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May 26, 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! ------------------------------------- Today I bring you my conversation with certified holistic health coach and author, Simi Botic. Through her work, she helps women all over the world ditch perfection and heal their relationships with food and body image so they can begin to embrace their beautifully imperfect lives. You may wonder how minimalism applies to body image and my response would be that as we simplify our approach to how we're viewing and treating our bodies, we ultimately are making healthier choices that benefit both our mental and physical health. The way we view ourselves often contributes to the way we experience our daily life which bleeds into the example we set for our children. Simi’s passion for helping women in this area is evident right away and I think you’ll walk away from this conversation feeling like you’ve talked to a good friend. Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP122: Redefining Beauty Through Simplicity Let's keep the conversation going on Facebook or Instagram!  Episode Sponsored By:  Betterhelp
May 19, 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! ------------------------------------- Today I bring you my conversation with Kate Miley. Kate is a professional photo organizer and is on a mission to help moms both back up their photos so they can sleep well at night and organize their photos so they can enjoy them again. Do you have thousands of photos that need sorting, saving, and deleting? Are your photos stored in a safe place? Does the thought of organizing your photos overwhelm you? Hopefully you’ll walk away from our conversation with a handful of helpful nuggets in your pocket to get the process started!  Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP121: Safe & Organized Photos Let's keep the conversation going on Facebook or Instagram!  Episode Sponsored By:  Storyworth TWITTER: @storyworth FACEBOOK: @storyworth INSTAGRAM: @storyworth HASHTAG: #storyworth
May 12, 2020
Today, I bring you my interview with author, Carla Naumburg. Carla is is a writer, mother, and clinical social worker. She is the author of three parenting books and her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, CNN, and Mindful Magazine, among other places. Today we will be discussing her latest book, How To Stop Losing Your S*** with Your Kids. The title suggests humor; however, there is so much wisdom we can draw from Carla's research and insights. Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP120: Understanding Our Triggers in Parenting Let's keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!  Episode Sponsored By:  Betterhelp
May 8, 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 bring you my conversation with mama, Emily McDermott.  Emily is a wife, mother of two boys, and simplicity seeker. Her desire is to cut through the noise and the “stuff” of everyday life to live mindfully, intentionally, and in a way that reflects her priorities and values. She loves to share her discoveries on my Simple By Emmy, and is also a regular contributor at No Sidebar. Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for Minimalist Mom Spotlight: Emily McDermott Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram! 
May 5, 2020
Today I bring you my conversation with Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer of Tinkergarten, Meghan Fitzgerald. After 18 years as an educator, curriculum developer and school leader, Meghan has her dream gig—an entrepreneur/educator/mom who helps families everywhere, including hers, learn outside. Tinkergarten is on a mission to elevate the childhood experience. The idea is that children learn through play through bringing families together in a natural place within their community. Today, Meghan will speak to the importance of using nature as a classroom and why it's beneficial for children of all ages.   Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP119: Nature as a Classroom Let's keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!  Episode Sponsored By:  Skylight Frame
April 30, 2020
Today I bring you my conversation with Margaret Ables and Amy Wilson, comedians, mothers, and hosts of the podcast What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood. What Fresh Hell regularly ranks at the top of the Parenting and Kids and Family charts on Apple Podcasts, and is nearing two million lifetime downloads. In each episode Margaret and Amy discuss a parenting topic from their usually-completely opposite perspectives. Today, we discuss a variety of minimalist topics: from older children, toys, living in small spaces and just the weight of having 'too much'. Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP118: Children, Small Spaces and Too Much Stuff with Margaret Ables and Amy Wilson Let's keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!  Episode Sponsored By:  Storyworth
April 28, 2020
Today I bring you my conversation with Australian designer, Naomi Findlay. We are currently stuck in our homes but that doesn't mean we can't cultivate a lovely space to exist in during this time. My hope is that this conversation will inspire you to beat boredom and allow creative expression to benefit your mental health during this time of uncertainty. ------------------------------------- Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for Bonus Episode: Creative Expression During Social Distancing Let's keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram! 
April 21, 2020
Today I bring you my conversation with author, Sharon Jaynes. Sharon is an international inspirational speaker and Bible teacher for women’s conferences and events. She is also the author of several books and today we’ll be discussing one of her most popular books, The Power of a Woman’s Words. In our conversation, Sharon will provide practical tips for encouraging our children with our words, how tiny shifts in our language can make a huge difference in our relationship with our children and she also begins the conversation with helpful tips that support positive communication with our spouses. I appreciated all of the wisdom that Sharon brought to the episode but if you’re specifically looking for her tips regarding children, skip to (around) minute twenty to bypass our conversation about spouses (though it’s a rich discussion that I do recommend giving a listen!)  Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP117: The Way We Talk to Our Kids (and Why It Matters...) Let's keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!  Episode Sponsored By:  Skylight Frame
April 17, 2020
This week, I bring you my interview with author, Kate Crocco. Kate is a psychotherapist, confidence and mindset coach and writer who mentors female leaders around the globe. She is the host of a weekly podcast, Thinking Like a Boss, where she regularly interviews female entrepreneurs from various fields who have found success in business and in life. Today we discuss the difficulties women face when launching and running their own businesses - how can we overcome our limiting beliefs? How do we discern whether or not to take an opportunity? How do we start before we feel ready? Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP116: Turning Limiting Beliefs Into Limitless Opportunities Let's keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!   
April 14, 2020
Today I bring you my conversation with Rachel Rainbolt. Rachel is the Sage Family coach, writer, podcaster, and advocate for gentle parenting, natural homeschooling, and simple living. In the discussion today, you’ll hear Rachel’s secrets to natural homeschooling that include de-schooling, connection, trust, freedom, collaboration, and more. Rachel's brand of unschooling practices minimalism for education: not trying to pile boxes of random information into the attic of our kids' minds! Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP115: Natural Homeschooling Let's keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!   
April 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 bring you my conversation with mama, Kasey Ciesiensky. Kasey is a homeschooling mom of four that has been on a journey to minimize toxic chemicals in her life for the past 9 years. She loves researching all things pertaining to a less toxic and more natural lifestyle and sharing what she learns with others.  She is the founder and CEO of Red’s Gone Green, a company that handcrafts all natural cleaners so that you can breathe safer air that smells deliciously fragrant. Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for Minimalist Mom Spotlight: Kasey Ciesiensky Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram! 
April 8, 2020
This week, I bring you my conversation with Tejal Patel. Tejal is a former divorce attorney turned mindfulness, meditation and Ayurveda advocate for moms and kids. She’s the host of the Time-In Talks Podcast , speaker and author of the new book, Meditation for Kids: 40 Activities To Manage Emotions, Ease Anxiety and Stay Focused. Today we will discuss how you can begin a mindful, mediation practice (even if you’re not currently doing so), what a mediation practice looks like for kids, and why meditation is a beneficial lifeskill (for really any age!) Tejal’s fun, practical and simple way of infusing mindfulness and meditation into the lives of modern families in a way that is understandable to kids truly sets her apart from the traditional self-help crowd and makes her a go-to expert for modern moms seeking to raise calm, confident, and compassionate children and become the most present, patient and peaceful parent they can be! Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP114: Mindful Minutes for Kids Let's keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram! 
April 2, 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 we are talking with sisters-in-law, Cari and Bailey Oschman, co-founders of Fit Mama In 30 an online fitness and nutrition community for moms. Today we will discuss how their approach to simplifying workouts and meal plans has transformed hundreds of women’s lives not only from a physical standpoint but also their outlook on fitness and nutrition for their family.  Can you really get results with 30 minute at-home workouts and simplified meal plans? Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP113: "Less is More" Fitness Let's keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram! 
March 31, 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 Heather Brown. Heather is the creator and editor at My Life Well Loved! A website created out of a passion to empower women, inspire confidence, and elevate living a life well loved. Today, Heather will bring us some of her best tips on budgeting from a minimalist perspective. She'll chat about tips and tricks to help keep grocery and meal planning minimal on the budgeting end and beyond! Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP112: Meal Planning (& More) on a Budget Let's keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!  Episode Sponsored By: EveryPlate
March 27, 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, Shauna Dinsart. Originally from Seattle, Shauna is now living in The South of France. She considers herself a sort of business woman gone rogue, having built a corporate career in aerospace, and leaving it all behind to pursue a new adventure across the world. Her new life includes traveling part of the time, writing most of the time, and momming all of the time; you can find her parenting related writing on Scary Mommy and Motherly. Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for Minimalist Mom Spotlight: Shauna Dinsart Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram! 
March 25, 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! I so appreciate your support. - Diane ------------------------------------- This week, I bring you my conversation with Brittney Smart. Mother of five and author of The Five Minute Time-In, Brittney is here today to discuss how she has found that the simple act of spending 5 targeted minutes (with each of her five children) right before bedtime has transformed her outlook and abilities as a mom.  Does small-does intentionality really work? Join me as we weigh the pros and cons of quality vs. quantity parenting and how you can add daily intentionality into your parenting! We discuss: The idea of a five-minute time-in (what is it?) Quality vs. Quantity parenting Addressing naysayers of this mentality Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP111: Small Dosed Intentionality Let's keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!  Episode Sponsored By: OSEA Malibu
March 18, 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 Natalie Hixson. After learning to thrive in motherhood and process anger in a healthy way, Natalie became convicted to help other moms avoid those dark years of motherhood by helping them to appreciate and process their anger, learn to identify their triggers, and ultimately control their reaction to those triggering situations. Today we'll discuss how to recognize triggers of anger, to set practices into place to process anger, and ultimately, how to control your reaction to those triggering situations. Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP110: Calmer, Peaceful Motherhood Let's keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!  Episode Sponsored By: OSEA Malibu
March 16, 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! ------------------------------------- When faced with unexpected downtime, it's important to craft a plan to make the days run a little smoother. For a lot of us, the endless hours of togetherness is uncharted territory. Today, I bring back previous guest, Hunter Clarke-Fields to provide you with a handful of ways to maintain sanity (and even enjoyment) during the next few weeks (and maybe for future snow days!) Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for Bonus Episode: Surviving School Closings Let's keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram! 
March 10, 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 Jeannie Stith-Mawhinney. Jeannie is founder and CEO of Color Guru.  She analyzes women's hair, skin, and eye color to give them their ideal color palette for clothing to highlight their beauty and simplify shopping.  Jeannie is also the creator and teacher of the "Create Your Colorful Capsule Wardrobe" online course. Jeannie's work has been featured on the Design Mom, The Mindful Mama Podcast, and The Pretty Simple Sarah Podcast. It may not sound like a minimalist concept but the work Jeannie does for women really helps to simplify the time we get getting ready. Knowing ones’ colors makes simplifying, shopping, and getting dressed easier and we all know I’m all about easier here on the Minimalist Moms Podcast! Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP109: Simplifying Your Wardrobe...By Color? Let's keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!  Episode Sponsored By: OSEA Malibu
March 3, 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 fellow podcaster, Robyn Conley Downs. Robyn is founder of the mission-driven media and education brand, Real Food Whole Life, and creator of the Feel Good Effect Mindset & Method. Holding a Master’s degree in education with an emphasis in behavior change, and 4 years of public policy & health change at the doctoral level, her work taps into cutting edge science around mindset, strategies and habits; and how people create and sustain lasting wellness. She combines this professional research background with work as a certified yoga teacher, specializing in mindfulness and self-compassion, to share science-based, life-tested, radically simple solutions to help people feel good. Today we'll discuss her 'four r framework' - creating habits around four times of day: early morning, midday, afternoon and evening. I cannot wait for you to hear this one! Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP108: The Four R Framework Let's keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!  Episode Sponsored By: Betterhelp
March 2, 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, Mia Danielle. Mia has recently authored the book, 'Downsizing: The 5-Step Method for Life Transitions Big and Small' and spends her time helping women create clutter-free spaces using a holistic method that energizes and inspires. Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for Minimalist Mom Spotlight: Mia Danielle Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram! 
February 27, 2020
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: Only For a Season. For a complete transcript of the show click here:  Show Notes for Mantra: Only For a Season Let’s keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!
February 25, 2020
This week, I bring you my conversation with fellow podcaster, Jenna Arvidson. Jenna teaches moms how to create rhythms and routines to organize their home and life so they can enjoy raising their kids. She is the host of The Simple Home Podcast and has taught hundreds of moms through her online learning community, workshops, and in-home consultations. Today we will discuss toy decluttering: where to begin, what to keep vs. what to toss, setting boundaries with our kiddos and how to keep toy clutter from returning!! Find all the resources mentioned in this show: Show Notes for EP107: Let's Declutter Some Toys Let's keep the conversation going on our Facebook page or Instagram!  Episode Sponsored By: Betterhelp
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!
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