Minimalism as a mom. Is it possible? How can it be done? How do you start? Diane Boden’s new book - Minimalist Moms: Living and Parenting with Simplicity
helps to answer these questions. I was sent an advance copy of her book, recently launched in March, and today I’m sharing my book review of it with you.
General review of Minimalist Moms: Living and Parenting with Simplicity
Diane Boden’s new book for minimalist moms gets an A+ from me. It was a quick read full of practical advice, action steps, and encouragement. I found it easy to understand and particularly enjoyed how she gave actionable steps throughout the book. I enjoyed the other minimalist mom voices she used throughout it as well. I would consider Minimalist Moms: Living and Parenting with Simplicity as almost a guide for minimalist moms on the minimalist journey. I can see myself recommending this book for years to come.
Aspects of Minimalist Moms: Living and Parenting with Simplicity that I really enjoyed and appreciated
- Action steps you can take in your minimalist mom journey. Reading about theory on minimalism is great but having action steps to go hand in hand with that is even better, I think.
- Ideas and perspectives from minimalist moms spread throughout the book. I loved hearing from other minimalist moms because it highlights how things can look differently for each mom.
- Diane’s personal experience and background with many of the subjects. I really enjoyed how she wove in her own experiences and perspectives within the book here too.
What You Can Find in Minimalist Moms: Living and Parenting with Simplicity
From the book’s description:
Simple Minimalism for Your Family and Your Life A collection of daily wisdom, affirmations, and meditations that mothers can ruminate on as they go about their day to help them stay focused and inspired toward a minimalist lifestyle.
Quick inspiration and wisdom to make minimalist living possible for your family. Parenting is hard enough already without trying to change the way you live in one fell swoop. Diane Boden, the host of the Minimalist Moms podcast, knows that what busy moms desire is quick, daily inspiration and a reminder of the positive impact of minimalism and how to implement it right now. And, with her new book, she’s here to deliver. Minimalist Moms is a book of on-the-go minimalist wisdom, teaching busy parents how to embrace the core principles of a minimalist: simple living, focusing on what matters, and inner calm.
Thrive by living with less. Minimalism is more of a way of life than a goal to be reached. We need little reminders to help keep perspective and focus on what’s important to us. Minimalist Moms helps busy moms who aspire toward minimalism to simplify their lives and homes. With daily meditations that take only a few minutes to read, this is the perfect, gentle guide to getting started.
In this book, find:
Practical advice on how to live a minimalist lifestyle emotionally, physically, and mentally
Mantras that cover a range of topics, from slowing down and getting outside to habit stacking and decluttering
Accessible minimalism that is applicable to any lifestyle - and any mother
Readers of motivational books and minimalist books like When Less Becomes More, Make Space, or Cozy Minimalist Home will love _Minimalist Moms _
I had the privilege to interview Diane Boden recently, too! In this video, we chat about 3 important tips for minimalist moms just starting out. Listen to the video below to learn about these tips.
Who is Diane Boden?
“Diane Boden is the voice behind the top-rated podcast, Minimalist Moms, where she spreads her ideas and interviews others on living a life in pursuit of less. Her goal is simply this: think more and do with less. Diane has been a guest on Find the Magic, Millennial Minimalists, With Intention Podcast, and many others. She was featured in (614) Magazine in August 2019. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband and three children. You can also follow the podcast at @minimalistmomspodcast on Instagram or “like” the Minimalist Moms page on Facebook to get weekly motivation and encouragement. This is her first book.”
I also had the pleasure of connecting with Diane last year where we talked about simplifying laundry. You can listen to that podcast HERE and read my blog on it here: How to Keep Your Laundry Routine Simple for Busy Families + a freebie: Create Your Simple Laundry Routine.
Conclusion of my book review of Minimalist Moms: Living and Parenting with Simplicity
In conclusion, I would recommend Minimalist Moms: Living and Parenting with Simplicity - most especially to moms who may not know where to start or how to continue along the minimalist journey. I enjoyed Diane’s gentle, yet practical take on minimalism as a mom.
Other blogs and of mine you may enjoy:
- How to Start Minimalism with these Two Steps
- One Must Know Tip for Starting Minimalism as a Family
- Five Simple Ways to Get Your Kids on Board with Minimalism
Hi, I’m Kelly! I’m a mother of four children - three boys, one toddler girl - and our family lives on the beautiful east coast of Canada. I’m a past elementary teacher, turned stay at home, work at home mom eight years ago after I had my second child. I’ve found that the busier I’ve become and as my children age, that it’s become even more important to figure out what is most important to me and us as a family. Living a simpler lifestyle has helped us in so many ways in our home life - from better routines to faster tidying up times. It has been through my children that I have been inspired to learn how to effectively manage my time and to simplify in all areas of my home and life. I enjoy helping busy moms simplify home life by teaching flexible planning methods and skills. Enjoyed this blog and think it would be helpful to others? I'd love if you shared it. Thank you!