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Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher | Listen in Spotify This is episode 47 and today I’m here with Kerry McDonald talking about unschooling. Kerry McDonald is a Senior Education Fellow at the Foundation for Economic Education, Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute, and author of Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom (Chicago […]

Setting up a calm and restful sanctuary that supports your child’s needs is one of the most powerfully effective points of minimalism in a family. I cannot emphasize enough what a profound difference it makes for a child when they have a space where they feel soothed (protected from any powerlessness or chaos in the […]

contains Amazon affiliate links Are you ready to make some zero-waste changes in your kitchen or do you like killing polar bears? (And that is definitely not a false dichotomy.) I jest, but the planet really does need our help. While I might not be able to write and pass environmental regulatory law or invent […]

Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher | Listen in Spotify This is episode 46 and today I’m here with Claire Bidwell Smith talking about grief. Claire Bidwell Smith is a therapist specializing in grief and the author of three books about grief and loss: The Rules of Inheritance (Penguin, 2012), After This: When Life Is Over […]

Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher | Listen in Spotify This is episode 45 and today I’m here with Diane Boden talking about sentimentality. Diane Boden is the voice behind the top-rated podcast, the Minimalist Moms, where she spreads her ideas and interviews others in regards to living a life in the pursuit of […]

It’s bittersweet when our babies get bigger. But I have to admit, part of the “sweet” for me is in updating their wardrobes. As a minimalist family, it can be a fun opportunity to connect and collaborate together as we curate a simple closet that serves their personality and needs so well. Purge The first […]

Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher | Listen in Spotify This is episode 44 and today I’m here with Desirae Endres talking about habits. Desirae is a mom, wife, host of the minimal-ish podcast, and a former classroom teacher turned work at home mom. Her goal is to give women the tools they need […]

My morning routine is the single most impactful act of self-care that allows me to be the woman (and mama) I strive to be—it sets the tone for my entire day. (If you want the template to curate your own morning routine, join the Sage Family Patreon community and get the 8 Secrets to a […]

Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher | Listen in Spotify This is episode 43 and today I’m here with Shira Gill talking about organization. Shira is the founder of Shira Gill Home, a lifestyle brand focused on clutter-free living, that merges minimalism, organization, and style. She is passionate about helping busy women reclaim their style and learn how […]

I am deep into a season of trauma and grief that has brought me to my knees. A season when my soul has been stripped bare, my heart has been cracked open, and my body has been broken down. A season when self-care is survival. A season when sometimes taking my next breath is all […]

Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher | Listen in Spotify This is episode 42 and today I’m here with Teacher Tom talking about playschool. Tom “Teacher Tom” Hobson is a preschool teacher, writer, speaker, artist, and author. After nearly 20 years as a teacher at the Woodland Park Cooperative School teaching children from 2-5, […]

  Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher | Listen in Spotify Support the show on Patreon   This is episode 41 and today I’m here with Deena Barselah talking about food. Deena is a Holistic and Integrative Health Coach, a wife, and a mom to 4-year-old Zeke.  Deena’s mission is to support mothers to […]

Are you ready to embrace winter, get intentional with your holiday season, and be all about that hygge (the Danish season of cozy contentment)? Me too! Winter is one of my favorite seasons and I want to help you fall in love with it, so I’m giving you my top 10 tips for winning at […]

  Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher | Listen in Spotify Support the show on Patreon   This is episode 40 and today I’m here with Roya Dedeaux talking about supporting our child’s interests. Roya is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and grown homeschooler who lives with her husband, two kids, and assorted chickens […]

  Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher | Listen in Spotify Support the show on Patreon   This is episode 39 and today I’m here with Aubrey Hargis talking about Mompreneurship. Aubrey Hargis, M.Ed. is a parent coach, Montessori advocate, and homeschooler best known for her empathetic approach and appreciation for the magic of […]

  Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher | Listen in Spotify Support the show on Patreon   This is episode 38 and today I’m here with Rachelle Crawford talking about Simple Holidays. Rachelle Crawford is the author at Abundant Life With Less. She is passionate about her family’s transition from clutter and chaos, to […]

If nature adventuring as a family is your jam and Maui is your family travel destination, then skip the hours of research I already did and copy our vacation highlights (sharing is caring, right?)! Let’s start with some logistics. We spent 11 days on the Hawaiian island of Maui, which felt like just the right […]

I have read a maximal amount of books about minimalism. My husband once joked, “How do you read so many minimalism books? Get rid of all your stuff. The end.” But of course, there’s so much more to simple living than that! I find reading different perspectives on how to weave minimalism through all the […]

  LISTEN IN ITUNES | LISTEN IN STITCHER | LISTEN IN SPOTIFY Support the show on Patreon   This is episode 37 and today I’m here with Avital talking about Peaceful Partnership. Founder of TheParentingJunkie.com, Avital is a mindful parenting coach and childhood designer whose mission is to help parents and caregivers who struggle with […]

  Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher | Listen in Spotify Support the show on Patreon   This is episode 36 and today I’m here with Brandon and Jen Pearce talking about worldschooling. Brandon and Jennifer Pearce are the founders of the Family Adventure Summit, and co-founders of the At Home in the World […]

  Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher | Listen in Spotify Support the show on Patreon   This is episode 35 and today I’m here with Paula Pant talking about financial independence. Paula is financially independent and helps others break free through her Afford Anything podcast. We go over what FIRE is, how to […]

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