Episodes
Welcome to Melon’s House Party! Did you know that the objects in your house sing and speak all day long? They just do so in a key only dogs can hear. Enter, Melon, an eight pound dog with a thousand pound heart who is the key to a world right under our noses! She lives in a world full of friends; an always singing record player, a soulless computer, her bookshelf therapist and many more. But her best friend in the world is Couch. No musical adventure is too big for Melon and Couch as long as...
Published 10/22/21
If you’re a regular listener, you’ll have heard me talk about decision fatigue or overwhelm. Children can become overwhelmed when given too many choices, including having many toys available at one time. By rotating toys, you keep the selection new and fresh; every time you rotate the toys, it’s like your children have brand new toys to explore. Here today to discuss the topic with me is professional organizer, Melissa Corriveau.  ---- Show Notes for EP194: Toy Rotation Made Simple Enjoy this...
Published 10/19/21
What if you took inventory of everything in your house? Would it make you rethink the things you’re holding onto? If we took inventory and categorized the stuff in our house, we’d have a much better idea what needs to exit our house. Joining me today to discuss the idea of our possessions as inventory is Dawn Madsen (otherwise known as the Minimal Mom!)  ---- Show Notes for EP193: Taking Inventory of Our Possessions Enjoy this Podcast? Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning into...
Published 10/12/21
Introducing... Who, When, Wow! A new Tinkercast original podcast from the creators of the #1 kids & family podcast, Wow in the World. Join host Rebecca Sheir on auditory journeys into the lives of history's unsung heroes and amazing humans who make us say "WOW!" This is just a preview of Who, When, Wow! But you can listen to the full episode at https://wondery.com/shows/who-when-wow/ Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Published 10/08/21
Human movement is at an all-time low and our children are currently facing both a movement and nature deficiency, with physical, mental and environmental consequences. The good news is, while the problem feels massive, the solution is quite simple…and fun! Join me for this conversation with biomechanist (and best-selling author), Katy Bowman about how we can using habit stacking to incorporate more movement in our daily lives and more! ---- Show Notes for EP192: Habit Stack Your...
Published 10/05/21
Order (or Review) Your Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting with Simplicity Join me today as I speak with Taylor Buonocore about intentional conversations. We talk about creating greater levels of connection through conversational intentionality. Through authenticity, empathy, and creating a culture of communication, we can strengthen the bonds within friendships, family members (especially our children!) I typically ask my guests a series of questions but this conversation flowed...
Published 10/01/21
Order (or Review) Your Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting with Simplicity There are two times each year that always encourage me to re-evaluate my routine. The first is at the beginning of a new year and the second is the beginning of a new school year. The back-to-school season (or any change in seasons, for that matter) is a great time to re-evaluate our daily and weekly routines to make sure they’re serving us. Most of our children are back in school (and likely have been for...
Published 09/28/21
Order (or Review) Your Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting with Simplicity I recently had an episode that discussed decluttering arts and crafts. This is a bit of a follow up to that episode as there were more elements of this area we didn't fully sort through (no pun intended). Join me today with my guests (hosts of the Laughs and Littles podcast), Annie Tarr and Sarah O'Brien. ---- Show Notes for Bonus Episode: Simplifying Crafting with Littles Enjoy this Podcast? Post a review...
Published 09/28/21
Order (or Review) Your Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting with Simplicity As minimalists, our lifestyles are characterized by the pursuit of simplicity and freedom from possessions and consumerism. That said, sometimes we find ourselves weighed down and dealing with tasks or responsibilities that we can’t manage. Sadly, there are only twenty-four hours in the day, so the question becomes: how can we pursue freedom without feeling buried along the way? The answer may be...
Published 09/21/21
Order (or Review) Your Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting with Simplicity Join me today with author, Christy Wright as we discuss time management, priorities, and balance in motherhood. As a busy mom with three young kids and a career, Christy knows how chaotic life can be - how balance feels like something that can never be achieved, no matter how hard you try. In her latest book, Take Back Your Time: The Guilt-Free Guide to Life Balance, Christy argues that balance doesn't come...
Published 09/14/21
Order Your Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting with Simplicity ---- On the Minimalist Moms Podcast, I’ve interviewed guests that discuss pregnancy, baby registry and birth plans but I’ve yet to discuss the postpartum experience. I was thrilled to speak to postpartum doula, Gigi Vera Vincent to help navigate this area. Gigi shares five ways to simplify as you prepare for your postpartum experience.  Show Notes for Bonus Episode: Simplifying Postpartum Enjoy this Podcast? Learning...
Published 09/14/21
Order (or Review) Your Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting with Simplicity If you want to cook more at home, but don’t want to spend all night doing it, this is the episode for you! Join me today as I speak with author, Jenna Helwig. We’ll discuss how to simplify dinnertime so you can spend less time in the kitchen while still enjoying delicious meals. As I was flipping through Jenna’s new cookbook, the chapter titles resonated with me: Bare Minimum Time (30 minutes or less); Bare...
Published 09/07/21
Order (or Review) Your Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting with Simplicity In this day and age, it can be difficult to truly feel present in motherhood. We have so many roles we’re juggling, schedules to manage, self-care to maintain (not to mention remembering little details - such as what to add to the grocery store list or that school pickup is early on Friday.) The question is: how do we manage presence when it feels like we’re pulled in various ways? Joining me today to talk...
Published 08/31/21
Order (or Review) Your Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting with Simplicity If you enjoyed today’s episode of the Minimalist Moms Podcast, then hit subscribe and share it with your friends! ---- If most of us were honest, I’m sure we’d all admit to impulse shopping from time to time. From a basic perspective, we may assume it’s only a financial problem; however, it’s both a personal and psychological issue, too. The question is: how do we stop the impulse before it happens? Joining...
Published 08/24/21
Order Your Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting with Simplicity ---- According to a survey by Common Sense Media, over half of US children own a cell phone by the age of eleven, and 1 in 5 own a cell phone by the age of eight. Kids are heading back to school, and as cell phones become an increasingly accepted part of our children’s academic and social lives, the concern of child phone safety and surveillance weighs on parents. Here to join me for a quick conversation on smart phone...
Published 08/20/21
Order (or Review) Your Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting with Simplicity ---- In today's episode, I'm chatting with Crystal Mickelsen, the creator of The Essential Calendar about how scheduling three months at a time can improve communication and collaboration. Crystal discusses: how we can encourage more collaboration with family to share the mental load of motherhood, how to communicate more effectively with family about the schedule, communication leading to less stress and...
Published 08/17/21
Order (or Review) Your Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting with Simplicity ---- Every parent wants their child to have the best education but when they think about homeschooling they dismiss it due to self-doubt. After remote learning became a reality to parents during the pandemic, many are now faced with the decision of sending their children back into the classroom or continuing with home education. My guest today is author, Durenda Wilson. She is here to discuss how we...
Published 08/10/21
Order (or Review) Your Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting with Simplicity ---- Did you know the average American child spends a mere four to seven minutes outside each day. On the flip side, the average American child spends four hours a day on screens. While some of this screen time may serve an educational purpose, there's no way that most kids need that much of it. As parents, it' can be tough to swap screen time for outdoor time but the benefit(s) are so worth the challenge....
Published 08/03/21
Order Your Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting with Simplicity ---- Montessori is a 100-year-old educational method taught at 4,500 Montessori schools around the country, and another 20,000 worldwide. Many successful folks contribute their success to this education model. Today, author, Junnifa Uzodike will join me to give you tips on laying the groundwork to raising successful children as early as when they’re babies. Whether parents have access to a Montessori school or not –...
Published 07/27/21
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