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PNW adventure mama,  gentle parenting, natural homeschooling, and simple living mentor, and founder of Sage Family.


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Today I’m here with Katy Bowman talking about the role of movement in growing wild. Katy is a biomechanist, author, speaker, and a leader in the movement movement. We go over stacking needs, culture, clothing, cooking, the home environment, learning, activities, and alloparents.

So I created the Minimalist Wardrobe course to walk you through each step of the process of creating your very own personal Minimalist Wardrobe. While that course is about you—your climate, lifestyle, comfort, fit, and style—I do use my wardrobe as an example and these are some of my favorite pieces from my Minimalist Wardrobe. This is not a comprehensive list (that is inside the course), but these are the links for some of my faves that are still available (Y’all asked for them!).

Today I’m here with Ashleigh Warner talking about having a second baby. Ashleigh is a psychologist and respectful parenting mum of 2. We go over grief, big feelings, attachment, inclusion, challenging behaviors, regression, and miscarriage.

Today I’m here with Tamara Soles talking about assessment. Tamara is a psychologist, parent coach, and mom of twins. We go over neurodiversity, what a psychological assessment is, when it’s helpful, how to find a practitioner that is a good fit, what to expect during the process, what a diagnosis means, and how to advocate for consent for our children.

Today I’m here with Eden Hyder talking about attachment. Eden Hyder is a licensed therapist, founder of The Inside Out Collaborative, and host of the Inside Out Podcast. We go over attachment theory and styles, parenting our inner child, forming secure attachments with our children, how attachments can be ruptured and repaired, and what centering attachment looks like beyond the early years into childhood and adolescence.

Today I’m here with Chelsea Brennan talking about giving kids an allowance. Chelsea is an ex-hedge fund manager turned financial educator and founder of Smart Money Mamas. We go over unpacking your baggage, when to start, cash or card, earned or not, how much, teaching the importance of saving, and letting them make mistakes.

Help your teen to look for the intersection of their strengths and their community’s needs to identify a potential career and then work backwards to map out a path. Then look at community college as a stepping stone to get there.

As a homeschooling parent, part of my role is to provide my children with the resources they need to dive into their interests. Money, I came to realize, is no different.

This is episode 60 and today I’m here with Sue Patterson answering more of your unschooling questions.

This is episode 59 and today I’m here with Dr. Cassidy Freitas talking about social media.

Each night our children pile into our tiny master bedroom and settle into a spot for our nightly ritual of cuddly travel to an imaginary world.

This is episode 58 and today I’m here with Sue Patterson answering some of your unschooling questions.

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.

the method is about stripping away unnatural and harsh chemicals and processes and loving your hair back to its natural state. Sounds nice, right?

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.