About Kate

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Hey, I’m Kate, and this is my wild crew. Many years ago, when I was a young lass, I imagined I would build a high-powered and successful career in a big city. I never really thought about marriage and definitely not about raising a family. When I first became a mom, I thought I had to choose between being the type of mom I admired and the type of woman I hoped to be. I also thought that having lots of stuff meant happiness and success.

I was so wrong.

Eight years ago I discovered that a simpler life creates space for your values to thrive. We downsized to a 675 square foot house on Lake Michigan and then later to a 200 square foot travel trailer that we used to travel the US for a year. This was my family’s version of living out our values, and by simplifying our life and home, I found motherhood became a whole lot easier.

I became a certified Simplicity Parenting Family Life Coach because I believe wholeheartedly that the stress, responsibilities, and burdens that mamas carry can be lightened with a life of less. And the wild part? Living with less actually creates a life of MORE. It’s like magic, but with decluttering sessions and saying no to too many activities and responsibilities.

You’ve got this one shot at motherhood and your life. No pressure, right? It shouldn’t feel hard because you already have all the tools inside of you that you need to rock this journey. Consider me your sidekick. I’m here to help you simplify your life, find your passions as a mama AND an individual (because YOU did not disappear the day your first kiddo was born), and thrive in the story you were meant to live. We all deserve to live our days with our souls singing with joy and our hearts full. So let’s get on with it already.

Welcome to your Streamlined Motherhood!

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More about Kate Saffle

Kate is a Simplicity Parenting Family Life Coach and host of the Streamlined Motherhood Podcast. She also co-founded the highly rated Cohesive Home Podcast and community, which tackled such topics as family adventures, minimalism, intentional parenting, and simple home design. She writes about her family’s travel adventures and slow living lifestyle for various publications and works with moms 1 on 1 to create their own adventurous and passion-driven lives.

Kate is available for speaking at conferences, small groups, and on podcasts. Please reach out for more information and pricing.

Email hello@thestreamlinedlife.com for collaborations, media coverage, speaking engagements, and more.

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Kate's Publications and Features

Summer 2019 | House of Huckleberry Magazine, Vol. 6 Roam

MARCH 2018 | Metro Family Magazine | 5 Steps to a Happy Road Trip with Kids

FEBRUARY 2018 | Guest on the Muse and the Catalyst Podcast | Episode 27: Nomadic Family Dreams and Living Intentionally with Kate Saffle

MAY 2017 | Kate's story featured in "The Weekend Effect: The Life Changing Benefits of Taking Time Off and Challenging the Cult of Overwork" by Katrina Onstad

MARCH 2017 | Metro Family Magazine | Parenthood Simplified: Spring Clean Your Calendar

FEBRUARY 2017 | Metro Family Magazine | Parenthood Simplified: 8 Family Friendly Books to Jumpstart Your Simplicity Journey

JANUARY 2017 | Metro Family Magazine | Parenthood Simplified: 5 Ways to Add A Little Danish Hygge to Your Home (monthly column)

DECEMBER 2016 | Metro Family Magazine | Parenthood Simplified: Family Goal-Setting for the New Year (monthly column)

NOVEMBER 2016 | Metro Family Magazine | Parenthood Simplified: Tips for a Tech-Free Holiday Season (monthly column)

OCTOBER 2016 | Metro Family Magazine | Parenthood Simplified: 5 Steps to Simplifying Kids' Spaces Before the Holidays (monthly column)

SEPTEMBER 2016 | Metro Family Magazine | Parenthood Simplified: 6 Keys of Contentment for Cultivating a Happier Family Home (monthly column)

AUGUST 2016 | Metro Family Magazine | Parenthood Simplified: Family Connection in Fall Craziness (monthly column)

JUNE 2016 | Cohesive Home | How To Uncomplicate Your Home and Life

JUNE 2016 | Family Trails | Our Story: Starved Rock State Park

MAY 2016 | Cohesive Home | How Owning a Small Family House and Traveling Reflects Our Family’s Values

APRIL 2016 | Cohesive Home | The Joy of Less | REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

APRIL 2016 | Miss Minimalist | Real Life Minimalist: Kate

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