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A community for those raising kids who care about the wellbeing of their mind, body, community, & the earth. Living a low waste and minimalist lifestyle can often feel like going against the grain of society. And when you throw kids into the mix? Finding a community of like-minded individuals to learn from, support, find encouragement, and overall who share the same values - at a similar level - can be challenging. This podcast is that community. Join me, your host, a self-described anxious eco-minimalist, every other week as I dive deep into issues and topics related to living an eco-friendly and minimalist lifestyle with kids. But above all, form a community that raises kids who care about the wellbeing of their own minds, bodies, and our earth (and everything that calls it home.) Be sure to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode.

Raising Eco Minimalists Laura Durenberger

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

A community for those raising kids who care about the wellbeing of their mind, body, community, & the earth. Living a low waste and minimalist lifestyle can often feel like going against the grain of society. And when you throw kids into the mix? Finding a community of like-minded individuals to learn from, support, find encouragement, and overall who share the same values - at a similar level - can be challenging. This podcast is that community. Join me, your host, a self-described anxious eco-minimalist, every other week as I dive deep into issues and topics related to living an eco-friendly and minimalist lifestyle with kids. But above all, form a community that raises kids who care about the wellbeing of their own minds, bodies, and our earth (and everything that calls it home.) Be sure to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode.

    A conversation about shifting values and wondering if your efforts matter with Jessie Stokes - ep 34

    A conversation about shifting values and wondering if your efforts matter with Jessie Stokes - ep 34

    In this episode, I'm talking with Jessie Stokes, owner of the Tiny Yellow Bungalow zero waste shop and blog. Jessie is also the author and creator of the Zero Waste Vegan Cookbook.

    Together, Jessie and I have an honest conversation about what happens when your values have to shift, how to navigate the guilt, and also wondering if our small efforts really make a difference.

    Transcript coming soon.

    You can learn more about Jessie here: https://www.tinyyellowbungalow.com/ 
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    • 31 min
    10 tips for secondhand shopping with tweens - ep 33

    10 tips for secondhand shopping with tweens - ep 33

    Secondhand shopping with tweens can be a whole different experience. You may start receiving pushback or asks for particular brands or character-type clothing. 

    In this episode, I'm sharing 10 tips for navigating shopping for tweens who are more opinionated about their clothing - and may be against secondhand items. 

    Resources:
    Episode 6: Thrifting Tips for Kids Clothes and Gear with Addie FisherEpisode 8: Capsule Wardrobes for Kids (Sustainable/Ethical) with Erin of My Green ClosetThredUP referral link (use this link and receive $10 off your first order)Poshmark referral link (use this link and receive $10 off your first order)Mercari referral link (use this link and receive $10 off your first order) Support the showLet's connect!

    Sign up and receive the eco-activity book with over 15 activities for kids.
    Email me: Laura@raisingecominimalists.com
    Blog (Reduce, Reuse, Renew) Instagram (@raisingecominimalistspodcast or @reducereuserenewblog) Support the Show Leave a review on Apple and/or Spotify

    • 34 min
    Book review: Spit that Out! The Overly Informed Parent's Guide to Raising Healthy Kids in the Age of Environmental Guilt - Ep. 32

    Book review: Spit that Out! The Overly Informed Parent's Guide to Raising Healthy Kids in the Age of Environmental Guilt - Ep. 32

    In today's episode, I'm reviewing the book Spit That Out! The Overly Informed Parent's Guide to Raising Healthy Kids in the Age of Environmental Guilt by Paige Wolf.

    I shared what I like and dislike about the book to help you determine whether it's one you want to read or not.

    You can find the full transcript here.



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    • 23 min
    After the move: how we are establishing roots, building community, and learning - ep. 31

    After the move: how we are establishing roots, building community, and learning - ep. 31

    In part two of my story of how we downsized by half and moved five hours away to a small town where we knew no one, I'm sharing about how we are working to establish new roots.

    I'm sharing how we're working to build our community in many different ways, things we've learned, and some of the challenges we've faced.

    If you haven't had a chance to listen to part one (episode 30), listen to that episode first as it will provide some good context to what I'm sharing in this episode. 

    Find the full transcript here. 
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    Sign up and receive the eco-activity book with over 15 activities for kids.
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    • 32 min
    Why we uprooted our lives, downsized by half, and moved to where we knew no one - ep. 30

    Why we uprooted our lives, downsized by half, and moved to where we knew no one - ep. 30

    We're back! It's season 3, and we're approaching the third anniversary of the pod.

    In this episode, I'm sharing my family's story of why we uprooted our lives, downsized our belongings by half, and moved five hours away to a small town where we knew no one. 

    It's the story of how I got to where I am right now, early 2023. This story starts in fall of 2021. 


    Link to transcript



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    • 34 min
    Why you and your kids need to know about 988 - ep. 29

    Why you and your kids need to know about 988 - ep. 29

    TW: Suicide, mental health crisis

    Full transcript

    Have you heard of 988? It's a new mental health, substance abuse, emotional crisis, and suicide helpline launching July 16, 2022. In this episode, I talk about what the new helpline is, who it's for, share key points about it, and also some challenges that have come up (and what you can do to help).

    If you or anyone you know is feeling suicidal or in a mental, emotional, or substance abuse crisis, please call 1-800-273-8255 or visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's chat option.

    Resources
    What's your sustainability personality? SAMSHA - 988 FAQsSome states are struggling to prepare for calls to the 988 mental health crisis line
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    Support the showLet's connect!

    Sign up and receive the eco-activity book with over 15 activities for kids.
    Email me: Laura@raisingecominimalists.com
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    • 27 min

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21 Ratings

21 Ratings

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Thought provoking and real. A delight to listen to and learn from.

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