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


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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.

Teens and toddlers both get a bad rap because they are seasons of development when control-based parenting fails (The nerve of those dastardly developing brains for having thoughts and feelings of their own!). But on the gentle parenting path, I have loved both! Teens are awesome! Your relationship will thrive through this season if you honor both the space and support that they show you they need. In this post, I mean literally.

Tweens are moving away from the toy sets and floor play of early childhood and into longer-term projects and table work, but they still thrive in a soft, simplified sanctuary. They are taking greater ownership of and spending more time in their space, while still relishing and resting in the love you infuse into the room.

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 broader home environment) and competent (able to be successful in meeting their own needs).

This is episode 45 and today I’m here with Diane Boden talking about sentimentality.

This is episode 43 and today I’m here with Shira Gill talking about organization.

This is episode 38 and today I’m here with Rachelle Crawford talking about Simple Holidays.

This is episode 36 and today I’m here with Brandon and Jen Pearce talking about worldschooling.

This is episode 32 and today I’m here with Sami Womack talking about debt freedom.

This is episode 31 and today I’m here with Desirae Endres talking about contentment.

This is episode 30 and today I’m here with Elizabeth Willard Thames talking about intentional spending.

These are the 5 books I found to be most essential to my learning (and unlearning) and I know they will be for you too. Three cheers for financial literacy! 

This is episode 24 and today I’m here with Meg McElwee talking about creativity.

This is episode 23 and today I’m here with Zoë Kim talking about wardrobes.

A minimalist wardrobe yearly refresh

The average woman owns 27 pairs. I own 6.

Want to improve your child’s emotional regulation and independence while reducing the amount of daily energy required of you? Simplify your kid’s closet!

This is episode 15 and today I’m here with my friend Leah McDermott talking about screens.

This is episode 14 and today I’m here with Denaye Barahona Ph.D. talking about minimalism.

How to purge, scan, and organize keepsakes to simplify the sentimental.

This is episode 13 and today I’m here with my friend Becca Shern talking about values.