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Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus help over 20 million people live meaningful lives with less through their website, books, podcast, and documentary. The Minimalists have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Forbes, TIME, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, BBC, and NPR.

Podcast 206 | Raising Kids

In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua and Ryan talk about raising kids, the data behind good parenting, and how parents can be more confident in their parenting decisions with professor and author Emily Oster, and they answer the following questions:

  • How do I determine with my partner who will sacrifice their career to take care of our children?
  • How do I ensure my hoarder relatives don’t negatively impact the minimalist values I’m instilling in my child?
  • What’s the best way to educate children in a world dominated by consumerism?

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Minimal Maxims

Joshua & Ryan’s pithy, shareable, less-than-140-character responses. Find more quotes from The Minimalists at

  • “Be clear with others what you do want, rather than what you don’t want.” —Joshua Fields Millburn
  • “Hoarding is the new second-hand smoking.” —Joshua Fields Millburn
  • “Minimalism is not a way to escape consumption; minimalism is a way to consume responsibly.” —Joshua Fields Millburn
  • “Children learn more from conduct rather than counseling.” —Ryan Nicodemus

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