Ep. 004 – Moving Beyond Survival Mode

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Show Notes –

In this week’s episode of My Purposeful Planning, Laney shares with us 12 steps for Moving Beyond Survival Mode in your life. Laney has also created a set of worksheets for this episode that can be accessed by going to www.patreon.com/mypurposefulplanning. These worksheets will help you break down and work through the 12 steps over the course of ten days so that it’s more attainable and doable. There’s also a free, ten-day email series based on this episode that you can access by going to mypurposefulplanning.com/movingbeyondsurvivalmode.

In This Episode:

[00:00] – Intro.

[0:19] – Today’s episode

[[00:28] – Would you consider sharing these episodes? Laney lets you know about her personal goal for the first few weeks and the launch of this podcast.

[01:00] – My Purposeful Planning Giveaway

**To be entered in this Giveaway for Kim Brenneman’s new book, Home Management: Plain & Simple
Send me a screenshot of your rating or review, or let me know that you’ve shared these podcast episodes out. You can send these to laney@mypurposefulplanning.com or by messaging me on facebook or instagram. 

[01:24] – Previous Episode

[01:41] – Get Started Guide for this Episode

[02:53] – When you see so much that needs to be done, but you don’t even know where to begin.

[03:17] – “Do the next, best thing.” -Mystie Winkler

[3:50] – This book and these worksheets help you know what you can be doing RIGHT NOW.

[04:21] – Day One, Step One (Get your supper ready.)

[04:50] – Wash every single, dirty dish in the kitchen.

[05:58] – Commit to keeping the dishes washed and counters clear from this day forward.

[06:25] – Find our clothes for the week… seven outfits set aside, ready to go.

[07:55] – Find your “Church Clothes” for Sunday.

[08:50] – Commit to getting dressed first thing every morning.

[09:17] – Why it’s important to get dressed in the mornings

[12:24] – Write out your morning routine.

[14:53] – Day 2, Wake up and work your morning routine

[16:26] – Write our your evening routine.

[15:49] – Work your evening routine before you go to bed.

[16:05] – Wake up on day 3, and work your morning routine.

[16:20] – Have a discussion with your children about obedience.
-Talk about how to obey.
-Read the bible to them.
-Read scriptures about obedience.
-Apologize for your sins.
-Take time to pray with your kids and over your kids.
-Ask God to help you be a better parent.
-Ask Him to help them be more obedient, and ask God for help for them in the areas that they are struggling.
-Role play obedience with a game like “Simon Says”.
-Explain the consequences of disobedience.

[21:30] – Work your evening routine.

[21:40] – Day 4 – Work your morning routine. Review obedience training. Write out an afternoon chore time.

[22:57] – Day 5  – Work on an easy menu plan.
-Make coordinating shopping lists.

[24:17] Laney uses the Wunderlist app for her shopping lists.

[24:54] – Day 6 – Think about your own self-care and how you can implement these things into your day.

[26:04] – Filter your activities through these two questions… Is this activity glorifying God and serving Him? Are my first priorities taken care of?

[26:35] – Day 7 -Work on your laundry system.
-Beautify your laundry space.
-Make the laundry area as organized and efficient as possible.
-Set some laundry goals and laundry limits.
-Pick one day of the week to be your laundry catch-up day.
-Delegate parts of the work to your family members.
-Make sure all of the clean laundry gets folded and put away each afternoon.

[30:18] –  Day 8 -Take control of the clutter.
-Set a timer and work for 15 minutes.
-Set up a minimalism box.

**Small plug for the USA plans that I’veLaney loves and has upgraded to.

[31:52] – Day 9 – Implement the idea of “Ten Minutes”
-Choose a room or area that needs extra work. Work for ten minutes with a timer and then take a break. Then work for another ten minutes, and do this for a set amount of time… say an hour.

[32:34] – Day 10 – Work on “Your Home Management Book”
-Add your Get Started Guide and Worksheets from this challenge, and you’ll be off to a great start here.
-Set up your days of the week to focus on different tasks.

[35:23] – Access the Get started Guide by going to Patreon.com/mypurposeful planning or access the 10-day email series

[36:00] – Share it out, subscribe, and leave a rating & review. Now let’s go make a plan to be more purposeful!

Links and Resources Mentioned:

Home Management: Plain and Simple 
Large Family Logistics Book by Kim Brenneman
Laney’s Planning System / Home Management Planner
Notebook You Could Use for a Home Management Bullet Journal
USA Pans

       

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Ep. 003 – Coping While Exhausted and Overwhelmed

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This episode is not sponsored, but we do have sponsorship opportunities including pre, post, and mid-roll as well as instagram and facebook. We would love to partner with sponsors to support their brands while helping our listeners find products and resources that help improve their lives as well. Contact laney@mypurposefulplanning.com for more information about potential sponsorships.

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Show Notes –

In this week’s episode of My Purposeful Planning, Laney shares with us tips on how to Cope when we’re Exhausted and Overwhelmed. Laney shares her own story of overwhelm as well as personal examples that go along with each of the tips from this chapter of Kim Brenneman’s book, Large Family Logistics.

In This Episode:

[00:00] – Introduction

[00:45] – Special Thank you

[01:07] – Laney’s kids are very interested in her podcasting so she did a little mini interview with them about what it means to be exhausted, stressed out, and overwhelmed. They share a few tips with us from their point of view.

[04:51] – Intro. for today’s episode

[05:09] – Overwhelmed, exhausted, and sleep-deprived.

[05:36] – Laney answers the question… Is it harder to go from 2 to 3 kids or 3 to 4?

[06:01] – Giving yourself Grace

[06:17] – Tip #1: Attitude is Key

[06:35] –

“Instead of viewing the daily rhythms God had gifted me with as an opportunity to surrender and become transformed through faith, I grew weary in doing small things well and lost heart. Everything was so very daily. My chores felt unseen, invisible, seemingly insignificant. I tried to remind myself that throughout scripture the Lord delights in everyday obedience. But I struggled to believe it when I was slogging through mundane moments, asking myself “Do they really have to eat again? I just made lunch.” Some days success meant nailing the three biggies – food, clothing, and shelter – in any form. Banana dipped in peanut butter for dinner? That counts as fruit and protein; sure honey, we’re good. Lord, how can you use me? Certainly you’ve called me to more than this?” – Jen Schmidt in her Just Open the Door Bible Study

[07:26] – Laney references this blog post.

[08:19] – “Where we see failure, God sees opportunity. Where we assume weakness, He thrives on giving strength. Where we see insignificant choices, He sees grand possibilities.” – Jen Schmidt

[08:35] – God used Laney’s failure and hard time for good with this podcast.

[09:09] – “God has a purpose for our pain.” – Jen Schmidt

[09:17] – In the midst of our most difficult struggles, our loneliness, our feelings of insignificance, our mess becomes the cornerstone of our message – and He uses it in powerful ways.” -Jen Schmidt

[09:49] – Scripture promises we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.

[10:05] – Making going to God for our strength a habit

[10:16] – “Content + Comfortable = Complacent. Disturbed + Disrupted = Dependent” -Tricia Goyer

[11:14] – Keep it positive on social media; You do have influence.

[11:25] – Stepping Stone vs. a Stumbling Block

[11:38] – Tip #2: Watch what you eat
No elaborate dishes, new recipes, or heavily involved recipes

[12:45] – Focus on whole foods and eating simply.

[12:35] – Even though it may be expensive to do this, it’s cheaper than paying for illness and all of the things that come along with that.

[12:49] – Tip #3: Laundry Tips
If it’s not dirty, don’t wash it.

[13:33] – Fold laundry with your children.

[13:43] – Listen to an audio book or podcast to make mundane tasks more enjoyable.

[14:27] – Teach your children this verse while you work on chores together… Colossians 3:23-24 “Whatever you do, work heartily as for the Lord and not for men knowing that from the Lord  you will receive an inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.”

[14:38] – Recap of the tips already shared

[14:49] – Tip #4: Exemplify kindness and love

[15:28] – Verse to remember… “She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31:26

[15:41] – Smile while you speak. When you speak while smiling the tone of your voice changes and the words that come out of your mouth are more gracious.

[16:10] – Tip #5: Simplify and streamline.

[16:32] – Work for 15 minutes; Rest for 10 minutes.
*Set a timer for work and rest times.

[18:18] – Give yourself Grace

[18:26] – Some things in life are more important that clean. Some things are more important than orginization

[18:47] – Relationships always trump rules and routines>

[19:01] – You are not called to be perfect

[19:05] – Find balance between laziness and letting things go vs. perfectionism and perfect order.

[19:24] – Avoid being critical and accentuate the positive things done well.

[19:45] – Utilize sanity savers like paper plates and plastic utensils.

[20:22] – Shut off certain rooms for a period of time. as they are cleaned and tidied up.

[21:10] –  Recap of the 5 tips

[20:12] – “We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.” 2 Chronicles 20:12

[21:38] – Subscription Reminder

[21:49] – Rating and Review Request

Links and Resources Mentioned:

Large Family Logistics Book by Kim Brenneman
Just Open the Door Bible Study by Jen Schmidt
The Blog Post Laney mentions

     

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Ep.002 – Season 1 Introduction & Interview with Special Guest, Amy DeFazio

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This post does contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase through one of these links, it does give us a small commission, at no additional cost to you. We thank you for your support!

This episode is not sponsored, but we do have sponsorship opportunities including pre, post, and mid-roll as well as instagram and facebook. We would love to partner with sponsors to support their brands while helping our listeners find products and resources that help improve their lives as well. Contact laney@mypurposefulplanning.com for more information about potential sponsorships.

If you want more ways to interact with these episodes including discussion questions, applicable worksheets, behind the scenes info, and ad-free episode audio, be sure to check out the My Purposeful Planning Patreon community!

Show Notes –

In this week’s episode of My Purposeful Planning, Laney tells us what we can expect this season with the podcast. This season we will be talking about concepts of the book Large Family Logistics, by Kim Brenneman. Laney is creating worksheets and printables to go along with these episodes so we can really work through the practical concepts and apply what we are learning as we go along. Laney also has her friend, Amy, on the show for a special guest interview to discuss this book and what we can expect from it this season.

In This Episode:

[00:00] -Intro.

[00:46] – Dedication of Season 1 – “Large Family Logistics”

[01:02] – Laney was overwhelmed with a newborn, three older children, a husband, a home to manage, meals to prep, laundry, and just all of the things when she found this book.

[01:20] – With having her fourth child, Laney quickly realized that her home systems weren’t the best

[01:45] – She needed to get her act together, but whatever it was going to be had to include her children. They had to be a part of it and included in that process.

[01:55] – Laney ordered this book, and it was exactly what she needed.

[02:14] – This book is for anyone with a home to manage- not just the large family

[02:26] – The book contains lots of practical concepts but also has many spiritual concepts mixed in as well

[02:50] – Laney introduces today’s guest

[03:23] – We SAHMs are rarely kid-free so we do have our kids here here with us, and you will definitely hear them in the background of this episode. We do have someone with them watching them, but please give us grace with this.

[03:48] – Welcome Remarks

[04:10] – Amy introduces herself

[04:53] – Play dates are for us, not the kids.

[05:50] – This book is a great tool

[06:01] – Amy’s biggest challenge with home and family management: Lack of systems

[06:21] – Systems are important for families to function properly

[06:52] – Amy tells us how she found out about this book… at a time when she was overwhelmed and was praying for a practical tool. This book was an answer to that prayer.

[08:32] – Amy shares the part of the book that made the biggest impact on her

[09:11] – Morning and Evening Routines

[09:21] –  Time to let your family know… “This is gonna change. Things will be different.”

[09:42] – This chapter we are discussing is basically a summary of the whole book that has 12 practical steps.
(**We will be discussing this chapter in depth in Episode 4. There will also be a set of printable worksheets available.)

[10:20] – Amy shares what it was like for her as a child in regards to having chores.

[11:08] – “Afternoon chore time is One of the Pillars of a Good Day.”

[12:24] – We need help. When we become adults, it’s hard to know what to do and how to do it well in regards to managing a home and family.

[12:48] – This book is basically a handbook that Kim Brenneman wrote for her daughters to have as a guide for when they became adults so they wouldn’t be as lost as she was.

[13:32] – We sometimes are guilty of just doing everything for our kids instead of teaching them how to do things.

[13:39] – Mothering and the Struggle with Perfectionism

[13:55] – How an episode of the show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo showed me something important

[14:48] – It has to start somewhere

[14:53] – Amy shares what Chore Time looks like for her family and children right now.

[15:59] – Amy shares how this simple chore time has changed the outlook of her children and how they are now beginning to take ownership of their new role as mama’s helpers

[16:43] – Amy Discusses the Importance of Self Care

[17:27] –  Amy discusses her challenges and inspiration for fueling her body properly

[18:09] – Amy shares her Gym Goals and how her prioritizing herself and exercise is overflowing to her children as well.

[18:48] – Amy discusses the home systems she finds easiest and the most challenging.

[21:07] – Stock Questions

[21:20] – Amy’s Enneagram & Personality Type

[21:43] – Amy’s Favorite Scripture : 2 Corinthians 5:17

[22:08] – Amy’s Favorite Book She’s Read Recently – Treasuring Christ When Your Hands are Full

[22:30] – Amy’s Favorite Podcast Right Now – Sally Clarkson’s At Home With Sally

[22:50] – Amy’s Family Favorite Go-To Meal Right Now –
Can of Salsa Verde… Chicken… Mix with Cream Cheese… Corn Tortillas or Cauliflower Rice… Pop it in the Oven… Add some cheese…Delicious!

[22:32] – Amy’s Favorite Planning Method – Google Calendar & The Good Old-Fashioned To-Do List

[25:09] – Amy’s Go-To Drink at Home –  Black coffee in the french press with 3 ice cubes added to it

[25:55] – Nutpods Creamer and My favorite creamer Links

[26:13] – How Amy is Planning to be more Purposeful Right Now – “DOn’t miss it. Be engaged. Be intentional. Just enjoy the season I’m in no matter what it is.”

[27:05] – Subscription Reminder

[27:16] – Rating and Review Request

Links and Resources Mentioned:

Large Family Logistics Book by Kim Brenneman
Tidying Up with Marie Kondo Show Episode
Treasuring Christ When Your Hands are Full by Gloria Furman
At Home with Sally Podcast
Google Calendar
Nutpods Creamer

   

Find Amy:

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Find Laney:

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Listen to “Ep. 002 – Season 1 Intro. & Interview with Special Guest, Amy DeFazio” on Spreaker.

Ep. 001 – My Purposeful Planning

Listen to “Ep. 001 – My Purposeful Planning” on Spreaker.

This post does contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase through one of these links, it does give us a small commission, at no additional cost to you. We thank you for your support!

This episode is not sponsored, but we do have sponsorship opportunities including pre, post, and mid-roll as well as instagram and facebook. We would love to partner with sponsors to support their brands while helping our listeners find products and resources that help improve their lives as well. Contact laney@mypurposefulplanning.com for more information about potential sponsorships.

If you want more ways to interact with these episodes including discussion questions, applicable worksheets, behind the scenes info, and ad-free episode audio, be sure to check out the My Purposeful Planning Patreon community!

Show Notes –

In this short episode of My Purposeful Planning this week, Laney shares her heart behind My Purposeful Planning.
This episode is full of planner chat as Laney shares with you how she went from overwhelmed and scattered to organized and intentional. She shares how she applied her word of the year a few years back to every area in her life in order to set new goals and plan new systems and routines in order to accomplish them. She also shares the backstory of how My Purposeful Planning, the blog and now this podcast, all came together. She also gives you some great tips for getting started with planning and purposefulness in your own life.

In This Episode:

[00:00] -Intro.

[00:46] – Lover of all School & Office Supplies and anything Organizational

[01:00] – Notebooks, Bullet Journals

[01:16] – The First Planner she really fell in love with in 2015

[02:05] – No One size fits all Planners

[02:16] – Her Word of the Year for 2016 and How She’s Applied it to her Life ever since

[02:29] – How she used her Planner to be Intentional

[02:47] – A Learning Process

[02:53] – Her Growth Process & How Learning More About herself helped her

[03:15] – Giving Grace, Not an excuse for Laziness

[03:30] – Living Life with More Purpose

[03:57] – The Art of Planning

[04:10] – How Laney’s Planning System is a Perfect System 😉

[04:25] – The Beginning of Laney’s Blog in 2017 and How That Came About

[04:57] – In 2018, she used her niche and purchased a domain name. The blog became My Purposeful Planning

[05:16] – Some of Laney’s Posts and Blog Series

[05:54] – Any Progress and Growth is better than standing still and being stagnant

[06:07] – She wants to take what she has and what she’s been given and do something with it

[06:09] – Here are some ways to get started with planning and adding organization to your life

[07:04] – Start somewhere

[07:39] – Join Laney if you want to be more intentional and find systems that work for you too

[07:59] – Subscription Reminder

[08:08] – Rating and Review Request

Links and Resources Mentioned:

Laney’s Planning System (Note: This planner line is also sold at Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, and JoAnn’s where they have regular sales and you can often use a discount coupon to get it cheaper.)
*Laney’s Personal Planner is the Super Mom planner, but it’s sadly no longer available.
Laney’s Homeschool Planner
A Great Notebook to Use for a Bullet Journal
Laney’s Favorite Erasable Pens

Find Laney:

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