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February 18, 2020
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! Don't Miss: - 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.  Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP106: Thrifting 101 Let's keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!  Episode Sponsored By: Bombas TWITTER: @bombas FACEBOOK:@bombassocks INSTAGRAM: @bombas HASHTAG: #bombas
February 11, 2020
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! Don't Miss: - Allie's personal journey into minimalism - The biggest pitfalls she sees women making when starting to declutter/minimize their homes - Simple ways you can begin to pare down in your own life Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP105: Intentional Simplicity Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!  Episode Sponsored By: Thrive Causemetics FACEBOOK: @thrivecausemetics INSTAGRAM: @thrivecausemetics HASHTAG: #thrivecausemetics
February 10, 2020
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' Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for Minimalist Mom Spotlight: Krista Lockwood Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram! 
February 5, 2020
Link to listener survey: https://survey.libsyn.com/minimalistmomspodcast (Thank you so much for taking the time to fill this out!) Also, follow me over @theminimalistmomspodcast on Instagram! Share the podcast with a friend, too! ----------------------------------- 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’! Don't Miss: 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 Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP104: Becoming a Shameless Mom Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!  Episode Sponsored By: Betterhelp
January 28, 2020
Link to listener survey: https://survey.libsyn.com/minimalistmomspodcast (Thank you so much for taking the time to fill this out!) Also, follow me over @theminimalistmomspodcast on Instagram! Share the podcast with a friend, too! ----------------------------------- 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 Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP103: Don't Overthink It Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!  Episode Sponsored By: Betterhelp Thrive Cosmetics
January 21, 2020
Link to listener survey: https://survey.libsyn.com/minimalistmomspodcast (Thank you so much for taking the time to fill this out!) Also, follow me over @theminimalistmomspodcast on Instagram! Share the podcast with a friend, too! ------------------------ 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 Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP102: In Want and Plenty [& Journaling in Our Everyday] Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!  Episode Sponsored By: Bombas TWITTER: @bombas FACEBOOK: @bombassocks INSTAGRAM: @bombas HASHTAG: #bombas
January 15, 2020
Link to listener survey: https://survey.libsyn.com/minimalistmomspodcast (Thank you so much for taking the time to fill this out!) ------------------------ 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 Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP101: Capsule Wardrobe Mistakes Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram! 
January 7, 2020
Link to listener survey: https://survey.libsyn.com/minimalistmomspodcast (Thank you so much for taking the time to fill this out!) ------------------------ 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! Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP100: Project 333 Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram! 
December 30, 2019
Link to listener survey: https://survey.libsyn.com/minimalistmomspodcast (Thank you so much for taking the time to fill this out!) ------------------------ 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 Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP99: Post-Holiday Decluttering Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram! 
December 19, 2019
Link to listener survey: https://survey.libsyn.com/minimalistmomspodcast (Thank you so much for taking the time to fill this out!) ------------------------ 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 Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP98: Learning with Less Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!  ------------------------ Today's Sponsor is Lola mylola.com Use the code: MINIMALIST for 30% off your first trial set at checkout. TWITTER: @mylolatweet FACEBOOK: @lola INSTAGRAM: @lola HASHTAG: #lola  
December 17, 2019
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: Habit Stack.   For a complete transcript of the show click here:  Show Notes for Mantra: Habit Stack   Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
December 11, 2019
Link to listener survey: https://survey.libsyn.com/minimalistmomspodcast (Thank you so much for taking the time to fill this out!) -------------------------------- 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 Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP97: The Art of Happy Moving Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!   
December 3, 2019
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 Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP96: Breaking the Habit of Reactive Parenting Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!  ---------------------------------------------------------------- Today's Sponsor is Storyworth https://www.storyworth.com Use the code: MINIMALIST for $20 off your first order at checkout. TWITTER: @storyworth FACEBOOK: @storyworth INSTAGRAM: @storyworth HASHTAG: #storyworth ---------------------------------------------------------------- One of the best ways to support the podcast is to leave a rating and review in iTunes. It helps the show develop a wider audience, enabling me to bring you quality content and creators. Another way to support the show is to support the sponsors. I choose sponsors carefully and try to be as intentional as possible when it comes to what will be most realistic in a minimalist pursuit. I believe in the companies I choose to work with so check them out to see if their product would be something that fits into your lifestyle. As I continue to work with more sponsors know that they help make the Minimalist Moms Podcast possible. Lastly, if you haven’t shared the podcast with a friend - I would love that! Let’s help others discover how freeing it can be to live life with purpose and do more with less. 
November 26, 2019
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   Find all the resources mentioned in this show:   Show Notes for EP95: Holiday Organization   Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!  
November 19, 2019
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! Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP94: Clutter-Free Gifts Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!  
November 12, 2019
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 Post, The Tennessean, Publisher’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 Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP93: Rhythms of Renewal Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!  ------------------------------------------------------------------- Today's Sponsor is Lola mylola.com Use the code: MINIMALIST for 30% off your first order at checkout. TWITTER: @mylolatweet FACEBOOK: @lola INSTAGRAM: @lola HASHTAG: #lola ------------------------------------------------------------------- One of the best ways to support the podcast is to leave a rating and review in iTunes. It helps the show develop a wider audience, enabling me to bring you quality content and creators. Another way to support the show is to support the sponsors. I choose sponsors carefully and try to be as intentional as possible when it comes to what will be most realistic in a minimalist pursuit. I believe in the companies I choose to work with so check them out to see if their product would be something that fits into your lifestyle. As I continue to work with more sponsors know that they help make the Minimalist Moms Podcast possible. Lastly, if you haven’t shared the podcast with a friend - I would love that! Let’s help others discover how freeing it can be to live life with purpose and do more with less. 
November 5, 2019
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 Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP92:Sustainable Minimalism Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram! ------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------- One of the best ways to support the podcast is to leave a rating and review in iTunes. It helps the show develop a wider audience, enabling me to bring you quality content and creators. Lastly, if you haven’t shared the podcast with a friend - I would love that! Let’s help others discover how freeing it can be to live life with purpose and do more with less. 
October 24, 2019
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??’) Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP91: Slay [Self-Doubt] Like a Mother Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram! ------------------------------------------------------------------- Today's Sponsor is Lola mylola.com Use the code: MINIMALIST for 40% off your first order at checkout. ------------------------------------------------------------------- One of the best ways to support the podcast is to leave a rating and review in iTunes. It helps the show develop a wider audience, enabling me to bring you quality content and creators. Another way to support the show is to support the sponsors. I choose sponsors carefully and try to be as intentional as possible when it comes to what will be most realistic in a minimalist pursuit. I believe in the companies I choose to work with so check them out to see if their product would be something that fits into your lifestyle. As I continue to work with more sponsors know that they help make the Minimalist Moms Podcast possible. Lastly, if you haven’t shared the podcast with a friend - I would love that! Let’s help others discover how freeing it can be to live life with purpose and do more with less. 
October 8, 2019
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 Dear, A Life in Progress, The 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? Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP90: [An Approach to] Slow Living Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
September 25, 2019
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 Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP89: Taking a Detour Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!   -----------------------------------------   Todays Sponsor is Care/Of takecareof.com Use the code: MINIMALIST for 25% off your first order at checkout.   One of the best ways to support the podcast is to leave a rating and review in iTunes. It helps the show develop a wider audience, enabling me to bring you quality content and creators. Another way to support the show is to support the sponsors. I choose sponsors carefully and try to be as intentional as possible when it comes to what will be most realistic in a minimalist pursuit. I believe in the companies I choose to work with so check them out to see if their product would be something that fits into your lifestyle. As I continue to work with more sponsors know that they help make the Minimalist Moms Podcast possible. Lastly, if you haven’t shared the podcast with a friend - I would love that! Let’s help others discover how freeing it can be to live life with purpose and do more with less. 
September 17, 2019
Link to listener survey: https://survey.libsyn.com/minimalistmomspodcast (Thank you so much for taking the time to fill this out!) --------------------------- 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! Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP88: Simplifying Mealtimes Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
September 3, 2019
Link to listener survey: https://survey.libsyn.com/minimalistmomspodcast (Thank you so much for taking the time to fill this out!) --------------------------- 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 Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP87: Back to School Tips and Tricks Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
August 22, 2019
Link to listener survey: https://survey.libsyn.com/minimalistmomspodcast (Thank you so much for taking the time to fill this out!) --------------------------- 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 Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP86: The Joy of Missing Out Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
August 8, 2019
Link to listener survey: https://survey.libsyn.com/minimalistmomspodcast (Thank you so much for taking the time to fill this out!) --------------------------- 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. Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP85: Helping Our Kids Get Organized Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
July 24, 2019
Link to listener survey: https://survey.libsyn.com/minimalistmomspodcast (Thank you so much for taking the time to fill this out!) --------------------------- 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. Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP84: How Our Words Shape Our Days  Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
July 9, 2019
Link to listener survey: https://survey.libsyn.com/minimalistmomspodcast (Thank you so much for taking the time to fill this out!) --------------------------- 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? Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP84: Releasing Guilt in Motherhood with Renae Fieck Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
June 18, 2019
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?’ Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP82: The 'Yes' Trap with Jennifer Burnham Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
June 4, 2019
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 Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP81: Outer Order, Inner Calm with Gretchen Rubin Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
May 23, 2019
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 Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP80: Less-Is-More Parenting with Denaye Barahona Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
May 9, 2019
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. Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP79: Minimal-ish with Desirae Endres Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
April 24, 2019
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... Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP78: An Organized Life  Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
April 9, 2019
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 Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP77: Redefining Perfect Parenting Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
March 26, 2019
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 Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP76: Conquering Our Closets Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
March 12, 2019
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 Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP75: A Minimalist Approach to Health Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
February 19, 2019
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 Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP74: Zero Waste Home with Bea Johnson Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!  
January 29, 2019
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: Receive Rest.   For a complete transcript of the show click here:  Show Notes for EP73: Receive Rest Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
January 8, 2019
The Minimalist Mantra of the Week is a quick, 5-minute episode with a phrase you can think on throughout the week - especially if you plan on doing any holiday shopping!   This week's mantra is: Start Today.   For a complete transcript of the show click here:  Show Notes for EP72:Start Today Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
December 11, 2018
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 Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!  
December 4, 2018
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. Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP70: Minimalist Holiday Decor Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
November 27, 2018
The Minimalist Mantra of the Week is a quick, 5-minute episode with a phrase you can think on throughout the week - especially if you plan on doing any holiday shopping!   This week's mantra is: Attitude of Gratitude   For a complete transcript of the show click here:  Show Notes for EP69: Attitude of Gratitude Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
November 20, 2018
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. Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP68: The Minimalist Master Bedroom Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
November 13, 2018
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, "Heck Yes!"   For a complete transcript of the show click here:  Show Notes for EP67: Say, "Heck Yes!" Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
November 6, 2018
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. Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP66: The Minimalist Living Room Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
October 30, 2018
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: Need, Then Buy   For a complete transcript of the show click here:  Show Notes for EP65: Need, Then Buy Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
October 23, 2018
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. Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP64: Cozy Minimalist Home with Myquillyn Smith Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!  
October 16, 2018
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. Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP63: The Minimalist Entryway Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
October 9, 2018
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: Quality Over Quantity    Minimalist Moms is officially 2-years-old! What's the best gift you could give a podcast? A rating or review ;-)   For a complete transcript of the show click here:  Show Notes for EP62: Quality Over Quantity Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
October 2, 2018
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! Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP61: The Minimalist Kitchen Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
September 25, 2018
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: Quit To Win   Minimalist Moms is turning 2-years-old! What's the best gift you could give a podcast? A rating or review ;-)   For a complete transcript of the show click here:  Show Notes for EP60: Quit To Win Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
September 18, 2018
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. Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP59: The Minimalist Bathroom Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
September 11, 2018
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: Slow Down   For a complete transcript of the show click here:  Show Notes for EP58: Slow Down. Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
September 4, 2018
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 Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP57: A Minimalist Children's Room Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!  
August 28, 2018
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: Collect Memories, Not Things   For a complete transcript of the show click here:  Show Notes for EP56: Collect Memories, Not Things Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
August 21, 2018
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 Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP54: Top 20 Minimalist Mom Resources Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
May 22, 2018
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 15, 2018
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: Need Less   For a complete transcript of the show click here:  Show Notes for EP53: Need Less Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
May 8, 2018
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. Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
May 1, 2018
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: Don't Organize, Minimize!   For a complete transcript of the show click here:  Show Notes for EP51: Don't Organize, Minimize Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
April 24, 2018
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. Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
April 17, 2018
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: Single Task More   For a complete transcript of the show click here:  Show Notes for EP49: Single Task More Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
April 10, 2018
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 Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
April 3, 2018
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: Borrow, Don't Buy   Get all the links and resources mentioned in this show:  Show Notes for EP47: Borrow, Don't Buy Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
March 27, 2018
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 Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
March 20, 2018
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: Enough Is Enough   Get all the links and resources mentioned in this show:  Show Notes for EP45: Enough Is Enough Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
March 13, 2018
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. Get all the links and resources mentioned in this show:  Show Notes for EP44: Minimalist Beauty with Lindsey Moeller Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!  
March 6, 2018
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.
February 27, 2018
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. Get all the links and resources mentioned in this show:  Show Notes for EP42: Shopping Bans with Cait Flanders   Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week.   Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
February 20, 2018
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.
February 13, 2018
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. Get all the links and resources mentioned in this show:  Show Notes for EP40: Stuck on Sentiment Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
February 6, 2018
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.
January 30, 2018
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. Get all the links and resources mentioned in this show:  Show Notes for EP38: The ABCs of Minimalist Decision Making Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
January 23, 2018
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.
January 16, 2018
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. Get all the links and resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP36: Minimalist Goal Setting for 2018 Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
January 9, 2018
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.
December 4, 2017
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. Get all the links and resources mentioned in this show:  Show Notes for EP34: Soulful Simplicity with Courtney Carver Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
November 27, 2017
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.
November 20, 2017
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. Get all the links and resources mentioned in this show:  Show Notes for EP32: Minimalism and Spirituality Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
November 13, 2017
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.
November 6, 2017
How to be purposeful with our holiday decor without being a Grinch! Get all the links and resources mentioned in this show:  Show Notes for EP30: Minimizing Holiday Decor Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
October 30, 2017
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.
October 23, 2017
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!? Get all the links and resources mentioned in this show:  Show Notes for EP28: Minimalist Meal Planning Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
October 16, 2017
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.
October 9, 2017
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. Get all the links and resources mentioned in this show:  Show Notes for EP26: Let’s Get Rid of Some Toys! Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
October 2, 2017
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! Get all the links and resources mentioned in this show:  Show Notes for EP25: Minimalist Moms One-Year Anniversary! Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
September 25, 2017
A special episode where we join with these awesome podcasts in talking about community: Friendlier 25% Friends  Girl Next Door Cohesive Home 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)! Get all the links and resources mentioned in this show:  Show Notes for EP24: How To Be a Minimalist In Your Community (Without Being a Jerk) Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
September 11, 2017
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. Get all the links and resources mentioned in this show:  Show Notes for EP23: Minimalism with a Newborn Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
August 28, 2017
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. Get all the links and resources mentioned in this show:  Show Notes for EP22: Minimalist Confessions Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
August 14, 2017
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. Get all the links and resources mentioned in this show:  Show Notes for EP21: Tiny Home Living   Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week.   Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
July 31, 2017
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. Get all the links and resources mentioned in this show:  Show Notes for EP20: Back to School Minimalism Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
July 17, 2017
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. Get all the links and resources mentioned in this show:  Show Notes for EP19: Helpful Approaches to Selling Unused Items Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
July 3, 2017
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. Get all the links and resources mentioned in this show:  Show Notes for EP18: Purses for the Minimalist Mom Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
June 19, 2017
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. Get all the links and resources mentioned in this show:  Show Notes for EP17: Minimalist Friendship Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
June 5, 2017
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. Get all the links and resources mentioned in this show:  Show Notes for EP16: Digital Minimalism (Part Two) – Digital Photos Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
May 22, 2017
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. Get all the links and resources mentioned in this show:  Show Notes for EP15: How to Handle School Clutter Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
May 8, 2017
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. Get all the links and resources mentioned in this show:  Show Notes for EP14: Prevent the Summer Overwhelm Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
April 24, 2017
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? Get all the links and resources mentioned in this show:  Show Notes for EP13: Minimizing Your Schedule Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
April 10, 2017
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. Get all the links and resources mentioned in this show:  Show Notes for EP12: Digital Minimalism – Parenting with an iPhone Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
March 27, 2017
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. Get all the links and resources mentioned in this show:  Show Notes for EP11: How to Travel Minimally with Kids Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
March 13, 2017
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. Get all the links and resources mentioned in this show:  Show Notes for EP10: A Minimalist Approach to Becoming Debt-Free Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
February 27, 2017
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? Get all the links and resources mentioned in this show:  Show Notes for EP09: You watched the Minimalism Documentary. Now what? Or, click here to get the show notes emailed to your inbox each week. Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
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