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Spending Plan

Today we are talking about minimalism, money, and developing a spending plan. For years I was a budget-resister. I wanted nothing to do with having a budget for our family. But now I'm singing a different tune. The reality is, developing a solid spending plan for our family has been one of the most intentional ...

Eco-Friendly Families + Getting Kids to Take More Risks

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, I am joined by Stephanie Seferian from the Sustainable Minimalists Podcast. We are chatting about realistically moving towards sustainability and raising kids to love our Earth. I'm also answering a question from Kara, she asked: How can I get my kid to take more risks? Part ...

Kids + The News

In times like this, it can be hard to explain the News to our children. In today's episode, I'm chatting with Andrea Barbalich, the editor-in-chief of The Week Junior. The Week Junior is a brand new magazine that simplifies the news for kids. Andrea and I are discussing how to bring discussions around the news ...

Q&A | How can I design a play space for kids of different ages?

In today's episode we are discussing how to develop a play space that is suitable for children of multiple ages. Do we really need baby toys? Can we find toys that grow with children? How do we balance safety and developmental needs? These are questions we are diving into in this episode.


How to Use a Reward Chart

Not all reward sticker charts are created equal. In today's episode, I'm going to explain how to use a reward chart effectively--and I will also explain why we don't use them very often. How to Use a Reward Chart When I was five-years-old, I was terrified of putting my head underwater in the pool. Swimming ...

Q&A | Am I doing enough to supplement my kid's education right now?

You are enough. You are doing enough. In today's episode, I'm taking a question that many parents across the world are wondering: Am I providing enough structure/educational stimulation for my child in this time of crisis?