Episode 009: How I'm raising kids who help around the house

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I decided a long time ago (well, when I started having kids, really) that I wouldn’t be the only one in the house cleaning, doing laundry to tidying up. I wanted to create a community in our home, one where everyone does there part based on what they are capable of. This is exactly what we’ve done and with an 11 and 5 year old, I am able to step back and let them help.

Not only does creating cleaning routines and chores for your children take the load off of the parents, it’s a learning experience for them as well. I’m a big believer in creating responsible little humans who understand that their messes are their responsibility, and that when we all work together, things get done faster. It isn’t always easy, but I’m going to share some of my best tips for raising kids who help around the house (without you having to nag nag nag)

WHAT YOU'LL HEAR TODAY:

  • Why I am so adamant that my children grow up with cleaning routines.

  • Why we choose routines over chore charts

  • Why I don’t stress about how many “chores” each child has

  • How I have been able to teach them rather that tell them

  • Why helping around the house is a non-negotiable for everyone

  • My thoughts on chores as a consequence (hint: I don’t believe they should be)

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Episode 008: When you're not the mom who makes cute Valentine's crafts

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We can't all be the moms that take the time to make intricate Valentine's crafts, or decorate our house to the nines for St Patrick's Day. But for those that do spend the time focusing on those tasks, we salute you. This episode is all about embracing the kind of mom you are, and forgetting the overpowering obligation to be all things to all people. 

I am passionate about this subject and brought this episode to you as a way to remind you that you are allowed to be the kind of mom you want to be without the pressures from social media, society, your family or even yourself.

WHAT YOU'LL HEAR TODAY:

  • What I have discovered about myself and why I am not the mom who enjoys crafts.
  • The importance of embracing the kind of mom you are and celebrating it.
  • How we can stop the cycle of "mom shaming" by releasing the need to be everything and enjoying the differences in one another.

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Homemakerish U is my signature modern homemaking course designed for moms, by a mom with program material aimed at helping you design an entire homemaking routine without the perfection. This is the program for modern moms and reluctant homemakers alike. 

Join over 850 other moms who have taken control of their lives and homes by stepping up to become #homemakerish. 

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Episode 007: Prepping your home and family for vacation

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Ok, so you've planned you dream family vacation. The flights are booked, the hotel is set, and you're more excited than ever to relax for a week. Now what?

Being a mom means that there is more to taking a vacation than just booking the flights and hotels, it means packing, prepping and planning at home before you ever leave the house. In this episode, I'm talking about how to prep you home and family for your vacation, so you can enjoy it with less stress. No one wants to walk in the door after a relaxing week away only to realize they never finished putting away the mound of laundry or cleaned up the dirty dishes. Let's make vacation prep easier with some of my best tips and strategies for getting your home and family in shape to leave...and relax!

WHAT YOU'LL HEAR TODAY:

  • How early you should start prepping your family for vacation and what you can do to start.
  • The beauty of the "brain dump" and how it keeps you from forgetting the small tasks you need to complete before vacation.
  • Why I love to clean my house before vacation and how you can do the same.
  • Ways to incentivize your kids to help you prep, clean and pack before leaving.
  • Why procrastination and bad habits will keep you on the fast track to chaos before your vacation even begins.
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Whether you're looking to create more than just an organized command center for your family, or you're ready to make this year that you finally get your ish together, I've got you covered.

Homemakerish U is my signature modern homemaking course designed for moms, by a mom with program material aimed at helping you design an entire homemaking routine without the perfection. This is the program for modern moms and reluctant homemakers alike. 

Join over 850 other moms who have taken control of their lives and homes by stepping up to become #homemakerish. 

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Episode 006: Effortless vacation planning with Lauren Copeland

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When was the last time you planned a vacation and thought, "Well, that was easy!" For me, the answer is probably never. I never seem to know exactly what destination is best, where to get the best deal or how to make sure we plan our family trip around something everyone will enjoy.

I am thrilled to have Lauren Copeland on the show today is discuss how to more effortlessly plan your family vacation. Lauren is a master at teaching parents how to build the confidence they need to plan fun, relaxing, memorable vacations with their families. Besides being lovely and sweet as pie, Lauren also has a wealth of knowledge that she shares with us here.

WHAT YOU'LL HEAR TODAY:

  • How Lauren has taken her previous life coaching experience and brought it to the travel industry by instilling confidence in parents who want to plan fun, relaxing vacations with their families
  • Lauren and I discuss our feelings on "information overload" when it comes to vacation planning, but especially for Disney travel.
  • What it means to leave room in your itinerary for "spontaneous" fun. 
  • Lauren's best tips for planning your vacation with confidence and ease.

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Where you can follow, stalk and be friends with Lauren:

Her website:
www.laurencopelandtravels.com
Facebook:
www.facebook.com/laurencopelandtravels
Pinterest: 
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Episode 005: How I utilize technology to make my mom life easier

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Full disclosure: I used to tell people that I wasn't very tech savvy. While I'm no Steve Jobs, I am able to navigate tech much better now and allow it work for me as a mom. 

Whether you love diving into the world of new apps and programs or barely know how to work your flip phone, you'll find a lot of value in this episode. I'm doing to break down some of my favorite apps, programs and tools that help me stay a productive, happy mom.

WHAT YOU'LL HEAR TODAY:

  • A list of my favorite apps and tools that help me run my mom (and business) life more effectively.
  • How I use tech to keep our house running like a well-oiled machine.

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Whether you're looking to create more than just an organized command center for your family, or you're ready to make this year that you finally get your ish together, I've got you covered.

Homemakerish U is my signature modern homemaking course designed for moms, by a mom with program material aimed at helping you design an entire homemaking routine without the perfection. This is the program for modern moms and reluctant homemakers alike. 

Join over 850 other moms who have taken control of their lives and homes by stepping up to become #homemakerish. 

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Episode 004: How to create a functional family command center

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A family command center is a totally kick-butt idea for any home. It keeps your information and family organized, but it can be confusing to know where to begin. 

The command center is a hub for the important information of goings on in your home. Whether you have a dedicated area in your entryway, or choose to put it all inside a pantry, the ideas for creating your own command center are endless, as long as they suit you and your lifestyle.

WHAT YOU'LL HEAR TODAY:

  • The big mistake people make when organizing any area of the home, especially a command center.
  • What makes a command center truly functional and how it eliminates clutter build up in other areas of the house.
  • How to create your unique command area so that it works for your family.
  • How I utilize two different areas in our home as command centers.
  • Some examples of how to design your command center and what kinds of products work best.
  • The importance that habits play when making your command center work for you.

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Whether you're looking to create more than just an organized command center for your family, or you're ready to make this year that you finally get your ish together, I've got you covered.

Homemakerish U is my signature modern homemaking course designed for moms, by a mom with program material aimed at helping you design an entire homemaking routine without the perfection. This is the program for modern moms and reluctant homemakers alike. 

Join over 850 other moms who have taken control of their lives and homes by stepping up to become #homemakerish. 

Episode 003: Speed cleaning made easy

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House cleaning does not have to be the bane of your existence. I know...mind blowing. Speed cleaning is an extremely effective method of surface cleaning your home on a regular basis in less time. There are ways to do it right, however and get the most bang for your buck (your buck being your time in this scenario.)

WHAT YOU'LL HEAR TODAY:

  • The difference between being effective while cleaning your home and being efficient (there is a difference!)
  • What speed cleaning actually is and why it isn't just about running around your house, cleaning as fast as you can (that won't really accomplish anything.)
  • How to get started even when you hate cleaning.
  • My best tips for cleaning your house quickly without sacrificing quality.
  • The mindset shifts you have to make before you speed cleaning a part of your life. 

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Episode 002: How affirmations changed my life and motherhood

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Affirmations have been an absolute game-changer in my life and as a mother. Why? Because when I became aware of how my words affected my reality, I was more conscientious of which words I used. More than anything, affirmations have become a daily practice that help me shift my mindset from lack and frustration, to abundance and happiness. And who couldn't use a little more of that?

Today, you'll hear my thoughts of why affirmations are so important for moms, how you can get started and what kinds of affirmations you can say to change the way you view your life. It isn't as hard as it sounds, and it isn't magic. Anyone can do it!

WHAT YOU'LL HEAR TODAY:

  • What affirmations are and why they are life-changing for all people.
  • How I discovered the power of positive affirmations.
  • How anyone can get started with affirmations, even if it feels weird.
  • Why affirmations are not "magic" and what they do to help you shift your mindset.
  • The importance of speaking positivity into your daily life as a mother.
  • Some examples of affirmations I use on a daily basis that have helped me shape a better relationship with myself and my kids.

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