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

    • Personal Journals
    • 4.8, 122 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.

    58: Plaine Products and the Zero Waste Movement with Lindsey McCoy

    58: Plaine Products and the Zero Waste Movement with Lindsey McCoy

    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.

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

    57: Parenting Peacefully + the Montessori Method with Simone Davies

    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
    56: 5 Tips to Being More Intentional and Less Reactive

    56: 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

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

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

    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 on Instagram: @whitneyenglish or on the internet at whitneyenglish.com

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

    54: 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.

    • 29 min
    53: Financial Freedom with Jessi Fearon

    53: 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.

    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 warbyparker.com/cohesivehome.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
122 Ratings

122 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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