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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 133: Holiday Q+A [Part II]

11/14/2018
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Welcome back to Part II of the Holiday Q&A (If you missed Part I, catch it here!). Rachelle Crawford from Abundant Life with Less and Zoë Kim from Raising Simple are joining me to answer the rest of your holiday questions. Today we will chat about minimal decorating, envy amongst children, simple holiday meals, and more. We will bring […] The post SFP 133: Holiday Q+A [Part II] appeared first on Simple Families.

Duration:00:23:39

SFP 132: Holiday Q+A [Part I]

11/7/2018
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The holidays are upon us. I am here to tell you that you don’t need to do or buy all.the.things. Today is the first of a two-part series focused on answering your questions about living a more intentional holiday season. I am joined by Rachelle Crawford from Abundant Life with Less and Zoë Kim from […] The post SFP 132: Holiday Q+A [Part I] appeared first on Simple Families.

Duration:00:32:04

SFP 131: Rewiring Our Brains for Gratitude [with Josie Robinson of The Gratitude Jar]

10/31/2018
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Dare I say that developing a gratitude practice is actually easy? I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly small acts of gratitude have changed my life. In today’s interview I am chatting with mother and gratitude expert Josie Robinson about her unlikely, yet transformative journey. LISTEN AND SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES Show Links/Notes: The Gratitude Jar […] The post SFP 131: Rewiring Our Brains for Gratitude [with Josie Robinson of The Gratitude Jar] appeared first on Simple Families.

Duration:00:35:48

SFP 130: Letting Go of Unrealistic Expectations in Motherhood [with Natalie from Better Postpartum]

10/24/2018
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Starting in the early days of pregnancy we set expectations for ourselves. Perhaps your kids won’t have screen time. You will breastfeed for one year or more. Your kids will only eat organic. In today’s episode Natalie Telyatnikov [from Better Postpartum] and I are sharing some of the unrealistic expectations of which we have let […] The post SFP 130: Letting Go of Unrealistic Expectations in Motherhood [with Natalie from Better Postpartum] appeared first on Simple Families.

Duration:00:04:43

SFP 129: Work Can Be Self-Care [Meghan Fitzgerald of Tinkergarten]

10/17/2018
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Most of us feel like there’s no way we could add one more thing to our plate. But the truth is that starting a side-hustle (or part-time passion-driven work) can actually be a form of self-care. I know that for me, working helps to fill up my cup so I can be more calm and […] The post SFP 129: Work Can Be Self-Care [Meghan Fitzgerald of Tinkergarten] appeared first on Simple Families.

Duration:00:32:41

SFP 128: Living Coffee ’til Cocktails [with Brooke Conley]

10/10/2018
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Sometimes there is so much to be done that we find ourselves needing coffee to wake up in the morning and wine to take the edge off and calm down in the evening. In today’s episode I am talking with Brooke Conley about alcohol + motherhood. If you have ever thought about cutting back on alcohol […] The post SFP 128: Living Coffee ’til Cocktails [with Brooke Conley] appeared first on Simple Families.

Duration:00:41:49

SFP 127: Simple Q&A | Too many gifts, siblings quarrels, social media + kids

10/3/2018
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Today on the podcast I am sharing a Q&A episode. That means I am taking your questions and giving you my honest, unfiltered answers. In this episode we are talking about how many gifts to give, how to manage sibling squabbles, minimalism in different regions, and mealtime struggles. The post SFP 127: Simple Q&A | Too many gifts, siblings quarrels, social media + kids appeared first on Simple Families.

Duration:00:26:32

SFP 126: How to Give Your Child the Very Best [with Bill Deresiewicz, author of Excellent Sheep]

9/26/2018
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As parents, we just want to give our kids the best. We want to give them opportunities and send them to the best colleges. Sometimes that means signing them up for all the classes and starting the resumé in the earliest years. In today’s episode I am chatting with author Bill Deresiewicz. We are discussing the […] The post SFP 126: How to Give Your Child the Very Best [with Bill Deresiewicz, author of Excellent Sheep] appeared first on Simple Families.

Duration:00:28:29

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