Episode 8: Incorporating Gratitude Practices into your Everyday Life

In this episode, Desirae discusses a new mini-series, "The heart of minimalism" and starts out by talking about how gratitude practices go hand in hand with minimalism.

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In this episode, Desirae discusses:

  • How minimalism can steal your joy/ become a burden

  • How practicing gratitude daily is actually proven to make you happier

  • Three ways to practice gratitude in your everyday life

  • How gratitude is related to minimalism, and the intentional living/ mindset part of minimalism

  • Listener Question: Small Kitchen Storage Solutions

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If you have any questions about the show, comments, suggestions, or questions we should answer on an upcoming podcast, please email us at hi@theminimalistfamilypodcast.com

Episode 7: Benefits of Minimalism for Kids

In this episode, we discuss five reasons minimalism actually is beneficial for kids who live with a family that practices it. We think this is a huge reason to adopt minimalism as a family, and hope this conversation helps you see why we feel this way!

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In this episode, we discuss:

  • What we're learning: Grocery Shopping on a budget and Rearranging the furniture

  • Five major benefits of minimalism for kids

  • How you can foster creativity in your kids' lives

  • How minimalism can help you raise less entitled/ more appreciative children in today's culture.

  • Listener Question: Home decor tips for minimalists!

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If you’re loving the podcast, it would be amazing if you’d take the time to review our podcast on iTunes! It will help others discover The Minimalist Family Podcast. You can also, always share on social media! Take a snapshot of you listening to the podcast and share it on Facebook, Instagram, or just word of mouth! We’re so thankful if you do!

If you have any questions about the show, comments, suggestions, or questions we should answer on an upcoming podcast, please email us at hi@theminimalistfamilypodcast.com

Episode 6: Benefits of Minimalism for Parents

In this episode, we discuss how minimalism improves the quality of life for parents who practice it. Even if minimalism feels hard to adopt for your family, it's worth it, and we're discussing why!

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In this episode, we discuss:

  • Taking a break from social media
  • Why people are better than things
  • How to start minimalism with kids when it feels impossible
  • Four major benefits of minimalism for families
  • Listener Question: Are there rules for minimalism?

Things we mentioned/ other places to find us:

If you’re loving the podcast, it would be amazing if you’d take the time to review our podcast on iTunes! It will help others discover The Minimalist Family Podcast. You can also, always share on social media! Take a snapshot of you listening to the podcast and share it on Facebook, Instagram, or just word of mouth! We’re so thankful if you do!

If you have any questions about the show, comments, suggestions, or questions we should answer on an upcoming podcast, please email us at hi@theminimalistfamilypodcast.com

Episode 5: Navigating Kid's Birthdays, Gift Giving, and Gift Receiving as Minimalists

On this episode, we're talking from our own experience about throwing birthday parties for kids as minimalists, plus, approaching gift giving and receiving with grace and gratitude, yet making sure your house isn't overrun by stuff in the process. 

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In this episode, we discuss:

  • Hosting a large-ish party in a small home
  • Tips for throwing birthday parties for kids as a minimalist family
  • Alternatives to birthday parties with kids
  • Gift receiving as minimalists
  • Gift giving as minimalists

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If you’re loving the podcast, it would be amazing if you’d take the time to review our podcast on iTunes! It will help others discover The Minimalist Family Podcast. You can also, always share on social media! Take a snapshot of you listening to the podcast and share it on Facebook, Instagram, or just word of mouth! We’re so thankful if you do!

If you have any questions about the show, comments, suggestions, or questions we should answer on an upcoming podcast, please email us at hi@theminimalistfamilypodcast.com

Episode 4: 5 Ways to Simplify in a Busy Season

This week we're talking about simplifying in a busy season. We know that the back to school season brings a much busier pace for many families, so we are discussing how you can keep things simple during a season like this. 

This doesn't just apply to back to school, but any busy season.

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Minimalism isn't just about decluttering- it's something you can adapt into your entire life. That includes your schedule, your mindset, and the way you intentionally live out your life. 

PS: Sorry about any background noise. We’re not professional podcasters. We’re a couple just wanting to share our heart! Give us some grace, We’re doing our best!

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In this episode, we discuss:

  • Things we've learned this week
  • 5 Ways to simplify in a busy season including...
  • Learning to say no to things
  • Simplifying Dinnertime
  • Simplifying your work life
  • Taking time for Self Care
  • Pressing pause and putting away your work and your phone
  • Listener Question: What do you do with the question/ thought of "I might need it someday" when decluttering?

Things we mentioned/ other places to find us:

If you’re loving the podcast, it would be amazing if you’d take the time to review our podcast on iTunes! It will help others discover The Minimalist Family Podcast. You can also, always share on social media! Take a snapshot of you listening to the podcast and share it on Facebook, Instagram, or just word of mouth! We’re so thankful if you do!

If you have any questions about the show, comments, suggestions, or questions we should answer on an upcoming podcast, please email us at hi@theminimalistfamilypodcast.com

Episode 3: Downsizing, Why we Live Smaller, and Being a Minimalist no Matter the Size of your Home

We're talking about our journey from living in a four bedroom home to a much, smaller two bedroom one, the struggles, and why ultimately, it's been a great change. We'll also talk about how you can be a minimalist no matter your home size, and how to be content right where you are.

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PS: Sorry about any background noise. We’re not professional podcasters. We’re a couple just wanting to share our heart! Give us some grace, We’re doing our best!

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Why we bought a four bedroom home
  • Why we then moved to a two bedroom home
  • What living in a smaller home has changed for us
  • Small home living tips
  • You can be a minimalist in a larger home, too.
  • Listener question: What to do with all these books? From a book lover's perspective.
  • How to be content no matter your home size

Things we mentioned/ other places to find us:

If you’re loving the podcast, it would be amazing if you’d take the time to review our podcast on iTunes! It will help others discover The Minimalist Family Podcast. You can also, always share on social media! Take a snapshot of you listening to the podcast and share it on Facebook, Instagram, or just word of mouth! We’re so thankful if you do!

If you have any questions about the show, comments, suggestions, or questions we should answer on an upcoming podcast, please email us at hi@theminimalistfamilypodcast.com

Episode 2: How to Get Started With Minimalism

So you've decided minimalism is right for you? What's next? This episode will detail the steps we took when just starting out, and the steps we suggest you to take!

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PS: Sorry about any background noise. We're not professional podcasters. We're a couple just wanting to share our heart! Give us some grace :) We're doing our best!

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How we started when we first became minimalists
  • Areas we decluttered first
  • The most satisfying areas we decluttered
  • Suggestions for starting out
  • Having a "why" for minimalism
  • Being ruthless with your stuff
  • Listener question: What to do if your spouse isn't on board!

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If you're loving the podcast, it would be amazing if you'd take the time to review our podcast on iTunes! It will help others discover The Minimalist Family Podcast. You can also, always share on social media! Take a snapshot of you listening to the podcast and share it on Facebook, Instagram, or just word of mouth! We're so thankful if you do!

If you have any questions about the show, comments, suggestions, or questions we should answer on an upcoming podcast, please email us at hi@theminimalistfamilypodcast.com

Our First Episode | Our Story

We're so excited that our first episode is published and our podcast is ready for listeners! We can't wait to share our heart on minimalism with you all!

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In this episode you'll learn about who we are, why we're starting this podcast, our journey to a more minimalistic life, and how it has benefitted our family.

PS: Sorry about any background noise. We're not professional podcasters. We're a couple just wanting to share our heart! Give us some grace :) We're doing our best!

We want you to know we are far from perfect. We're constantly learning about minimalism ourselves, learning what it looks like to make it most beneficial for our family, and that minimalism can look different for everyone. These are our opinions, and this is our version of realistic minimalism with a family.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Who we are!
  • Why we're starting this podcast
  • How we got started with minimalism
  • Our own definitions of minimalism
  • How minimalism has benefited our family
  • How it has changed us, individually and as a couple/ family
  • What it "feels" like to be a minimalist

Things we mentioned/ other places to find us:

If you're loving the podcast, it would be amazing if you'd take the time to review our podcast on iTunes! It will help others discover The Minimalist Family Podcast. You can also, always share on social media! Take a snapshot of you listening to the podcast and share it on Facebook, Instagram, or just word of mouth! We're so thankful if you do!

If you have any questions about the show, comments, suggestions, or questions we should answer on an upcoming podcast, please email us at hi@theminimalistfamilypodcast.com

Join our Launch Team!

We're so excited about the adventure of launching The Minimalist Family Podcast! Check out a little bit about who we are in our about section above. 

Our goal with this podcast, the reason we're starting it, is to create a place to encourage others that are on the same journey we're on- a journey with a focus on intentional living, and intentionally living with less so we can enjoy the important things more. So we can do what matters. So we can live abundantly, with a focus on family and the values that are important to us. 

We've found that stuff doesn't bring the fulfillment we once believed it did. And a home full of stuff is often a home full of clutter, which actually ends up with quite the negative affect on our brains. 

A life with less stuff has brought us so much more joy. Clearer minds. Clearer missions. More time to enjoy our little girl and each other. Less to manage in our home (hallelujah!) 

If you'd like to hear more about our story, you can read a post that was written by Desirae towards the very beginning of our journey here. 

Of course, you can bet one of our first episodes will detail our story even more. 

We are launching on Tuesday, September 4th!

Until then, though, here's a few things you can do.

Join our Launch Team!

As a launch team member, you'll get some great goodies sent to you, like family bucket list templates for the upcoming seasons (a great way to plan to be present together), and Desirae's Simple and Purposeful Days Guide Book.  Sign up now and get the freebies sent to you on August 20th.

If you join our launch team, we'll just ask that you subscribe to our podcast, download the first episodes, and celebrate with us all on the day it launches! We'll also ask for a review if you love it!

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