Sage Family Podcast 15: Screens

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Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher This is episode 15 and today I’m here with my friend Leah McDermott talking about screens. Leahis a former Master Educator and now unschooling mama of two who has made it her mission to help bring more natural elements to children’s everyday learning experiences through her business Your Natural Learner. Support the show on Patreon Adventure of the Week We took a birthday trip to a farm on Orca’s Island it was breathtakingly beautiful. Highlights Misconceptions: What’s up with all the fear and shame? We break a lot of misconceptions down. Valuable Tool: […]

13 Values

Sage Family Podcast 13: Values

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Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher This is episode 13 and today I’m here with my friend Becca Shern talking about values. Bex is a mom, partner, Registered Dietitian, and creator of Minimal Wellness. Through minimalist principles she helps her family and clients find, navigate, and enjoy the simple path to optimal health. Support the show on Patreon Adventure of the Week I share the breathtakingly beautiful lake we jumped into when we veered off course and embraced nature’s playground and history. Highlights Inherited Values: We talk about the work of unpacking the values you unconsciously inherited values from […]

Morning Routine

My Morning Routine

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My morning routine is essential in setting the tone for my day. It’s something that I design with the greatest of intention and refresh seasonally while collaborating with the kids around their bucket system (it’s essentially the morning clothespins on my bucket, though I don’t use a physical bucket). If you have done Sage Coaching, you know we start by identifying our values, creating our priorities, determining our needs, and then hold space for those in our daily rhythm. This is a powerful dose of self-care to help you be your best all day long (and your needs can co-exist […]

Braving the Wilderness

Book Review: Braving the Wilderness

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contains affiliate links I mean, you can’t really go wrong with Brené Brown, whose work is a refreshing blend of sociological research and honest storytelling. I’ve been a fan of hers for years but somehow hadn’t actually yet read any of her books. After watching her interview below, I was sufficiently motivated to remedy that with Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone. This book is all about being brave enough to have a sense of true belonging to your authentic yourself. As someone who speaks her truth publicly and struggled with feeling […]

Total Money Makeover

Book Review: The Total Money Makeover

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After years of hearing and reading about The Total Money Makeover, I finally grabbed myself a copy and read the whole thing in one night. While I would not call myself a Dave Ramsey fan, there was definitely value in the book. He has 7 steps he suggests moving through: 1. Save $1000 Pretty straight forward. You need a bumper for the small emergencies. Shit happens. 2. Debt Snowball The debt snowball approach is something quite valuable that took reading about in this book to fully grasp and get behind. It’s quite simple in its brilliance actually. You make a […]

My 6 Favorite Instagram Apps

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contains affiliate links   At the end of each fun day as we settle in bed preparing for book reading, I scroll through my photos from the day on my iPhone 7S, deleting, favoriting, and editing. This process has become a conversation with my children as they see the pictures and we discuss our favorite parts of the day, consolidating memories before sleep. Instagram provides a window into my life for others to see how gentle parenting, unschooling, and family travel bring us a life of joy, connection, and freedom. (Click here to follow me!) It also allows me to […]

Mompreneur Business Tools

My 5 Favorite Mompreneur Business Tools

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contains affiliate links My mission is all about helping families get connected, free, and joyful and one piece to that is supporting women in following their passions, serving others and the world, and earning an income. Motherhood is a passion-filled and valuable contribution on it’s own but if you feel called to layer in more, I support that too. I actually have a fiery passion for breaking down the “family” – “work” boundaries (for both women and men) and living a family integrated life in a family-integrated society. Children benefit. Parents benefit. Society benefits. But when blazing a new trail, there […]

Do It All

How this Attachment Parenting, Homeschooling, Mompreneur Does It All

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  I don’t. Priorities Let’s start right there. I don’t do it all. No one does it all and I wouldn’t want to. Remember my post about Finding the Quality YES? I talked about how saying yes to one thing is actually saying no to a million other things. I’m sitting on my deck writing this for you while I watch my kids run around and play in the grass. I’m not an archeologist on a dig in Tanzania right now. I don’t want it all. I want to invest myself in the few consciously chosen intentions that we have designed […]


Minimalist Mama Record Keeping

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contains affiliate links If you’ve been following along here then you know minimalism is something I have come to embrace (Did you jump on board the Capsule Uniform Wardrobe for Earth Mamas?) and life feels so free and light. Every object in your home has an energy that you (and your children) react to. Each thing in your possession adds a weight to your shoulders. So let’s get free from another area that tends to sneakily drain our energy: record keeping. Invitation The first step is going to be to clear an entire weekend to pull out every single piece of […]

Big Magic

Book Review: Big Magic

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  Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert knocked my socks off. “Creative” is not a word I ever claimed for myself. I was no artist. When my husband saw this book sitting on the kitchen island he remarked, “Why are you reading a book about creative living?” Now, this man is over the moon supportive and loving and sports a permanent pair of rose colored glasses while glancing in my direction (it’s mutual) and he was only honestly responding from a place of knowing how I saw myself and where I fell in the creative community (not). Plus, he’s the […]