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Simple Families Podcast: Parenting + Minimalism

Denaye Barahona

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Simple Families Podcast: Parenting + Minimalism
Simple Families Podcast: Parenting + Minimalism

Simple Families Podcast: Parenting + Minimalism

Denaye Barahona

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Latest Episodes

SFP 171: How to Talk to Kids about Money [with Liz, author of Piggy Banks and Lemonade Stands]

Have you started talking to your kids about money? Money can be a taboo topic, even within families. In today’s episode I’m chatting with Liz Frazier Peck author of Piggy Banks and Lemonade Stands: How to Teach Young Kids About Finance (and They’re Never Too Young). SHOW NOTES/LINKS: * Piggy Banks and Lemonade Stands: How to Teach Young Kids About Finance (and They’re Never Too Young). * How to Talk to Kids about the Birds and Bees* Liz’s Website* Liz on Twitter Denaye Barahona: Hi, it’s Denaye here. Episode 171. And today, the topic is “How to Talk to Kids about Money.” Thanks so much for tuning in. It is episode of 171, and today we’re taking out a topic I admittedly know nothing about. And that’s teaching kids about money. So thankfully since I’m clueless on this, I have a guest for today. So I’m talking with Liz Frazier. Liz is the author of the brand new book Beyond Piggy Banks and Lemonade Stands: How to Teach Young Kids About Finance (and They’re Never Too Young)...

-1 s2 days ago
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SFP 171: How to Talk to Kids about Money [with Liz, author of Piggy Banks and Lemonade Stands]

SFP 170: Overly-Responsive Parenting?

Is there such a thing as overly-responsive parenting? I believe so. Early in parenthood I found myself being a mindreader. It is important to be in tune with our kids’ needs, but we also need to give them the opportunity to step up and advocate for themselves. Join the Masterclass! It starts Monday and this is the last opportunity to join. Full Episode Transcription: Hello, it’s Denaye. Thank you so much for tuning in. This is episode number 170. Today, we’re talking about a less is more approach to parenting. In our family and on Simple Families, I talk a lot about responsive parenting. I don’t always call it that, but responsive parenting is more or less being in tuned with our kids’ emotional and physical and social needs. In many ways, that’s what ‘good’ parents do. They know their kids, they know what their kids need, they’re in tune with them, but today we’re talking about taking responsive parenting a little bit too far. I know that this has happened to me before. L...

-1 s1 weeks ago
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SFP 170: Overly-Responsive Parenting?

SFP 169: Too Many Toys?

Do your kids have too many toys? When it comes to toys, there is no perfect number. But in today’s episode we are talking about why children don’t need a lot of toys. Having an abundance of toys is not only unnecessary but could be harmful. We are talking about all that and more. Also, Simple Families: The Masterclass is now open for enrollment! Show Notes/Links: Simple Families: The Masterclass Complete Transcription: Today, we’re talking about too many toys. How did we get here? How did our kids end up with so many toys? Our intentions were good. The grandparents, the aunts and uncles, whoever else is buying, their intentions are good as well. But too many toys aren’t just unnecessary, but sometimes they can actually be harmful. I know harmful is a strong word to use here, but I’m going to explain more about this. I’m going to explain why scaling back on the toys is actually not only in your best interest, less cleanup time, less chaos, but it’s also in the best interest of...

19 MIN2 weeks ago
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SFP 169: Too Many Toys?

SFP 168: Hiking with Kids [How + WHY]

Life gets busy. Sometimes it gets hard to make time for the simple things–like taking your kids for a walk in nature. But the value of the free and simple things should never be underestimated. Today, I’m sharing my favorite strategies for hiking with kids and the immense (yet not-so-obvious) benefits for the whole family. Show Notes/Links: * Episode 90, There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather with Linda Åkeson McGurk.* Tula Toddler Carrier Full Episode Transcription: Today we’re talking about hiking, and this seems like such a simple thing, and I’m going to give you some practical tools and strategies for hiking, ways that we have found hiking is more or less successful, but also some of the benefits. I think we underestimate the benefits of simple unstructured activities like this. Last year on the podcast in episode 90, we talked about the idea that there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes. In that episode we had Linda Åkeson McGurk who is Rain or Shine Mamma, ...

19 MINAUG 21
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SFP 168: Hiking with Kids [How + WHY]

SFP 167: The Love Languages + Children [with Diane Debrovner of Parents Magazine]

In today’s episode, we are discussing the 5 Love Languages as they pertain to children. I am joined by Diane Debrover, the Deputy Editor of Parents Magazine where we talk through each of the Love Languages and explore how they show up in children. Spoiler alert: I’ve got my reservations about the Love Language of gifts. Show Notes/Links: * Article on Parents.com* The 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively* Parents IRL Transcription of Full Episode Denaye: Hi Diane. Thanks for joining me today. Diane: Hi Denaye. So nice to be with you. Denaye: It’s good to chat. Tell me a little bit about yourself personally, professionally. Diane: My name is Diane Debrovner. I am the deputy editor of Parents Magazine and I’ve actually been here for many, many years. I started out as a senior editor and then I was the health and psychology editor and I’ve been a deputy editor for many years. I oversee our coverage of articles related to children’s health, and de...

45 MINAUG 7
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SFP 167: The Love Languages + Children [with Diane Debrovner of Parents Magazine]

SFP 166: The Tip of The Iceberg (Brain Busyness)

Summer is supposed to be relaxing, yet I have found that this summer we’ve had a lot of transition, a lot of change, and my brain has been very busy. Therefore, today’s episode is dedicated to just that: We’re talking about the “Tip of the Iceberg” and brain busyness. [FULL TRANSCRIPTION] This week we’re getting ready to launch The Mental Unload and it feels like a perfect time for me to go back through this program with you all again because of all the mental clutter going on in my brain. On the podcast and in the Simple Families community, we talk a lot about simplicity and minimalism being a journey. And not only is it a journey in your house with your physical stuff, but it’s also a journey in your mind with what’s cluttering up your brain. Before we dive into today’s episode I want to bring you a quick listener’s spotlight, and this is coming from Lauren, who recently participated in The Mental Unload. I run it three times a year and she participated in the March edit...

14 MINJUL 23
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SFP 166: The Tip of The Iceberg (Brain Busyness)

SFP 165: Journey to Simplicity | Jane’s Story

Today I’m chatting with Jane Monnier about her journey towards reducing mental and physical clutter. Jane is a longtime member of the Simple Families Community. She’s also is a rocket-scientist-turned-military-wife-and-mother who has lived around the world with her family. I think you will enjoy Jane’s wisdom in this episode! (Full episode transcription below). Show Notes/Links: * The Mental Unload* Jane’s Website* Jane on Facebook* Jane on Instagram Jane Monnier Full Transcript: Denaye: For those of you have been listening to the podcast for a while, you’ll know that occasionally I do these journey to simplicity stories where I follow members of the Simple Families audience, and they share with us more about what their journey towards a simpler life has looked like. Today I am chatting with Jane Monnier. Jane has been a part of Simple Families pretty much since I have since the very beginning. And it’s been a pleasure getting to know her through the Facebook community and thr...

52 MINJUL 10
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SFP 165: Journey to Simplicity | Jane’s Story

SFP 164: Late Bloomers [with Rich Karlgaard of Forbes Magazine]

In today’s episode, I am chatting with Rich Karlgaard, Publisher of Forbes Magazine, about his new book Late Bloomers. Rich is a self-proclaimed late bloomer. He’s sharing more of his story along with some research that will give fellow parents of late bloomers some piece of mind. Show Notes/Links * The Book: Late Bloomers* Rich’s Website* Carol Dweck’s book, Mindset

45 MINJUN 26
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SFP 164: Late Bloomers [with Rich Karlgaard of Forbes Magazine]

SFP 163: Reflections on Bad Language + Potty Talk

It happens. All kids will use less-than-desirable language as they are growing up. Whether its potty words or outright profanity, we all deal with this as parents. Today I’m reflecting on how we’ve been managing it in our house–including what is working and what is not working.

21 MINJUN 19
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SFP 163: Reflections on Bad Language + Potty Talk

SFP 162: Reading Aloud + Our Book Overhaul [with Emily Cook of Build Your Library]

I recently went through and did a huge book overhaul. I got rid of all the “twaddle” in favor of prioritizing high quality, well-written children’s books. To quote today’s guest Emily Cook, “well-read children will grow into well-read adults”. In this episode, Emily and I talk about reading aloud and choosing great books for our children. Show Notes/Links: * (Our new fairytale books) Atlas of Classic Tales/Atlas of Fairy Tales* My Father’s Dragon* Good Omen* Emily’s Website: Build Your Library* Emily on YouTube: Arrrgh Schooling* Emily on Instagram: bylibrarycurriculum* Emily on Twitter* Emily’s Book: A Literary Education

38 MINJUN 12
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SFP 162: Reading Aloud + Our Book Overhaul [with Emily Cook of Build Your Library]

Latest Episodes

SFP 171: How to Talk to Kids about Money [with Liz, author of Piggy Banks and Lemonade Stands]

Have you started talking to your kids about money? Money can be a taboo topic, even within families. In today’s episode I’m chatting with Liz Frazier Peck author of Piggy Banks and Lemonade Stands: How to Teach Young Kids About Finance (and They’re Never Too Young). SHOW NOTES/LINKS: * Piggy Banks and Lemonade Stands: How to Teach Young Kids About Finance (and They’re Never Too Young). * How to Talk to Kids about the Birds and Bees* Liz’s Website* Liz on Twitter Denaye Barahona: Hi, it’s Denaye here. Episode 171. And today, the topic is “How to Talk to Kids about Money.” Thanks so much for tuning in. It is episode of 171, and today we’re taking out a topic I admittedly know nothing about. And that’s teaching kids about money. So thankfully since I’m clueless on this, I have a guest for today. So I’m talking with Liz Frazier. Liz is the author of the brand new book Beyond Piggy Banks and Lemonade Stands: How to Teach Young Kids About Finance (and They’re Never Too Young)...

-1 s2 days ago
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SFP 171: How to Talk to Kids about Money [with Liz, author of Piggy Banks and Lemonade Stands]

SFP 170: Overly-Responsive Parenting?

Is there such a thing as overly-responsive parenting? I believe so. Early in parenthood I found myself being a mindreader. It is important to be in tune with our kids’ needs, but we also need to give them the opportunity to step up and advocate for themselves. Join the Masterclass! It starts Monday and this is the last opportunity to join. Full Episode Transcription: Hello, it’s Denaye. Thank you so much for tuning in. This is episode number 170. Today, we’re talking about a less is more approach to parenting. In our family and on Simple Families, I talk a lot about responsive parenting. I don’t always call it that, but responsive parenting is more or less being in tuned with our kids’ emotional and physical and social needs. In many ways, that’s what ‘good’ parents do. They know their kids, they know what their kids need, they’re in tune with them, but today we’re talking about taking responsive parenting a little bit too far. I know that this has happened to me before. L...

-1 s1 weeks ago
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SFP 170: Overly-Responsive Parenting?

SFP 169: Too Many Toys?

Do your kids have too many toys? When it comes to toys, there is no perfect number. But in today’s episode we are talking about why children don’t need a lot of toys. Having an abundance of toys is not only unnecessary but could be harmful. We are talking about all that and more. Also, Simple Families: The Masterclass is now open for enrollment! Show Notes/Links: Simple Families: The Masterclass Complete Transcription: Today, we’re talking about too many toys. How did we get here? How did our kids end up with so many toys? Our intentions were good. The grandparents, the aunts and uncles, whoever else is buying, their intentions are good as well. But too many toys aren’t just unnecessary, but sometimes they can actually be harmful. I know harmful is a strong word to use here, but I’m going to explain more about this. I’m going to explain why scaling back on the toys is actually not only in your best interest, less cleanup time, less chaos, but it’s also in the best interest of...

19 MIN2 weeks ago
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SFP 169: Too Many Toys?

SFP 168: Hiking with Kids [How + WHY]

Life gets busy. Sometimes it gets hard to make time for the simple things–like taking your kids for a walk in nature. But the value of the free and simple things should never be underestimated. Today, I’m sharing my favorite strategies for hiking with kids and the immense (yet not-so-obvious) benefits for the whole family. Show Notes/Links: * Episode 90, There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather with Linda Åkeson McGurk.* Tula Toddler Carrier Full Episode Transcription: Today we’re talking about hiking, and this seems like such a simple thing, and I’m going to give you some practical tools and strategies for hiking, ways that we have found hiking is more or less successful, but also some of the benefits. I think we underestimate the benefits of simple unstructured activities like this. Last year on the podcast in episode 90, we talked about the idea that there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes. In that episode we had Linda Åkeson McGurk who is Rain or Shine Mamma, ...

19 MINAUG 21
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SFP 168: Hiking with Kids [How + WHY]

SFP 167: The Love Languages + Children [with Diane Debrovner of Parents Magazine]

In today’s episode, we are discussing the 5 Love Languages as they pertain to children. I am joined by Diane Debrover, the Deputy Editor of Parents Magazine where we talk through each of the Love Languages and explore how they show up in children. Spoiler alert: I’ve got my reservations about the Love Language of gifts. Show Notes/Links: * Article on Parents.com* The 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively* Parents IRL Transcription of Full Episode Denaye: Hi Diane. Thanks for joining me today. Diane: Hi Denaye. So nice to be with you. Denaye: It’s good to chat. Tell me a little bit about yourself personally, professionally. Diane: My name is Diane Debrovner. I am the deputy editor of Parents Magazine and I’ve actually been here for many, many years. I started out as a senior editor and then I was the health and psychology editor and I’ve been a deputy editor for many years. I oversee our coverage of articles related to children’s health, and de...

45 MINAUG 7
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SFP 167: The Love Languages + Children [with Diane Debrovner of Parents Magazine]

SFP 166: The Tip of The Iceberg (Brain Busyness)

Summer is supposed to be relaxing, yet I have found that this summer we’ve had a lot of transition, a lot of change, and my brain has been very busy. Therefore, today’s episode is dedicated to just that: We’re talking about the “Tip of the Iceberg” and brain busyness. [FULL TRANSCRIPTION] This week we’re getting ready to launch The Mental Unload and it feels like a perfect time for me to go back through this program with you all again because of all the mental clutter going on in my brain. On the podcast and in the Simple Families community, we talk a lot about simplicity and minimalism being a journey. And not only is it a journey in your house with your physical stuff, but it’s also a journey in your mind with what’s cluttering up your brain. Before we dive into today’s episode I want to bring you a quick listener’s spotlight, and this is coming from Lauren, who recently participated in The Mental Unload. I run it three times a year and she participated in the March edit...

14 MINJUL 23
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SFP 166: The Tip of The Iceberg (Brain Busyness)

SFP 165: Journey to Simplicity | Jane’s Story

Today I’m chatting with Jane Monnier about her journey towards reducing mental and physical clutter. Jane is a longtime member of the Simple Families Community. She’s also is a rocket-scientist-turned-military-wife-and-mother who has lived around the world with her family. I think you will enjoy Jane’s wisdom in this episode! (Full episode transcription below). Show Notes/Links: * The Mental Unload* Jane’s Website* Jane on Facebook* Jane on Instagram Jane Monnier Full Transcript: Denaye: For those of you have been listening to the podcast for a while, you’ll know that occasionally I do these journey to simplicity stories where I follow members of the Simple Families audience, and they share with us more about what their journey towards a simpler life has looked like. Today I am chatting with Jane Monnier. Jane has been a part of Simple Families pretty much since I have since the very beginning. And it’s been a pleasure getting to know her through the Facebook community and thr...

52 MINJUL 10
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SFP 165: Journey to Simplicity | Jane’s Story

SFP 164: Late Bloomers [with Rich Karlgaard of Forbes Magazine]

In today’s episode, I am chatting with Rich Karlgaard, Publisher of Forbes Magazine, about his new book Late Bloomers. Rich is a self-proclaimed late bloomer. He’s sharing more of his story along with some research that will give fellow parents of late bloomers some piece of mind. Show Notes/Links * The Book: Late Bloomers* Rich’s Website* Carol Dweck’s book, Mindset

45 MINJUN 26
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SFP 164: Late Bloomers [with Rich Karlgaard of Forbes Magazine]

SFP 163: Reflections on Bad Language + Potty Talk

It happens. All kids will use less-than-desirable language as they are growing up. Whether its potty words or outright profanity, we all deal with this as parents. Today I’m reflecting on how we’ve been managing it in our house–including what is working and what is not working.

21 MINJUN 19
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SFP 163: Reflections on Bad Language + Potty Talk

SFP 162: Reading Aloud + Our Book Overhaul [with Emily Cook of Build Your Library]

I recently went through and did a huge book overhaul. I got rid of all the “twaddle” in favor of prioritizing high quality, well-written children’s books. To quote today’s guest Emily Cook, “well-read children will grow into well-read adults”. In this episode, Emily and I talk about reading aloud and choosing great books for our children. Show Notes/Links: * (Our new fairytale books) Atlas of Classic Tales/Atlas of Fairy Tales* My Father’s Dragon* Good Omen* Emily’s Website: Build Your Library* Emily on YouTube: Arrrgh Schooling* Emily on Instagram: bylibrarycurriculum* Emily on Twitter* Emily’s Book: A Literary Education

38 MINJUN 12
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SFP 162: Reading Aloud + Our Book Overhaul [with Emily Cook of Build Your Library]