mindfulness for kids

SFP 97: Mindfulness for Kids [with Jessica from Lily Pad Yoga]

Stress and overwhelm are an epidemic in childhood--which means mindfulness for kids has become essential. As adults, many (if not most) of us carry significant amounts of stress and overwhelm on a daily basis. It has become so ingrained into our society and culture that we have normalized it as a part of who we ...

SFP 96: Simple Families in March

In today's episode, I am sharing some simple (yet exciting) changes coming to the podcast and the Simple Families Community. Listen in to hear more, and click here to join the conversation for this month.

SFP 95: A Day in Denaye's Life

In today's episode I am sharing more about what my typical day looks like. Like many women, I am always seeking to find a balance between having a career and spending quality time with my family. I am the primary caregiver for my 1-year-old and 4-year-old, but I also balance working from home as well. ...

SFP 94: The How + Why of Traveling with Kids [with Amanda, my best friend and travel guru]

Traveling with kids can be intimidating and even downright scary. But it's also rewarding. In today's episode, I have a special treat. I am chatting with my best friend and travel-with-kids-guru Amanda about adventuring both in and out of the country as  a family. Amanda and her family were recently in Hawaii for the false ...

SFP 93: The Science Behind Outdoor Play + Movement [with Carla Hannaford PhD]

In today's episode, I talk with Carla Hannaford, world-renowned biologist and outdoor advocate, about her studies on the connection between movement and brain development. If you are brand new to learning about brain development, tune into episode 92 for a simple, quick overview before diving into this one.

SFP 92: Why do babies need to crawl?

In today's world of baby gadgets and excitement around milestones, many babies are skipping the crawling stage and going straight to walking. But is this actually a good thing? In today's episode, I discuss why crawling is important to development [and also give a preview of what's to come for episode 93.]