166 episodes

Minimal-ish is a podcast about striving to live with less of the things that don't matter, more of what does, and pursuing intention in every area of our everyday lives and motherhood. We'll talk about a realistic version of minimalism, family life, motherhood, work, caring for ourselves, budgeting and intentional finances, and everything in between.

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    • 4.9 • 28 Ratings

Minimal-ish is a podcast about striving to live with less of the things that don't matter, more of what does, and pursuing intention in every area of our everyday lives and motherhood. We'll talk about a realistic version of minimalism, family life, motherhood, work, caring for ourselves, budgeting and intentional finances, and everything in between.

    Hygge: Creating a Space (and Life) that Offers Comfort, Connection and Contentment as the Weather gets Colder

    Hygge: Creating a Space (and Life) that Offers Comfort, Connection and Contentment as the Weather gets Colder

    Today I'm talking with Jamie Erickson of The Unlikely Homeschool all about the concept of Hygge and how we can apply it to our homes and lives. We go beyond the aesthetics of Hygge and talk about how we can use it as a way to choose comfort, joy, connection, and find contentment in our current season.
    Find Jamie's book, Holy Hygge, here.
    Find Jamie on Instagram
    Find Desirae on Instagram

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    • 38 min
    Learning When to Call it Enough | Striving for Perfection vs. Choosing Contentment

    Learning When to Call it Enough | Striving for Perfection vs. Choosing Contentment

    Today I'm bringing you a solo episode of something I've been learning lately. I hope this idea of learning when to call it enough, stop trying so hard and stop striving for perfectionism resonates with you if you've been feeling tired, run down, even overwhelmed.
    It's so easy to just never settle in an area of our life because we always think we need to improve. We see others who are better than us or more of an expert than us on social media. We see a new way of doing something we are already doing fine at. And we choose to keep striving for perfect instead of choose to be content with how things are.
    This isn't about never growing or improving on anything - it's about the fact that we can't be growing and improving in everything at once. Some thing, we're just going to be okay at in this season, and that has to be okay, or we're never going to feel good about ourselves.
    Listen in- I hope this episode feels like a warm hug or a breathe of fresh air that you need as much as I did/ still do.
    Links:
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    • 20 min
    Introducing the "3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms" Podcast

    Introducing the "3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms" Podcast

    Today I'm bringing you a mini episode to share a podcast I've been loving that is a part of Cloud10 Media - the network Minimal-ish is a part of. I've been so grateful to work alongside of amazing podcasters like Rachel Nielson, host of 3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms.
    3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms is hosted by Rachel Nielson, a lover of practical ideas, conversations with kindred spirits, and her two wild miracle children who keep life interesting. She combined all of these passions when creating her podcast. After a long fight to become a mother, Rachel truly believed that she would thrive as a mom from day one. Her transition into motherhood was a little bumpier than she had imagined, and she sought the help of professionals for actionable advice.
    3 in 30 is a podcast for women who want to love motherhood as much as they love their children. Since moms are short on time and brain space, each 30-minute episode offers 3 actionable takeaways. 3 in 30 covers a wide variety of topics from how to stop yelling at your kids so much, to productivity and time management tips, to parenting children with ADHD or autism, to talking to your kids about racism, disability, mental health, and so much more. The tips and strategies shared by expert guests will help you make your family life a little better each week. If this sounds up your alley, listen to 3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms on your favorite podcast listening app.
    Listen in to the rest of this episode (or any episode of 3 in 30) by searching 3 in 30 in your favorite podcast app or clicking here for Apple Podcasts.
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    • 7 min
    Minimalism Stories: Emily McDermott

    Minimalism Stories: Emily McDermott

    Today starts our minimalism stories series which will return every 5 or so episodes. I am so excited to be starting this series that is all about sharing our stories and being encouraged by the journeys of others.
    My guest Emily McDermott shares her journey on her blog, Simple By Emmy. She is a mom of two and shares how her journey to minimalism helped her through a season of infertility, along with a season of growing her family. She gives extremely helpful tips for getting started as she shares where she started decluttering, resources that helped her, and more.

    Links:
    Emily's Blog
    Emily on Instagram
    Desirae on Instagram
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    • 37 min
    How Yoga Can Help Us Through Parenthood and Ease Our Kids Back into School with Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts

    How Yoga Can Help Us Through Parenthood and Ease Our Kids Back into School with Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts

    In today's episode, we are bringing you a unique topic that we haven't approached on the podcast: Yoga, breath-work, and meditation. My guest, Dr. Chelsea Jackson Robert, is an internationally celebrated Peloton yoga teacher, and she's the perfect one to bring this conversation about yoga onto the show today. Chelsea is currently on the road to motherhood, and she shares some ways yoga can help us in our parenthood, as well as ways we can use it to help our kids adjust back to school (her doctorate is in education, and she brings so much value to this conversation on how yoga can help our kids!)
    Even if yoga isn't your thing, I believe you'll leave this episode with something you can try either yourself or with your kids.
    If you want to try one of Chelsea's yoga classes, find her on the Peloton app!
    Links:
    Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts on Instagram
    Desirae on Instagram
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    • 40 min
    5 Things I'm Simplifying Right Now (Back to School Edition)

    5 Things I'm Simplifying Right Now (Back to School Edition)

    Some of my favorite things to hear from guests on the podcast? The two questions I always ask - what are they simplifying? What are they loving?
    Today I answered one of those questions as I went through 5 things I'm simplifying and changing/shifting as we head to this back to school season.
    I hope this episode helps you think up some ideas of what you could simplify before or as the school year starts!

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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Rebecca Starr ,

Inspiring, grounding and encouraging

I found this podcast after the birth of my first son. It started my minimalist journey. I really needed grounding and a sense of control over my life and my house because my baby was screaming all the time and wasn’t sleeping. It helped inspire and encourage me and get me thinking outside my overwhelming circumstances. Thanks for going on all my walks with me. I’ve just had another son and I’m enjoying all the new material that speaks to my current season of life.

Yasminnnn568 ,

Love this podcast!

I listen to this in bed or on a walk and it’s so inspirational 💓

amyb83 ,

Great to listen to!

Thanks, keep up the good work!

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