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PNW Adventure Mama and the Sage Family coach, writer, podcaster, and advocate for gentle parenting, natural homeschooling, and simple living.

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I’m weird and it serves me so well. I have some core values, like freedom and simplicity, that inform my approach to personal finance (which you can learn all about in the Sage Money course). They also provided the foundation upon which I built and run my business.

Today I’m here with Hunter Clarke-Fields talking about Mindful Parenting.

This is episode 56 and today I’m here with Iris Chen talking about untigering.

This is episode 55 and today I’m here with Sarah Moore talking about sensitive kids.

Disclosure: When I recommend a product that I believe will add value for you, it may contain an affiliate link, and when you click the link to make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I have always had straight hair. Not straight-ish, but straight like, “Do you straighten […]

This is episode 54 and today I’m here with Bari Tessler talking about money healing.

Simple living, or minimalism, is a lifestyle of intention that invites us to hold only what supports a meaningful life and let go of the rest.

Your bathroom can be a sanctuary of self-care and self-love that supports nurturing morning and evening routines. The products therein can proactively meet your needs and enhance your well-being.

The character of Santa playfully embodies so much of the Christmas spirit and taps perfectly into a child’s developmental world of imagination. And yet, trust is at the core of gentle parenting, which means I do not lie to my children—ever.

Gentle Parenting is a parenting style that honors needs through the power of mindfulness, connection, and collaboration.

This is episode 53 and today I’m here with Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson talking about the self-driven child.

Working with the nature of our children, honoring the way the human brain has evolved to learn alongside their inherent way of being, while in connection with the natural world around us.

The gear you need for your family to get out adventuring in nature in the cold, wet weather.

This is episode 52 and today I’m here with Lenore Skenazy talking about free-range kids.

This is episode 51 and today I’m here with Kaleena Amuchastegui talking about taking the homeschool leap.

Children do not need a curriculum to learn to read. Truth. Some kids can benefit from the extra support that a reading curriculum like All About Reading can provide. Also true.

This is episode 50 and today I’m here with Jenny Taylor talking about Conscious Adulting.

This is episode 49 and today I’m here with Kim John Payne talking about Simplicity Parenting.

You can simplify your Facebook account to the point of being connected only with the few people and resources that are a value add for your life. You’re going to have to be liberal with the unlike button and brutal with the unfriending but I’ll virtually hold your hand through it. You’ll feel so relieved when the culling is through and you’re left with a space that actually feels nourishing.

Many natural-minded families opt for no TV while many others center it in the main living space. While I felt no judgment toward either approach, neither felt right for our family.

I sincerely believe that if every parent read through the gentle parenting books here, we could heal the world. So let’s do just that. 

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