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Join me today as I speak with author, Jen Gale. This is a second of a two part series on sustainability. This conversation specifically speaks of ways to be sustainable(ish) in your household. Change your impact without radically changing your life and figure out the small steps you can make that will add up to make a big difference. Jen answers th…
 
I'm delighted to be working with Organic UK* for a mini-series of podcast episodes to mark Organic September - an annual month long awareness campaign by the Soil Association In collaboration with the Organic Trade Board. We'll be diving into all things organic - what the term actually means, how we know if something is organic, AND crucially, the …
 
A series focused on 'real' minimalist moms: It’s odd to refer to this series that way but I wanted to encourage the everyday mom that you don’t have to go to extremes (or have a giant platform) to influence minimalism to those around you. Becky is a wife and mother of two boys with their first girl on the way! She works full time outside of the hom…
 
Join me today as I speak with the woman behind the Junkyard Journals, Kat Steck. This is a first of a two part series on sustainability. This conversation specifically speaks of fast fashion and the downfalls of shopping this way. Please hear me when I say that I need a lot of growth when it comes to this area. I find a quick trip to Old Navy just …
 
Carbon footprints - we've probably all heard the term, but what exactly is a carbon footprint? And why does it matter? Do I have a carbon footprint? How do I know what it is? How do I reduce it? What do I need to reduce it to? ALL the questions about carbon footprints! Luckily in this episode I'm chatting to Jo Hand, co-founder of Giki Zero, an app…
 
Once upon a time (I'm looking at you 1990's) we were told that all we needed to do to be green was to do our recycling. And although it might have taken a while to catch on, most of us now diligently sort our rubbish out into a gazillion different bins and boxes each week, and feel good that we're doing our bit. However, sadly we're now realising t…
 
This week, I bring you my conversation with Sarah Therese. Today, we'll discuss how we can teach and encourage our children to play independently! Sarah will give advice on why independent play is important, suggestions to encourage independence, if there is such a thing as too much time playing independently, and what she suggests to the mamas who…
 
Today, I bring you my conversation with the owner and founder of Rachel and Company (a full-service professional organizing firm), Rachel Rosenthal! This is actually the second time I've spoken with Rachel as she spoke last year on episode eighty-seven regarding back to school tips and tricks for back to school organization. This conversation will …
 
Join me today for a conversation with author and mental health advocate, Eda Schottenstein. Eda is the founder of The Multi-Role Woman where she has become a leader in the women's empowerment movement. She is passionate about helping women and children deal with self-doubt and building confidence to boost mental health. Today our conversation will …
 
Join me today as I speak with Kayla Stoecklein. Kayla is mother of three boys and the author of Fear Gone Wild. In this episode, Kayla shares her personal story through grief and the loss of her husband to suicide. This was a powerful conversation on the importance of prioritizing mental health, and what Kayla's learned about grief and moving throu…
 
The global environmental organization Extinction Rebellion was established here in the UK just 2 years ago. In April 2019, Extinction Rebellion hit the headlines when they occupied five prominent sites in central London. Many of the rebels were from St.Albans And they plan to be back in London in September. Amanda Yorwerth speaks to St.Albans XR me…
 
Today I bring you a bonus episode with founder of the online community, A Simply Big Life, Sarah Dalton. I asked Sarah to join me to discuss a blog post she recently wrote entitled, "Simple Routines When Life Gets Crazy". In the post, Sarah walks through the steps of creating routines that best fit your season of life. Things seem to be changing we…
 
Join me today for part two of a two part episode with hosts of the Find the Magic Podcast, Felica Allen and Taralyn Griffin. Last time, we discussed non-negotiables in parenting, how can we distill down to what our kids REALLY need and four pillars of parenting our children. This episode will focus on discipline. How we can set ourselves up to disc…
 
Anecdotally, we hear that there is renewed interest in the environment following our period of lockdown – we feel more connected with nature having had the time to observe spring unfolding, we’re more likely to walk or cycle, and we’re concerned about the circumstances that led to the virus that’s responsible for the current pandemic, and made it s…
 
Join me today as I speak hosts of the Find the Magic Podcast, Felica Allen and Taralyn Griffin. In this episode, Felica and Taralyn discuss wholehearted parenting. What does this mean exactly? They describe it as acknowledging both parental emotions/needs and your child's emotions/needs then meeting each other in the middle. Show Notes for EP131: W…
 
Glyphosate is the most commonly used weed killer in the world and in the EU. It’s used on crops and by councils to kill weeds in paving, as well as being available for garden use. But should we be concerned about it? Amanda Yorwerth speaks to Professor David Goulson, Professor of Biology at the University of Sussex about why he believes it is bad f…
 
A series focused on 'real' minimalist moms: It’s odd to refer to this series that way but I wanted to encourage the everyday mom that you don’t have to go to extremes (or have a giant platform) to influence minimalism to those around you. Today I bring you my conversation with Nikita Seal. Nikita is mom to five year old boy/girl twins. She is host …
 
Join me today as I speak with author, Kathi Lipp. Kathi is mom of four and the author of The Clutter-Free Home. In this episode, Kathi discusses ways we can help our children learn to live a clutter-free life, principles of a clutter-free home, and living clutter-free with kids. Show Notes for EP130: The Clutter-Free Home Enjoy this Podcast? Learni…
 
For 15 minutes of inspiration, tune in to this week’s show. Eco guru, author, festival organiser and creator of the concept of Sustainable(ish), Jen Gale talks to Amanda about how best to take the first steps to sustainability. She covers the effect of a year of buying nothing, how to start kicking the plastic habit and why plastic is a great place…
 
Today I bring you my conversation with fellow podcaster, Jessie Ereddia. Jessie is a mother of two [almost three] girls, the host of the Mom Empowered Podcast, and an Empowerment Coach. She empowers moms to gain the emotional wellness they need to confidently create the life they've always wanted. This discussion covers the importance of "regroupin…
 
A series focused on 'real' minimalist moms: It’s odd to refer to this series that way but I wanted to encourage the everyday mom that you don’t have to go to extremes (or have a giant platform) to influence minimalism to those around you. Today I had the opportunity to talk with minimalist mama, Dakota Curfman. She is a mom of four littles and work…
 
Quick note: I recorded this episode back in February 2020. I have a noticeable cold that I remark on in the beginning of my conversation. A lot of my episodes are recorded months before they drop so I apologize for any confusion or mentions of it being winter at the release date (July 2020.) ---- This week, I bring you my conversation with author, …
 
Who doesn't love a bunch of flowers? Well.....it turns out the planet might not be too chuffed with them if you buy a bunch of imported flowers. I don't know about you but I'd never really given much thought to the impact of flowers on the planet, other than to think that they're probably a good thing - they're natural, bees love them, what's the h…
 
This week I want to have a discussion on the idea of our possessions 'sparking joy' as we declutter. The method comes from author, Marie Kondo in her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. The idea has become a mainstream thought; however, is it really the best way to approach decluttering? I bring you some personal thoughts on this subject, a…
 
A series focused on 'real' minimalist moms: It’s odd to refer to this series that way but I wanted to encourage the everyday mom that you don’t have to go to extremes (or have a giant platform) to influence minimalism to those around you. Today I bring you my conversation with minimalist mom, Susanna Heiskanen. Originally from Finland, Susanna is n…
 
Cycling has boomed during the pandemic. Hear Helen Burridge’s heartwarming account about how her family fell in love with cycling during lockdown. Cycling advocate Mike Hartley tells us what he thinks is required to keep us cycling. And Cllr Annie Brewster explains why she thinks now is the time for a cycle path on the Redbourn Road. Find the petit…
 
Today I bring you my conversation with author, Greta Eskridge. Greta Eskridge is a second-generation homeschooling mom of four. Her message of deeply connected and intentional parenting began as a blog in her early days of mothering, but quickly blossomed into a writing and speaking career. Now, Greta helps parents and kids create connection in a d…
 
This episode is going out at the start of July, and in the eco world, July is all about plastic, thanks to the brilliant Plastic Free July campaign that started in Australia and has since gained traction all over the globe. It’s also a time when more of us might be contemplating a return to work as coronavirus restrictions lift a little more here i…
 
A series focused on 'real' minimalist moms: It’s odd to refer to this series that way but I wanted to encourage the everyday mom that you don’t have to go to extremes (or have a giant platform) to influence minimalism to those around you. Today I bring you my conversation with minimalist mom, Courtney Hughes. Courtney is a wife and mother of three …
 
If you’ve wondered about those squawking green parakeets that circle around St.Albans, you’ll want to hear Dan Fletcher of St.Albans RSPB explain where they come from, what they do and whether we should be concerned about them. You’ll also want to hear about a wonderful project at Lea Primary School where growing at home in lockdown has brought ben…
 
Batteries are causing issues for waste operatives at the moment, we’re puzzled what to do with ‘compostable’ plastic and our bins are overflowing with recycling. What to do? Louise Palmer, St.Albans District Council’s Waste and Recycling Officer, has the answers. Plus, it was with a sigh of relief that zoos like Whipsnade were told last weeks that …
 
Today, I bring you my conversation with Rita Rogers. Rita is an is an ICU nurse, farm wife, mom to two little girls and blogger at Rita Rogers Co. where she advocates for living well on purpose. Rita takes on cultural norms such as health culture and thought processes that may not be serving us well by getting us to ask questions and apply common s…
 
Today I bring you my conversation with Diana Rene. Diana is a busy mom of two located in Denver, Colorado. She helps other busy mama's online to declutter their homes and simplify their lives, so they can spend more time doing what they love - and spend less time picking up after everyone. Today we discuss one of the most-asked listener questions: …
 
Today I bring you my conversation with host of the The Money, Career & Motherhood Podcast, Janice Scholl. Janice has made an entire career out of talking about money and business. She found her purpose when she began mentoring female entrepreneurs in 2012. Today, we define how value-based budgeting varies from a typical budget. The budget is design…
 
A new series focused on 'real' minimalist moms: It’s odd to refer to this series that way but I wanted to encourage the everyday mom that you don’t have to go to extremes (or have a giant platform) to influence minimalism to those around you. Today I bring you my conversation with mama, Ashley Brown. Ashley is a wife, momma of two, nurse educator, …
 
Link to listener survey: https://survey.libsyn.com/minimalistmomspodcast (Thank you so much for taking the time to fill this out!) Also, follow me over @theminimalistmomspodcast on Instagram! Share the podcast with a friend, too! ------------------------------------- Today I bring you my conversation with certified holistic health coach and author,…
 
Link to listener survey: https://survey.libsyn.com/minimalistmomspodcast (Thank you so much for taking the time to fill this out!) Also, follow me over @theminimalistmomspodcast on Instagram! Share the podcast with a friend, too! ------------------------------------- Today I bring you my conversation with Kate Miley. Kate is a professional photo or…
 
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