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Thrive by living with less. Minimalism is more of a way of life than a goal to be reached. We need little reminders to help keep perspective and focus on what’s important to us. The Minimalist Moms podcast helps you aspire toward minimalism and simplify your life and home. Join host, Diane Boden, as she talks to a variety of expert guests covering all things minimalism, intentionality and simple living. My Goal = Think More + Do with Less

Minimalist Moms | All Things Minimalism, Simple and Intentional Living Diane Boden

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 881 Ratings

Thrive by living with less. Minimalism is more of a way of life than a goal to be reached. We need little reminders to help keep perspective and focus on what’s important to us. The Minimalist Moms podcast helps you aspire toward minimalism and simplify your life and home. Join host, Diane Boden, as she talks to a variety of expert guests covering all things minimalism, intentionality and simple living. My Goal = Think More + Do with Less

    Reset Your Relationship with Your Phone with Joey Odom (EP345)

    Reset Your Relationship with Your Phone with Joey Odom (EP345)

    On today's episode, I spoke with Joey Odom, one of the visionaries behind Aro, a tech company with a refreshing mission, helping us disconnect from our phones to truly connect with each other. Joey, a father of two, opens up about the challenges of parenting in the digital age. He shares a poignant and vulnerable story about missing an important moment with his child because he was glued to his phone. This conversation serves as a powerful reminder to reset our habits and prioritize the people who matter most. Use code "MINIMALISTMOMS" to receive a discount on your Aro Box (you can also use the code to receive a $15 discount on an annual membership or a $24 discount on a 2-year membership!)

    Episode Chapters:
    04:36 | Joey's Journey and the Importance of Being Present
    09:16 | Missed Moments and Death by a Thousand Glances
    13:45 | The Power of Being Fully Present
    16:22 | The Role of the Aro Box
    21:17 | Creating Balance: Establishing Sacred Times and Places
    23:40 | Moments of Connection: Putting Down Your Phone for Meaningful Conversations
    25:58 | Start Small, Build Endurance: Making Lasting Changes
    29:54 | Personal Story: Watching a Movie without a Phone
    33:46 | Conclusion: Start with Yourself and Stop at Nothing

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    Joey's Resource: 1000 Hours Outside


    Connect with Joey:

    Podcast

    Website

    Instagram


    Episode Sponsors |
    The Minimalist Moms Podcast would not be possible without the support of weekly sponsors. Choosing brands that I believe in is important to me. I only want to recommend brands that I believe may help you in your daily life. As always, never feel pressured into buying anything. Remember: if you don't need it, it's not a good deal!

    Enjoy this Podcast?
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    Order (or review) my book, Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting With Simplicity.

    Questions?
    You can contact me through my website, find me on Instagram, Pinterest or like The Minimalist Moms Page on Facebook.

    Checkout the Minimalist Moms Podcast storefront for recommendations from Diane.

    Need help decluttering? I'm here to help! If you’ve been struggling with motivation to declutter, I’d love to help you achieve your goals in your home. We’ll work together (locally or virtually) to discover what areas in your home are high priority to get you feeling less overwhelmed right away. For more info on my processes, fees, and availability please contact!

    • 45 min
    Using the Ennegram to Simplify Conflict in Marriage with Christa Hardin (Bonus Episode)

    Using the Ennegram to Simplify Conflict in Marriage with Christa Hardin (Bonus Episode)

    For those that are new around here, I release bonus episodes that serve a niche part of my audience, I have listeners of all backgrounds that listen to the podcast. If this episode is something that doesn’t fit what you’re looking for, check out the other episode that dropped this week about creative ways to make money from home with Jenna Griffith or join me back here next Tuesday for a conversation that you don’t want to miss!
    Join me today as I speak to Christa Hardin. She's the author of the book, The Enneagram and Marriage, Your Guide to Thriving Together and Your Unique Pairing. She's here to discuss how your enneagram type can simplify conflict resolution and enhance your relationship. Through her personal stories and expert insights, Christa reveals the unique conflict styles of each enneagram type and the challenges that couples face with different type combinations. We talk about how self-awareness and a deeper understanding of your own and your partner's enneagram types can lead to a better communication and a stronger, more harmonious marriage.
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    Ennegram Test

    Christa's Resource: The Gottman Institute


    Find my conversation with Christa on the Ennegram and Marriage Podcast here


    Connect with Christa:

    Podcast

    Website

    Instagram


    Episode Sponsors |
    The Minimalist Moms Podcast would not be possible without the support of weekly sponsors. Choosing brands that I believe in is important to me. I only want to recommend brands that I believe may help you in your daily life. As always, never feel pressured into buying anything. Remember: if you don't need it, it's not a good deal!

    Enjoy this Podcast?
    Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning into this podcast, then do not hesitate to write a review. You can also share this with your fellow mothers so that they can be inspired to think more and do with less. 
    Order (or review) my book, Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting With Simplicity.

    Questions?
    You can contact me through my website, find me on Instagram, or like The Minimalist Moms Page on Facebook.

    Checkout the Minimalist Moms Podcast storefront for recommendations from Diane.

    Need help decluttering? I'm here to help! If you’ve been struggling with motivation to declutter, I’d love to help you achieve your goals in your home. We’ll work together (locally or virtually) to discover what areas in your home are high priority to get you feeling less overwhelmed right away. For more info on my processes, fees, and availability please contact!

    • 26 min
    Intentional Ways to Make Money at Home with Jenna Griffith (EP344)

    Intentional Ways to Make Money at Home with Jenna Griffith (EP344)

    Choosing to be a stay-at-home mom often entails significant sacrifices, particularly when it means transitioning to a single-income household. For some, this decision aligns with long-standing plans and financial preparations. For others, it may come unexpectedly, driven by a deep desire for more time with their children, prompting a search for ways to supplement lost income. Regardless of where one stands on this spectrum, today my guest, Jenna Griffith (host of the Joy-Filled podcast) and I aim to share ideas on generating income from home without the need to develop a personal brand, pursue influencer status, or engage in social selling. These alternatives offer viable paths beyond the commonly touted options, providing flexibility and financial independence suited to varying family needs and preferences.
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    Diane's Resource: Jay Shetty - Skinny Confidental Podcast

    Can't Stop Talking About: Olive Tree People (This was the brand Jenna mentioned at the end! I LOVE this stuff, as well!)

    Book: Alphabet in Bloom by Katie Merkle


    Jenna's Resource: Tired of Being Tired: Receive God’s Realistic Rest for Your Soul-Deep Exhaustion by Jess Connolly


    Connect with Jenna:

    Podcast

    Website

    Instagram


    Episode Sponsors |
    The Minimalist Moms Podcast would not be possible without the support of weekly sponsors. Choosing brands that I believe in is important to me. I only want to recommend brands that I believe may help you in your daily life. As always, never feel pressured into buying anything. Remember: if you don't need it, it's not a good deal!

    Enjoy this Podcast?
    Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning into this podcast, then do not hesitate to write a review. You can also share this with your fellow mothers so that they can be inspired to think more and do with less. 
    Order (or review) my book, Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting With Simplicity.

    Questions?
    You can contact me through my website, find me on Instagram, or like The Minimalist Moms Page on Facebook.

    Checkout the Minimalist Moms Podcast storefront for recommendations from Diane.

    Need help decluttering? I'm here to help! If you’ve been struggling with motivation to declutter, I’d love to help you achieve your goals in your home. We’ll work together (locally or virtually) to discover what areas in your home are high priority to get you feeling less overwhelmed right away. For more info on my processes, fees, and availability please contact!

    • 45 min
    Unlearn Traditional Time Rules That Keep You Overwhelmed | Interview with Vikki Louise (EP343)

    Unlearn Traditional Time Rules That Keep You Overwhelmed | Interview with Vikki Louise (EP343)

    Are traditional time management methods actually hindering our productivity and well-being? Vikki Louise, CEO of Time Hackers thinks so, and she's here to challenge those norms. She introduces us to the concept of to-do list maximalism—those endless lists that often leave us feeling overwhelmed and burnt out. But fear not! Vikki advocates for a alternative: to-do list minimalism. Imagine focusing on the fewest tasks that yield the biggest impact. Stay tuned as Vikki reveals how to unlearn old time rules and prioritize what truly matters for a successful week ahead.
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    Book: Indistractable by Nir Eyal


    Diane's Resource: Talitha Coffee Roasters


    Vikki's Resource: Cole Chance Yoga


    Connect with Vikki Louise:

    Podcast

    Website

    Instagram


    Episode Sponsors |
    The Minimalist Moms Podcast would not be possible without the support of weekly sponsors. Choosing brands that I believe in is important to me. I only want to recommend brands that I believe may help you in your daily life. As always, never feel pressured into buying anything. Remember: if you don't need it, it's not a good deal!


    Crunch Labs / Purchase this limited Camp CrunchLabs subscription and get 2 boxes free (a $60 value) go to crunchlabs.com/ MINIMALIST to sign your kids up for Camp CrunchLabs today! 


    Betterhelp | This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/ MINIMALIST and get on your way to being your best self.


    Puori | Don’t miss out! Use promo code MINIMALIST at Puori.com/MINIMALIST



    OSEA | Get 10% off your first order sitewide with code MINIMALIST at OSEAMalibu.com



    Enjoy this Podcast?
    Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning into this podcast, then do not hesitate to write a review. You can also share this with your fellow mothers so that they can be inspired to think more and do with less. 
    Order (or review) my book, Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting With Simplicity.

    Questions?
    You can contact me through my website, find me on Instagram, or like The Minimalist Moms Page on Facebook.

    Checkout the Minimalist Moms Podcast storefront for recommendations from Diane.

    Need help decluttering? I'm here to help! If you’ve been struggling with motivation to declutter, I’d love to help you achieve your goals in your home. We’ll work together (locally or virtually) to discover what areas in your home are high priority to get you feeling less overwhelmed right away. For more info on my processes, fees, and availability please contact!

    • 34 min
    [REPLAY] EP227: Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life with Luke Burgis

    [REPLAY] EP227: Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life with Luke Burgis

    A lot of my current listeners may have missed this previous episode with guest, Luke Burgis (and even if you did hear the original, it’s a great one to re-listen to as you understand how mimetic desire may appear in your life!) Once you learn about mimetic desire, you realize how much it has impacted your life, how much it is all around us and how to begin to set yourself apart...
    Mimetic desire — the act of desiring simply what others desire – imitating what others want instead of developing our own intentional, conscious wanting – is powerful in our development, our world and in our everyday lives. Today’s guest, author Luke Burgis, shares his expertise about this concept, how society influences mimetic desire, how we can determine what we truly desire, the impact we can have on the desires of those around us and more!
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    Links Discussed in This Episode

    Order a Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living and Parenting with Simplicity


    Resource: Motivational Code


    Connect with Luke:

    Website

    Instagram

    Substack

    Book: Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire



    Episode Sponsors |
    The Minimalist Moms Podcast would not be possible without the support of weekly sponsors. Choosing brands that I believe in is important to me. I only want to recommend brands that I believe may help you in your daily life. As always, never feel pressured into buying anything. Remember: if you don't need it, it's not a good deal!


    Betterhelp | This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/ MINIMALIST and get on your way to being your best self.


    Puori | Don’t miss out! Use promo code MINIMALIST at Puori.com/MINIMALIST



    OSEA | Get 10% off your first order sitewide with code MINIMALIST at OSEAMalibu.com



    Enjoy this Podcast?
    Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning into this podcast, then do not hesitate to write a review. You can also share this with your fellow mothers so that they can be inspired to think more and do with less. 
    Order (or review) my book, Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting With Simplicity.

    Questions?
    You can contact me through my website, find me on Instagram, or like The Minimalist Moms Page on Facebook.

    Checkout the Minimalist Moms Podcast storefront for recommendations from Diane.

    Need help decluttering? I'm here to help! If you’ve been struggling with motivation to declutter, I’d love to help you achieve your goals in your home. We’ll work together (locally or virtually) to discover what areas in your home are high priority to get you feeling less overwhelmed right away. For more info on my processes, fees, and availability please contact!

    • 32 min
    The Power of Bite-Sized Steps in Simplifying Life with Deanna Yates

    The Power of Bite-Sized Steps in Simplifying Life with Deanna Yates

    Joining me on today's episode is host of the Wannabe Clutter Free podcast, Deanna Yates. Deanna believes decluttering can unlock an unexpected level of freedom and shares simple yet powerful steps to achieve tidy homes and minds with busy families. In this conversation, we delve into a bite-sized approach to decluttering, uncover its benefits for physical and mental wellness, AND Deanna reveals a unique tip I've NEVER before heard on the show!
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    Links Discussed in This Episode

    Order a Copy of Minimalist Moms: Living and Parenting with Simplicity


    Diane's Resource:

    Deanna's Resource: Libby app


    Doable Dozen: 12 easy weekly tasks to help you get (& keep) a tidy home so you can thrive

    Connect with Deanna:

    Podcast: Wannabe Clutter-Free


    Website

    Instagram


    Episode Sponsors |
    The Minimalist Moms Podcast would not be possible without the support of weekly sponsors. Choosing brands that I believe in is important to me. I only want to recommend brands that I believe may help you in your daily life. As always, never feel pressured into buying anything. Remember: if you don't need it, it's not a good deal!


    Crunch Labs / Purchase this limited Camp CrunchLabs subscription and get 2 boxes free (a $60 value) go to crunchlabs.com/ MINIMALIST to sign your kids up for Camp CrunchLabs today! 


    Betterhelp | This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/ MINIMALIST and get on your way to being your best self.


    Puori | Don’t miss out! Use promo code MINIMALIST at Puori.com/MINIMALIST



    OSEA | Get 10% off your first order sitewide with code MINIMALIST at OSEAMalibu.com



    Enjoy this Podcast?
    Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning into this podcast, then do not hesitate to write a review. You can also share this with your fellow mothers so that they can be inspired to think more and do with less. 
    Order (or review) my book, Minimalist Moms: Living & Parenting With Simplicity.

    Questions?
    You can contact me through my website, find me on Instagram, or like The Minimalist Moms Page on Facebook.

    Checkout the Minimalist Moms Podcast storefront for recommendations from Diane.

    Need help decluttering? I'm here to help! If you’ve been struggling with motivation to declutter, I’d love to help you achieve your goals in your home. We’ll work together (locally or virtually) to discover what areas in your home are high priority to get you feeling less overwhelmed right away. For more info on my processes, fees, and availability please contact!

    • 39 min

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881 Ratings

881 Ratings

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