Episodes
Order Your Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting with Simplicity ---- A question that keeps coming up is: how do I declutter crafts? I knew this was a topic that could be applied to not just kids crafts, but our own. Where do we store it all? Do I have too much? How do I know what to keep and get rid of? Joining me today to tackle these questions (and more) is author of Simple Lion Heart Life, Melissa Russell. Show Notes for EP182: Let's Declutter: Arts + Crafts Become a Patreon...
Published 07/20/21
Order Your Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting with Simplicity ---- The tendency to overcomplicate things can be applied to almost every area, including potty training. I’ve had a handful of listeners reach out wondering how to simplify the process, so I invited Lauren Jones from The Simple Life Project to join me in discussing her tried and true methods. Show Notes for Bonus Episode: Potty Training, Simplified Become a Patreon member today and listen to the show ad-free! Enjoy...
Published 07/16/21
Order Your Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting with Simplicity ---- How do I cultivate my children’s interest in gardening? What are good activities to increase my child's hands-on involvement in the garden? And what are some good ways to encourage children to feel ownership of the garden? Stephanie Leaf has been writing about gardening, food preservation, and from-scratch cooking over on her blog, Wingin' It On The Homestead and has recently started a podcast where she shares...
Published 07/13/21
Order Your Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting with Simplicity ( https://www.amazon.com/Minimalist-Moms-Living-Parenting-Simplicity/dp/1642505099 ) ---- If you’ve been a listener here for awhile, you’ll know that minimalism goes beyond stuff. I’m thrilled to share today’s guests, Joshua Fields Milburn and Ryan Nicodemus - otherwise known as ‘The Minimalists’. Today they’ll dive deeper into the seven essential relationships in our lives: stuff, truth, self, money, values,...
Published 07/06/21
Order Your Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting with Simplicity ( https://www.amazon.com/Minimalist-Moms-Living-Parenting-Simplicity/dp/1642505099 ) ---- In today’s bonus episode with Tara Clark ( @modernmomprobs ( http://www.instagram.com/modernmomprobs ) ), we discuss intentionality and mental health - specifically when it comes to social media. Modern technology is not going to change (if anything, it’ll only capture more areas of our lives.) It’s up to us to MODIFY our...
Published 07/02/21
Order Your Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting with Simplicity ( https://www.amazon.com/Minimalist-Moms-Living-Parenting-Simplicity/dp/1642505099 ) ---- Any family with children will experience their fair share of toys throughout the years. It’s inevitable that some will slip in that have a short longevity; however, being intentional in this area isn’t as hard as it seems and simple strategies can help foster diverse play experiences for children without filing our playroom with...
Published 06/29/21
Order Your Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting with Simplicity ( https://www.amazon.com/Minimalist-Moms-Living-Parenting-Simplicity/dp/1642505099 ) ---- As mothers, we have a lot on our plates to juggle each day. It can be tricky to pin-point what exactly takes priority (especially when everything feels that way). If you struggle with productivity and overall enjoying your days, this conversation may help! Join me for this conversation with Ashley Barber, a KonMari Consultant...
Published 06/22/21
Order Your Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting with Simplicity ( https://www.amazon.com/Minimalist-Moms-Living-Parenting-Simplicity/dp/1642505099 ) ---- Are you a member of Costco or Sam’s Club? Wholesale retail stores such as this are able to sell their products for much cheaper than local businesses; however, the question I pose to you and my guest today, Carly Adams, is: is bulk shopping anti-minimalist? There is a certain affordability when it comes to big chains; however,...
Published 06/15/21
Order Your Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting with Simplicity ( https://www.amazon.com/Minimalist-Moms-Living-Parenting-Simplicity/dp/1642505099 ) ---- Join me today as I speak with Elizabeth Presta about all things regarding a simpler birth plan. Elizabeth is a licensed doula through DONA International and has been practicing since 2013. She is passionate about women’s healthcare and is continually learning. Today she’s here to explain how we can simplify the birth experience,...
Published 06/11/21
Order Your Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting with Simplicity ( https://www.amazon.com/Minimalist-Moms-Living-Parenting-Simplicity/dp/1642505099 ) ---- “There’s no way you can be intentional with just your wardrobe or your home. Once you see and experience how good your home and closet feel, you want every area of your life to feel that way.” I wholeheartedly agree this statement from author, Christine Platt (also known in the minimalist community as The Afrominimalist)....
Published 06/08/21
Order Your Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting with Simplicity ( https://www.amazon.com/Minimalist-Moms-Living-Parenting-Simplicity/dp/1642505099 ) ---- Do you feel like you need to write in every line of your child’s baby book? Are there days when the camera doesn’t leave your hand? Or do you intentionally keep it tucked away on some family outings? As with most things in life, it’s all about balance, right? Join me and fellow podcast host & photographer, Jenna Arvidson as...
Published 06/01/21
Order Your Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting with Simplicity ( https://www.amazon.com/Minimalist-Moms-Living-Parenting-Simplicity/dp/1642505099 ) ---- What do you know about meditation? Do you include a meditation practice in your day-to-day? I’ve always wondered the difference between mindfulness and meditation. I know both are know to make your life simpler and yourself happier. Here to answer these questions (and more) today is founder of Yoga For You (...
Published 05/28/21
Order Your Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting with Simplicity ( https://www.amazon.com/Minimalist-Moms-Living-Parenting-Simplicity/dp/1642505099 ) ---- Today’s episode is all about small spaces: How minimalism makes living in a small space easier, but also sometimes forces minimalism upon us (in the best way possible!) Practical advice about being a minimalist mom in a small space - where to start? We’ll also cover ways to “live small” in your existing space. Joining me to...
Published 05/25/21
Order Your Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting with Simplicity ( https://www.amazon.com/Minimalist-Moms-Living-Parenting-Simplicity/dp/1642505099 ) ---- If you’re anything like me, you desire to maintain an everyday skincare routine. That said, it can be time-consuming, expensive and induce unnecessary decision-fatigue. There is so much noise when it comes to what products to use, when to use them and, of course, what is currently ‘on trend’. My goal with this episode is to...
Published 05/18/21
Order Your Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting with Simplicity ( https://www.amazon.com/Minimalist-Moms-Living-Parenting-Simplicity/dp/1642505099 ) ---- As women, our bodies are constantly evolving. From puberty to our 20s to our pregnancy and postpartum bodies - there can be a lot of shifts that naturally take place. That said, it makes sense that our workouts should also evolve to fit our season of life. It takes focus and attention to maintain a routine. Today I have founder...
Published 05/14/21
Order Your Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting with Simplicity ( https://www.amazon.com/Minimalist-Moms-Living-Parenting-Simplicity/dp/1642505099 ) ---- After years of living a minimalist lifestyle, I’ve noticed that there are certain items I never (or rarely) buy anymore. Some of these you simply can say ‘no’ to while others take a bit more intentionality. My guest today, Bridget Utschig joins me to share her list of twenty items she no longer buys as a minimalist. A lot of her...
Published 05/11/21
Order Your Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting with Simplicity ( https://www.amazon.com/Minimalist-Moms-Living-Parenting-Simplicity/dp/1642505099 ) (If you've finished and enjoyed it, I'd be so grateful if you left a rating and review on Amazon!) ----------------------------- We’ve been talking a lot about frugality and budgeting tips recently; however, we’ve not touched upon how minimalism can actually be a tool to help us reach debt freedom. Joining me today is fellow...
Published 05/07/21
Order Your Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting with Simplicity ( https://www.amazon.com/Minimalist-Moms-Living-Parenting-Simplicity/dp/1642505099 ) ---- One of the topics I’m asked about regularly is how to minimize social media and phone usage. Questions such as: there are too many devices in my home, how can I cut down? Is there such a thing as too many? Do you think there’s a healthy place for social media? What are the costs and benefits of pursuing a digital minimalist...
Published 05/04/21
Order Your Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting with Simplicity ( https://www.amazon.com/Minimalist-Moms-Living-Parenting-Simplicity/dp/1642505099 ) (If you've finished and enjoyed it, I'd be so grateful if you left a rating and review on Amazon!) ----------------------------- Join me for a special bonus episode with the founder and director of Novel Education Group, Tiffany Sorya. Tiffany discovered her passion for teaching in college when she shared her unique and effective...
Published 04/30/21
Order Your Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting with Simplicity ( https://www.amazon.com/Minimalist-Moms-Living-Parenting-Simplicity/dp/1642505099 ) ---- Join me today as I speak with Sami Womack regarding debt payoff methods. Sami is the brains behind A Sunny Side Up Life. She’s a budgeting coach, host of a chart-topping podcast, and runs a growing YouTube channel. Her family’s story of paying off $490,000 of debt has been featured on numerous major platforms. In this episode...
Published 04/27/21
Order Your Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting with Simplicity ( https://www.amazon.com/Minimalist-Moms-Living-Parenting-Simplicity/dp/1642505099 ) ---- I’m excited to bring you my conversation with Liz Thames (aka Mrs. Frugalwoods) on today’s episode. For those of you unfamiliar with Liz, she is the author of, Meet the Frugalwoods, the intriguing story of how she and her husband realized that the mainstream path wasn’t for them, crafted a lifestyle of sustainable frugality, and...
Published 04/20/21
Order Your Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting with Simplicity ( https://www.amazon.com/Minimalist-Moms-Living-Parenting-Simplicity/dp/1642505099 ) (If you've finished and enjoyed it, I'd be so grateful if you left a rating and review on Amazon!) ----------------------------- Did you know that approximately 1.5 million people register for baby ** registries each year. On average, those people register in 3 locations, making the count for baby ** registries about *4.5 million per...
Published 04/16/21
Order Your Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting with Simplicity ( https://www.amazon.com/Minimalist-Moms-Living-Parenting-Simplicity/dp/1642505099 ) *Advertising Note: I'm still trying to work out the number of advertisements in each episode. Thank you for being patient while I navigate this area of the show. In the coming months, I plan to work with fewer advertisers so the show can remain the focus. I love the brands that I choose to work with (I wouldn't promote them...
Published 04/13/21
Order Your Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting with Simplicity ( https://www.amazon.com/Minimalist-Moms-Living-Parenting-Simplicity/dp/1642505099 ) *Advertising Note: I'm still trying to work out the number of advertisements in each episode. Thank you for being patient while I navigate this area of the show. In the coming months, I plan to work with fewer advertisers so the show can remain the focus. I love the brands that I choose to work with (I wouldn't promote them...
Published 04/06/21
Order Your Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting with Simplicity ( https://www.amazon.com/Minimalist-Moms-Living-Parenting-Simplicity/dp/1642505099 ) *Advertising Note: I'm still trying to work out the number of advertisements in each episode. Thank you for being patient while I navigate this area of the show. In the coming months, I plan to work with fewer advertisers so the show can remain the focus. I love the brands that I choose to work with (I wouldn't promote them...
Published 03/30/21