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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 […]

As a daughter who recently lost her mother, it’s hard to describe how deeply the condition of my mother’s estate impacted me. This is the grand, final gesture of love and care that you extend to your loved ones. It is a loud echo that can leave them comforted by your lullaby in the depth […]

  Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher | Listen in Spotify Support the show on Patreon   This is episode 35 and today I’m here with Lucy Aitkenread talking about creating community. Lucy Aitkenread is founder of Parent Allies, a place that resources parents to be allies to their children. She lives off the […]

  Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher | Listen in Spotify Support the show on Patreon   This is episode 33 and today I’m here with Rachelle McCloud talking about anxiety. Rachelle McCloud, LCSW is a mental health therapist and emotional wellness coach. She has a private practice located in Salem, Oregon where she […]

  Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher | Listen in Spotify Support the show on Patreon   This is episode 32 and today I’m here with Sami Womack talking about debt freedom. Sami Womack is the podcaster behind A Sunny Side Up Life Podcast. Sami is the wife to her high school sweetheart, Daniel, […]

  Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher | Listen in Spotify Support the show on Patreon   This is episode 31 and today I’m here with Desirae Endres talking about contentment. Desirae is a mom, wife, host of the minimal-ish podcast, and a former classroom teacher turned online educator. Her goal is to give […]

  Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher | Listen in Spotify Support the show on Patreon   This is episode 30 and today I’m here with Elizabeth Willard Thames talking about intentional spending. Elizabeth Willard Thames, better known as Mrs. Frugalwoods, is the creator of the award-winning personal finance blog, Frugalwoods.com. In 2016, at age […]

Part of my role as a mother to a transkid is to help her navigate the transition: social (presenting as the gender of her identity) , medical (aligning her physical body with her gender identity), and/or legal (amending her legal documents to accurately identify her gender identity). The legal transition was something I assumed we had years […]

I finished school after 22 years of formal education (I’m counting preschool and grad school) knowing absolutely nothing about personal finance (reason #9726 why we homeschool). I always considered myself to be pretty smart and good with money, but as I peeled back the layers of mainstream assumptions (parenting, schooling, working, consumerism, etc.), I began […]

As a very detailed planner who is responsible for ensuring 5 people have everything they need while traveling, packing used to be incredibly stressful. It felt like mental gymnastics trying to anticipate every possible scenario in an unknown setting with 5 different personalities. I can neither confirm nor deny that my husband has come home […]

  Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher | Listen in Spotify Support the show on Patreon   This is episode 29 and today I’m here with Amethyst Joy talking about self-care. Amethyst has 3 littles that she co-creates with and writes about her healing journey, parenting, and generally being a person in a body […]

  Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher | Listen in Spotify Support the show on Patreon This is episode 28 and today I’m here with Teresa Graham Brett talking about respectful parenting. Teresa lives her passion for creating social change by combining work in social justice education with parenting. After graduating from law school, […]

Living a natural learning lifestyle with your kids is all about role modeling: reading, learning, and growing yourself! You can consider these 7 books your unschooling uncurriuclum or homeschooling home study. When I was diving deep into learning all I could about homeschooling for our own sake and then for writing the Sage Homeschooling book, […]

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