Simple Families Podcast: Parenting | Simple Living | Minimalism | Purposeful Life with Kids + Family

By Denaye Barahona : Motherhood Coach, Intentional Parent, Minimalism

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Solutions for Thriving in Motherhood

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SFP 111: How You Talk to Kids + Why it Matters [with Tracy from Zero to Five]
48:57
<p>The words that we speak to our children become their inner voice. And the average woman speaks 20,000 words per day. While we can’t always be intentional in the way we speak to our children, we can do better. In today’s episode, author Tracy Cutchlow and I are discussing how to speak to our children. […]</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode111/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode111/">SFP 111: How You Talk to Kids + Why it Matters [with Tracy from Zero to Five]</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Jun 13, 2018
SFP 110: Raising Successful Kids [with Krista from A Life in Progress]
47:07
<p>What does it mean to “raise successful kids”? Today I am chatting with Krista from A Life in Progress. I knew I could rely on Krista to bring some excellent perspective to this topic and she comes through in this episode. When it comes to life, Krista thinks outside the box and walks off the […]</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode110/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode110/">SFP 110: Raising Successful Kids [with Krista from A Life in Progress]</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Jun 07, 2018
SFP 109: Make your home child-friendly, rather than child-proof [with Nicole from The Kavanaugh Report]
51:24
<p>Parents spend a great deal of time and money baby-proofing the home. But how does this process impact our kids? Today, I am chatting with Nicole from The Kavanaugh Report. Nicole and I are both passionate about creating a home that is child-friendly rather than child-proof. That means that we are thoughtful to design our […]</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode109/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode109/">SFP 109: Make your home child-friendly, rather than child-proof [with Nicole from The Kavanaugh Report]</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
May 30, 2018
SFP 108: Moving, Minimalism, and Building a Happy Home
40:55
<p>Zoë Kim has lived in 24 homes in 13 different states. She’s an expert at moving and has a healthy dose of wanderlust, but she also manages to connect to the communities in which she lives. In today’s episode, Zoë and I are discussing moving, finding minimalism, and how to build a happy home (make that plural, […]</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode108/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode108/">SFP 108: Moving, Minimalism, and Building a Happy Home</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
May 23, 2018
SFP 107: How I Created a Home I Love
24:15
<p>I haven’t always lived in places that I love. But I have found gratitude and contentment in some surprising places. Today on the podcast, I am sharing how I created a home that I love along with how I engage in my community to increase a sense of attachment and rootedness. Want to talk more […]</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode107/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode107/">SFP 107: How I Created a Home I Love</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
May 14, 2018
SFP 106: Love Where You Live [with Melody Warnick, author of “This is Where You Belong”]
50:45
<p>  In today’s episode we are exploring the idea of “putting down roots” and becoming attached to the places that we live. Melody Warnick shares her own personal experience and the research on this concept called place psychology. If you ever spend time linger on Zillow or perusing the “Best Cities to Live” lists, then […]</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode106/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode106/">SFP 106: Love Where You Live [with Melody Warnick, author of “This is Where You Belong”]</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
May 08, 2018
SFP 105: The Basics of Organic Gardening [with Beth from High Sierra Permaculture]
44:17
<p>Have you ever dreamt of starting an organic garden? Today on the podcast I am chatting with my friend and homesteader Beth Brettell from High Sierra Permaculture. She’s a former designer turned homesteader, and along with her partner Bret they have created a beautiful and productive garden in Northern California. Beth answers all of my […]</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode105/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode105/">SFP 105: The Basics of Organic Gardening [with Beth from High Sierra Permaculture]</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Apr 30, 2018
SFP 104: Food Made Simple [with Erin from The Humbled Homemaker]
45:52
<p>As mothers, we often carry the heavy responsibility of feeding our families. Despite what Pinterest leads us to believe, cooking for a family doesn’t have to be fancy. In today’s podcast episode I am chatting with Erin Odom of The Humbled Homemaker. Erin and I are discussing our favorite methods for simplifying meal planning and […]</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode104/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode104/">SFP 104: Food Made Simple [with Erin from The Humbled Homemaker]</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Apr 24, 2018
SFP 103: The Minimalist Kitchen [with Melissa from The Faux Martha]
40:00
<p>We know that the kitchen is the most used room in the house–yet simplifying the kitchen is anything but easy. On the podcast today I am chatting with Melissa Coleman of The Faux Martha. Melissa is a food blogger and she is sharing her story about how the kitchen “broke” for her. She decided she […]</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode103/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode103/">SFP 103: The Minimalist Kitchen [with Melissa from The Faux Martha]</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Apr 17, 2018
SFP 102: It’s Not About Nutrition [with Dina Rose Ph.D.]
45:15
<p>Every parent wants to feed their children nutritious food. That probably means a heaping dose of vegetables, ample proteins, and a well-rounded source of vitamin-rich foods. Even if we know what we should be feeding our children, we don’t always know the magic tricks to actually get our kids to eat those super foods. In […]</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode102/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode102/">SFP 102: It’s Not About Nutrition [with Dina Rose Ph.D.]</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Apr 10, 2018
SFP 101: How I Feed My Family
40:49
<p>In our house, mealtimes are pleasant. My kids eat well and we enjoy each others company. I don’t have it all figured out, but I do have a Ph.D. in Child Development with a research background in child wellness. That means I use a combination of both research-based ideas and intuitive planning to help develop […]</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode101/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode101/">SFP 101: How I Feed My Family</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Apr 03, 2018
SFP 100: How to Meditate Without Meditating [with Shawn from the Abundant Mama Project]
35:53
<p>I don’t have a regular yoga or meditation practice, although I wish I did. Yet each day I find moments of mindfulness and presence in regular activities. In today’s podcast episode I am speaking with Shawn Fink from The Abundant Mama Project. We are chatting all about how to meditate without meditating–and by that I […]</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode100/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode100/">SFP 100: How to Meditate Without Meditating [with Shawn from the Abundant Mama Project]</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Mar 27, 2018
SFP 99: Perfectionism in Motherhood [with Catia Holm]
40:51
<p>She’s skinny, ​crafty, active, accomplished in her career, family-focused, and well-dressed (all the time, even at drop off). She’s the perfect mom. She’s the mom that we are secretly striving to be–the one that does it all and has it all. In fact, many of the things we spend our time and energy striving towards are because of her. It’s because […]</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode99/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode99/">SFP 99: Perfectionism in Motherhood [with Catia Holm]</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Mar 20, 2018
SFP 98: Sleep + Parenthood [with Dr. Kennedy of NYC Sleep Doctor]
40:54
<p>Parenthood is notoriously associated with sleep deprivation. Good sleep goes beyond just getting kids to sleep through the night. Do any of these things resonate with you? At the end of a long day you desperately need sleep, but you can’t put your Instagram/Netflix away. You drink coffee to wake you up in the morning […]</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode98/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode98/">SFP 98: Sleep + Parenthood [with Dr. Kennedy of NYC Sleep Doctor]</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Mar 12, 2018
SFP 97: Mindfulness for Kids [with Jessica from Lily Pad Yoga]
42:52
<p>Stress and overwhelm are an epidemic in childhood–which means mindfulness for kids has become essential. As adults, many (if not most) of us carry significant amounts of stress and overwhelm on a daily basis. It has become so ingrained into our society and culture that we have normalized it as a part of who we […]</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode97/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode97/">SFP 97: Mindfulness for Kids [with Jessica from Lily Pad Yoga]</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Mar 07, 2018
SFP 96: Simple Families in March
2:30
<p>In today’s episode, I am sharing some simple (yet exciting) changes coming to the podcast and the Simple Families Community. Listen in to hear more, and click here to join the conversation for this month.</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode96/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode96/">SFP 96: Simple Families in March</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Mar 01, 2018
SFP 95: A Day in Denaye’s Life
13:09
<p>In today’s episode I am sharing more about what my typical day looks like. Like many women, I am always seeking to find a balance between having a career and spending quality time with my family. I am the primary caregiver for my 1-year-old and 4-year-old, but I also balance working from home as well. […]</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode95/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode95/">SFP 95: A Day in Denaye’s Life</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Feb 12, 2018
SFP 94: The How + Why of Traveling with Kids [with Amanda, my best friend and travel guru]
38:14
<p>Traveling with kids can be intimidating and even downright scary. But it’s also rewarding. In today’s episode, I have a special treat. I am chatting with my best friend and travel-with-kids-guru Amanda about adventuring both in and out of the country as  a family. Amanda and her family were recently in Hawaii for the false […]</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode94/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode94/">SFP 94: The How + Why of Traveling with Kids [with Amanda, my best friend and travel guru]</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Feb 05, 2018
SFP 93: The Science Behind Outdoor Play + Movement [with Carla Hannaford PhD]
38:45
<p>In today’s episode, I talk with Carla Hannaford, world-renowned biologist and outdoor advocate, about her studies on the connection between movement and brain development. If you are brand new to learning about brain development, tune into episode 92 for a simple, quick overview before diving into this one.</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode93/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode93/">SFP 93: The Science Behind Outdoor Play + Movement [with Carla Hannaford PhD]</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Jan 29, 2018
SFP 92: Why do babies need to crawl?
9:59
<p>In today’s world of baby gadgets and excitement around milestones, many babies are skipping the crawling stage and going straight to walking. But is this actually a good thing? In today’s episode, I discuss why crawling is important to development [and also give a preview of what’s to come for episode 93.]</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode92/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode92/">SFP 92: Why do babies need to crawl?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Jan 29, 2018
SFP 91: How do you choose children’s books?
7:41
<p>There are so many children’s books out there, how do you choose what to include in your home library? In today’s episode, we talk about why not every classic makes the cut in our family and what I look for in both new and classic storybooks.</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode91/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode91/">SFP 91: How do you choose children’s books?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Jan 24, 2018
SFP 90: There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather [with Linda from Rain or Shine Mamma]
47:21
<p>There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes. Today, Swedish mother Linda Akeson McGurk joins us to talk about raising our kids to be more connected with nature. Linda’s new book is one of my favorites–and her blog, Rain or Shine Mamma, is a worth-while resource as well. I hope you enjoy this […]</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode90/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode90/">SFP 90: There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather [with Linda from Rain or Shine Mamma]</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Jan 22, 2018
SFP 89: Soulful Simplicity [with Courtney from Be More With Less]
35:08
<p>This week, I am excited to be talking on the podcast with Courtney Carver from Be More With Less. On the blog and podcast, I frequently discuss the “how” of minimalism. But in this episode, Courtney takes us one step further. She explains why simple living is good for your heart, family, and future. I just […]</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode89/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode89/">SFP 89: Soulful Simplicity [with Courtney from Be More With Less]</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Jan 08, 2018
SFP 88: How can I get older kids into simplifying?
4:59
<p>We need to respect our children and their desires–but we can also help to steer them to buy more intentionally. In today’s episode we discuss how to get older children on board with simplicity using 3 simple questions.  </p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode88/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode88/">SFP 88: How can I get older kids into simplifying?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Jan 03, 2018
SFP 87: Simple Fitness in Motherhood [with Cari from Fit Mama in 30]
36:04
<p>Fitness and nutrition are on the minds of many at the beginning of a New Year. As we transition into motherhood, our bodies change. I know for me personally, the way I view my body changed after babies. But the way I use my body changed also. Fitness in motherhood is about more than just […]</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode87/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode87/">SFP 87: Simple Fitness in Motherhood [with Cari from Fit Mama in 30]</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Jan 02, 2018
SFP 86: How do you move toward a calm, simple holiday season?
13:51
<p>Is your holiday season feeling busy? In today’s episode we talk about how to find calm this holiday season–including tips to keep it simple. How to combat busyness? How to minimize decorating? How to drop the guilt? How to decrease the sugar? How to create traditions?</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode86/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode86/">SFP 86: How do you move toward a calm, simple holiday season?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Dec 14, 2017
SFP 85: All About Sugar [with Megan from The Lyons Share Wellness]
32:54
<p>In today’s episode I have an interview with Megan Lyons from The Lyon’s Share Wellness (Facebook | Instagram). Megan is a health and wellness coach based in Dallas, Texas and provides services worldwide. In our chat today, we talk all about sugar. She answered several of my questions such as: Is there such thing as […]</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode85/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode85/">SFP 85: All About Sugar [with Megan from The Lyons Share Wellness]</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Dec 07, 2017
SFP 84: How should I handle potty training regression?
7:33
<p>Potty training regression is discouraging and frustrating. In today’s episode we discuss how to handle a situation when a child suddenly starts having accidents after they’ve been successfully potty trained. Suggested Book: Oh Crap!</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode84/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode84/">SFP 84: How should I handle potty training regression?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Dec 06, 2017
SFP 83: How can I handle an early riser?
10:43
<p>Early risers can leave moms and dads feeling exhausted and irritable. In today’s episode we talk about how we can survive this common stage, especially with little ones who still require some supervision. Suggested: Ok to Wake Clock + Visual Timer</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode83/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode83/">SFP 83: How can I handle an early riser?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Dec 06, 2017
SFP 82: How do you handle whining/complaining?
7:25
<p>Dealing with a child that whines and complains a lot is draining. In today’s episode we talk about how we can help model the kind of attitudes we want to see in our children, along with how to validate their feelings without encouraging the unwanted behavior.</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode82/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode82/">SFP 82: How do you handle whining/complaining?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Nov 15, 2017
SFP 81: I am terrified that my kid will choke, what should I do?
7:23
<p>Starting solids with your baby can be intimidating, especially when you add in the worry of choking. In today’s episode we talk about baby led weaning and how you can tell if your baby is just gagging (and why that’s totally normal) versus choking.</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode81/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode81/">SFP 81: I am terrified that my kid will choke, what should I do?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Nov 09, 2017
SFP 80: How should I handle a clingy baby?
4:47
<p>Most babies go through a stage with separation anxiety. Even though it’s a normal development stage, it can be hard on both mom and baby. In today’s episode, we discuss how to handle a clingy baby and still get the things we need to do done.</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode80/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode80/">SFP 80: How should I handle a clingy baby?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Nov 08, 2017
SFP 79: SPECIAL EPISODE: How can I reduce the mental load?
14:58
<p>The mental load in motherhood is overwhelming. In today’s special episode, we are discussing why this matters and what we can do about it. Denaye also introduces a simple, 4-step plan to begin peeling back the layers. Want to starting unpacking the mental load together, join us!</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode79/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode79/">SFP 79: SPECIAL EPISODE: How can I reduce the mental load?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Oct 30, 2017
SFP 78: How can we start enjoying our child more?
6:44
<p>It’s very easy to get overwhelmed by parenting a high-needs child. Today I discuss my top recommendation for understanding and improving challenging behavior.</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode78/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode78/">SFP 78: How can we start enjoying our child more?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Oct 19, 2017
SPF 77: What are your thoughts on the term “good boy/good girl”?
6:11
<p>Sometimes we get into the habit of saying certain things to our kids–but maybe we need to reassess our words. Today we are discussing the reference to being a “good girl” or a “good boy”.</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode77/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode77/">SPF 77: What are your thoughts on the term “good boy/good girl”?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Oct 18, 2017
SFP 76: How do you handle food sharing?
5:19
<p>I don’t really recommend food sharing. In today’s episode, I discuss why.</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/sfp-76-handle-food-sharing/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/sfp-76-handle-food-sharing/">SFP 76: How do you handle food sharing?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Oct 04, 2017
SFP 75: Does my kid eat too much?
8:45
<p>Today we are discussing how to manage hunger and weight in early childhood.</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode75/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode75/">SFP 75: Does my kid eat too much?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Oct 03, 2017
SPF 74: How can I find a middle ground with other caregivers?
9:08
<p>In today’s episode we discuss collaborating with your child’s caregivers. I lay out some specific communication strategies that I use and give you an example of a personal situation I am facing right now.</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode74/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode74/">SPF 74: How can I find a middle ground with other caregivers?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Sep 28, 2017
SPF 73: How do you handle friends who have different parenting styles?
6:05
<p>Parenting can be divisive when it comes to friendship. Today we discuss what happens when two friends parent differently, including what to do…and what not to do.    </p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode73/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode73/">SPF 73: How do you handle friends who have different parenting styles?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Sep 27, 2017
SFP 72: When should my kid “know better”?
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<p>In today’s episode we are talking about “when kids should just know better.” I explain why I don’t really like this phrase and a new way to look at these situations.</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode72/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode72/">SFP 72: When should my kid “know better”?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Sep 21, 2017
SFP 71: How can we play outside as a family?
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<p>Playing outside seems so simple and natural, but often it doesn’t happen that way for many families. In today’s episode we are discussing how to promote outdoor play in families.</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode71/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode71/">SFP 71: How can we play outside as a family?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Sep 20, 2017
SFP 70: What do you do when a kid bites?
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<p>Many children go through a stage where they bite, hit, or otherwise use behaviors that are undesirable. In today’s episode we discuss how these behaviors typically aren’t aggressive, instead they are primitive forms of communication.</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode70/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode70/">SFP 70: What do you do when a kid bites?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Sep 14, 2017
SFP 69: Why do kids repeatedly ask the same questions?
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<p>Do you have a kid who asks the same question repeatedly? Or how about one who constantly requests the same movie, book, or song? In today’s episode we are discussing why kids need this type of repetition.</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode69/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode69/">SFP 69: Why do kids repeatedly ask the same questions?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Sep 13, 2017
SFP 68: How can I get my kid to stay in bed?
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<p>In today’s episode I am sharing the best parenting advice I have ever heard along with my thoughts on keeping a small child in a bed.</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode68/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode68/">SFP 68: How can I get my kid to stay in bed?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Sep 07, 2017
SFP 67: How should I handle young children who masturbate?
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<p>  Masturbation and genital touching in your children is a natural and normal part of development. In today’s episode we discuss how to address this concern when necessary.</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode67/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode67/">SFP 67: How should I handle young children who masturbate?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Sep 05, 2017
SFP 66: Should kids play with toy guns?
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<p>Even if we don’t buy toy guns for our children, they may decide to turn sticks and other devices into make-believe guns. In today’s episode we talk about this type of play and whether or not we should purchase toy guns for young children.</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode66/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode66/">SFP 66: Should kids play with toy guns?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Aug 31, 2017
SFP 65: SPECIAL EPISODE: How to Choose a Preschool/Daycare
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<p>In today’s special episode we take a closer look at choosing a preschool/daycare for your children. I explain how I made the decision for my own children and important factors to keep in mind during the process.</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode65/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode65/">SFP 65: SPECIAL EPISODE: How to Choose a Preschool/Daycare</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Aug 30, 2017
SFP 64: What to do about kids who compare themselves to others?
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<p>It can be hard to listen to our kids compare themselves to others. Today, we are discussing “social graces” in young childhood and how to support children through this challenge.</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode64/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode64/">SFP 64: What to do about kids who compare themselves to others?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Aug 24, 2017
SFP 63: How do you refuse hand-me-downs?
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<p>In today’s episode we discuss hand-me-downs. It can be hard/awkward to refuse a generous offer from a family member or friend–so today we talk about doing it graciously. We also discuss best tips for keeping a kid’s wardrobe simple.</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode63/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode63/">SFP 63: How do you refuse hand-me-downs?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Aug 24, 2017
SFP 62: What are your thoughts on rowdy play?
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<p>Rowdy play can be scary for parents to watch, but this type of play has huge benefits for our kids. In today’s episode we are discussing the benefits of horseplay.</p> <p class="post-read-more"><a href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode62/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com/episode62/">SFP 62: What are your thoughts on rowdy play?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.simplefamilies.com">Simple Families</a>.</p>
Aug 17, 2017