Category: Motherhood Simplified
Creating a home for your family can feel fun and happy – learn how.
Spoiler – you will never have a clutter free home, if you don’t declutter! Let’s figure out how to get you to quit avoiding this work.
We aren’t Mary Poppins – we just won’t be loving every second of motherhood and that’s okay.
Myth busting time! Let’s talk lies we believe about minimalism so you can get out of your own way and start decluttering.
Practical steps for setting up your home.
This is my first LIVE postpartum episode with you! So of course I am going to be sharing how I have recently set up my home to work FOR me and not against me in this postpartum phase.
As moms we need to be flexible in how we declutter – but that doesn’t mean we just stop our progress until our kids are grown. Learn how to go with the flow and be productive.
Self care used to mean nothing to me, until I re-defined it in this way.
Decluttering as a mom requires a whole lot of strength and grace – get support in finding that in yourself.
Gettind rid of your clutter is step one. Let’s talk about step two and committing to this fully.
It is not sustainable for you to keep trying to run your household on your own. Learn how to delegate and ask for help in this episode.
How to trick your family and friends into thinking you clean all the time, and you take naps instead
Imagine your family coming home and saying “wow, you must have worked hard today” and really you just drank your coffee while it was hot, and took a nap.
The more you declutter, the easier it gets. Learn how to approach decluttering as a skill and learn how to practice.
Let’s make your home work FOR YOU – not against you.
It’s so easy to fall behind but these simple routines you can implement will help you adjust easily and not fall behind on every day life!
Plus kids always appreciate consistency and predictability!
As moms we already have limited time and energy. We are pulled here, there and everywhere and feel like there is just never enough time OR energy to actually declutter. Let alone the time and energy at the same time to get things done.
How much do you actually play with your kids versus how much you actually WANT to play with them?
You know I stalk you guys, right? Like I get to know you and your stories and what you’re struggling with and I used to be you – overwhelmed by too much stuff and then having the best of intentions and still staying stagnant and stuck under all the clutter.
Have you avoided decluttering because all you can see is the money spent on it all?? You’re not alone. This is such a common block when it comes to letting go of your clutter so today we are going to get to the root of how your clutter has cost you so much money over they years, how decluttering SAVES you money and how to shift your perspective of only seeing your clutter in the form of dollar signs.
Listen if you’re feeling stuck or in a rut and don’t know how to get out! Or maybe you are stuck because you are caught up in the details, the what ifs, the just in case scenarios.. these two questions will help you find your inner powerhouse to actually take the action you know you need to make!
After watching over 5,000 moms declutter their homes and decluttering my own home I can confidently say there is ONE commonality behind all the clutter we have and that is…. Our insastiable desire for variety and having ONE thing for every ONE specific need.
Heather’s story is so inspiring. She is a regular mom who discovered decluttering while pregnant. As most of us do, we think that starting “later” is better than now because as moms – circumstances are never ideal! So she waited until after having her second child and life threw lemons at her hard.
This episode was created to tell you exactly what Motherhood Simplified was created to do for you as a mom, and why I started it. I tell you the origin story of how I got started and that the catalyst to creating all of this was to offer moms like you a solution to the daily overwhelm from your clutter.
My oldest daughter volunteered to answer several of your questions about decluttering from a kid’s perspective. She gives her best insight into what it’s like to live in a simplified home. She had a lot of fun with it, so much fun that she wants to start an entire series on how to help your kids do this for themselves, so watch for that coming soon!
Ashley Strong is a professional organizer and the other half to the decluttering puzzle. It starts with decluttering but once you’re done with that you still have stuff and you’re still needing a flow of organization the works for your home.
NOT decluttering is actually more wasteful than decluttering – because when you declutter you are being brave and bold enough to actually look at your consumption habits and past shortcomings and realizing that you don’t actually have a problem of not enough, but a problem of too much.
This is NOT a parenting episode teaching you how to change or manage behavior in your kids. It is just my personal experience through teaching in many classrooms all over the country and within my own home and the anecdotal evidence I have collected that proves our environments can literally make or break us.
Shamra joined Motherhood Simplified back when her conditions were less than ideal and what she describes as her lowest point in her motherhood. She didn’t know what exactly she was looking for, and she didn’t know how she was going to do it – with a newborn with some health issues, and a toddler but she took forward steps as much as possible whenever she could.
In today’s episode I help you figure out what the root cause of your burn out is so that you can find solutions for it because guess what friend? Despite what you think there IS a way to get yourself out of this burnout phase and there are ways to safeguard yourself against it in the future.
You see SO many things that need to be done, and you want to get to them all. So you get to them.. that’s not the problem, but you never finish them. In this episode I give you my best tips for finishing what you start.