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Looking for input to shift your family from chaos and reaction to a life with intention? Ashley's audio blog series is theme-focused with binge-worthy content on how to create the family and lifestyle you love to come home to. She's a fulltime RVing, location independent, unschooling mama of three, focused on authenticity, awareness, personality styles and embracing love in the present moment.

Looking for input to shift your family from chaos and reaction to a life with intention? Ashley's audio blog series is theme-focused with binge-worthy content on how to create the family and lifestyle you love to come home to. She's a fulltime RVing, location independent, unschooling mama of three, focused on authenticity, awareness, personality styles and embracing love in the present moment.

Location:

United States

Description:

Looking for input to shift your family from chaos and reaction to a life with intention? Ashley's audio blog series is theme-focused with binge-worthy content on how to create the family and lifestyle you love to come home to. She's a fulltime RVing, location independent, unschooling mama of three, focused on authenticity, awareness, personality styles and embracing love in the present moment.

Language:

English

Contact:

6155008887


Episodes

Reframing the "Quickie"

9/14/2021
And before you think this is an episode for the bedroom, it's way beyond that. Even a quick, intentional connection can have a lasting effect, and the more we can get comfortable with short bursts of joy in life, the more recharged we are for the long haul! In this episode, we talk about social "quickies" vs. long, drawn-out playdates that are more stressful than anything, yet parents are longing for a social outlet. Learn some tips for quick social bursts of connection...beyond the bedroom.

Duration:00:44:33

Should We Force Children To Learn?

9/8/2021
In our world of unschooling, we believe in delight-led learning, and the functional education model of learning as we live life together. So what if our kids want to just watch TV and eat chips all day? Do we allow it? Do we force our kids to step it up, or just cross our fingers and hope they muster up some work ethic on their own?

Duration:00:28:24

The Poker Face of Parenting

9/1/2021
Remember that Kenny Rogers song, The Gambler? In your family...do you know how to hold 'em, know how to fold 'em, know when to walk away, and when to run? Are you simply a cheerleader for your child, or are you coaching them through life? Coaching them means not telling them the answers but bringing to their awareness the tools they can use to help them navigate what comes their way. And that means navigating not just the awesomeness of life, but bringing awareness and understanding to when...

Duration:00:53:00

Watch Your Language

8/25/2021
Do you really talk with your family, or are you more likely to talk at, over or for them? How do you really talk to kids in a way that equips them with the tools to find their own voice vs. being an echo of ours?

Duration:00:24:48

Are You Not Entertained??!

8/18/2021
Do you remember the scene in the Gladiator, where, completely exasperated, Russel Crowe asks, "are you not entertained??" Have you had those moments where your kids come up to you and say the dreaded words, "I'm bored", and you're looking at all of the things to entertain them all around? We've been there, and have gone from the struggle of constant entertainment and stimulation overload to being able to rock a 6 hour trip six times in the last month with no "entertainment" in the car other...

Duration:00:40:06

4 Tenets for Being A Good Human

8/11/2021
When we've talked about our goals as unschooling parents, we ultimately boil it down to "raising good humans". Not that humans are good or bad, but raising up humans who can see the good in the world - those things that light us up, lift us up, and support one another. We break down four powerful tenets to being a successful leader, and ultimately, just being a decent human being in our podcast this week.

Duration:00:59:49

Do You Flow...or Fester?

8/4/2021
Last week we talked about toxic behavior we all navigate in our lives. This week we take it a step further - if everything around you stinks...maybe it's time to check under your own nose first! There are often three ways we can approach life - fight, flight, or freeze. Yet I believe there are two others variables that can occur more frequently - our ability to flow... or fester. Let's dig into our different approaches, and why it may be important to check ourselves before we get too...

Duration:00:32:35

Prickly People (Tips for Toxicity)

7/28/2021
Do you have any "prickly" people in your life? Maybe it's not about a horribly toxic person as much as it is that there are people in your life that can exhibit toxic behavior, sit in negativity and cynicism, or just have a bad attitude about life. Our most downloaded episode continues to be on navigating toxic behavior, so we're bringing up the topic again - not how to avoid it, but how to navigate the reality of what is. Sometimes it is what it is, and we will be with people who don't see...

Duration:00:50:21

Unschooling In The Florida Keys

7/21/2021
This week we bring the whole family on to discuss what all we've been learning while volunteering with the Florida State Parks in the Keys. We're giving you a taste of our unschooling experience over the past few months as we've soaked in so much volunteering - so listen with the whole family and learn about this area and the life skills that are valuable regardless of where you're located! Kick it unschool with our crew in this family-friendly episode!

Duration:00:42:32

Recharge and Reset...Daily

7/14/2021
My sister-in-law used to say, "take a break from the ones you love, so you can love them better", and was a big fan of "mommy sabbaticals". How often do we allow for space to recharge? Well, we think it needs to happen daily, and we'll share why AND how. We'll cover three steps to allow you the space to fully show up in life - for your family and yourself. Check out the blog post and podcast in the comments below!

Duration:00:45:20

Teenagers Are Like Brussels Sprouts

7/7/2021
Oh the fun analogies Nathan can come up with. As we discuss teenagers - and our relationship with them - this week, we dig into more than just teens as we address labeling our children and the importance of genuine likability. As always, along with the podcast is a fully developed blog post that will also link to bonus topics with this subject - just hop over to the home page of MamaSaysNamaste.com to see the latest blog post that relates to this episode!

Duration:00:25:58

Screentime...or Crab Ankles?

6/30/2021
In our super connected world, screens can be a love/hate relationship for sure. How does your family manage screen time at home...or does it manage you? We share some tips for "dummy-proofing" ourselves, things beyond screens, and our own personal stories of both eliminating screens and also using them as something that adds to a home life we all thrive in. You'll have to hear the podcast to determine how crab ankles may sneak into your home. ;-)

Duration:01:05:44

What's best for my kids...or our family?

6/23/2021
In this episode, we dig into this listener question - How do we navigate as empowered, inventional parents the decisions that are "BEST" for our children while listening to them and what they need, while pushing them to do what might be harder? There was so much to unpack, this week's blog post that goes along with it leads you to multiple other blogs and episodes to dig deeper into the topics of natural consequences, emotional resilience, "adulting" and more. And...we tackle a biggie for...

Duration:01:03:20

The Secret Exercise Routine No One Is Talking About

6/16/2021
Think you've heard it all when it comes to exercise? Well we want to talk about a specific type of yoga, actually, and it's not what you may think. Relationship yoga - the balance, the stretch and the pause. How do you exercise your relationships so they stay healthy and thriving?

Duration:00:54:27

Can I Afford It?

6/9/2021
This past week we introduced a game that, ironically, was a "game-changer" in our life. It was a powerful game that shifted our perspective and made one pivotal shift in both semantics and mindset in our lives. Creating financial literacy at home - helping your children understand about investments, liabilities, assets and more - is something we see as a critical life skill. Do you - and your children - know how to make money work for the life you want to live? Do you know how to manage it...

Duration:00:26:33

Living a Life of Ease (And How to Get There)

6/2/2021
Wow, 201 episodes in, and this is a day to celebrate! 4 years ago today, the Mama Says Namaste podcast was created. 5 years ago today, Mama Says Namaste was officially launched as a business. And 40 years ago today, I was born! In this episode we look back over the last decade and the crazy shifts we made to get to where we are at this point. Not only do we share more about the mindset and actual shifts in our own lives, but we lay the four essential steps we chose to take to get...

Duration:01:14:37

Lessons Learned for Intentional Families

5/26/2021
Wow - we've hit our 200th episode!! That is 200 weeks straight of delivering you content to help you - and your family - thrive together, where the uniqueness in each of us strengthens all of us! In this episode, Nathan and I (Ashley) share our biggest lessons learned over the past four years in each of the subjects we've had a podcast series on - personality styles, marriage, parenting, unschooling, minimalism/decluttering, and family travel. Hop over to the blog post to get all the...

Duration:00:57:30

Decluttering with Tracy McCubbin

5/19/2021
This week is another interview with decluttering expert, Tracy McCubbin! With a super in-depth blog post in addition to this episode, we cover all about why it's important to be clutter-free, as well as how that doesn't mean you have to be a minimalist, where you can donate beyond Goodwill, and how to manage the clutter with toys and family members who aren't quite as tidy.

Duration:00:44:07

Real Talk with an 8-year-old Unschooler

5/12/2021
My co-host may be a Logsdon this week, but she's a wee bit shorter than her Daddy! Joining me on the podcast is our youngest daughter, Juliet, who share her perspectives from being unschooled her whole life, AND all of her school years full-time RVing the States and learning as we grow. It's a pretty awesome thing to have your own children impress you, and I'm thrilled to share this episode - the insights out of the mouths of babes can be pretty profound. Sometimes the best way to ease our...

Duration:00:37:39

The 90 Day Family Road Trip

5/5/2021
Have you ever considered full-time RVing for your family? It can seem like a pretty daunting thing, yet...it's possible. Oh so possible. We're living proof that not only can you do it, you can thrive and really have a blast! It's not that everything is easy, though. Let's dig in on the biggies you need to consider before you hit the road.

Duration:00:43:00