The Minimal Mom
What do we do about GIFTS!?!

What do we do about GIFTS!?!

October 3, 2021

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!

 

Mercy House Global Gift Boxes: https://shop.mercyhouseglobal.org/collections/gift-boxes

Take Your House Back Course (join the waitlist): https://cli.re/take-your-house-back-waitlist

Birthday Blues & the Physical Effect of Friendship

Birthday Blues & the Physical Effect of Friendship

September 19, 2021

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: https://youtu.be/1YBbvczeEoI

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

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

September 12, 2021

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!

3 Things (Most) People Need to Declutter Successfully

3 Things (Most) People Need to Declutter Successfully

September 5, 2021

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: https://www.youtube.com/c/DianaKokku

How to Lighten Your Load video mentioned: https://youtu.be/mpsVVw-gqmo

Take Your House Back Course Details: https://cli.re/takeyourhouseback

Dear friend who has been hurt by the church

Dear friend who has been hurt by the church

August 29, 2021

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:

Diana: https://www.youtube.com/c/dianakokku

Dawn (Living by Heart): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzweJVhO3YngoiPMFh5gf5Q

The Guilt Free Timer (& Snake Attacks!)

The Guilt Free Timer (& Snake Attacks!)

August 22, 2021

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 :)

3 Characteristics of “Good” Moms with Dawn Ramaker, M.A., LMFT

3 Characteristics of “Good” Moms with Dawn Ramaker, M.A., LMFT

August 18, 2021

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: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzweJVhO3YngoiPMFh5gf5Q

Mental Minimalism in REAL Life

Mental Minimalism in REAL Life

August 15, 2021

"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: https://amzn.to/32M6I4k

Lessons from the Laundry Room

Lessons from the Laundry Room

August 11, 2021

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: https://amzn.to/3lSp65p
Earth Breeze Laundry Sheets: https://amzn.to/3CDxZWD
EcoEgg: https://amzn.to/3k33GQP

(affiliate links-- THANK YOU!!!)

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

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

August 8, 2021

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.

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