The Minimal Mom

By Dawn Madsen

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Episodes: 25

 Feb 21, 2022


From the popular YouTube channel, Dawn, ”The Minimal Mom”, shares about minimalism, why it makes sense, and how to declutter quickly!

Episode Date
Q&A: How to Handle Kids Sentimental Items & Baby Gear

Kids stuff! There is SO much stuff that comes along with having kids! The good news is: you don't have to keep it all! Today we'll talk about how you can very confidently know what to keep and what to let go when it comes to children's items.

May 25, 2023
Solve your closet TODAY!

Today I'm joined by Courtney Carver from Be More with Less and Project 333. Courtney says that Be more with less means: Be more you. Give yourself all the space, time and love to remember who you are. Living with less clutter, busyness, stress and simplifying your life will help you make the room to do what you need to do. Simplifying my life gave me the space, time, and love to be more me, and the following practices led me back. 

Find Courtney here: Learn more about project 333 here:

May 17, 2023
Becoming The Minimal Mom

I don't often start at the beginning of the story. Today I talk about my upbringing, finding minimalism and the decision I made to pursue YouTube.

If you'd like help decluttering, I'd love to SHOW you my favorite tips for simplifying on my YouTube Channel!




May 06, 2023
What do we do about GIFTS!?!

I have been seeing SO many comments about gifts lately! How do we keep people from GIVING them, what do we do once we GET them and HOW long do I have to keep it for!?! Today we'll cover all these topics and hopefully leave you feeling a little less stressed about the upcoming holiday season!


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Oct 03, 2021
Birthday Blues & the Physical Effect of Friendship

Earlier this week Diana shared a YouTube video talking about how hard it is on our health to be lonely. Not just our emotional health (that's what we usually think of in regards to relationships) but our actual physical health suffers, too, when we're lonely. I know from some experience that this isn't always easy to overcome, but the Lord has been faithful to provide relationships when we've asked. (And we also talk about our upcoming birthday!)

And Diana's video that we referenced can be found here:

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Sep 19, 2021
You haven‘t deleted that yet!?! (Diana‘s top time management tips)

Back "in the day" Diana became a time management guru. She was organized and productive and really developed a strong value for managing our resources well. Today we talk about our favorite time management tips, how they've changed over the years and why you should JUST DELETE those emails hanging over your head!

Sep 12, 2021
3 Things (Most) People Need to Declutter Successfully

As we've gotten to visit other people's homes to help them declutter, I've learned SO MUCH. And it never ceases to amaze me that we're all more alike than different when it comes to the stuff that we collect. Today, Diana and I visit about the three things I'm finding that most people need to be successful with decluttering.

Diana's Channel:

How to Lighten Your Load video mentioned:

Take Your House Back Course Details:

Sep 05, 2021
Dear friend who has been hurt by the church

Today Diana visits with Dawn, a licensed family therapist, about healing from pain caused by the church. This is a replay from a YouTube video they did earlier this week (I'm sorry the audio isn't a little better!). You can find their YouTube channels here:


Dawn (Living by Heart):

Aug 29, 2021
The Guilt Free Timer (& Snake Attacks!)

Decluttering brings up SO many emotions...often guilt and regret which makes it harder to part with things. That's why I came up with the "Guilt-Free Timer", allowing you to declutter without any guilt-- it's perfect! Plus, I'll share my most recent saga with tree watering :)

Aug 22, 2021
3 Characteristics of ”Good” Moms with Dawn Ramaker, M.A., LMFT

Today I visit with Dawn Ramaker, she's a family therapist and homeschooling mom and I wanted to know: What has she observed as successful habits in successful moms? Not perfect moms, but those who seem to have it together. She has so much wisdom to share and I especially love what she had to say about validation.

You can find Dawn's New YouTube channel here:

Aug 19, 2021
Mental Minimalism in REAL Life

"Mental minimalism says that just like too much physical and digital stuff can distract us from our values and the things that matter most in life, our own mental stuff can do the same thing.

Thoughts, emotions, memories, and imagination can all become cluttering of our mental space. And when this happens, not only do we consistently experience negative feelings like stress, anxiety, overwhelm, and depression, but perhaps more tragically, we become distracted from living our lives." - Nick Wignall, The Case for Mental Minimalism

We *know* we should be more protective of our minds, but how do we achieve mental minimalism in the real world? Diana and I will talk about it today!

Book Mentioned: "Get Your Life Back" by John Eldredge:

Aug 15, 2021
Lessons from the Laundry Room

There has been something magical with our laundry room transformation...a benefit I never expected! We'll talk about that today along with donating ironing boards, laundry strips and more!

Laundry Products Mentioned:

Tru Earth Laundry Strips: Earth Breeze Laundry Sheets: EcoEgg:

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Aug 11, 2021
Betrayal, Redemption & Secret Places (the day I got fired from radio)

This is a day I don't think of much anymore, but looking back, it was a pivotal point in my life and has been something I've drawn on in many ways since then. Diana will also share some really interesting information about secret places and spending time with the Lord.

Aug 08, 2021
How I (accidentally) got into YouTube

I never set out to be a "YouTuber" fact, as an introvert and always happiest behind the scenes, that actually sounds horrifying to me! But, apparently it was meant to be and today I'll share the story of how I got here!

Jul 30, 2021