The following are resources that have ADDED VALUE TO OUR LIVES. We hope they can help you in your journey to simplify the shit out of life.
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The Clean & Simple Life - Simple + realistic tools to help you SIMPLIFY THE HEALTH OUT OF LIFE
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo. It's been over a year since we've read this book and we are still following the KonMari Method for keeping a tidy home and holding on to things that only "spark joy."
The Curated Closet: A Simple System for Discovering Your Personal Style and Building Your Dream Wardrobe by Anuschka Rees. This book helped us streamline our personal styles in order to have a wardrobe that we love and actually use.
The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life by Janice Kaplan. This book helped us make small positive changes to transform our lives. It discusses ways to improve marriage, eating habits, job, kids, money and so much more.
Do One Thing Every Day That Centers You: A Mindfulness Journal by Robbie Rogge and Dian G. Smith. We use this as a gratitude ritual to prime our minds and approach the day in a good head space.
Ink + Volt. We absolutely love this planner! Not only does it keep track of your schedule, it helps you set weekly, monthly and yearly goals and allows you to reflect and celebrate things in your life.
CONVENIENCES AND SANITY SAVERS
BOB Rambler Jogging Stroller. This stroller is a lifesaver. We use it ALL THE TIME. It's especially great when you visit countries with brick sidewalks and cobblestone roads everywhere!
Mom's Who Rule the World. Not only was Amy our first guest on Simplified Khaos, she is also the host of this amazing podcast. She dives into raw topics about motherhood.
Simple Families. Dives deep into solutions to help families live happier and healthier lives. She brings insights into topics such as child development, parenting and simple living.
The Minimalists. You know them from their popular documentary on Netflix. This podcast continues to dive into the concept of minimalism in different aspects of life.
The Melissa Ambrosini Show. Provides real world tools to help you live your life on your terms. She has incredible guests and great book recommendations on each episode.
Modern Mamas Podcast. Real stories to empower women from pregnancy to parenthood.
START YOUR OWN PODCAST - A BEGINNERS KIT
Blue Yeticaster Professional Broadcast Bundle with Yeti USB Microphone, Radius III Shockmount, and Compass Boom Arm. We recommend using the professional broadcast bundle rather than the basic Yeti which sits on a table. The Radius Shockmount and Compass Boom Arm prevents any accidental bumps from interfering with the sound of your podcast.
Mic Cover Foam Microphone Windscreen for Blue Yeti, Yeti Pro Condenser Microphone. Hide those "pops" and "ticks" caused by talking closely to the microphone. This is a cheap must have for your Yeti!
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones. These are quality headphones that won't break the bank. Another must have for adjusting the gain when you are talking and editing your podcast.
Audacity. This free audio recording/editing software is easy-to-learn and use. There are quite a few great tutorials available on YouTube.
Podbean. Now that you've started a podcast, you are going to need a site to host your content. We have been using Podbean and have been very happy with how easy it is to upload episodes to the platform. Get your first month free when you use this link.
Wix. A website is another great way to get your message out. We built our website using Wix. It was easy to learn and there are plenty of tutorials their site and on YouTube.