Are you ready to simplify your family?

The secret of less for calmer parents & happier kids.

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Parenthood is heavy--and often we feel like we are "winging it." It's exhausting to be busy all day, yet feel like you got nothing done. As parents, we have the best of intentions. We want to do everything and be everywhere. Everything feels important.  

We know what we want:

  • To have less stress
  • To have kids who listen well and behave well
  • To look more put together
  • To feed our family healthy food (that they will actually eat)
  • To be calm
  • To have a cleaner house
  • To gain more hours in the day


We know what we want, but on the path to these things we end up overwhelmed, overanalyzing, and overcomplicating life with young children. 



I am a Mama of two young children and a Family Wellness Expert. I advocate for developing a healthy relationship with yourself, your family, and your home. I know first hand that change can be hard--even when you are already armed with ALL the information. Not only will this program take you through a step-by-step approach to simplify your home and family, but it will provide you with so much more.




  • Eight Weeks of Video Lessons (+one bonus prep week)
  • Four Live Group Coaching Sessions with Denaye (value $396)
  • Hands-on Homework and Challenges to Enhance the Learning Experience
  • Private Group Accountability + Discussion in the app "Slack"
  • Weekly Email Updates 


  • A Never-Seen-Before Video Tour of Denaye's Home. You'll see it all: an inside look at her closets, the kid's toys, every aspect of the kitchen, and much more. 
  • After the course is over, you will receive an exclusive invitation for lifetime membership in Simple Families: The Inner Circle, a Facebook community for Masterclass participants and alumni.


(here's the quick and dirty, get the full details and video overviews below)


Lesson 1: Simplify the Family Home Lesson 2: Simplify the Wardrobes Lesson 3: Simplify the Toys Lesson 4: Simplify Mealtimes


Lesson 5: Parent with Less Fear Lesson 6: Parent with Less Rush Lesson 7: Parent with Less Distraction Lesson 8: Parent with Less Refereeing

Actual Words from Previous Participants:

Rachel R., Masterclass Participant  

The Masterclass was life changing for me. I used to spend my time folding laundry, listening to my kids fight, and 1-2 hours of getting my kids to bed. During your class, I simplified our laundry and toys. Now I spend 15 minutes a day on laundry. My kids spend more time playing and play more creatively. They even pickup their own toys. Bedtime was the real game changer. I now spend 20 minutes putting my kids to bed and they stay in bed until morning. I really enjoyed the less referee section.  

I’m now coaching my children to help them interact with each other. I learned their biting/whining was because they didn’t know what to do. I gave them a different way to handle the situation and they are completely different kids. Thank you for developing this course and sharing all your tips. It has made a difference in my life.  

Devon B., Masterclass Participant

I am a full-time working mother of three children under five and was feeling a heavy load of stress, overwhelm, busyness and was just exhausted on most days. I felt like I couldn’t keep up with my house, the kid’s clothes and was spending every minute of my free time doing something to try and make life easier. I have been following Simple Families for a little over a year and when I heard about the Masterclass, I was all in! I am so incredibly grateful for this 8-week course because it has been life-changing for me and my family. Denaye is a joy to listen to, she uses real life examples that are relatable and she offers systems and methods that are attainable and easy to use.  

I have noticed big changes in them and the way I respond to them. I’ve even had family comment, “you just sound lighter and less stressed!” I took so much away from this course and highly recommend it to anyone that needs to lighten their load. It has been a true game-changer for our family!

Sana W., Masterclass Participant

The "Masterclass" couldn't have come at a better time in my life. It endorsed simpler and lighter living and parenting, ideas I was already drifting towards. So, I enrolled myself in. A decision taken spontaneously but one that I'm very happy, I took! After completing some of the lessons, I could see myself getting better at organizing my home. I was making sensible choices while shopping and I was also more mindful of the lifestyle choices I made for my family and myself. My brain was getting conditioned and it did not seem like a lot of hard work. I was making little changes everyday and that felt satisfying.

The philosophy behind minimalism and the ideas and tricks to help tread that path are beautifully decoded in this class. Denaye provides set of tools and solutions for everyday problems that we tend to overcomplicate in our heads. This class was a lifestyle remedy and an educational experience for me. And I can't recommend it enough!

Tiffany C., Masterclass Participant

I have had true break through moments when listening to each topic you cover in the Masterclass. You embody your message of simplicity in the way you present these weighty topics and how they relate to one another. You’re approach feels professional and authoritative, but warm and realistic - just like the parent we all want to be!  

I have to add that I think your courses are all incredible value for money compared to others out there, particularly as there is so much exclusive content within each. Despite the fact that you have been blogging and podcasting for quite some time, I never felt that you were presenting the same old stuff again and that I could have just listened to a podcast for free and got the same information. I find all of your posts, episodes and course materials to be cohesive and overall create a clear and achievable way of living. You have inspired me not only in parenting and simplifying, but also as I embark on my own blog and, hopefully business, in this arena

Are you ready to make some big changes this year?



About Denaye Barahona Ph.D.

Hi friends. As a Mama of two young children, I am in the trenches with you. I also know that it can be hard to change habits and learn new ways on your own, so I'd love to partner with you as you simplify your family. 

Whether it be from my on the job training as a mother or my professional experience, I have learned that as parents–we so desperately want to get everything right.

I have a personal and professional passion for helping women thrive in motherhood. My Ph.D. is in Child Development with a focus in Family Wellness. I am also a Clinical Social Worker with a specialty in Child and Family Practice. I followed that up with a Post-Grad certificate studying the behavior of children. I have spent much of my career supporting parents, along with teaching Child Wellness coursework at the university level. 

I have designed this program to be simple and actionable--no fluff. I look forward to getting to know you!

Here's what I'll be teaching...

In this eight-week program, I am going to take you step-by-step through the process of simplifying your family. We'll start by spending the first half of our time talking about the home (the physical stuff) and the second half we will simplify parenting (the emotional stuff). 


LESSON ONE. Simplify the Family Home

  • Develop a family-centric approach to making decisions when decluttering
  • Understand the value of a child-friendly home rather than a child-proof home 
  • Trust that you can have nice things and a home that both you and the children love spending time within

  • BONUS: How to handle "sentimental" clutter 

LESSON TWO. Simplify the Wardrobes

  • How to buy children's clothes more intentionally
  • Simplify the laundry routine and reduce clothing related messes
  • Implement a capsule wardrobe for children 

  • BONUS: Get started on your own tiny wardrobe

LESSON THREE. Simplify the Toys

  • Learn how to choose the right toys to help children grow and create
  • Understand the value of fewer toys on child development and well-being
  • How to maintain the simplified toy space + get kids to clean up

  • BONUS: How to organize children's books

LESSON FOUR. Simplify Mealtimes

  • Develop simple boundaries around mealtimes
  • Utilize meal windows to improve meal eating and reduce grazing/snacking
  • Find a simplified meal planning method that fits your family

  • BONUS: Tame the pantry chaos  



  • Explore the "social expectations" of anxiety in parenting
  • Realize the impact our fears have on our children
  • How to hover less and let kids live more

  • BONUS: Mindfulness for kids + parents


  • Learn how to linger with our children 
  • Understand our brain tendencies along with how they impact our choices/actions
  • Let go of the "what ifs" about the future and prioritizing the children and family in front of you today

  • BONUS: The value of getting kids outdoors and (how to make it happen)

LESSON SEVEN. Less Distraction

  • Embrace boredom with our children
  • Understand how young children learn
  • The most critical ways to spend our time and money on our children

  • BONUS: Finding a screen-time balance that works for your family

LESSON EIGHT. Less Referee

  • Understand the role of the adult in our children's relationships. 
  • How to coach without refereeing
  • Enable expansion and contraction in sibling relationships/playdates

  • BONUS: How to parent with more intention


When does the course start and finish? 

The current program begins on April 30, 2019. The course material can be accessed forever and is self-paced. The live course content (including the private community group and the four group coaching sessions) will be delivered over an eight-week period. However, the program material will be available forever--you really decide when you start and when you finish. 

Do I need Facebook to participate?

No, Facebook will not be utilized in this program. 

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. However, the private community group and group coaching sessions will be delivered during the eight week course window (Currently, April 30 through June 22, 2019).  

What if I am unhappy with or unable to complete the program?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact Denaye ( in the first 30 days of the program to request a refund. To receive a refund, you will need to demonstrate that you consumed the course content and participated in all the homework activities.  

If you have found that you cannot dedicate the time to the course right now, you will be able to access the content forever. There will be no refunds for this reason.

What age children does this best fit?

My own children are three-years-old and five-years-old. Many of the examples that I provide will be using this age range--but the course content can be tailored to suit parents of children any age. 

Is this a whole home decluttering program?

We will discuss decluttering as it pertains to areas particularly relevant to families: the kitchen, the toys, the clothes, etc. But this will not be a whole home decluttering program.

Are you ready to make some big changes this year?