (a full-service professional organizing firm), Rachel Rosenthal! This is actually the second time I've spoken with Rachel as she spoke last year on episode eighty-seven regarding back to school tips and tricks for back to school organization.

This conversation will be somewhat similar; however, now we have the additional element of a global pandemic to navigate. Rachel will address changes we'll need to implement in order to stay organized and, most importantly, relaxed during these uncertain, ever-changing times.

Show Notes for Bonus Episode: Back to School Tips for When Life Isn't Exactly Normal with Rachel Rosenthal

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Learning how you can get rid of clutter and live an intentional and purposeful life has never been this simple. If you enjoyed today’s episode of the Minimalist Moms Podcast, then hit subscribe and share it with your friends!

Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning into this podcast, then do not hesitate to write a review. You can also share this with your fellow mothers so that they can be inspired to think more and do with less. 

Questions? You can contact me through my website, find me on Instagram, or like The Minimalist Moms Page on Facebook.

Thanks for listening! For more updates and episodes, visit the website. You may also tune in on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts, or Stitcher.

Aug 28, 2020
EP134: Fostering Confidence in Our Children with Eda Schottenstein
29:25

Join me today for a conversation with author and mental health advocate, Eda Schottenstein. Eda is the founder of The Multi-Role Woman where she has become a leader in the women's empowerment movement. She is passionate about helping women and children deal with self-doubt and building confidence to boost mental health. Today our conversation will discuss that very topic: how can we foster confidence in our children? We'll discuss how confidence affects mental health, how we can build confidence in our children and how her new book, Sarah Dreamer, supports this message!

Show Notes for EP134: Fostering Confidence in Our Children

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Learning how you can get rid of clutter and live an intentional and purposeful life has never been this simple. If you enjoyed today’s episode of the Minimalist Moms Podcast, then hit subscribe and share it with your friends!

Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning into this podcast, then do not hesitate to write a review. You can also share this with your fellow mothers so that they can be inspired to think more and do with less. 

Questions? You can contact me through my website, find me on Instagram, or like The Minimalist Moms Page on Facebook.

Thanks for listening! For more updates and episodes, visit the website. You may also tune in on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts, or Stitcher.

Sponsored By:
Jonas Paul Eyewear and Disney Hits Radio

Aug 25, 2020
EP133: Fear Gone Wild (Intentionality & Mental Health) with Kayla Stoecklein
29:44

Join me today as I speak with Kayla Stoecklein. Kayla is mother of three boys and the author of Fear Gone Wild. In this episode, Kayla shares her personal story through grief and the loss of her husband to suicide. This was a powerful conversation on the importance of prioritizing mental health, and what Kayla's learned about grief and moving through tragedy. 

Show Notes for Bonus Episode: Fear Gone Wild [Intentionality and Mental Health]

If you or anyone you know are dealing with suicidal thoughts, don’t ignore it. Call the suicide prevention hotline at any time: 1-800-273-8255.

Enjoy this Podcast?

Learning how you can get rid of clutter and live an intentional and purposeful life has never been this simple. If you enjoyed today’s episode of the Minimalist Moms Podcast, then hit subscribe and share it with your friends!

Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning into this podcast, then do not hesitate to write a review. You can also share this with your fellow mothers so that they can be inspired to think more and do with less. 

Questions? You can contact me through my website, find me on Instagram, or like The Minimalist Moms Page on Facebook.

Thanks for listening! For more updates and episodes, visit the website. You may also tune in on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts, or Stitcher.

Aug 18, 2020
Bonus Episode: Simple Routines When Life Gets Crazy with Sarah Dalton
22:31

Today I bring you a bonus episode with founder of the online community, A Simply Big Life, Sarah Dalton. I asked Sarah to join me to discuss a blog post she recently wrote entitled, "Simple Routines When Life Gets Crazy". In the post, Sarah walks through the steps of creating routines that best fit your season of life. Things seem to be changing week by week (and sometimes day by day) so it's my belief that routines are a critical part of health and well being. As Sarah says, "When life gets back to “normal” and people are starting to feel pulled in many different directions once again. You will have the tools to create sustainable flow and be empowered to pivot when necessary."

Show Notes for Bonus Episode: Simple Routines When Life Gets Crazy with Sarah Dalton

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Learning how you can get rid of clutter and live an intentional and purposeful life has never been this simple. If you enjoyed today’s episode of the Minimalist Moms Podcast, then hit subscribe and share it with your friends!

Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning into this podcast, then do not hesitate to write a review. You can also share this with your fellow mothers so that they can be inspired to think more and do with less. 

Questions? You can contact me through my website, find me on Instagram, or like The Minimalist Moms Page on Facebook.

Thanks for listening! For more updates and episodes, visit the website. You may also tune in on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts, or Stitcher.

Aug 14, 2020
EP132: Wholehearted Parenting (Part Two) with Felica Allen & Taralyn Griffin
40:08

Join me today for part two of a two part episode with hosts of the Find the Magic Podcast, Felica Allen and Taralyn Griffin. Last time, we discussed non-negotiables in parenting, how can we distill down to what our kids REALLY need and four pillars of parenting our children. This episode will focus on discipline. How we can set ourselves up to discipline minimally, how we can pursue less reactive discipline/parenting and how to set & hold limits, lovingly!

Show Notes for EP132: Wholehearted Parenting (Part Two)

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Learning how you can get rid of clutter and live an intentional and purposeful life has never been this simple. If you enjoyed today’s episode of the Minimalist Moms Podcast, then hit subscribe and share it with your friends!

Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning into this podcast, then do not hesitate to write a review. You can also share this with your fellow mothers so that they can be inspired to think more and do with less. 

Questions? You can contact me through my website, find me on Instagram, or like The Minimalist Moms Page on Facebook.

Thanks for listening! For more updates and episodes, visit the website. You may also tune in on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts, or Stitcher.

Episode Sponsored By:
Jonas Paul Eyewear & Inner Monkey

Aug 11, 2020
EP131: Wholehearted Parenting (Part One) with Felica Allen & Taralyn Griffin
28:53

Join me today as I speak hosts of the Find the Magic Podcast, Felica Allen and Taralyn Griffin. In this episode, Felica and Taralyn discuss wholehearted parenting. What does this mean exactly? They describe it as acknowledging both parental emotions/needs and your child's emotions/needs then meeting each other in the middle. 

Show Notes for EP131: Wholehearted Parenting

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Learning how you can get rid of clutter and live an intentional and purposeful life has never been this simple. If you enjoyed today’s episode of the Minimalist Moms Podcast, then hit subscribe and share it with your friends!

Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning into this podcast, then do not hesitate to write a review. You can also share this with your fellow mothers so that they can be inspired to think more and do with less. 

Questions? You can contact me through my website, find me on Instagram, or like The Minimalist Moms Page on Facebook.

Thanks for listening! For more updates and episodes, visit the website. You may also tune in on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts, or Stitcher.

Episode Sponsored By:
Jonas Paul Eyewear and Jonas Paul

Aug 04, 2020
Minimalist Mom Spotlight: Nikita Seal
28:22

A series focused on 'real' minimalist moms: It’s odd to refer to this series that way but I wanted to encourage the everyday mom that you don’t have to go to extremes (or have a giant platform) to influence minimalism to those around you.

Today I bring you my conversation with Nikita Seal. Nikita is mom to five year old boy/girl twins. She is host of the podcast Anxiety is a Mutha! where she and her co-host discuss anxiety and depression and how prevalent it is in the black community but is hardly ever addressed. She refers to herself as a corporate hippie (as she's a free spirit who feels trapped in the redundant corporate life.) A minimalist at heart, she has recently begun making major strides in clearing the mental clutter.  

Find all the resources mentioned in this show:

Show Notes for Minimalist Mom Spotlight: Nikita Seal

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Learning how you can get rid of clutter and live an intentional and purposeful life has never been this simple. If you enjoyed today’s episode of the Minimalist Moms Podcast, then hit subscribe and share it with your friends!

Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning into this podcast, then do not hesitate to write a review. You can also share this with your fellow mothers so that they can be inspired to think more and do with less. 

Questions? You can contact me through my website, find me on Instagram, or like The Minimalist Moms Page on Facebook.

Thanks for listening! For more updates and episodes, visit the website. You may also tune in on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts, or Stitcher.

Episode Sponsored By:
Rebel Girls Podcast

Jul 31, 2020
EP130: The Clutter-Free Home with Kathi Lipp
30:46

Join me today as I speak with author, Kathi Lipp. Kathi is mom of four and the author of The Clutter-Free Home. In this episode, Kathi discusses ways we can help our children learn to live a clutter-free life, principles of a clutter-free home, and living clutter-free with kids.

Show Notes for EP130: The Clutter-Free Home

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Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning into this podcast, then do not hesitate to write a review. You can also share this with your fellow mothers so that they can be inspired to think more and do with less. 

Questions? You can contact me through my website, find me on Instagram, or like The Minimalist Moms Page on Facebook.

Thanks for listening! For more updates and episodes, visit the website. You may also tune in on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts, or Stitcher.

Episode Sponsored By:
Rebel Girls Podcast and Jonas Paul

Jul 28, 2020
EP129: Simplifying Together [Dividing Tasks & Playing to Strengths in Marriage] with Jessie Ereddia
34:17

Are you a long-time listener of the Minimalist Moms?

If so, have you reviewed the podcast?

If the answer is no, would you consider clicking over in iTunes to the ratings/review window?

Your feedback helps me to improve upcoming episodes and to continue to bring you quality content + creators. I read every review and they bring me such joy and encouragement. 
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Today I bring you my conversation with fellow podcaster, Jessie Ereddia. Jessie is a mother of two [almost three] girls, the host of the Mom Empowered Podcast, and an Empowerment Coach. She empowers moms to gain the emotional wellness they need to confidently create the life they've always wanted. This discussion covers the importance of "regrouping" with your spouse regularly to assess how the division of household/child-related tasks are working (or NOT working) in your home and Jessie will give practical advice of how to play on each other's strengths when you are delegating and divvying up who does what!

Show Notes for EP129: Simplifying Together [Dividing Tasks & Playing to Strengths in Marriage]

Let’s keep the conversation going on Facebook or Instagram!

Episode Sponsored By:
Rebel Girls Podcast and Betterhelp

Jul 21, 2020
Minimalist Mom Spotlight: Dakota Curfman
32:00

A series focused on 'real' minimalist moms: It’s odd to refer to this series that way but I wanted to encourage the everyday mom that you don’t have to go to extremes (or have a giant platform) to influence minimalism to those around you.

Today I had the opportunity to talk with minimalist mama, Dakota Curfman. She is a mom of four littles and works from home pursuing her passion to help other moms simplify their motherhood, while also chasing creative passions. She and her husband sold everything they owned + moved into a travel trailer to pursue a more minimalist lifestyle, while focusing on being present + intentional. They are currently transitioning from the active duty military life + hope to build their dream home soon!

Find all the resources mentioned in this show:

Show Notes for Minimalist Mom Spotlight: Dakota Curfman

Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!

Sponsored By:
Rebel Girls Podcast: Season 3 | A fairytale podcast for kids about extraordinary women from all over the world.

Jul 17, 2020
EP128: Navigating Screen-Time Overload [+ My Go-To Ways to Avoid Screens] with Autumn McKay
28:06

Quick note: I recorded this episode back in February 2020. I have a noticeable cold that I remark on in the beginning of my conversation. A lot of my episodes are recorded months before they drop so I apologize for any confusion or mentions of it being winter at the release date (July 2020.)
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This week, I bring you my conversation with author, Autumn McKay. In 2016, Autumn created her blog, Best Mom Ideas where she began to share tips and tricks she learned throughout her own motherhood journey. The creation of this blog turned into the creation of her books, The Ultimate Toddler Activity Guide and The Ultimate Kindergarten Prep Guide. Today we’ll discuss the benefits of screen-free activities, ways to encourage independent play and how to minimize screen time in the day-to-day.

I've also included ten of my go-to ways to avoid screens! It can be tough in extreme temperatures to know how to balance screen time with playtime so my hope is to give you a couple of suggestions you hadn't yet considered!

Show Notes for EP128: Navigating Screen-Time Overload [+ Go-To Ways to Avoid Screens

Let’s keep the conversation going on Facebook or Instagram!

And, don’t forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes. Each review is so appreciated and always brings a smile to my face!

 

Jul 14, 2020
EP127: 'Spark Joy': Is It Really the Best Approach to Decluttering? with Sarit Sela
32:49

This week I want to have a discussion on the idea of our possessions 'sparking joy' as we declutter. The method comes from author, Marie Kondo in her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. The idea has become a mainstream thought; however, is it really the best way to approach decluttering? I bring you some personal thoughts on this subject, as well as dive into a discussion with Marie Kondo consultant, Sarit Sela. I wanted to give you the opportunity to make the decision for yourself after listening to two sides of the method!

Show Notes for EP127: Spark Joy: Is It Really the Best Approach to Decluttering? 

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And, don’t forget to leave a rating or review on iTunes. Each review is so appreciated and always brings a smile to my face!

 

Jul 07, 2020
Minimalist Mom Spotlight: Susanna Heiskanen
31:26

A series focused on 'real' minimalist moms: It’s odd to refer to this series that way but I wanted to encourage the everyday mom that you don’t have to go to extremes (or have a giant platform) to influence minimalism to those around you.

Today I bring you my conversation with minimalist mom, Susanna Heiskanen. Originally from Finland, Susanna is now living in Australia with her husband and two kiddos. Not only did she discuss her journey of minimalism but she goes into Scandinavian parenting and living a hygge lifestyle.

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Jul 03, 2020
EP126: Adventuring Together: How to Create Spontaneity with Kids with Greta Eskridge
37:28

Today I bring you my conversation with author, Greta Eskridge. Greta Eskridge is a second-generation homeschooling mom of four. Her message of deeply connected and intentional parenting began as a blog in her early days of mothering, but quickly blossomed into a writing and speaking career. Now, Greta helps parents and kids create connection in a disconnected world on her website, at the popular Wild and Free homeschool conferences, and at speaking engagements around the country. Today we'll be discussing the subject of her new book, adventuring with kids.

In recent years, children are growing up in a world that looks little like the one their parents experienced during childhood. The Internet at their fingertips, cameras on phones that fit in their pockets, schedules jam-packed with extracurriculars. Parents find themselves competing for their children’s attention, at a loss for meaningful ways to cut through the noise and connect. Greta will answer questions such as: how do I get my unadventurous child to feel comfortable stepping out of his/her comfort zone, adventures that are do-able with little children, free adventures to have with our children and more.

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Jun 30, 2020
Minimalist Mom Spotlight: Courtney Hughes
22:13

A series focused on 'real' minimalist moms: It’s odd to refer to this series that way but I wanted to encourage the everyday mom that you don’t have to go to extremes (or have a giant platform) to influence minimalism to those around you.

Today I bring you my conversation with minimalist mom, Courtney Hughes. Courtney is a wife and mother of three living in Jacksonville, Florida. She runs a non-profit called The Will King Foundation that supports international children looking to receive heart treatments in her city. I look forward to bringing you the story of how she became a minimalist and her encouragement to you in your own pursuit of a more simplistic lifestyle.

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Jun 26, 2020
EP125: Ask Questions, Have Discussions [Intentional Media Consumption] with Rita Rogers
28:01

Today, I bring you my conversation with Rita Rogers. Rita is an is an ICU nurse, farm wife, mom to two little girls and blogger at Rita Rogers Co. where she advocates for living well on purpose. Rita takes on cultural norms such as health culture and thought processes that may not be serving us well by getting us to ask questions and apply common sense solutions.

In this conversation, we have an open dialogue on intentional media consumption and what that looks like in our day-to-day. We're not experts, just two minimalist mamas looking to navigate the plethora of information coming our way. I need to have ways to insulate my mind from the negativity of the world so that I can fulfill my daily parenting duties. That said, the 'noise' of the news media is something that's hard to tune out so instead of completely doing so, I just have to get better at navigating. 

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Jun 16, 2020
EP124: Simplifying When Your Spouse Isn't On Board with Diana Rene
36:55

Today I bring you my conversation with Diana Rene. Diana is a busy mom of two located in Denver, Colorado. She helps other busy mama's online to declutter their homes and simplify their lives, so they can spend more time doing what they love - and spend less time picking up after everyone. Today we discuss one of the most-asked listener questions: how do I simplify when my spouse isn't on board? Diana shares from personal experience and gives great suggestions on how to lovingly invite your spouse to join you (or at least arrive at some compromises that will leave both partners feeling satisfied!)

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Jun 09, 2020
EP123: Values-Based Budgeting with Janice Scholl
36:31

Today I bring you my conversation with host of the The Money, Career & Motherhood Podcast, Janice Scholl. Janice has made an entire career out of talking about money and business. She found her purpose when she began mentoring female entrepreneurs in 2012. Today, we define how value-based budgeting varies from a typical budget. The budget is designed to help people have the money to spend it on the things they want to. It shouldn’t feel like a restrictor but an enabler. Changing your family’s financial future requires a change in behavior and there’s no better time to start than today.

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Jun 02, 2020
Minimalist Mom Spotlight: Ashley Brown
19:09

A new series focused on 'real' minimalist moms: It’s odd to refer to this series that way but I wanted to encourage the everyday mom that you don’t have to go to extremes (or have a giant platform) to influence minimalism to those around you.

Today I bring you my conversation with mama, Ashley Brown. Ashley is a wife, momma of two, nurse educator, and creator and owner of Routine and Things, which is dedicated to helping you get and stay happy using routines as your guide. With her life being an example, Ashley strongly believes routines can be a springboard for improving your home, yourself, and your life. She exhibits and encourages consistency as well as simplicity as a way to enjoy life more and more each day.

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May 29, 2020
EP122: Redefining Beauty Through Simplicity with Simi Botic
43:55

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Today I bring you my conversation with certified holistic health coach and author, Simi Botic. Through her work, she helps women all over the world ditch perfection and heal their relationships with food and body image so they can begin to embrace their beautifully imperfect lives. You may wonder how minimalism applies to body image and my response would be that as we simplify our approach to how we're viewing and treating our bodies, we ultimately are making healthier choices that benefit both our mental and physical health. The way we view ourselves often contributes to the way we experience our daily life which bleeds into the example we set for our children. Simi’s passion for helping women in this area is evident right away and I think you’ll walk away from this conversation feeling like you’ve talked to a good friend.

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May 26, 2020
EP121: Safe & Organized Photos with Kate Miley
31:27

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Today I bring you my conversation with Kate Miley. Kate is a professional photo organizer and is on a mission to help moms both back up their photos so they can sleep well at night and organize their photos so they can enjoy them again. Do you have thousands of photos that need sorting, saving, and deleting? Are your photos stored in a safe place? Does the thought of organizing your photos overwhelm you? Hopefully you’ll walk away from our conversation with a handful of helpful nuggets in your pocket to get the process started! 

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May 19, 2020
EP120: Understanding Our Triggers in Parenting with Carla Naumburg
37:00

Today, I bring you my interview with author, Carla Naumburg. Carla is is a writer, mother, and clinical social worker. She is the author of three parenting books and her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, CNN, and Mindful Magazine, among other places. Today we will be discussing her latest book, How To Stop Losing Your S*** with Your Kids. The title suggests humor; however, there is so much wisdom we can draw from Carla's research and insights.

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May 12, 2020
Minimalist Mom Spotlight: Emily McDermott
22:36

A new series focused on 'real' minimalist moms: It’s odd to refer to this series that way but I wanted to encourage the everyday mom that you don’t have to go to extremes (or have a giant platform) to influence minimalism to those around you.

Today I bring you my conversation with mama, Emily McDermott.  Emily is a wife, mother of two boys, and simplicity seeker. Her desire is to cut through the noise and the “stuff” of everyday life to live mindfully, intentionally, and in a way that reflects her priorities and values. She loves to share her discoveries on my Simple By Emmy, and is also a regular contributor at No Sidebar.

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May 08, 2020
EP119: Nature as a Classroom with Meghan Fitzgerald of Tinkergarten
35:03

Today I bring you my conversation with Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer of Tinkergarten, Meghan Fitzgerald. After 18 years as an educator, curriculum developer and school leader, Meghan has her dream gig—an entrepreneur/educator/mom who helps families everywhere, including hers, learn outside. Tinkergarten is on a mission to elevate the childhood experience. The idea is that children learn through play through bringing families together in a natural place within their community. Today, Meghan will speak to the importance of using nature as a classroom and why it's beneficial for children of all ages.  

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May 05, 2020
EP118: Children, Small Spaces and Too Much Stuff with Margaret Ables and Amy Wilson
44:00

Today I bring you my conversation with Margaret Ables and Amy Wilson, comedians, mothers, and hosts of the podcast What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of MotherhoodWhat Fresh Hell regularly ranks at the top of the Parenting and Kids and Family charts on Apple Podcasts, and is nearing two million lifetime downloads. In each episode Margaret and Amy discuss a parenting topic from their usually-completely opposite perspectives. Today, we discuss a variety of minimalist topics: from older children, toys, living in small spaces and just the weight of having 'too much'.

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Apr 30, 2020
Bonus Episode: Creative Expression During Social Distancing
29:40

Today I bring you my conversation with Australian designer, Naomi Findlay. We are currently stuck in our homes but that doesn't mean we can't cultivate a lovely space to exist in during this time. My hope is that this conversation will inspire you to beat boredom and allow creative expression to benefit your mental health during this time of uncertainty.

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Apr 28, 2020
EP117: The Way We Talk to Our Kids (and Why It Matters...) with Sharon Jaynes
39:26

Today I bring you my conversation with author, Sharon Jaynes. Sharon is an international inspirational speaker and Bible teacher for women’s conferences and events. She is also the author of several books and today we’ll be discussing one of her most popular books, The Power of a Woman’s Words. In our conversation, Sharon will provide practical tips for encouraging our children with our words, how tiny shifts in our language can make a huge difference in our relationship with our children and she also begins the conversation with helpful tips that support positive communication with our spouses.

I appreciated all of the wisdom that Sharon brought to the episode but if you’re specifically looking for her tips regarding children, skip to (around) minute twenty to bypass our conversation about spouses (though it’s a rich discussion that I do recommend giving a listen!) 

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Apr 21, 2020
EP116: Turning Limiting Beliefs Into Limitless Opportunities with Kate Crocco
23:45

This week, I bring you my interview with author, Kate Crocco. Kate is a psychotherapist, confidence and mindset coach and writer who mentors female leaders around the globe. She is the host of a weekly podcast, Thinking Like a Boss, where she regularly interviews female entrepreneurs from various fields who have found success in business and in life. Today we discuss the difficulties women face when launching and running their own businesses - how can we overcome our limiting beliefs? How do we discern whether or not to take an opportunity? How do we start before we feel ready?

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Apr 17, 2020
EP115: Natural Homeschooling with Rachel Rainbolt
46:20

Today I bring you my conversation with Rachel Rainbolt. Rachel is the Sage Family coach, writer, podcaster, and advocate for gentle parenting, natural homeschooling, and simple living. In the discussion today, you’ll hear Rachel’s secrets to natural homeschooling that include de-schooling, connection, trust, freedom, collaboration, and more. Rachel's brand of unschooling practices minimalism for education: not trying to pile boxes of random information into the attic of our kids' minds!

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Apr 14, 2020
Minimalist Mom Spotlight: Kasey Ciesiensky
22:06

A new series focused on 'real' minimalist moms: It’s odd to refer to this series that way but I wanted to encourage the everyday mom that you don’t have to go to extremes (or have a giant platform) to influence minimalism to those around you.

Today I bring you my conversation with mama, Kasey Ciesiensky. Kasey is a homeschooling mom of four that has been on a journey to minimize toxic chemicals in her life for the past 9 years. She loves researching all things pertaining to a less toxic and more natural lifestyle and sharing what she learns with others.  She is the founder and CEO of Red’s Gone Green, a company that handcrafts all natural cleaners so that you can breathe safer air that smells deliciously fragrant.

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Apr 10, 2020
EP114: Mindful Minutes for Kids with Tejal Patel
28:16

This week, I bring you my conversation with Tejal Patel. Tejal is a former divorce attorney turned mindfulness, meditation and Ayurveda advocate for moms and kids. She’s the host of the Time-In Talks Podcast , speaker and author of the new book, Meditation for Kids: 40 Activities To Manage Emotions, Ease Anxiety and Stay Focused. Today we will discuss how you can begin a mindful, mediation practice (even if you’re not currently doing so), what a mediation practice looks like for kids, and why meditation is a beneficial lifeskill (for really any age!) Tejal’s fun, practical and simple way of infusing mindfulness and meditation into the lives of modern families in a way that is understandable to kids truly sets her apart from the traditional self-help crowd and makes her a go-to expert for modern moms seeking to raise calm, confident, and compassionate children and become the most present, patient and peaceful parent they can be!

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Apr 08, 2020
EP113: "Less is More" Fitness with Cari Oschman & Bailey Oschman
19:33

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This week we are talking with sisters-in-law, Cari and Bailey Oschman, co-founders of Fit Mama In 30 an online fitness and nutrition community for moms. Today we will discuss how their approach to simplifying workouts and meal plans has transformed hundreds of women’s lives not only from a physical standpoint but also their outlook on fitness and nutrition for their family.  Can you really get results with 30 minute at-home workouts and simplified meal plans?

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Apr 02, 2020
EP112: Meal Planning (& More) on a Budget with Heather Brown
34:28

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This week, I bring you my conversation with Heather Brown. Heather is the creator and editor at My Life Well Loved! A website created out of a passion to empower women, inspire confidence, and elevate living a life well loved. Today, Heather will bring us some of her best tips on budgeting from a minimalist perspective. She'll chat about tips and tricks to help keep grocery and meal planning minimal on the budgeting end and beyond!

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Mar 31, 2020
Minimalist Mom Spotlight: Shauna Dinsart
24:24

A new series focused on 'real' minimalist moms: It’s odd to refer to this series that way but I wanted to encourage the everyday mom that you don’t have to go to extremes (or have a giant platform) to influence minimalism to those around you.

Today I had the opportunity to talk with minimalist mama, Shauna Dinsart. Originally from Seattle, Shauna is now living in The South of France. She considers herself a sort of business woman gone rogue, having built a corporate career in aerospace, and leaving it all behind to pursue a new adventure across the world. Her new life includes traveling part of the time, writing most of the time, and momming all of the time; you can find her parenting related writing on Scary Mommy and Motherly.

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Mar 27, 2020
EP111: Small Dosed Intentionality with Brittney Smart
21:44

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This week, I bring you my conversation with Brittney Smart. Mother of five and author of The Five Minute Time-In, Brittney is here today to discuss how she has found that the simple act of spending 5 targeted minutes (with each of her five children) right before bedtime has transformed her outlook and abilities as a mom.  Does small-does intentionality really work? Join me as we weigh the pros and cons of quality vs. quantity parenting and how you can add daily intentionality into your parenting!

We discuss:

  • The idea of a five-minute time-in (what is it?)
  • Quality vs. Quantity parenting
  • Addressing naysayers of this mentality

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Mar 25, 2020
EP110: Calmer, Peaceful Motherhood with Natalie Hixson
31:53

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This week, I bring you my conversation with Natalie Hixson. After learning to thrive in motherhood and process anger in a healthy way, Natalie became convicted to help other moms avoid those dark years of motherhood by helping them to appreciate and process their anger, learn to identify their triggers, and ultimately control their reaction to those triggering situations. Today we'll discuss how to recognize triggers of anger, to set practices into place to process anger, and ultimately, how to control your reaction to those triggering situations.

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Mar 18, 2020
Bonus Episode: Surviving School Closings
21:27

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When faced with unexpected downtime, it's important to craft a plan to make the days run a little smoother. For a lot of us, the endless hours of togetherness is uncharted territory. Today, I bring back previous guest, Hunter Clarke-Fields to provide you with a handful of ways to maintain sanity (and even enjoyment) during the next few weeks (and maybe for future snow days!)

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Mar 16, 2020
EP109: Simplifying Your Wardrobe...By Color? with Jeannie Stith-Mawhinney
26:14

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This week, I bring you my conversation with Jeannie Stith-Mawhinney. Jeannie is founder and CEO of Color Guru.  She analyzes women's hair, skin, and eye color to give them their ideal color palette for clothing to highlight their beauty and simplify shopping.  Jeannie is also the creator and teacher of the "Create Your Colorful Capsule Wardrobe" online course. Jeannie's work has been featured on the Design Mom, The Mindful Mama Podcast, and The Pretty Simple Sarah Podcast. It may not sound like a minimalist concept but the work Jeannie does for women really helps to simplify the time we get getting ready. Knowing ones’ colors makes simplifying, shopping, and getting dressed easier and we all know I’m all about easier here on the Minimalist Moms Podcast!

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Mar 10, 2020
EP108: The 'Four R Framework' with Robyn Conley Downs
28:36

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This week, I bring you my conversation with fellow podcaster, Robyn Conley Downs. Robyn is founder of the mission-driven media and education brand, Real Food Whole Life, and creator of the Feel Good Effect Mindset & Method. Holding a Master’s degree in education with an emphasis in behavior change, and 4 years of public policy & health change at the doctoral level, her work taps into cutting edge science around mindset, strategies and habits; and how people create and sustain lasting wellness. She combines this professional research background with work as a certified yoga teacher, specializing in mindfulness and self-compassion, to share science-based, life-tested, radically simple solutions to help people feel good. Today we'll discuss her 'four r framework' - creating habits around four times of day: early morning, midday, afternoon and evening. I cannot wait for you to hear this one!

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Mar 03, 2020
Minimalist Mom Spotlight: Mia Danielle
19:38

A new series focused on 'real' minimalist moms: It’s odd to refer to this series that way but I wanted to encourage the everyday mom that you don’t have to go to extremes (or have a giant platform) to influence minimalism to those around you.

Today I had the opportunity to talk with minimalist mama, Mia Danielle. Mia has recently authored the book, 'Downsizing: The 5-Step Method for Life Transitions Big and Small' and spends her time helping women create clutter-free spaces using a holistic method that energizes and inspires.

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Mar 02, 2020
Minimalist Mantra: Only For a Season.
03:36
Feb 27, 2020
EP107: Let's Declutter Some Toys with Jenna Arvidson
31:35

This week, I bring you my conversation with fellow podcaster, Jenna Arvidson. Jenna teaches moms how to create rhythms and routines to organize their home and life so they can enjoy raising their kids. She is the host of The Simple Home Podcast and has taught hundreds of moms through her online learning community, workshops, and in-home consultations. Today we will discuss toy decluttering: where to begin, what to keep vs. what to toss, setting boundaries with our kiddos and how to keep toy clutter from returning!!

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Feb 25, 2020
EP106: Thrifting 101 with Sarah Therese
31:56

This week, I bring you my conversation with Sarah Therese. Sarah is a well-known YouTuber with over 860,000 subscribers. Her videos focus on minimalism, food, beauty, and motherhood. She herself is mom to three littles. They all reside (including her hubby of five years) on the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada. Today we'll have a discussion about thrifting! Sarah has great advice to share in this area as she has been an avid thrifter for years!

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- The importance of thrifting
- Why we should participate in the second hand market...
- Starting points for those who have never before thrifted.
- The best and weirdest thing Sarah has found while thrifting. 

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Feb 18, 2020
EP105: Intentional Simplicity with Allie Casazza
27:06

This week, I bring you my conversation with Allie Casazza. Allie is the host of the top-rated podcast, The Purpose Show and the creator of online courses that have earned her international attention for her fresh, practical lifestyle strategies for moms. Known as 'The Life Minimalist', she encourages and inspires women to pursue abundant life by creating space for what matters most. Today, we'll discuss her journey into minimalism, the effects of which have completely overhauled her life and simple steps you can take if you don't know where to begin your own pursuit!

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  • Allie's personal journey into minimalism
  • How minimalism has transformed her life
  • Simple ways you can begin to pare down in your own life

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Feb 11, 2020
Minimalist Mom Spotlight: Krista Lockwood
17:31

A new series focused on 'real' minimalist moms: It’s odd to refer to this series that way but I wanted to encourage the everyday mom that you don’t have to go to extremes (or have a giant platform) to influence minimalism to those around you.

Today I had the opportunity to talk with minimalist mama, Krista Lockwood. Founder of Motherhood Simplified, Krista has cultivated a community to teach/inspire other mothers how to declutter their homes so they can experience more time and energy.

We discuss:

  • The decision to move from Alaska to Florida
  • How minimizing has made for a smoother pregnancy/postpartum transition in her life
  • Krista's 'minimalist confession'

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Feb 10, 2020
EP104: Becoming a Shameless Mom with Sara Dean
35:01

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This week, I bring you my conversation with Sara Dean. Host of the top-rated Shameless Mom Academy podcast, Sara inspires women to stop shrinking and start shining in all aspects of their lives. After enduring her own identity crisis following the birth of her son, Sara took her background in psychology, health, and wellness and rebuilt her identity, one step at a time. When she’s not serving women inside of her thriving Momentum Mamas membership community, her Tenacious Mamas business & leadership mastermind and her annual event, Shameless Mom Con! Today, we’ll discuss shame in motherhood - the what, the why, the 'how to overcome', we'll also discuss creating space in the day-to-day and learning from experiences to go into ‘data collection mode’!

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  • What does is mean to be a shameless mom?
  • Curating the many influences in our lives
  • Collecting 'data' from our past in order to move forward

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Feb 05, 2020
EP103: Don't Overthink It with Anne Bogel
18:29

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This week, I bring you my conversation with author, blogger, podcast host, Anne Bogel. Anne is the author of Reading People and I'd Rather Be Reading, creator of the blog Modern Mrs. Darcy and the podcasts What Should I Read Next? and One Great Book. She has been featured in O, the Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Bustle, Refinery 29, The Washington Post & more. Her popular book lists and reading guides have established her as a tastemaker among readers, authors, and publishers. Today, we'll discuss her latest book, Don't Overthink It in which Anne addresses how overthinking really has begun to overtake peoples’ lives and how we can take actionable steps to make easier, more confident decisions!

Don't Miss:

  • Tips for overcoming decision-making fatigue
  • Why overthinking affects more women than men
  • Do your thoughts keep you up at night? Putting your mind at ease
  • The role of compassion in overthinking

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Jan 28, 2020
EP102: In Want and Plenty [& Journaling in Our Everyday] with Meredith McDaniel
22:59

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This week, I bring you my conversation with author, Meredith McDaniel. Meredith is a licensed professional counselor and owner of her private practice, Milk and Honey. She is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, she has also served on staff with Young Life and as the Lead Counselor with Inheritance of Hope. Today, she's here to discuss the importance of cultivating a habit of journaling, how we can use journaling as a tool to overcome 'roadblocks' in our lives and much more!

Don't Miss:

  • The importance of journaling + how we can cultivate the habit of journaling
  • 'Back to Basics' questions we can ask ourselves
  • How to look back to move forward
  • How journaling can help us overcome 'roadblocks' in our lives

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Jan 21, 2020
EP101: Capsule Wardrobe Mistakes with Amanda Warfield
23:55

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This week, I bring you my conversation with Amanda Warfield. If you're looking for help with simplicity and organization, she's your girl —simplicity lover, capsule wardrobe expert, online educator, and host of The Live Organized, Live Simple Podcast. Most days you can find her curled up with a good book and a giant mug of coffee, daydreaming about Disney, or snuggling with her cats and husband. On this episode Amanda will specifically speak to common mistakes that women make when creating capsule wardrobes.

We discuss:

  • Common mistakes when creating a capsule wardrobe and how to correct them

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Jan 15, 2020
EP100: Project 333 with Courtney Carver
16:38

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In celebration of our one hundredth episode I’d bring back one of the leading experts in this community, author Courtney Carver. If you’re not familiar with Courtney, pause the episode and do a quick Google search as you’ll see Courtney has done/and is doing important things in the minimalist community around the world. Her work has been featured in countless articles, podcasts and interviews on simplicity. She is here today to discuss her latest book Project 333: The Minimalist Challenge That Proves Less Really Is So Much More that releases in March.

While you may have heard of the challenge before, this book truly dives deep into the cyclical nature of consumerism and consistent lack of satisfaction with our purchases, along with tips, solutions and inspiration that shows us that we are so much more than what we wear!

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Jan 07, 2020
EP99: Post-Holiday Decluttering
11:36

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I decided to drop this episode a little earlier than normal because we only have a couple of days left in the year and I wanted to provide you with some encouragement for post-holiday decluttering. Take advantage of this special time of year - a lot of you may not have work OR you may be able to utilize your children that are home on holiday break. Whatever the case may be, I am here to assist you as you calm the chaos of the holidays!

My tips to declutter:
- Kitchen
- Holiday boxes
- Holiday decorations
- Christmas Cards
- Old toys

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Dec 30, 2019
EP98: Learning with Less with Ayelet Marinovich
27:15

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This week, I bring you my conversation with Ayelet Marinovich. Ayelet is a pediatric speech-language pathologist, parent educator, singer and mother based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the founder of Strength In Words, and creator of the Learn With Less™ Curriculum. Her best-selling books, "Understanding Your Baby" and "Understanding Your Toddler" give families the confidence to connect with simple, natural activities. Today we will have a discussion on how we can support language development and ultimately find more joy in the mayhem of early parenthood. 

We discuss:

  • Using everyday objects to encourage growth/development
  • The importance of narrating our days
  • Leading our children by our example

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Dec 19, 2019
Minimalist Mantra: Habit Stack
03:30
Dec 17, 2019
EP97: The Art of Happy Moving with Ali Wenzke
26:54

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This week, I bring you my interview with author Ali Wenzke. Ali and her husband moved ten times in eleven years, living in six states across the U.S. She created her popular blog, The Art of Happy Moving, to help others build a happier life before, during, and after a move. She recently released her first book with the same title: The Art of Happy Moving: How to Declutter, Pack, and Start Over While Maintaining Your Sanity and Finding Happiness. Her moving advice has been featured in Forbes, Readers' Digest, U.S News & World Report, Real Simple, Today.com, Fast Company and more. Today we discuss how to make moving easier with children (involving them in the process) common mistakes we tend to make, the correlation between habit change and moving and much more. I highly recommend listening to this conversation with Ali even if you don't have a move on the horizon. 

We Discuss:

  • Moving with children
  • The biggest mistakes we make when preparing to move
  • Decluttering while preparing to move
  • The correlation between habit change and moving
  • Practical tips we can easily implement when preparing to move/moving

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Dec 11, 2019
EP96: Breaking the Habit of Reactive Parenting with Hunter-Clarke Fields
27:47

This week, I bring you my conversation with fellow podcaster and mindful mama, Hunter Clarke Fields. Her upcoming book, Raising Good Humans focuses on powerful and practical strategies to break free from “reactive parenting” habits in order to raise kind, cooperative, and confident kids. Today, we’ll specifically be discussing how you can incorporate a mindfulness practice in order to stop yelling at our children.

We discuss:

  • Mindful tips we can implement in order to reduce the amount of yelling we exhibit in our home

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Dec 03, 2019
EP95: Holiday Organization with Jennifer Ford Berry
22:03

This week, I bring you my interview with Jennifer Ford Berry. Jennifer is a professional organizer, national speaker and host of The 29 Minute Mom podcast.  She is passionate about teaching people how to recognize and eliminate any clutter in their life that is keeping them from living out their purpose. Today we’ll center our conversation around holiday organization - how we can get our children involved, overcoming the mistakes we make when organizing and more!

We discuss:

  • Practical, east steps to make holiday organization a smoother process
  • Common mistakes we make when organizing for the holidays
  • Getting our children involved in the organization process

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Nov 26, 2019
EP94: Clutter-Free Gifts with Christy Lingo
32:34

This week, I bring you my interview with organizing expert, Christy Lingo. Christy is the author of the book, 100 Clutter-Free Gifts: And Why You Want Them. Today she is here to discuss how she cultivated the list, how we can confidently ask for these gifts during the holidays/birthdays (and deal with the pushback we may receive) and some of her favorites we can ask for this holiday season!

We Discuss:

  • How Christy began to cultivate her list of clutter-free gifts.
  • Why we want clutter-free gifts in our home. 
  • How to ask for these specific gifts. 
  • How we can express our desire for clutter-free gifts without coming across as offensive.
  • How to deal with pushback from family members.
  • Christy's favorite clutter-free items we can ask for this Christmas!

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Nov 19, 2019
EP93: Rhythms of Renewal with Rebekah Lyons
31:34

This week, I speak with author and national speaker, Rebekah Lyons. An old soul with a contemporary, honest voice, Rebekah reveals her own battles to overcome anxiety and depression—and invites others to discover and boldly pursue their purpose. Her work has been featured on Good Morning America, CNN, Huffington PostThe TennesseanPublisher’s Weekly, and more. Today, she is here to speak about her most recent book, Rhythms of Renewal. We discuss the importance of rest, stepping away from technology, and creating rhythms in our day-to-day which ultimately help to renew our body and soul.

We discuss:

  • The importance of regular rest and rhythms
  • Anxiety + stress: Is there an end in sight?
  • Practical steps/changes one could make to start to overcome stress & anxiety

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Nov 12, 2019
EP92: Sustainable Minimalism with Stephanie Seferian
28:01

This week, I speak with fellow podcaster and minimalist mom, Stephanie Seferian. Stephanie is host of The Sustainable Minimalists Podcast where she speaks on topics such as sustainability, minimalism, zero-waste living, decluttering, parenting + conscious consumerism. Today Stephanie will offers us some eco-friendly tips + incremental strategies for responsibly cutting through clutter as a means to more fully enjoy life's sweetest moments.

We discuss:

  • Eco-friendly options to implement in the home

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Nov 05, 2019
EP91: Slay [Self-Doubt] Like a Mother with Katherine Wintsch
27:30

This week, I bring you my interview with author, Katherine Wintsch! Not only is this book a wonderful resource for mothers but for anyone that deals with self doubt. Full of implementation exercises. From self-doubt to self-love. Release the myth of perfection. Katherine has been featured on the Today Show, NY Times, Wallstreet Journal and Fast Company. She founded the Mom Complex and dedicates her life to help mothers destroy the ‘dragon’ of self-doubt.

We Discuss:

  • What prompted Katherine to begin her research regarding self-doubt in motherhood.
  • Does self-doubt only stick around during certain seasons of parenting?
  • How we can combat self-doubt in our own children.
  • Practical tips to defeat self-doubt on the daily! (How do we ‘quiet that dragon of self-doubt??’)

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Oct 24, 2019
EP90: [An Approach to] Slow Living with Emma Schieb
34:02

This week, I speak with Emma Scheib of Simple Slow and Lovely. Emma is a self-proclaimed introvert who craves all things simple and slow in life. She lives in Motueka, New Zealand with her husband and two children. Her writing has been featured on Introvert DearA Life in ProgressThe Life on Purpose Movement, Becoming Unbusy, and No Sidebar. Today, we speak about slow living and how we all could all benefit from a slower approach to our daily lives.

We Discuss:

  • Emma's personal story into minimalism
  • How do you live slowly and mindfully while being the mother of little ones?
  • When compared with other cultures, it seems as though Americans really value productivity and a fast-paced lifestyle. Why do you think we vary so much?
  • What are your top three tips to incorporate ‘slow’ into your day-to-day?

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Oct 08, 2019
EP89: Taking a Detour with Jen Babakhan
25:56

This week, I bring you my conversation with author, Jen Babakhan. Jen is a former marketing executive turned stay-at-home mom. In her new book, Detoured: The Messy, Grace-Filled Journey from Working Professional to Stay-at-Home Mom, she writes of the tension between wanting to maintain a career while feeling the pull to remain at home with her newborn son. Throughout our conversation, Jen openly and honestly acknowledges the pressure between the inclination to financially contribute while also desiring to be the primary caregiver at home.

We Discuss:

  • The initial moment she decided to transition from working mom to stay-at-home mom
  • Combating judgement from other working mothers
  • Difficult aspects of the transition
  • The biggest lesson/takeaway she learned in her season of transition
  • Encouragement from her new book, Detoured: The Messy, Grace-Filled Journey from Working Professional to Stay-at-Home Mom

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Sep 25, 2019
EP88: Simplifying Mealtimes with Littles with Joanna Parker
23:28

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This week, I talk to founder of Yumble Meal Delivery Service, Joanna Parker. After a venting session with friends, Joanna had the realization that she and her friends had one thing in common: they all desired to put real food on the table but couldn’t always find the time. After a busy day, parents desire to connect with their families, not spend time rushing around shopping for groceries and all of the mess that comes with cooking and cleanup. Joanna’s goal has always been to ‘lighten the load for parents so they have more quality time with their families. Today, Joanna will be speaking to the simplification of mealtimes with littles. She'll encourage us to see that healthy doesn’t have to equate to a struggle (even for the pickiest of eaters!)  

We Discuss:

  • The creation of her company, Yumble Kids!
  • Best tips to conquer ‘mom guilt’ when we aren’t regularly providing that Instagram-perfect meal.
  • Dealing with picky eaters.
  • Striking a balance between nutrition while not becoming overwhelmed with ‘organic’/’clean’/non-processed food for every meal.
  • Quick tips you have for making mealtimes stress-free!

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Sep 17, 2019
EP87: Back to School Tips and Tricks with Rachel Rosenthal
24:09

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This week, I speak with the owner and founder of Rachel and Company (a full-service professional organizing firm specializing in home organization, closet design, and home moves!) As the back to school season is here, Rachel provides us with her tried and true tricks for back to school organization!

We discuss:

  • Seven tips and tricks for the back-to-school season
  • What Rachel Can't Stop Talking About: Cropped Pants

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Sep 03, 2019
EP86: The Joy of Missing Out with Tonya Dalton
35:18

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This week, I speak with author, Tonya Dalton. Tonya Dalton is a productivity expert, writer, speaker and founder of inkWELL Press Productivity Co, a company centered around productivity tools and training. Her first book, The Joy of Missing Out, will release October 1st. In her highly anticipated first book, Dalton inspires women to reject the pressure to do more, be more, and achieve more. She shows them how to focus on what's important to them and then helps them develop their own unique productivity systems. Today, we will speak to the themes in her book and discuss why it's so important for each of us to discover JOMO for ourselves!

We discuss:

  • The creation of Inkwell Press
  • Defining JOMO
  • How Tonya discovered the 'joy of missing out' in her own life
  • Discovering our 'North Star'
  • How to gracefully say 'no' (and use 'no' as a full sentence)
  • Quick tips to establish more JOMO in our day-to-day

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Aug 22, 2019
EP85: Helping Our Kids Get Organized with Laurie Palau
29:48

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This week, I bring you my interview with Laurie Palau from Simply B Organized. Laurie Palau is also the author of the book Hot Mess: A Practical Guide To Getting Organized, speaker, and host of the weekly podcast, This Organized Life. Laurie will give us some insight as to how she has created this community but we’ll specifically be discussing organization with children. We may have the highest hopes for getting our homes organized but then we must deal with the clutter that derives from our kiddos. How do we encourage our kids without coming across as a nag? How do we set boundaries as our kids age? How do we implement new rules with our older, high school aged children? Laurie will answer all of these questions and more in our interview today!

We Discuss:

  • When to begin to implement organizational strategies for our children.
  • How to remain motivating rather than nagging our children.
  • Best strategies for encouraging:
    • Adolescent children
    • Middle school children
    • High school children
  • Implementing new 'rules' for teenagers that are already established in 'their ways'
  • Setting appropriate boundaries that encourage independence but still allow adult control.

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Aug 08, 2019
EP84: How Our Words Shape Our Days with Stefanie Gass
37:27

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This week, I bring you my conversation with the voice behind the Mompreneur Mastermind Show, Stefanie Gass. Her mission is to encourage female entrepreneurs, guiding them in their understanding of worthiness, success AND balance! Stefanie and I had a wonderful discussion on the power of our words and the 'ripple' effects they have on various facets of our lives. Our internal thoughts permeate our lives in so many ways and I think we had some great dialogue on how to challenge the habits we've constructed that rarely (if ever) serve us.

We discuss:

  • The creation of the. Mompreneur Mastermind Show.
  • At a very basic level, do women/moms tend to spend more in negative self talk than our spouses?
  • Why do the words we say to ourselves matter?
  • Some might think, "I'm only saying these words to myself...it won't affect anyone else?" Thoughts regarding this perspective...
  • Practical ways to move out of a negative mindset.

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Jul 24, 2019
EP83: Releasing Guilt in Motherhood with Renae Fieck
38:57

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This week, I talk to fellow podcaster, Renae Fieck. Renae is the host of the The Charis Project. The show was designed to help women bring more space, grace and intention to their lives. She provides a platform for honest conversations with practical strategies that can be implemented to create a life of intention. We discuss her creation of the Charis Project along with the topic of ‘releasing guilt in motherhood’. I personally believe guilt in motherhood comes from a variety of areas (outside pressure vs. internal pressure.) Our conversation dives a bit deeper into how exactly to confront and conquer some of that noise.

We discuss:

  • The Charis Project Podcast
  • Transitioning to our conversation on releasing guilt in motherhood, I’m curious as to your own history in this area.
  • As mothers, we’re concerned about our children becoming bullies, bullying others and yet, we bully ourselves and think nothing of it, can you speak to this?
  • How do you self-motivate when you’re feeling mom guilt?
  • How do you tune out the voices/pressure of others that could prompt you to feel guilty?

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Jul 09, 2019
EP82: The 'Yes' Trap with Jennifer Burnham
36:06

This week, I interview organizational coach, Jennifer Burnham. Today, she will be speaking to the ‘what’ and the ‘why’ behind saying ‘yes’! As a culture we’ve become so accustomed to ‘busy’. We believe that the more we say yes, the more we will become. Better mothers. Better wives. Better friends. Better volunteers. Everything will be better. It’s impossible to keep up the charade. Very few of us (if anyone) can balance all of the invitations to busy that come our way. Busy ends up leaving us feeling bankrupt of ourselves.

We discuss:

  • How do you know discern what should be a top priority if all the options sound ‘good’?
  • How do we narrow our focus/calendar? 
  • How do 'people pleasers' establish confidence while saying 'no'?
  • When does it become selfish to balance ‘my needs’ vs. ‘other’s needs’?
  • Would you say that our current ‘pace’ is just a matter of using our time poorly? Or is it really a lack of assessment with ‘where our train is going?’

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Show Notes for EP82: The 'Yes' Trap with Jennifer Burnham

Jun 18, 2019
EP81: Outer Order, Inner Calm with Gretchen Rubin
34:49

This week, I am thrilled to bring you bestselling author, Gretchen Rubin. In her latest book,Outer Order, Inner Calm,Gretchen explores the relationship between our physical and mental space: outside order creating an inner calmness. Throughout her career, Gretchen has written on the pursuit of happiness and how one can get there based upon personality traits or just practical tips suited towards their environment. Gretchen’s new book is a wonderful resource for those who aren’t quite sure where to begin but it’s also full of helpful tips I hadn’t ever thought of when decluttering my home.

We discuss:

  • How Gretchen discovered outer order contributing to her own inner calm
  • Is the recent interest in decluttering/minimalism just a trend or are people truly catching on to this ‘better way to live’?
  • How personality contributes to our decluttering approach
  • Actionable steps for mothers to keep up with the clutter
  • How to make choices when organizing sentimental items

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Jun 04, 2019
EP80: Less-Is-More Parenting with Denaye Barahona
48:40

This week, I am bringing you my interview with Denaye Barahona. Denaye is host of the Simple Families Podcast and is author of the new book Simple Happy Parenting. Her refreshing approach to minimalism and parenting is professional yet warm. She believes in a holistic approach to helping the whole family; living well through cultivating a healthy relationship with yourself, family and home. I’ve enjoyed listening to her podcast over the last several years and can’t wait to talk with her today about the idea of ‘less-is-more’ when parenting.

We discuss:

  • A definition of simple, happy parenting
  • How do we step away from a skittish mindset and move towards a more free, relaxed relationship with our children?
  • Some would argue: “Isn’t our job to protect our children from any difficulties that are in our control?” How would you respond?
  • Is the 'less-is-more' parenting approach only a trend?
  • How we can parent with a ‘less-is-more’ mentality when it comes to:
    • Food/Mealtimes
    • Free play at home
    • Manners
    • Sleep
    • Playground
    • School
    • The Outdoors

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May 23, 2019
EP79: Minimal-ish with Desirae Endres
40:21

This week, I’m bringing you my interview with Desirae Endres of the Minimal-ish Podcast. Similar to the goal of Minimalist Moms, Desirae is passionate about helping others live with less to create space for the things in life that truly matter. I really enjoyed my time with Desirae. She is down-to-earth and genuinely believes in practicing what she preaches. I appreciated hearing about her approach to motherhood and slowing down has made life all the better.

We discuss:

  • Quick tips for the following areas of life:
    Motherhood | Health | Frugality | Cleaning | Faith
  • How the 'slow down' mentality has affected her motherhood and as a wife.
  • Ways we can all become more intentional, slower in our lives right now.

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May 09, 2019
EP78: An Organized Life with Lauren Tucker
23:19

This week, I’ll be speaking with Lauren Tucker of An Organized Life. It’s Lauren’s hope to provide women with tools (and encouragement) for whatever stage of the organizational process they find themselves in! Our conversation is full of tips to get your home feeling lighter and organized (even for those of you who struggle to take that first step!)

We discuss:

  • Her recommendation for the initial steps of home organization
  • The importance of decreasing clutter as it contributes to an overall ‘lightness’
  • Maintaining an organized space with children
  • First steps of a frugal lifestyle...

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Apr 24, 2019
EP77: Redefining Perfect Parenting with Rachel Bailey
21:16

This week, I’ll be speaking with Rachel Bailey. Rachel has completed a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and has worked as an academic coach as well as an intensive in-home therapist. She assists parents in creating a strong parental foundation where they develop the confidence in their own abilities to raise children – without allowing the outside voices of culture to shape those views.

We discuss:

  • How to say ‘no’ to even the seemingly ‘good’ opportunities that come our way
  • Reducing guilt from the various opinions/voices in our society
  • The value of our ‘presence’ vs. ‘presents’
  • Decluttering our calendars so that we can find balance for all family members

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Apr 09, 2019
EP76: Conquering Our Closets with Daniella Siebert
25:55

This week I’ll be interviewing style coach, Daniella Siebert. Daniella is passionate about aiding women in conquering their closets so they can dress and shop with confidence. Her passion for this work shines in this interview. It is my hope that you will take away a handful of practical tips from the wisdom that she shares with us today.

We discuss:

  • Capsule wardrobes and anchor pieces
  • Shopping local/secondhand
  • Top tips to condense your closet

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Mar 26, 2019
EP75: A Minimalist Approach to Health with Lindsey Moeller
25:34

This week I’ll be discussing some helpful approaches to health. Can you believe we’re already a couple of weeks into March? As many of us are beginning to lose motivation of those initial days of the year, I wanted to encourage you that not all is lost. It is my belief that health is a lifelong pursuit. It’s every meal. Every morning. Every afternoon. Every moment. If you’ve fallen off the wagon, get back on! As it’s been said before, your future say will thank you!

I discuss:

  • A brief background of my passion for health/wellness
  • Ways to simplify your approach to health

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Show Notes for EP75: A Minimalist Approach to Health

Mar 12, 2019
EP74: Zero Waste Home with Bea Johnson
26:19

Today I welcome a special guest to the show: Bea Johnson! Author of Zero Waste Home, Bea will be sharing a bit of her story into zero waste living along with some helpful tips for all of us as we may consider living the same way.

We discuss:

  • How Bea initality transtioned into a zero waste lifestyle
  • Quick hints/tips on how to incorporate zero waste throughout the household
  • Creating less waste with children

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Show Notes for EP74: Zero Waste Home with Bea Johnson

 

Feb 19, 2019
EP73: Receive Rest
04:25
Jan 29, 2019
EP72: Start Today
03:48
Jan 08, 2019
EP71: The Minimalist Home with Joshua Becker
46:15

We welcome a special guest to the show: Joshua Becker! His new book, The Minimalist Home, releases next Tuesday, December 18th! The book is a room-by-room guide to help readers declutter and refocus their lives.

We discuss:

  • Tips/pitfalls of various rooms
  • How to avoid toy-clutter
  • How to address overzealous gift givers
  • Bringing our spouses on board with minimalism

 

ANNOUNCEMENT: Megan will be taking a hiatus from the show for a little while so our episodes may not post as frequently as you're used to. In the meantime, you can connect with Megan on Instagram or her website: meganericson.com.

 

Find all the resources mentioned in this show:
Show Notes for EP71: The Minimalist Home with Joshua Becker

 

Dec 11, 2018
EP70: Minimalist Holiday Decor
31:25

In this week’s episode, we’ll discuss how to be purposeful in our seasonal decorating without being a grinch.

You know how it goes. The school year has barely begun and retailers are already pushing holiday decor. Mid-October I walked into Costco only to be caught off guard by Christmas trees and twinkle lights. While there’s nothing wrong with crafting a cozy space to enjoy during the holiday, there is also something to be said about intentionality with what we bring into our homes.

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Show Notes for EP70: Minimalist Holiday Decor

Dec 04, 2018
EP69: Attitude of Gratitude
06:03
Nov 27, 2018
EP68: The Minimalist Master Bedroom
37:32

We walk through the master bedroom as a part of our series - A Minimalist Home. The master bedroom is used in so many different ways depending on the needs of each family. We'll talk you through how to make it more minimal and functional for you and/or your spouse.

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Show Notes for EP68: The Minimalist Master Bedroom

Nov 20, 2018
EP67: Say, "Heck Yes!"
04:25
Nov 13, 2018
EP66: The Minimalist Living Room
28:15

Continuing in our series, A Minimalist Home, this week we’ll be discussing the living room - a space where one typically gathers with family and friends.

While it’s tricky to exercise restraint when decorating a living room, we have some tips that may help you create a less-is-more space without leaving it feeling empty and cold.

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Show Notes for EP66: The Minimalist Living Room

Nov 06, 2018
EP65: Need, Then Buy
05:38
Oct 30, 2018
EP64: Cozy Minimalist Home with Myquillyn Smith
31:35

We welcome a special guest - Myquillyn Smith - but you may know her as “The Nester.” She encourages women to embrace their homes, imperfections and all. Her new book, Cozy Minimalist Home, releases today! In it she breaks down how women can transform their homes, one room at a time, starting with what they already have.

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Show Notes for EP64: Cozy Minimalist Home with Myquillyn Smith

 

Oct 23, 2018
EP63: The Minimalist Entryway
32:16

We are continuing on in our series, A Minimalist Home, where we walk through each room of the home and talk about ways to stay minimal so you can make the best use of the space for your family. Today we’re talking about entryways, mudrooms and laundry spaces.

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Show Notes for EP63: The Minimalist Entryway

Oct 16, 2018
EP62: Quality Over Quantity
04:20
Oct 09, 2018
EP61: The Minimalist Kitchen
45:45

We are continuing on in our series, A Minimalist Home, where we walk through each room of the home and talk about ways to stay minimal so you can make the best use of the space for your family. Today we’re talking about kitchens.

Journey with us as we discuss the biggest clutter culprits in our cabinets, what a cluttered refrigerator panel may mean for the rest of your home - and much more!

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Show Notes for EP61: The Minimalist Kitchen

Oct 02, 2018
EP60: Quit To Win
06:48
Sep 25, 2018
EP59: The Minimalist Bathroom
30:57

We are continuing our series: A Minimalist Home. Today we’ll be discussing the space where most of us begin and end our day: the bathroom. We’ll discuss what’s in our bathrooms (nothing too TMI here) and how to give them a minimalist makeover.

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Show Notes for EP59: The Minimalist Bathroom

Sep 18, 2018
EP58: Slow Down
04:08
Sep 11, 2018
EP57: The Minimalist Children's Room
29:26

We're kicking off a new series: A Minimalist Home. We're walking through each room of the house and discussing how to keep each space minimal and working hard for your family. First up: kid's bedrooms. 

Topics We Discuss:

  • Deciding the feeling and function of the room
  • Rooms changing as children mature
  • How to save space
  • How to organize toys, books, and Legos

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Show Notes for EP57: A Minimalist Children's Room

 

Sep 04, 2018
EP56: Collect Memories, Not Things
04:58
Aug 28, 2018
EP55: What We Learned This Summer
26:41

We are back! We are delighted to be back in your earbuds after taking the summer off. Today we’ll be talking about all the minimalist lessons we learned from taking this intentional break.

In this episode we cover:

  • How to structure your kids' time on summer break
  • Traveling to the beach with kids
  • When to completely unplug from technology (for your sanity)
  • Working full-time when your kids are on summer break

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Show Notes for EP54: Top 20 Minimalist Mom Resources

Aug 21, 2018
EP54: Top 20 Minimalist Mom Resources
38:27

We have a special resource roundup episode where we give our top 20 favorite resources for minimalist moms! If it were up to us avid readers, we would just recommend books. However, we know not every momma has time to read so we’ve included podcasts, e-newsletters, and even a Netflix documentary to watch. They are in no particular order and we are not getting paid to endorse any of these people or brands, we just love them!

ANNOUNCEMENT: We will be taking a break from releasing new podcasts over the summer. So, if you want to stay in touch with us, please sign up to receive the "secret mantras" we'll be sending via email throughout the summer. Click here to sign up.

And, as always, we can connect on Facebook page or Instagram!

Find all the resources mentioned in this show:
Show Notes for EP54: Top 20 Minimalist Mom Resources

May 22, 2018
EP53: Need Less
05:26
May 15, 2018
EP52: When Minimalism is Debilitating
27:23

Setting a value in your life to live more minimally is a good thing; however, indecision can leave you in a debilitating state that doesn't feel like a positive step forward.

 

Find all the resources mentioned in this show:
Show Notes for EP52: Debilitating Minimalism.

May 08, 2018
EP51: Don't Organize, Minimize
05:26
May 01, 2018
EP50: Zero Waste for Beginners
45:30

We talk with a fellow minimalist mom, Stephanie, who is eagerly pursuing the zero waste movement. Having a zero waste home means you strive to use or reuse everything that comes into your home so there is no waste going to a landfill. Yes, zero trash is the goal! We don’t think our conversation today will get your household to that goal, but we’d like to introduce the concept and talk about easy ways your family can start to incorporate zero waste principles into your homes.

Find all the resources mentioned in this show and a list of beginner zero waste steps: Show Notes for EP50: Zero Waste for Beginners.

Apr 24, 2018
EP49: Single Task More
05:55
Apr 17, 2018
EP48: Top 5 Family Clutter Zones
49:01

We reveal the top 5 anxiety-inducing clutter zones in a family’s home. Researchers from UCLA did a study of how families live, what they keep in their homes and how they use the different spaces. They found a link between high cortisol (stress hormone) levels in female homeowners and a high density of household objects. We’ll share the findings and talk about how to deal with the biggest clutter culprits in our homes.

Get all the links and resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP48: Top 5 Family Clutter Zones

Apr 10, 2018
EP47: Borrow, Don't Buy
03:26
Apr 03, 2018
EP46: Mom Style, Simplified
42:38

Today we talk about Megan's favorite minimalist topic: Capsule wardrobes! We interview Jennifer Mackey-Mary of appleandpearwardrobe.com.

Jennifer has been a wardrobe stylist for 17 years and focuses on helping moms simplify their style while still keeping it fun and functional. Jennifer will share her expert tips on how to create a fun and stylish capsule wardrobe that still suits our momma season of life.

Get all the links and resources mentioned in this show: 
Show Notes for EP46: Mom Style, Simplified

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Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!

Mar 27, 2018
EP45: Enough Is Enough
05:50
Mar 20, 2018
EP44: Minimalist Beauty with Lindsey Moeller
46:17

Let's talk about natural and minimalist beauty routines! Listen in as we interview Lindsey Moeller of Balm Skincare. As founder of the natural beauty line, Lindsey will share with us what prompted her to create this line that prioritizes natural ingredients and how you can take steps to reduce the beauty products in your home.

We also talk about our beauty routines. While we haven’t disposed of all of the “carcinogenic” products, we still believe in making small steps in the right direction. Progress over perfection, friends.

 

Mar 13, 2018
EP43: Keep It Simple
04:40

The Minimalist Mantra of the Week is a quick, 5-minute episode with a phrase you can think on throughout the week.

This week’s mantra is: Keep It Simple

Read a full transcript of this show on the Minimalist Moms website.

Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!

And, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week.

Mar 06, 2018
EP42: Shopping Bans with Cait Flanders
42:48

Today we’ll be talking with Cait Flanders who is the author of the new book, The Year of Less. Cait took on a year-long shopping ban and discovered life is worth more than anything you can buy in a store.

Feb 27, 2018
EP41: People Over Things
05:16

The Minimalist Mantra of the Week is a quick, 5-minute episode with a phrase you can think on throughout the week.

This week’s mantra is: People Over Things

Read a full transcript of this show on the Minimalist Moms website.

Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!

And, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week.

Feb 20, 2018
EP40: Stuck on Sentiment
42:14

Sentimental items are one of the toughest things to minimize. This week, we discuss those items that are saturated in memories: the coffee cup from college, the cabbage patch doll from our childhood, your wedding dress, your grandmother’s costume jewelry, your daughter’s artwork from preschool, or a clipping from your son’s first haircut.

Do we purge them? Do we store them? What do we do with them? We hope this conversation will inspire you to look at what you’re holding tight to and what you may (may) be able to part with.

Feb 13, 2018
EP39: Use It Up
05:24

The Minimalist Mantra of the Week is a quick, 5-minute episode with a phrase you can think on throughout the week.

This week’s mantra is: Use It Up

Read a full transcript of this show on the Minimalist Moms website.

Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!

And, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week.

Feb 06, 2018
EP38: Minimalist Decision Making
24:20

What does minimalist decision making look like? Today we are talking with Danielle Gohr of CatchThisMama.com. She will share her own formula – the ABCs of decision making  – to live a more intentional and minimalist life.

Jan 30, 2018
EP37: You Do You
03:51

The Minimalist Mantra of the Week is a quick, 5-minute episode with a phrase you can think on throughout the week.

This week’s mantra is: You Do You

Read a full transcript of this show on the Minimalist Moms website.

Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!

And, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week.

Jan 23, 2018
EP36: Minimalist Goal Setting for 2018
56:13

New Year’s Resolutions rarely result in achieving anything but a ton of guilt. Today we’re proposing ways moms can set realistic goals for leading purposeful lives for themselves and their families.

Jan 16, 2018
EP35: Know Yourself
03:48

The Minimalist Mantra of the Week is a quick, 5-minute episode with a phrase you can think on throughout the week.

This week’s mantra is: Know Yourself

Read a full transcript of this show on the Minimalist Moms website.

Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!

And, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week.

Jan 09, 2018
EP34: Soulful Simplicity with Courtney Carver
51:17

Today we are talking with Courtney Carver. She’s the founder of bemorewithless.com, minimalist fashion challenge Project 333 and a new book Soulful Simplicity We’ll be talking with Courtney about the power of simplicity in our mama lives, decluttering our closets and homes, and how to boycott busy.

Dec 04, 2017
EP33: Choose JOMO
04:36

The Minimalist Mantra of the Week is a quick, 5-minute episode with a phrase you can think on throughout the week.

This week’s mantra is: Choose JOMO

Read a full transcript of this show on the Minimalist Moms website.

Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!

And, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week.

Nov 27, 2017
EP32: Minimalism and Spirituality
40:01

Today we’re talking with Spiritual Director Melissa Reed about how minimalism and spirituality are connected, what mindfulness means, and how to you can ban busyness and benefit from some mindfulness practices.

Nov 20, 2017
EP31: Reduce Your Choices
05:10

The Minimalist Mantra of the Week is a quick, 5-minute episode with a phrase you can think on throughout the week.

This week’s mantra is: Reduce Your Choices

Read a full transcript of this show on the Minimalist Moms website.

Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!

And, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week.

Nov 13, 2017
EP30: Minimizing Holiday Decor
38:11

How to be purposeful with our holiday decor without being a Grinch!

Nov 06, 2017
EP29: One Is Enough
05:08

The Minimalist Mantra of the Week is a quick, 5-minute episode with a phrase you can think on throughout the week.

This week’s mantra is: One Is Enough

Read a full transcript of this show on the Minimalist Moms website.

Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!

And, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week.

Oct 30, 2017
EP28: Minimalist Meal Planning
39:31

Today we’re talking with Angie Trueblood of MealPlanningMama.com. She’s going to teach us how to simplify the tasks of grocery shopping and meal planning so we can finally answer with confidence the inevitable question: Mom, what’s for dinner!?

Oct 23, 2017
EP27: Say “Yes” Less
06:15

The Minimalist Mantra of the Week is a quick, 5-minute episode with a phrase you can think on throughout the week.

This week’s mantra is: Say "Yes" Less

Read a full transcript of this show on the Minimalist Moms website.

Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!

And, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week.

Oct 16, 2017
EP26: Let’s Get Rid of Some Toys!
31:01

No matter how intentional we are with what toys we choose to bring into the home, we can’t escape the reality of our kiddos desire for more.

We discuss how to minimize incoming toys and how to organize the toys you already own. While it may seem impossible to fully execute, we hope some of our tips will help you feel a little more organized and more prepared for the future.

Oct 09, 2017
EP25: Minimalist Moms One-Year Anniversary!
15:25

The Minimalist Moms Podcast is One-Year-Old! Join us in celebrating our one year anniversary of twice-monthly episodes. We reminisce about where we started and highlight our favorite episodes. Plus, a special announcement at the end!

Oct 02, 2017
EP24: How To Be a Minimalist In Your Community (Without Being a Jerk)
30:54

A special episode where we join with these awesome podcasts in talking about community:

Diane and I have often had concerns as we live our lives that we’ll offend others with our minimal ways. This takes many forms: saying no to joining the PTA because we have too much else on our plate, donating items people gave us or getting rid of kid toys with wild abandon. We hope to get you thinking about how you can be minimal (without being a jerk)!

Sep 25, 2017
EP23: Minimalism with a Newborn
35:27

On this week’s episode, we’ll be discussing minimalism with a newborn. We talk about what you need and don’t need when bringing your little one home.

Sep 11, 2017
EP22: Minimalist Confessions
43:26

It’s Minimalist Confessions time! Today Diane and I are going to be confessing the areas of minimalism we struggle with most. Motherhood is hard! We know the road to a cluttered home, schedule and mind is paved with good intentions. So, we’ll be talking about our biggest areas of struggle and how we might be able to get out of our ruts.

Aug 28, 2017
EP21: Tiny Home Living
53:45

We interview Emily Gerde who lives in a 325 square-foot tiny house with her family. Their tiny house build was featured on the HGTV show Tiny House Big Living. We’ll ask her all about what led Emily to tiny house living and what everyday living looks like for them.

Aug 14, 2017
EP20: Back to School Minimalism
24:53

We bring you a How Not to Get Carried Away Back to School Shopping Guide! 😉

Megan talks all things back to school including backpacks, clothing, shoes, lunch boxes, water bottles, and school supplies. Plus, she brings you four helpful tips to not get carried away while shopping.

Jul 31, 2017
EP19: How to Sell Unused Items
33:21

We discuss some helpful approaches to selling unused household items. As we continue to pursue a more minimalist lifestyle, the clutter needs to go somewhere – out! It’s difficult to navigate the best options for the most profit (and time) but we hope to spark some ideas as you move forward in decluttering your own homes.

Jul 17, 2017
EP18: Purses for the Minimalist Mom
34:17

One of our favorite accessories: purses! We talk about purses, diaper bags, and totes – whatever fits your current phase of motherhood. One size definitely doesn’t fit all in this category. We give tips on how to select the right bag to fit all the mom gear you need to haul around.

Jul 03, 2017
EP17: Minimalist Friendship
32:50

Minimalist friendship. Is that really a thing? Can we really be minimalist when it comes to our friendships? Join us as we have a candid conversation regarding the benefits of intentional relationship building.

Jun 19, 2017
EP16: Digital Minimalism (Part Two) – Digital Photos
42:32

We continue our digital minimalism series by tackling the topic of digital photos. Thousands of photos occupy our iPhone camera rolls and take up hard drive space. We’ll talk about how we attempt to corral all our memories, and enjoy them rather than see them as a chore.

Jun 05, 2017
EP15: How to Handle School Clutter
32:01

Between precious pieces of artwork, worksheets, permission slips, dioramas and science fair experiments – the clutter kids bring home from school can be overwhelming. Megan talks about her process to manage it day-to-day, and preserve their school memories.

May 22, 2017
EP14: Prevent the Summer Overwhelm
30:14

Let's talk about how to prevent the summer overwhelm. For most families, summer means a completely new schedule and lots of fun activities. We’ll discuss how to plan ahead and enjoy those lazy days of summer.

May 08, 2017
EP13: Minimizing Your Schedule
30:09

This week we discuss how to pare down your schedule. Some minimalists would disagree with maintaining any type of schedule; however, this doesn’t typically work well for mamas. We can’t say yes to everything – so what do we prioritize?

Apr 24, 2017
EP12: Digital Minimalism – Parenting with an iPhone
34:33

How to stay focused when cell phones and parenting meet.

Digital minimalism is mostly distraction management. Minimalism, in general, is a path to focus. We are reducing the number of things we do so we can focus on what’s important. In this episode, we talk about how to avoid retreating into our iPhones when parenting, and how to stay focused when using the phone too.

Apr 10, 2017
EP11: How to Travel Minimally with Kids
34:13

Whether you’re going on spring break or looking ahead to summer travel, we talk about how to travel with kids – the minimalist way. Megan leads the discussion on packing for small children with lessons gleaned from her last summer traveling 12 states and 3,000+ miles in a minivan with her family.

Mar 27, 2017
EP10: A Minimalist Approach to Becoming Debt-Free
59:14

We discuss our approach towards becoming debt-free. We talk about what’s worked, what hasn’t and where we’re still struggling. We give practical tips to encourage you to pursue a debt-free lifestyle.

Mar 13, 2017
EP09: You watched the Minimalism Documentary. Now what?
56:14

In this episode, we discuss the recent documentary Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things. The Minimalists: Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus present us with a beautiful documentary but what steps do we take moving forward? How do I pursue minimalism that works for me?

Feb 27, 2017
EP08: The Capsule Wardrobe
28:23

Megan tells us about her adventures with keeping a capsule wardrobe and gives an easy, 3-step approach to paring down your mom wardrobe and finding what clothing works for you. 

Feb 14, 2017
EP07: A Minimalist Approach to Goal Setting
48:09

We discuss how to approach goal setting with minimalism in mind. We believe moms can find a healthy balance between accomplishing their goals and giving themselves grace. 

Jan 30, 2017
EP06: A Very Minimalist Christmas (Part Two)
25:12

Join us as we discuss schedule priorities and the real meaning of the Christmas season.

Dec 05, 2016
EP05: A Very Minimalist Christmas (Part One)
56:39

Join us as we discuss our traditions and minimalist gift-giving during the Christmas season.

Nov 23, 2016
EP04: A Minimalist Thanksgiving
30:51

We discuss four areas of Thanksgiving to apply a minimalist mentality: Menu, Decor, Black Friday and Gratefulness.

Nov 07, 2016
EP03: Decluttering Your Closet
40:12

Join us as we discuss strategies to slim down your wardrobe. What percentage of your clothing do you think you wear? We’ll tell you the startling stat and great paring down strategies in this episode. We’ll also cover the reasons why it’s hard for us to let go and ways to responsibly get rid of unwanted clothing.

Oct 26, 2016
EP02: Universal Benefits of Minimalism
32:35

In this episode, we discuss some universal benefits of minimalism. 

Oct 10, 2016
EP01: Meet the Minimalist Moms
11:48

We introduce ourselves and the origin story of this podcast!

Sep 30, 2016