018: Personal: Accomplishing Goals

Topics Tools Planning Process to follow up Tools Amy uses paper and pencil to lay out what she needs to accomplish. She uses a “Do-It-All Planner” put out by Orange Circle Studio. She likes it because she can see the whole week at one glance, get everything out of her brain and onto her book, […]

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017: Kids: Contributing Members

In this episode we talk about chores around the house and as I reviewed this episode I was surprised at all the tips and tricks we share which can be used to motivate and help children (and parents) enjoy keeping up on the day to day chores which need to be done around the house. […]

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016: Home: Dead Space

Topics What is dead space? Why do you want to use it? Where do you find it? How do you use it? What is dead space? Dead space is the area in your house of wasted space that could be used if something was added like shelves to make it more useful.That eliminates wasted space. […]

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015: Finances: Needs Vs Wants

In this episode we experiment a bit with the format of the show and instead of giving you the outline at the beginning, we start with a quote that illustrates the essence of needs vs wants and then jump right into the topic. We doubt this will stick as a format, but we just wanted […]

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014: Personal: Goal Preparations

Topics Evaluate Choose smart goals in four categories Be organized to carry through 1 A philosophy the Mitchells like and want to share about goal setting came from David Seah. His idea is that you take the month of January to really evaluate and plan your goals for the year so they are meaningful and […]

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013: Kids: Rotating Toys

Topics How rotating toys keeps down toy clutter Keeps toys feeling new Helps evaluate if toys are still even wanted 1 Keeping down clutter Kids tend to dump toys, and sometimes too many toys can be so overwhelming. They won’t even know where to start. Kids should be responsible for cleaning their own toys, not […]

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012: Personal: Gratitude

Topics Why it’s important to have gratitude How to make it a part of your everyday How to help children develop gratitude 1 Why It’s Important Gratitude is good for your physical health and your emotional well-being. Physicians say those who are grateful enjoy better health, handle stress better and are better able to handle […]

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011: Finances: Gift Buying

Topics Planning ahead Simplifying Writing Down 1 Planning ahead Christmas can be a stressful time of the year. To alleviate some of that, organized families plan ahead. In a previous podcast, the Mitchells talked about assigning every dollar a job, so if money is set aside each month for Christmas all year long, then it’s […]

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010: Home: Holiday Planning

Topics Purpose of family holiday planning meeting Purpose of traditions Sample organized family planning meeting 1 Purpose of Planning Meeting Mitchells Holiday Planning meeting is a family meeting before the holidays begin where they make sure those things that are most important to them that year get on the calendar. Purpose of Traditions Traditions are […]

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