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Looking for input to shift your family from chaos and reaction to a life with intention? Ashley's audio blog series is theme-focused with binge-worthy content on how to create the family and lifestyle you love to come home to. She's a fulltime RVing, location independent, unschooling mama of three, focused on authenticity, awareness, personality styles and embracing love in the present moment.
 
Tune in to the Best in Class marketing and business podcast, to listen to inspiring interviews with new and established entrepreneurs, marketers, agency owners, and start up founders who share their stories about business, marketing strategies, tactics, and the things you can’t learn in school. What keeps them going, and how they overcome challenges. Learn actionable strategies & tactics on how you can make your business grow and mistakes to avoid during your journey.
 
The Online Course Coach Podcast is THE podcast for the latest in online course creation tips, news, interviews and ideas with the Online Course Coach, Jeff Long. We not only talk about the theory of how to best teach online, but we also share insights and recommendations of how to best teach online. Jeff specializes in video-based online courses, with his extensive career since 2003, but has vast experience with developing LMS platforms, marketing, and overall course creation. Guest intervie ...
 
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Life has a lot of variables, and disappointment is par for the course. Have you struggled with disappointing your kids? Is that cringe-worthy moment something you want to desperately avoid at all costs, or do you see it as a valuable part of living life together? Nathan and I have no issues with navigating disappointment with our kids, and can atte…
 
Sometimes in our desire to support our children, we let the world revolve around them. And then, at some point, they have to recognize their impact. This week we're building on the conversation about expectations last week and setting clear boundaries in your home. As Dr. Henry Cloud says, "you get what you tolerate." We talk about oceans, rebellio…
 
Do you have high expectations and end up disappointed when things don't go your way? Are you disillusioned by the "experts" who aren't really helping you and don't really have it all together? We all have expectations - yet a simple reframing of what we hold onto and how we communicate it can make a drastic shift in your joy and accomplishment. Wha…
 
In a country of "united" states, it seems there is division everywhere. It's hard to know what to do, and getting even harder to simply stay silent. So this week, Nathan and I have a raw and unfiltered conversation about what we're seeing and experiencing here in the US - and our first focus on what we're doing to make a difference. There are so ma…
 
Who is truly writing your story? Are you proactively creating it, or is the author the pains of your past, your dreams of the future, or someone else's voice entirely? As we address the past, present and future, we look for how to move forward regardless of the trauma we've experienced. In a time where trauma seems to be the word of the moment, we …
 
Are smartphones the enemy? Are your kids begging, and you're not sure what to do about it? This week we add our 12-year-old daughter, Elle, to the mix to share about how she went from begging for a smartphone to being a-okay without one. What is the reality around smartphone usage? What have we learned? And what can you do about it in your home? Li…
 
I was that mother who said I'd "never" have a snake in my home. And here we are, five snakes in, and I'm singing a different tune. What are your children interested in that has warranted an immediate shutdown from you? Is it based on a true fear, or simply what is unknown? This week Nathan and I invited our 15-year-old daughter, Clara, to join us a…
 
I'm a parent, not a teacher! Well, actually, you're both. The instant you become a parent, you are teaching and influencing your child more than anyone else. We all "homeschool" in some ways. Yes you are credible, and no, you're not just a teacher. You're an awakener. Check out how to awaken more within your child and yourself in this episode.…
 
How do you get your kid to "think like an unschooler"? How can you motivate your kids and spark their curiosity, regardless of where they go to school? How in the world do you navigate boredom and lack of drive? This week, 9-year-old Juliette joins us to discuss this topic, and I have to say, I was pretty impressed with her perspective on boredom -…
 
I was inspired by a video shared in our unschooling community all about igniting curiousity in our kids. I loved Ruth's approach for reframing our communication with our kids, and share her 4 points for motivating kids through curiosity in this episode and blog post. Additionally, Nathan and I dig in yet again to screen issues and how to navigate t…
 
Regardless of where your child is attending "school", our concept of education is in serious need of revamping. In this episode and blog post, we lay out some of the key components kids truly need to learn, why creativity is important, and the one constant in life you absolutely MUST help your children learn to navigate.…
 
This week 9-year-old Juliette joins us on the podcast to share about the impact travel has had in her life - she's known the nomad life since age four, and we loved having her join us! Travel isn't just a reward where you turn your brain off. It's opening up to new ways of living, thinking and perceiving the world. When was the last time you opened…
 
Spring break is upon us, people want vacation, and yet we have a lot of volatility in the world. Travel is limited for many. With finances, heavy workloads, stress overload and more, how can you even think vacation? Yet we feel it's important, and it's not as "frivolous" as you might think. You might be surprised where you will find your "vacation"…
 
You may not think about intimacy with finances, yet in our last week of our month-long focus on our most important intimate relationship, this is the biggie. Finances play a huge factor in marital discord and stress, and the more separte you are as a couple in this arena, the more shaky your whole foundation stands. We share how to create, calculat…
 
We have the pleasure of sitting down this week with Tony and Alisa DiLorenzo of the One Extraordinary Marriage show for a beautiful conversation about love and intimacy. We talk about how their podcast impacted our marriage, and what these six pillars of intimacy are that are so critical to having an extraordinary marriage. Get this in video form a…
 
Marriage looks quite a bit different than ages past, and it can be more complex than ever. This week, we break down what marriage is today, and what you can do now to move forward. Like every other relationship, it's nuanced and individual. We don't have the one right way for everyone, yet we know some essential components that will get you on the …
 
Instead of the perfect schedule, try a few hacks that give you a breather and also allow for some grace along the way. This isn't your big fat easy button; it's a realistic way to not just survive parenthood, but enjoy it along the way. Get the podcast and the complementary blog at www.MamaSaysNamaste.com/podcast-time-management…
 
Get yourself out of survival mode as you listen to this incredible interview where Elyssa Smith breaks down what truly is "survival mode" and how to hack it. We address what is so often the core of overwhelm and stress, 3 steps to step out of survival mode, and the science behind our processing that allows us to move shame out of the way and awaren…
 
Goals, intentions, words of the year...there is a lot of pressure around it all and declaring how we have our act together and what all we'll accomplish at the first of every year. And yet, there is a different way to look at goal-setting that goes deeper with your why, your desires...and allows grace for growth. Remember to hop over to the website…
 
We've been going through the top ten podcast episodes listened to of all time, since our beginning in 2017. This week we hit on the top five most listened to episodes (and hot topics) you listeners have been paying attention to. I also share about the new book that is my next pivotal game-changer as far as rocking my world, and our perspectives now…
 
What do we really want our children to learn in school? What do we truly want them to learn in life? Well...who is teaching that? As we looked at comments from teachers, we had to ask...have parents forgotten their role? Not as provider, chauffeur, or chef...but as a parent? We're seeing a serious breakdown of trust in humanity in our world, and, w…
 
Are you covered over in holiday stress and obligation? Did you realize you can be a rockstar by actually doing less? Pull back - remember what you're doing all of this for. What is your real goal here? Can you give yourself a break and allow others to shine as well? Get the full show notes, including links to our favorite book about Santa and some …
 
How to you have meaningful conversations in your home? In light of the past two years, especially, there has been plenty of opportunity for heavy topics that can be a bit overwhelming or intimidating to navigate with your children. This week, Ashley talked with Bright Littles founder, Tara Miko, about the incredible conversation cards she created t…
 
Seth Godin has a beautiful quote that says, "Instead of wondering when your next vacation will be, why not create a life you don't want to escape from?" In this episode, Nathan and Ashley lay out how they created their own story they thrive in, and how you can stop waiting for vacations and create some beautiful life shifts even without lifting a f…
 
This is part 3 in our "DISCovering You" series - moving from basic communication to true connection with yourself and others. As we highlight all that is our new course by the same name, we're sharing highlights on understanding all the different behavioral reactions we can have in life. First, we addressed differing perspectives on episode 223. Th…
 
Are you surrounded by high energy personalities that are wearing you down? Or do you feel like you're dragging others along? As we dive into understanding who you are and how you tick, we want to address all the varieties of approaches toward life. This week, we're looking at high energy styles, and how to harness it in a way that brings forth your…
 
We are drawn to people for many different reasons - and what attracts one person may push another away. When it comes to what is truly attractive, it can be relative to each individual. This week we dig into the concept of "the uniqueness in each of us strengthens all of us", and how differing perspectives create a broader (and way more beautiful) …
 
This is part 4 in our series on a "Recipe for a Light-Hearted Relationship". We started with our fears and triggers, then all the ways we can love, then the essential ingredients needed...and now we move forward with our instructions for intention. A soulmate doesn't just happen - it's created through consistently showing up for one another. The in…
 
As we've been brewing on what the ingredients were for a light-hearted relationship, we started with some foundational elements. In Episode 219, we talked about those things that trigger us into reactive behavior, oftentimes those moments when we struggle to see beyond our own fear. In episode 220, we went into the many languages of love and how we…
 
What lightens your heart vs. hardening it? Have you looked at what relationship triggers may be setting you off into reaction mode, or not bringing out your best self at home? Even beyond the house - we have different triggers that will impact how we respond and react in life, and this week we dig into the element of these triggers as our first ste…
 
Minimalism isn't just eliminating toys - that isn't the point. It's filtering out the "noise" in our lives to focus on what is truly important. And "noise" can be things, but can also be over-scheduled, maxed out living. We share five tips for minimalist parenting - five things we ask you to do less of...in order to invite MORE into your life.…
 
And before you think this is an episode for the bedroom, it's way beyond that. Even a quick, intentional connection can have a lasting effect, and the more we can get comfortable with short bursts of joy in life, the more recharged we are for the long haul! In this episode, we talk about social "quickies" vs. long, drawn-out playdates that are more…
 
In our world of unschooling, we believe in delight-led learning, and the functional education model of learning as we live life together. So what if our kids want to just watch TV and eat chips all day? Do we allow it? Do we force our kids to step it up, or just cross our fingers and hope they muster up some work ethic on their own?…
 
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