72 episodes

Melissa and Kate, two laid-back moms, explore the topics you most want to hear about it--family minimalism, adventuring with your kids, balancing family and work, and more--all in the time it takes you to brew your morning coffee. Sometimes ridiculous, always on point, these two best friends put the fun back in parenting and creating your happier, simpler home.

Cohesive Home Podcast : Minimalism | Families | Adventure | Intentional Living Kate Saffle and Melissa Risenhoover

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 128 Ratings

Melissa and Kate, two laid-back moms, explore the topics you most want to hear about it--family minimalism, adventuring with your kids, balancing family and work, and more--all in the time it takes you to brew your morning coffee. Sometimes ridiculous, always on point, these two best friends put the fun back in parenting and creating your happier, simpler home.

    Plaine Products and the Zero Waste Movement with Lindsey McCoy

    Plaine Products and the Zero Waste Movement with Lindsey McCoy

    To connect with Kate or Melissa head to :
    Kate: @thestreamlinedlife
    Melissa: wildair.blog
    Interested in the zero or low-waste lifestyle? Need some fresh inspiration to jumpstart your journey? In episode 58 of the Cohesive Home Podcast, Melissa chats with Lindsey McCoy, co-founder of Plaine Products, a sustainable, vegan, and non-toxic hair and body line. Lindsey shares her drive to start the company and practical ideas for living sustainably.
    In this episode:
    Companies to check-out for your zero-waste lifestyle: https://us.whogivesacrap.org brushwithbamboo.com dentallace.com
    Try Plaine Products and get 20% off your order with code “cohesivehome”. Head to plaineproducts.com to shop!  
    Follow Plain Products on Instagram @Plaineproducts

    • 32 min
    Parenting Peacefully + the Montessori Method with Simone Davies

    Parenting Peacefully + the Montessori Method with Simone Davies

    Interested in a more peaceful way of parenting and a simpler home experience for your children? In episode 57 of the Cohesive Home Podcast, Kate interviews Simone Davies, the Montessori teacher and blogger behind the popular website The Montessori Notebook, which helps families bring the Montessori Method into their daily life. She's also about to release her new book The Montessori Toddler, a positive parenting guide to raising little people. If you're scratching your head and asking, what's Montessori? You will learn so much from this episode. Even if you're familiar with the method, Simone shares so much wisdom and practical advice for implementing it in your home.
     
     
    In this episode:
    What is the Montessori method? Simone's story and how she got started with it What inspired Simone to write The Montessori Toddler How parents can incorporate Montessori into their home and parenting The benefits of the Montessori method, and how you can get them at home, even if you don't send your kids to one of the schools Simone's own take on living simply and her new interest in wabi-sabi  
    Where to find Simone:
    Instagram: @themontessorinotebook
    Web: themontessorinotebook.com

    • 33 min
    5 Tips to Being More Intentional and Less Reactive

    5 Tips to Being More Intentional and Less Reactive

    In episode 56 of the Cohesive Home Podcast, Kate and Melissa tackle a listener question about living intentionally.

     
    A listener said “How do you all figure out how to live intentionally every day instead of reactively? I know what my values are, but I’m not sure how to be purposeful on a daily basis and actually living them.
    Listen on as we share our top 5 ways to be intentional in your days:

     
     Know your values  Set your non-negotiables  Organize your days  Be willing to say no  Watch your mindset
    Thank you for listening to episode 56! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a review on iTunes or share it with a friend.
    Thank you so much to our sponsor, Care/of! Take advantage of this month’s special New Year offer! For 50% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter "cohesivehome50".

    • 33 min
    Organizing Your Life and Reaching Your H.E.A.R.T. Goals with Whitney English

    Organizing Your Life and Reaching Your H.E.A.R.T. Goals with Whitney English

    Planners, goal setting, and habit shifts with Whitney English in episode 55 of the Cohesive Home Podcast. Whitney English, founder of Day Designer, a business strategist and creator of H.E.A.R.T. Goals, shares her story and wisdom with Kate.
     
    In this episode:
    Whitney's story and how her business has changed over the years Comparisons on social media and how to not let it affect you How to keep your New Years Resolutions as well as think differently about them Innovative ways to shift habits and create new ones Why it's important to focus on the journey instead of just the end  To connect with Whitney, you can find her:
     
    @whitneyenglish
     
    whitneyenglish.com

    • 36 min
    When Your Family is Overwhelmed and Out of Sync

    When Your Family is Overwhelmed and Out of Sync

    Has your family ever been in a total funk where life seems out of sync? In Episode 54 of the Cohesive Home Podcast, Kate and Melissa chat about a concept called soul fever, which happens when life gets overwhelming or something stressful happens. They share how to overcome it with kiddos, as adults, and also as a family. This episode is encouraging and practical and will inspire you to simplify and tighten your family bonds.
     
    Talked about in this episode:
    * What's soul fever?
    * Kate's background as a Simplicity Parenting Family Life Coach. Work with Kate 1 on 1.
    * How to recognize soul fever in your kiddos and a solution to help them "heal" from it
    * What does soul fever look like in adults?
    * How Kate and Melissa deal with their own periodic soul fevers
    * Can a family unit experience soul fever at the same time? Yes!
    * Best tips for overcoming overwhelm to connect more as a family.
    * More about the book "Simplicity Parenting"
     
     
    Thank you to our sponsor Audible! We recommend listening to "Simplicity Parenting" on Audible and let us know what you think! Audible, the most inspiring minds, the most compelling stories. The best place to listen. Get started with a 30-day trial when you go to audible.com/cohesivehome or text [cohesivehome] to 500500 and listen for a change.

    • 29 min
    Financial Freedom with Jessi Fearon

    Financial Freedom with Jessi Fearon

     
    Ever wish you could sit down with a financial expert and get practical advice? Well, we here you! In Episode 53 of the Cohesive Home Podcast, we invited Jessi Fearon, financial expert from Real Life on a Budget, to share her advice for being intentional with finances in 2019. Read on for more.
     
    In this episode:
    Jessi's personal story with debt and how she conquered $55,000 of it and nearly has her house paid off
    How to live on a budget AND live by your values
    The first step you should take to start your debt pay-off journey
    How to communicate with a partner about money and her number one tip for approaching it in a positive way
     
    Where you can find Jessi:
    Her Blog and Website
    Instagram
    Pinterest
    Facebook
     
     
    A big thanks to Warby Parker for sponsoring the Cohesive Home Podcast. Get your stylish and affordable glasses for only $95 delivered straight to your door by heading to HERE to order your try on program today!!

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
128 Ratings

128 Ratings

Laneé Pasion ,

Love this podcast!

I’ve been binge-listening to the Cohesive Home podcast and I’m addicted. Melissa and Kate’s personalities and easy-to-listen-to style has sparked motivation in me that I so desperately needed. Being mothers that are striving for a simpler, more intentional, cohesive home and lifestyle is super helpful and relatable. Thank you!!

Ruthanna H ,

Love listening and it’s helps my life so much

I’ve listened to so many episodes and this podcast has helped me so much, from decluttering my home to decluttering my mind. I listen at work and during long drives. I really wish you guys would make more episodes soon! Completely changed my life for the better.

Brooke Craven ,

Awesome Podcast!!

Kate & Melissa, hosts of the Cohesive Home Podcast, highlights all aspects of homemaking, family and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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