009: Kids: Getting Homework Done

009: Kids: Getting School Work Done Topics Planners Daily homework Larger multi-day assignments Big term projects Kids should take ownership of their own grades. Mitchells are not helicopter parents, always asking and reminding or even doing their kids’ work. Part of a parent’s job is to help kids prepare for the world. Mitchells are there […]

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008: Home: Hosting the Holidays

008: Home: Hosting the Holidays Topics Planning guest lists and food Time frame to prepare before event Traditions Who to spend the holiday with Some love a little quiet, but most people realize that gathering with family and friends is what makes the holiday better. Sometimes the Mitchells have family come who are from in […]

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004: Home: Meal Planning

Meal Planning: Organized Families Eat Healthier Guest Speaker: Amy Roskelley Has a Bachelors degree in Health Education Worked for 10 years with the State of Utah counseling State Employees on how to incorporate healthy habits Currently the owner of Super Healthy Kids, an online resource that helps kids eat healthier. Site offers recipes, meal plans […]

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003: Finances: Budgeting

Show Outline 1. Stay organized financially 2. Philosophies 3. Budgeting Tools Family Finances Beginnings Started out just trying not to spend more than we earned. Didn’t help plan for future. Philosophies Live month to month or get ahead. Found a program called You Need A Budget that helps set aside money for big bills that […]

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002: Home: Packing Lists for Organized Family Trips

Summary Packing for relatives (food & home provided) Packing for hotel stay (shelter provided) Packing for camping (no food or shelter provided) Families can be organized when kids help by packing themselves so parents can focus on other packing Packing list template with blank number of shirts and shorts to fill in differently with each […]

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001: Kids: School Routines

Back to School A routine when they come home Hang up backpacks Wash hands Snack Homework Have supplies ready or at hand Station Amy mentioned Sean Covey’s “Work First Then Play” is from “The 7 Habits of Happy Kids”. In the adult version, by Stephen Covey the principle is called “First Things First.” Night and […]

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000: Introduction

Show Notes for Episode 000 Introductions A brief introduction to the Mitchells, the hosts of the Organized Family podcast. Dave Grew up as a military dependent Works as a software developer and as a software development manager Active in Boy Scouts and church, a member of the library board in our city Enjoys indoor activities […]

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