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The Simple Families Podcast is a Q&A style show that offers solutions to living well with children and family. The host, Denaye Barahona, helps women to thrive in motherhood. Each episode will address a reader's question on topics such as: choosing the best toys, getting kids to eat their vegetables, decluttering, taking the mystery out of child behavior + child development, and aspiring towards a "less is more" way of life. Simple Families inspires simple living through a minimalist lifestyle and purposeful parenting approach. Learn more at simplefamilies.com

The Simple Families Podcast is a Q&A style show that offers solutions to living well with children and family. The host, Denaye Barahona, helps women to thrive in motherhood. Each episode will address a reader's question on topics such as: choosing the best toys, getting kids to eat their vegetables, decluttering, taking the mystery out of child behavior + child development, and aspiring towards a "less is more" way of life. Simple Families inspires simple living through a minimalist lifestyle and purposeful parenting approach. Learn more at simplefamilies.com
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The Simple Families Podcast is a Q&A style show that offers solutions to living well with children and family. The host, Denaye Barahona, helps women to thrive in motherhood. Each episode will address a reader's question on topics such as: choosing the best toys, getting kids to eat their vegetables, decluttering, taking the mystery out of child behavior + child development, and aspiring towards a "less is more" way of life. Simple Families inspires simple living through a minimalist lifestyle and purposeful parenting approach. Learn more at simplefamilies.com

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Episodes

SFP 125: The Value of Just Staying Home [with author Rahima Dancy]

9/18/2018
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In today’s society we often feel like we need to be out and about, entertaining our children and staying busy. In this episode I am joined by author Rahima Dancy. We are discussing the educational value of just staying home with our children–because their most important learning experiences start right at home with us. Show […] The post SFP 125: The Value of Just Staying Home [with author Rahima Dancy] appeared first on Simple Families.

Duration:00:34:54

SFP 124: Rethinking Education in the Early Years [with Aubrey Hargis of Child of The Redwoods]

9/12/2018
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[Heads up–there’s a wee bit of audio issues in the first part of the interview, but hang it there–it gets better!] This month we are going to be rethinking education. For anyone that has followed the podcast for sometime, you will know that I am an advocate for progressive forms of education. Namely child-led learning […] The post SFP 124: Rethinking Education in the Early Years [with Aubrey Hargis of Child of The Redwoods] appeared first on Simple Families.

Duration:00:39:16

SFP 123: Simple Q&A

9/5/2018
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Back by popular demand, today’s episode is a Q&A format. I am answering a variety of your questions about positive parenting, minimalism, moving, homeschooling, and childcare [all rather unapologetically–because remember this is opinion and what works for my family]. Show Notes/Links Follow Simple Families on Instagram Simplify Child Behavior Program Preview App Oak Meadow Cultural […] The post SFP 123: Simple Q&A appeared first on Simple Families.

Duration:00:27:41

SFP 122: Intentional Fatherhood [with Clark Davis]

8/29/2018
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Today is the first ever male guest on the podcast. While it’s long overdue, I am happy to welcome my friend Clark Davis. Clark is the final interview in the series ‘Journey to Simplicity’ this month. In today’s episode, Clark shares his insight on living small, intentional fatherhood, and minimalism. Not only is Clark on […] The post SFP 122: Intentional Fatherhood [with Clark Davis] appeared first on Simple Families.

Duration:00:25:11

SFP 121: Minimalism + Parenthood [with Kristen Puzzo]

8/22/2018
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This is my favorite podcast episode yet. This month we are exploring the journey to simplicity in four real-life families. Because minimalism just makes good sense for families. Today I am chatting with Kristen Puzzo. Kristen is an active member of the Simple Families Community. I have been following her journey as she has been lightening the heavy […] The post SFP 121: Minimalism + Parenthood [with Kristen Puzzo] appeared first on Simple Families.

Duration:00:37:39

SFP 120: Trading my Job for Simplicity [with Lilly Neubauer]

8/15/2018
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Some people make big life changes in search of simplicity–Lilly Neubauer is one of them. When the busyness in her life spiraled out of control, Lilly quit her job to get her family back on track. I look forward to sharing her story with you today. Show Links: Trading my Job for Minimalism (Lilly’s Guest […] The post SFP 120: Trading my Job for Simplicity [with Lilly Neubauer] appeared first on Simple Families.

Duration:00:37:21

SFP 119: Living an Abundant Life with Less [with Rachelle Crawford]

8/8/2018
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We are launching off a new 4-part series: Journey to Simplicity. I am interviewing four real families about moving towards minimalism and how it has impacted their lives. Today I am chatting with Rachelle Crawford. Rachelle and her family of 5 live in Michigan. She felt a sudden call to minimalism 18 months ago and […] The post SFP 119: Living an Abundant Life with Less [with Rachelle Crawford] appeared first on Simple Families.

Duration:00:39:43

SFP 118: All-Natural Biohacks for Kids [with author Jena Pincott]

8/1/2018
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We know the environment in which we live and the food we eat have an impact on the development of our children. In today’s episode I am speaking with author + science writer Jena Pincott about all-natural biohacks for parents. Biohacks involve making changes to diet and lifestyle that transform biological tendencies that exist in […] The post SFP 118: All-Natural Biohacks for Kids [with author Jena Pincott] appeared first on Simple Families.

Duration:00:33:14

SFP 117: Finding the Balance of Work Vs. Play in Childhood [with Jeanne-Marie Paynel of Voila Montessori]

7/26/2018
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The value of play in childhood is often underestimated. Our children need to play and when pushed into academics at a young age they miss vital opportunities to develop and grow. In today’s episode we are discussing the balance between work and play. I am chatting with Jeanne-Marie Paynel of Voila Montessori about understanding the connection […] The post SFP 117: Finding the Balance of Work Vs. Play in Childhood [with Jeanne-Marie Paynel of Voila Montessori] appeared first on Simple...

Duration:00:31:46

SFP 116: Raising Naturally Curious Children [with Nicole Roccaro]

7/18/2018
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Children benefit from the opportunity to play in open-ended, unstructured environments. Today I am talking with Nicole Roccaro from Naturally Curious Children. We talk about finding a balance in play, leaning towards unstructured activities, and following our children’s lead. Nicole’s home and approach are inspired by something called Reggio-Emilia. In this episode, we are discussing […] The post SFP 116: Raising Naturally Curious Children [with Nicole Roccaro] appeared first on Simple...

Duration:00:49:19

SFP 115: The Benefits of Rowdy Play [with Frances Carlson of Big Body Play]

7/11/2018
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Horseplay is developmentally beneficial for our growing children. If you have a kid who plays rowdy, then you need to hear this. We need to find a way to encourage this behavior rather than discourage it. In today’s episode, I am chatting with Frances Carlson, the author of the book Big Body Play. I found […] The post SFP 115: The Benefits of Rowdy Play [with Frances Carlson of Big Body Play] appeared first on Simple Families.

Duration:00:42:46

SFP 114: The Importance of Play

7/3/2018
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Never underestimate what your children are learning through play. In the early years, play is the main vehicle for learning and education. In today’s episode, I will be introducing you to the importance of play. We chat about stages of play, types of play, and what role that adults may have in play. Show Notes/Links […] The post SFP 114: The Importance of Play appeared first on Simple Families.

Duration:00:17:17

SFP 113: Simplifying Child Behavior | Troubleshooting “Time-Out”

6/27/2018
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Child behavior is anything but straightforward. My children are well-behaved, but as humans–they have their “moments”. As parents, we can feel powerless when our kids aren’t cooperating or being respectful. Today on the podcast I am explaining how we blend positive parenting methods with some strategies and techniques. One technique in particular that we are […] The post SFP 113: Simplifying Child Behavior | Troubleshooting “Time-Out” appeared first on Simple Families.

Duration:00:25:52

SFP 112: Do we control our kids? [With Hunter from Mindful Mama Mentor]

6/20/2018
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In today’s episode I am chatting with Hunter Clarke-Fields of Mindful Mama Mentor. Hunter specializes in mindful parenting and in this episode we are talking about control in parenting. As parents, we feel like we should have control over our children. But children have their own agendas and ideas about this. How much control do […] The post SFP 112: Do we control our kids? [With Hunter from Mindful Mama Mentor] appeared first on Simple Families.

Duration:00:45:07

SFP 111: How You Talk to Kids + Why it Matters [with Tracy from Zero to Five]

6/13/2018
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The words that we speak to our children become their inner voice. And the average woman speaks 20,000 words per day. While we can’t always be intentional in the way we speak to our children, we can do better. In today’s episode, author Tracy Cutchlow and I are discussing how to speak to our children. […] The post SFP 111: How You Talk to Kids + Why it Matters [with Tracy from Zero to Five] appeared first on Simple Families.

Duration:00:48:56

SFP 110: Raising Successful Kids [with Krista from A Life in Progress]

6/7/2018
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What does it mean to “raise successful kids”? Today I am chatting with Krista from A Life in Progress. I knew I could rely on Krista to bring some excellent perspective to this topic and she comes through in this episode. When it comes to life, Krista thinks outside the box and walks off the […] The post SFP 110: Raising Successful Kids [with Krista from A Life in Progress] appeared first on Simple Families.

Duration:00:47:06

SFP 109: Make your home child-friendly, rather than child-proof [with Nicole from The Kavanaugh Report]

5/30/2018
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Parents spend a great deal of time and money baby-proofing the home. But how does this process impact our kids? Today, I am chatting with Nicole from The Kavanaugh Report. Nicole and I are both passionate about creating a home that is child-friendly rather than child-proof. That means that we are thoughtful to design our […] The post SFP 109: Make your home child-friendly, rather than child-proof [with Nicole from The Kavanaugh Report] appeared first on Simple Families.

Duration:00:51:24

SFP 108: Moving, Minimalism, and Building a Happy Home

5/23/2018
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Zoë Kim has lived in 24 homes in 13 different states. She’s an expert at moving and has a healthy dose of wanderlust, but she also manages to connect to the communities in which she lives. In today’s episode, Zoë and I are discussing moving, finding minimalism, and how to build a happy home (make that plural, […] The post SFP 108: Moving, Minimalism, and Building a Happy Home appeared first on Simple Families.

Duration:00:40:54

SFP 107: How I Created a Home I Love

5/14/2018
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I haven’t always lived in places that I love. But I have found gratitude and contentment in some surprising places. Today on the podcast, I am sharing how I created a home that I love along with how I engage in my community to increase a sense of attachment and rootedness. Want to talk more […] The post SFP 107: How I Created a Home I Love appeared first on Simple Families.

Duration:00:24:14

SFP 106: Love Where You Live [with Melody Warnick, author of “This is Where You Belong”]

5/8/2018
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In today’s episode we are exploring the idea of “putting down roots” and becoming attached to the places that we live. Melody Warnick shares her own personal experience and the research on this concept called place psychology. If you ever spend time linger on Zillow or perusing the “Best Cities to Live” lists, then […] The post SFP 106: Love Where You Live [with Melody Warnick, author of “This is Where You Belong”] appeared first on Simple Families.

Duration:00:50:45