143 episodes

*TOP 1% PODCAST FOR MOMS*

I help moms declutter their homes, heads, and hearts.

Hey there, mama. Are you tired of all the STUFF crowding your home, calendar, and mind? Do you wish you could say goodbye to the endless to-do list running around in your head, while you’re running around in the middle of the mess? Want to declutter but don’t know where to start? Are your dreams buried under piles of toys and laundry?

Welcome to Moms Overcoming Overwhelm, where you will find proven and practical solutions to declutter your home, head, and heart. If you’re ready to reclaim your precious resources of time, energy, attention, and focus and create the motherhood and life you want on YOUR terms - this podcast is for you.

Hi, I’m Emily - a wife, #boymom, and simplicity seeker. I struggled to get pregnant and felt completely overwhelmed - until I discovered decluttering could create the physical and emotional space I needed to become a mom.

Now, two kids later, I’ve transformed my life and motherhood by developing simple systems around decluttering, capsule wardrobes, kids stuff, cleaning and tidying, meal planning, time management, and more- and I can’t wait to share them with you!

If you’re ready to reclaim the time and energy you crave, be present with your kids, and finally enjoy the life and motherhood you SO deserve - let’s kick overwhelm to the curb, shall we? Grab your lukewarm coffee, your notebook and pen, and clear off some counter space! Let’s do this.

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I help moms declutter their homes, heads, and hearts.
Contact - > info@simplebyemmy.com
Podcast -> www.simplebyemmy.com/podcast
Learn -> www.simplebyemmy.com/resources 
Connect -> Join our free Facebook group Decluttering Tips and Support for Overwhelmed Moms
Instagram -> @simplebyemmy and @momsovercomingoverwhelm
 
*** Don’t Know Where to Start? ***
5 Steps to Overcome Overwhelm -> https://simplebyemmy.com/5steps/
5 Mindset Shifts for Decluttering -> https://simplebyemmy.com/mindset/
 
Wanna work with me to kick overwhelm to the curb, mama? There are three options for you!

Step 1: Join a supportive community of moms plus decluttering challenges to keep you on track at the free Facebook group Decluttering Tips and Support for Overwhelmed Moms at www.tinyurl.com/momsovercomingoverwhelm
Step 2: Become an Insider by receiving the weekly Decluttering Tips and Resources for Overwhelmed Moms newsletter at https://pages.simplebyemmy.com/profile
Step 3: Get more personalized support with in-person or virtual decluttering coaching! www.simplebyemmy.com/coaching

MOMS OVERCOMING OVERWHELM, Declutter, Decluttering, Decluttering Tips, Systems, Routines for Moms, Home Organization Emily McDermott - Decluttering Coach, Minimalist Mom, Routines Guru

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 214 Ratings

*TOP 1% PODCAST FOR MOMS*

I help moms declutter their homes, heads, and hearts.

Hey there, mama. Are you tired of all the STUFF crowding your home, calendar, and mind? Do you wish you could say goodbye to the endless to-do list running around in your head, while you’re running around in the middle of the mess? Want to declutter but don’t know where to start? Are your dreams buried under piles of toys and laundry?

Welcome to Moms Overcoming Overwhelm, where you will find proven and practical solutions to declutter your home, head, and heart. If you’re ready to reclaim your precious resources of time, energy, attention, and focus and create the motherhood and life you want on YOUR terms - this podcast is for you.

Hi, I’m Emily - a wife, #boymom, and simplicity seeker. I struggled to get pregnant and felt completely overwhelmed - until I discovered decluttering could create the physical and emotional space I needed to become a mom.

Now, two kids later, I’ve transformed my life and motherhood by developing simple systems around decluttering, capsule wardrobes, kids stuff, cleaning and tidying, meal planning, time management, and more- and I can’t wait to share them with you!

If you’re ready to reclaim the time and energy you crave, be present with your kids, and finally enjoy the life and motherhood you SO deserve - let’s kick overwhelm to the curb, shall we? Grab your lukewarm coffee, your notebook and pen, and clear off some counter space! Let’s do this.

***
I help moms declutter their homes, heads, and hearts.
Contact - > info@simplebyemmy.com
Podcast -> www.simplebyemmy.com/podcast
Learn -> www.simplebyemmy.com/resources 
Connect -> Join our free Facebook group Decluttering Tips and Support for Overwhelmed Moms
Instagram -> @simplebyemmy and @momsovercomingoverwhelm
 
*** Don’t Know Where to Start? ***
5 Steps to Overcome Overwhelm -> https://simplebyemmy.com/5steps/
5 Mindset Shifts for Decluttering -> https://simplebyemmy.com/mindset/
 
Wanna work with me to kick overwhelm to the curb, mama? There are three options for you!

Step 1: Join a supportive community of moms plus decluttering challenges to keep you on track at the free Facebook group Decluttering Tips and Support for Overwhelmed Moms at www.tinyurl.com/momsovercomingoverwhelm
Step 2: Become an Insider by receiving the weekly Decluttering Tips and Resources for Overwhelmed Moms newsletter at https://pages.simplebyemmy.com/profile
Step 3: Get more personalized support with in-person or virtual decluttering coaching! www.simplebyemmy.com/coaching

    142 // Calming the Overwhelm in Motherhood - My Interview on the Motherhood Restored Podcast with Natalie Hixson

    142 // Calming the Overwhelm in Motherhood - My Interview on the Motherhood Restored Podcast with Natalie Hixson

    How does decluttering and organizing allow us to calm the overwhelm in our lives? In this interview on the Motherhood Restored Podcast, I chat with Natalie Hixson about the three causes of overwhelm, reducing decision fatigue, the power of saying NO and minding our “shoulds”, and much more!
    Natalie Hixson is a wife, mama to three, and Certified professional Christian life coach. She helps discouraged Christian moms overcome destructive anger and burnout.
    After learning to thrive in motherhood and process anger in a healthy way, Natalie became convicted to help other moms avoid those dark years of motherhood by helping them to appreciate and process their anger, learn to identify their triggers, and ultimately control their reaction to those triggering situations.
    Resources Mentioned:
    The House That Cleans Itself by Mindy Starns Clark
    Related Episodes:
    Episode 106: Triggered by Your Kids? Recognize Destructive Anger, Tame Your Triggers, and Overcome the Negative Thought Spiral - with Natalie Hixson
    Episode 96: How to Live “By Design” Rather than “By Desire” to Combat Stress and Overwhelm in Motherhood - with Barb Raveling
    Episode 72: Declutter Your Schedule for a More Intentional Motherhood with Sasha Star Robertson
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    I help moms declutter their homes, heads, and hearts.
    Contact - > info@simplebyemmy.com 
    Podcast -> www.simplebyemmy.com/podcast
    Learn -> www.simplebyemmy.com/resources 
    Connect -> Join our free Facebook group Decluttering Tips and Support for Overwhelmed Moms
    Instagram -> @simplebyemmy and @momsovercomingoverwhelm
     
    *** Don't Know Where to Start? ***
    5 Steps to Overcome Overwhelm -> https://simplebyemmy.com/5steps/
    5 Mindset Shifts for Decluttering -> https://simplebyemmy.com/mindset/
     
    Wanna work with me to kick overwhelm to the curb, mama? There are three options for you!
    Step 1: Join a supportive community of moms plus decluttering challenges to keep you on track at the free Facebook group Decluttering Tips and Support for Overwhelmed Moms
    Step 2: Sign up for the weekly Decluttering Tips and Resources for Overwhelmed Moms Newsletter and see samples here: https://pages.simplebyemmy.com/profile
    Step 3: Get more personalized support with in-person or virtual decluttering coaching! www.simplebyemmy.com/coaching

    • 43 min
    141 // Parenting as a Highly Sensitive Mom - My Interview on the Failing Motherhood Podcast

    141 // Parenting as a Highly Sensitive Mom - My Interview on the Failing Motherhood Podcast

    Are you overwhelmed by clutter? Overstimulated easily? Sensitive to noise, touch, caffeine, or sensory input in general? You may be a highly sensitive person, like me. Being an HSP has impacted my parenting in huge ways, including how I respond to sensory input, touch, and noise (hello, two boys!)
    In this interview on the Failing Motherhood Podcast, I talk about my struggles with anger in my early motherhood and how I was able to cope - by decluttering, simplifying, and also therapy, medication, mindfulness, and other strategies.
    If you struggle with anger in your motherhood or feel constantly overwhelmed, this episode is for you.
    Danielle Bettmann, the amazing host of Failing Motherhood, is a parenting coach for families with 1-10-year-old strong-willed kids. You can learn more about Danielle here.
    Resources Mentioned:
    Listen to the original episode here, as well as Danielle’s interview on my podcast
    Highly Sensitive Person quiz
    Related Episodes:
    Episode 76: Dealing with Mom Rage? Simple Steps to Build your Stress Resiliency and Stop Being an Angry Mom with Elizabeth Andreyevskiy
    Episode 84: Simple Techniques to Build Emotional Resilience to Combat Overwhelm and Dysregulation with Michelle Grosser from The Calm Mom Podcast
    Episode 106: Triggered by Your Kids? Recognize Destructive Anger, Tame Your Triggers, and Overcome the Negative Thought Spiral - with Natalie Hixson
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    I help moms declutter their homes, heads, and hearts.
    Contact - > info@simplebyemmy.com 
    Podcast -> www.simplebyemmy.com/podcast
    Learn -> www.simplebyemmy.com/resources 
    Connect -> Join our free Facebook group Decluttering Tips and Support for Overwhelmed Moms
    Instagram -> @simplebyemmy and @momsovercomingoverwhelm
     
    *** Don't Know Where to Start? ***
    5 Steps to Overcome Overwhelm -> https://simplebyemmy.com/5steps/
    5 Mindset Shifts for Decluttering -> https://simplebyemmy.com/mindset/
     
    Wanna work with me to kick overwhelm to the curb, mama? There are three options for you!
    Step 1: Join a supportive community of moms plus decluttering challenges to keep you on track at the free Facebook group Decluttering Tips and Support for Overwhelmed Moms
    Step 2: Sign up for the weekly Decluttering Tips and Resources for Overwhelmed Moms Newsletter and see samples here: https://pages.simplebyemmy.com/profile
    Step 3: Get more personalized support with in-person or virtual decluttering coaching! www.simplebyemmy.com/coaching

    • 59 min
    140 // Reset Remix: The #1 Habit to Keep Your Home Clutter-Free - Episode Remix with Lisa Lizotte from the Habits and Home Show

    140 // Reset Remix: The #1 Habit to Keep Your Home Clutter-Free - Episode Remix with Lisa Lizotte from the Habits and Home Show

    In this episode “remix” I’m bringing you the best clips from my conversation with Lisa Lizotte from the Habits and Home Show all about why resets are the #1 habit to keep your home clutter-free.
    Lisa is a wife, mom of three and cheerleader for anyone wanting to simplify their life so that they can enjoy it more. Lisa first tried living as a minimalist but no matter how few possessions she owned, she still struggled to keep up with it all. Then she discovered the solution to the chaos was  to simplify and systemize her home to support life-changing habits. Through this process, she’s been able to keep up with daily home management and be more mentally present with her family.
    📣 PODCAST UPDATE: I’m taking a break for the summer! You will see replays/interviews I’ve had on others’ shows on Thursdays from now until Thursday, August 15th. I will be back with all new episodes on Tuesday, August 20th! 📣
    Resources Mentioned:
    Lisa’s website and her podcast, the Habits and Home Show
    Lisa’s free resource, the Daily Reset Checklist
    My interview on Lisa’s podcast
    Related Episodes:
    Listen to the full interview with Lisa on Episode 35
    Episode 16: “My Husband Doesn’t Want to Get Rid of Anything!” How to Get Your Spouse on Board with Decluttering in 5 Simple Steps
    Episode 18: Are Your Kids Hoarders? 3 Tips for Getting Them On Board with Decluttering
    Episode 104: 3 Habits That Empower Your Kids (and Make Your Life Easier) - with Rachel Norman from A Mother Far From Home
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    I help moms declutter their homes, heads, and hearts.
    Contact - > info@simplebyemmy.com 
    Podcast -> www.simplebyemmy.com/podcast
    Learn -> www.simplebyemmy.com/resources 
    Connect -> Join our free Facebook group Decluttering Tips and Support for Overwhelmed Moms
    Instagram -> @simplebyemmy and @momsovercomingoverwhelm
     
    *** Don't Know Where to Start? ***
    5 Steps to Overcome Overwhelm -> https://simplebyemmy.com/5steps/
    5 Mindset Shifts for Decluttering -> https://simplebyemmy.com/mindset/
     
    Wanna work with me to kick overwhelm to the curb, mama? There are three options for you!
    Step 1: Join a supportive community of moms plus decluttering challenges to keep you on track at the free Facebook group Decluttering Tips and Support for Overwhelmed Moms
    Step 2: Sign up for the weekly Decluttering Tips and Resources for Overwhelmed Moms Newsletter and see samples here: https://pages.simplebyemmy.com/profile
    Step 3: Get more personalized support with in-person or virtual decluttering coaching! www.simplebyemmy.com/coaching

    • 21 min
    139 // Overcome Overwhelm in Your Home With These 3 Decluttering Hacks

    139 // Overcome Overwhelm in Your Home With These 3 Decluttering Hacks

    Are you overwhelmed by your home? Does your anxiety rise every time you look around? In today’s episode, I’m sharing my 3 favorite decluttering hacks to help you overcome overwhelm and feel better fast!
    Resources Mentioned:
    Have a question about decluttering, simplifying, systems, or anything else we talk about on the podcast? You can now leave me a voice message here. Scroll to the bottom and look for the microphone and the bottom that says START RECORDING. Who knows, your question may be answered on an upcoming episode!
    Related Episodes:
    Episode 8: Is Clutter Stealing From You? The 4 Things You Can Reclaim Now Even as a Busy Mom
    Episode 133: The Exact Step-by-Step Process I Use to Declutter My Home in Less Time
    Episode 19: Exhausted and Burnt Out with NO Energy to Declutter as a Busy Mom? You Probably Aren’t Asking Yourself This Simple Question
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    I help moms declutter their homes, heads, and hearts.
    Contact - > info@simplebyemmy.com 
    Podcast -> www.simplebyemmy.com/podcast
    Learn -> www.simplebyemmy.com/resources 
    Connect -> Join our free Facebook group Decluttering Tips and Support for Overwhelmed Moms
    Instagram -> @simplebyemmy and @momsovercomingoverwhelm
     
    *** Don't Know Where to Start? ***
    5 Steps to Overcome Overwhelm -> https://simplebyemmy.com/5steps/
    5 Mindset Shifts for Decluttering -> https://simplebyemmy.com/mindset/
     
    Wanna work with me to kick overwhelm to the curb, mama? There are three options for you!
    Step 1: Join a supportive community of moms plus decluttering challenges to keep you on track at the free Facebook group Decluttering Tips and Support for Overwhelmed Moms
    Step 2: Sign up for the weekly Decluttering Tips and Resources for Overwhelmed Moms Newsletter and see samples here: https://pages.simplebyemmy.com/profile
    Step 3: Get more personalized support with in-person or virtual decluttering coaching! www.simplebyemmy.com/coaching

    • 10 min
    138 // Feeling Frustrated? How to Make Decluttering with Kids Fun! - My Interview on The Busy Vibrant Mom Podcast

    138 // Feeling Frustrated? How to Make Decluttering with Kids Fun! - My Interview on The Busy Vibrant Mom Podcast

    Kids are home for the summer…which means it’s a perfect time to help them with decluttering and organizing their spaces! In this replay of my recent interview on The Busy Vibrant Mom Podcast, I share my best tips and tricks for decluttering success with your kids!
    Resources Mentioned:
    My Spotify decluttering playlist (regular) and my Christian worship-based one
    Connect with Michelle on her podcast, her website, on Instagram, and in her Facebook group for working moms
    **Summer Review Giveaway!**
     Need a little extra cash this summer?
     Have you left a written review for the podcast on Apple Podcasts yet OR shared it with a friend?
    I'm having a summer review giveaway from now until Sunday, June 30th!
    If you have access to Apple Podcasts and haven't left a review for the show yet, this is your chance!
    If you have already (thank you) you can share the show with a friend! Every share counts for one entry!
    Either way, you MUST send the screen shot(s) to me at info@simplebyemmy.com between now and June 30th to be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card!
    I'll select ONE winner from those who leave reviews and ONE winner from those who share with friends!
    If you're not sure how to leave a review on Apple Podcasts on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, etc. e-mail me at info@simplebyemmy.com and I can send you a short tutorial!
    Related Episodes:
    Episode 18: Are Your Kids Hoarders? 3 Tips for Getting Them On Board with Decluttering
    Episode 44: 8 Important Values Decluttering Teaches Our Kids
    Episode 46: Declutter When Your Kids are Home for the Summer with These 3 Simple Hacks
    ***
    I help moms declutter their homes, heads, and hearts.
    Contact - > info@simplebyemmy.com 
    Podcast -> www.simplebyemmy.com/podcast
    Learn -> www.simplebyemmy.com/resources 
    Connect -> Join our free Facebook group Decluttering Tips and Support for Overwhelmed Moms
    Instagram -> @simplebyemmy and @momsovercomingoverwhelm
     
    *** Don't Know Where to Start? ***
    5 Steps to Overcome Overwhelm -> https://simplebyemmy.com/5steps/
    5 Mindset Shifts for Decluttering -> https://simplebyemmy.com/mindset/
     
    Wanna work with me to kick overwhelm to the curb, mama? There are three options for you!
    Step 1: Join a supportive community of moms plus decluttering challenges to keep you on track at the free Facebook group Decluttering Tips and Support for Overwhelmed Moms
    Step 2: Sign up for the weekly Decluttering Tips and Resources for Overwhelmed Moms Newsletter and see samples here: https://pages.simplebyemmy.com/profile
    Step 3: Get more personalized support with in-person or virtual decluttering coaching! www.simplebyemmy.com/coaching

    • 32 min
    137 // 5 Steps to a Summer Capsule Wardrobe

    137 // 5 Steps to a Summer Capsule Wardrobe

    Want to simplify your wardrobe this summer? Curious about whether a capsule wardrobe can work for you? Today I’m sharing my 5 simple steps to help you create a summer capsule wardrobe!
    Resources Mentioned:
    **Summer Review Giveaway! ENDING SOON!**
     Need a little extra cash this summer?
     Have you left a written review for the podcast on Apple Podcasts yet OR shared it with a friend?
    I'm having a summer review giveaway from now until Sunday, June 30th!
    If you have access to Apple Podcasts and haven't left a review for the show yet, this is your chance!
    If you have already (thank you) you can share the show with a friend! Every share counts for one entry!
    Either way, you MUST send the screen shot(s) to me at info@simplebyemmy.com between now and June 30th to be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card!
    I'll select ONE winner from those who leave reviews and ONE winner from those who share with friends!
    If you're not sure how to leave a review on Apple Podcasts on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, etc. e-mail me at info@simplebyemmy.com and I can send you a short tutorial!
    Color Guru promotion - not only can you save 10% using the code OVERWHELM at checkout, but when you purchase an Essential package, you’ll get a Makeup card for FREE! Ends June 28th, 2024 at 9 PM EST.
    Related Episodes:
    Episode 20: The Overwhelmed Mom’s Guide to a Capsule Wardrobe: 5 Steps to Calm Closet Chaos
    Episode 33: Edit Your Closet Without FOTO (Fear of Throwing Out) with Jennifer Mackey-Mary from Everyday Style
    Episode 55: Is Your Closet Overflowing with Clothes You Never Wear? Try These 5 Decluttering Hacks
    Episode 116: Simplify and Streamline Your Wardrobe By Shopping “Color First” with Jeannie Stith from Color Guru
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    I help moms declutter their homes, heads, and hearts.
    Contact - > info@simplebyemmy.com 
    Podcast -> www.simplebyemmy.com/podcast
    Learn -> www.simplebyemmy.com/resources 
    Connect -> Join our free Facebook group Decluttering Tips and Support for Overwhelmed Moms
    Instagram -> @simplebyemmy and @momsovercomingoverwhelm
     
    *** Don't Know Where to Start? ***
    5 Steps to Overcome Overwhelm -> https://simplebyemmy.com/5steps/
    5 Mindset Shifts for Decluttering -> https://simplebyemmy.com/mindset/
     
    Wanna work with me to kick overwhelm to the curb, mama? There are three options for you!
    Step 1: Join a supportive community of moms plus decluttering challenges to keep you on track at the free Facebook group Decluttering Tips and Support for Overwhelmed Moms
    Step 2: Sign up for the weekly Decluttering Tips and Resources for Overwhelmed Moms Newsletter and see samples here: https://pages.simplebyemmy.com/profile
    Step 3: Get more personalized support with in-person or virtual decluttering coaching! www.simplebyemmy.com/coaching

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
214 Ratings

214 Ratings

dnanasplit ,

So calming!

When I am overwhelmed and just needing somebody to speak calmness, and honestly the fact that everything is going to be OK, I come to the podcast. I love the helpful tips that she gives that are so easy to incorporate into your daily routine. And how simple they are! great podcast!

Liz7676 ,

Great Introduction to Decluttering

Emily spoke to my MOPS group and ever since she inspired me there, I have begun my journey to declutter the massive amount of stuff in my home that we’ve accumulated over the years. What would have otherwise felt like an overwhelming feat has become digestible with her practical tips that can be incorporated with even short periods of time to spare. I appreciate Emily and the time she pours into her podcast by sharing with other moms how her own life has improved from her decluttering journey. There is hope for me too in clearing my space and mind from all of this stuff!

Tavea R ,

Simple and Effective

Been listening to Emily’s podcast for quite some time now and I can say out of all the decluttering and simplifying podcasts her’s is my favorite. She gives simple step by step instructions to break it all into small attainable steps. I love how the content isn’t redundant and is applicable to many seasons of life. Thankful to have found this podcast and the impact is has had on my life with littles!

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