Loving our stuff, imperfect homes, and dirty candles: Kate and Melissa share ridiculous stories about their imperfect homes, weird experiences with German candles, and some candid encouragement for loving the home you're already in. If you need a good laugh and a fresh take on home design, you'll love this episode.Read More
Practicing what we preach: Kate and Melissa chat about their thoughts on social media today and how to balance it with real life relationships.Read More
Calli Birch shares her family's journey and how she transitioned from being an overworked teacher to a homeschool mama and entrepreneur. She also gives her top TIPS on shopping ethically and how she balances work and family life.Read More
Curriculum, Supplies, and Too Much Homeschool Stuff: How to make Homeschooling and Minimalism Compatible. In this episode, Kate and Melissa share their own paths to homeschooling and what learning at home looks like for their families. They also confide that homeschooling options can be overwhelming and that educating your kids, like everything else, can absolutely be simple and minimalist.
Remove closet clutter and love your wardrobe: Kate and Melissa share the juicy details behind their minimalist mama closets, how they create a daily uniform, and their thoughts on buying quality and ethically made clothes. If you desire a simplified closet and need tips for feeling excited about your wardrobe again, then listen now!Read More
In this episode Kate and Melissa chat about how to begin the journey toward a simpler home, and share some of their favorite tips for decluttering and creating a home that supports your values. If you're a newbie to decluttering or need some fresh encouragement if you’ve been on that journey for awhile, this podcast episode is for you.
Paper planners, digital calendars, and complicated schedules: in this episode, Kate and Melissa share the nuts and bolts of their planning methods. Planning your days shouldn't complicate your life, and the two share how overwhelming schedules throw off the rhythms of their homes.Read More
Hang up your hammock and grab a cold drink: In this episode, Kate and Melissa encourage you to relax this summer and embrace traveling lightly with your family. They also share their personal travel plans as well as spill what's coming up next with Cohesive Home.Read More
Fight the glut of food nonsense on the internet to cultivate simple menus, feed your family well, and keep everyone happy. In this episode, Kate and Melissa chat about why they're trusting their own intuition when it comes to food and encouraging you to do the same. They also share their favorite 5 tips for creating family rituals around mealtime to cultivate a positive and lasting love of good food and company.Read More
Creativity, curiosity, and unconditional love: making parenting simple by choosing to cultivate these important traits in our children. Kate and Melissa talk about how parenting has changed from their childhoods to today and why it is important to meet our kids' needs to explore their creativity, find freedom to explore and satiate their curiosity, and above all, to feel unconditionally loved. No Harvard checklists on this podcast episode, just the simple reminders we all need to hear.Read More
Fantasies for the rest of us: why you should embrace the quirky ideas you have about what makes a place your home. Kate and Melissa share the offbeat homes they're cultivating in this podcast as they talk about moving beyond home design to creating a home that reflects your values. At the end of the podcast, Melissa announces a giveaway of 3 copies of Francine Jay's newly released book, "The Joy of Less: A Minimalist Guide to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify."Read More
Outta control schedules and frazzled families: how simplifying your schedule and saying no to unnecessary commitments lets you say yes to a more cohesive family home.
Do this daily: why simple rituals and traditions are the foundation of a cohesive home and will help your family to bond and make memories. In this episode we’re covering one of our favorite topics, family traditions. At the end of the show, we’ll also share how you can enter our next giveaway!Read More
"One more show, Mom!" Why taking intentional steps to reduce and monitor your kids' tech use will lead to a simpler and happier home. In this episode, Kate and Melissa chat about being intentional with our kids’ tech use. Hang onto your headphones because we’re going to cover all the topics you really want to know about! Later on in the episode we’ll also answer some of your questions from the last two weeks on Instagram.Read More
Glued to your phone? Minimize your tech use and find sanity in your daily life through these practical tips. Kate and Melissa chat about being intentional with tech use, then they turn the table and answer one of the community questions from Instagram and share YOUR answers.Read More
In Episode 2 we’re chatting about family heirlooms, the real reason why storage units are a bad idea, and handling the guilt and emotions that often enter our homes with the unwanted items. In the latter half of the episode, we also chat about our kids’ paper clutter, how we secretly deal with it, and of course, mom guilt. Find a cozy spot, grab a hot drink, and pop on your headphones--you’ll love this episode!Read More
Overflowing closets and jam-packed schedules? Minimalism is for everyone; learn how we kicked our clutter to the curb and simplified our homes and schedules for happier family life. We’re kicking off our premiere episode with a look at how we became minimalists, our journey toward creating Cohesive Home, and how you can start living with intention right now. Grab something hot to drink and gather around for a short chat with us!Read More