Who we are
We are parents and educators who believe deeply in the power of fostering connections with family, community and nature by unplugging and simplifying. We are anchored by the philosophy of internationally renowned family counselor Kim John Payne and his Simplicity Parenting Movement, and guided by our resident gear geek and veteran Forest School teacher Tara Habeck.
What we do
In a world of overwhelm, we want to do the dirty work for you so you can buy smarter—not more. Every item at Simplicity Parenting Essential Goods has been thoroughly field tested—and approved by teachers, parents and kids—in an all-season outdoor education program in southeast Michigan. We look for gear that is functional and durable while also being ethically and sustainably sourced. We believe that you don’t need a lot of stuff to foster creativity, resilience and a connection with nature—just the right stuff.