Episode 12: Homeschooling, Unschooling, Our Schooling, and Schedules

Do teachers still ring school bells today? I guess not. Even so, a new school year is upon us, and we’re going to talk all about school. From the experiences we had to what we’re doing today for our kids, we’ll go over the trials of public, private, and home schooling.

This episode will be released as two parts, so watch out for the second half in two weeks.

The “Back to School” song clip from “Billy Madison” is NOT owned by us in any way. We just think it’s funny and would fit with this episode.

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Episode 11: Vacations

Did you ever think minimalists should take vacations? Do you have some favorite childhood vacation memories? Join us in our discussion about a recent vacation we took and how we went about it with our simple lifestyle!

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Episode 10: Vegetable Gardening

In this episode we talk with Victoria about the process of going from a “brown thumb” gardener to wanting to eat more healthy, self-grown food and starting her own vegetable garden.

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Episode 9: Our Camping Trip, Camping Experiences, and Two Special Guests

Last week we took a short family vacation where the boys got to experience their first night camping at an age where they’ll remember it! In this episode we’ll talk a bit about our trip and some other camping experiences we have had growing up. Also, since this was a family vacation, we figured this would be a great time to get a couple of very special guests on the show! (They have been asking to be on it for a while now.)

Also, we now have a couple of videos up from Knoebels on our YouTube channel! You can check these out and the back-catalog of some older videos we have done about simple living and minimalism. You can find us on YouTube at YouTube.com/c/SimplyUs.

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Episode 8: Our Favorite Summer Albums and Movies & How “Fake Internet Money” Got Us Out of Debt

On this episode of the Simply Us podcast, we decided to get all-in with the summer spirit by giving some of our recommendations of favorite summer music and movies! Also, we do a small introduction to the world of cryptocurrencies.

Feel free to leave a comment on other summery music and movie recommendations, or if you have any other questions or comments about the world of cryptocurrencies/fake internet money/digital assets.

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Episode 7: Independent Media, Linux, and Excess Clothing… OH MY!

In this episode, Victoria and Rob spend some time responding to a couple of emails from a listener where we offer some suggestions about thinning out a clothing collection, Linux frustrations (or the lack there-of), and the beauty of the Creative Commons licensing of independent media such as podcasting!

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Episode 6: Minimalist Weddings and Robot Takeovers

This week we’ll be discussing the average cost of weddings and honeymoons, planning them out, and what we did and how we would change it if we could do it again.

Also, a quick discussion on Rob’s “fear of robots” due to the fact that he recently got around to reading I, Robot by Isaac Asimov.

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Episode 5: Mental Health Awareness

This week’s episode is primarily devoted to a discussion on mental health. In it we discuss a bit about our own struggles and ways we’ve learned about coping with it and how to be aware of the health of other people.

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Episode 4: The Paradox of Choice, Ruining Movies for Others, and Victoria’s Baby Cradle

This week we do a short follow up on an inspiration source we missed from our last episode, why not to ruin movies for other people, a music recommendation from Victoria, a “quick” discussion on the paradox of choice, and a story about sentimental parents.

~~Links to things discussed~~

The More We Explore

“Robin Hood: Men in Tights” at Amazon

The Wild Reeds “The World We Built”

The Wild Reeds Tiny Desk Concert

Episode 2: Beards, the Environment, DNA Test, and Records

Welcome back for episode 2! We’ve got another couple of submitted questions to go over including some pointers for beard care and being conscious of our environmental impact. Also, Victoria got some special news from her dad, and we talk about our modest obsession with spinning plastic.

~~Beard Care~~

Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle

Apothecary 87 Barber’s Comb

Beardology’s Etsy store

The Beard Baron’s YouTube Channel

~~Environmentalism~~

Moon Cup

Moon Cup Video

Our Compost Bin Video

Hand-Crank Tumble Washer Video

Norwex Products

~~DNA Test~~

23 and Me

~~Open Talk (Records)~~

The Fiendz