Close your eyes and envision your ideal morning with your children. Would you get up before them or wait for them to crawl into bed with you? What routines would you have in place to limit chaos and contention?
Now work backwards and envision, step-by-step, what you would need to do the night before in order to make your ideal morning a possibility.
If this seems like a far off dream, I get it. Mornings are some of the hardest times in our house (and I am too embarrassed to tell you how many tardies my son had last school year!). But today’s guest has given me hope that our home and our routines can be much more organized this year!
Mika Perry is a former professional organizer turned podcaster, lifestyle blogger, and organization expert. And yes this is thee Mika Perry, with whom I am hosting the Declutter Your Motherhood workshop in Gilbert, Arizona on September 21st!
Here are Mika’s 3 takeaways for how to organize yourself and your home for the new school year:
- Create calm mornings with a solid night routine.
- Implement simple solutions for all the paper – and you’re still a great mom if you throw it away.
- Create zones in your home to help eliminate decision fatigue and create predictability
Come meet me and Mika at our Declutter your Motherhood workshop! 3in30podcast.com/arizona
first episode on 3 in 30: “068: Healing after Betrayal in your Marriage”
Sometimes when I hear the phrase “self care,” I like to dream about a massage, a pedicure, or a trip to the store by myself. Those are all great things, but often out of reach for daily life. In reality, having a simple, daily routine to get ready for the day is the easiest form of self care.
Alison Lumbatis, founder of Get Your Pretty On, is on the show today with a message advocating for every woman to feel pretty regardless of resources or time, and that is through simply getting ready for the day. Alison gives us encouragement and ideas to set every woman up for success through having a routine in place, taking inventory of what you already own, and having go-to formulas to make getting dressed simple and fun.
Alison’s website: https://getyourprettyon.com/
Alison’s Instagram: @_getyourprettyon
Freebie for 3 in 30 listeners! Stay-At-Home Mom Casual Wardrobe Builder: getyourprettyon.com/3in30podcast
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When Whitney Archibald started working as a magazine editor after college, she naturally excelled in this leadership role. She effectively managed her team, created clear objectives for their work, and maintained focus and excellence in her responsibilities.
When she was pregnant with her third baby, she decided to start staying home full-time with her children–and one day she looked around her chaotic home and realized that she was not excelling in this “second career” in her life. Determined to make a change, she started putting as much commitment into learning how to manage her home as she had put into learning how to manage her responsibilities at work.
She discovered that many of the same strategies that she had applied in her business life could be applied in this new phase of her life–and today on the podcast she is sharing those strategies with us!
Listen in to find out how you can take small but meaningful steps towards “Momming Like a Boss” and managing your home and family more effectively and with more confidence.
Whitney’s website: https://www.howshemoms.com/
Whitney’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/howshemoms/
“Cleaning Strategies for the Naturally Messy Mom” podcast: https://3in30podcast.com/cleaning-strategies/
Get a recap of ALL of the months’ takeaways: 3in30podcast.com/takeaways
Since I was a little girl, I have left a “wake” behind me everywhere I go–cupboards left open, shoes kicked off in the middle of the hallway, and spills on the kitchen counter that should’ve been wiped up immediately but I didn’t even notice them.
Luckily, I have a very wise friend who is teaching me better habits. Candi Kidd (who was our guest in Episode 001!) teaches moms who are naturally messy like me how to keep their lives more tidy and orderly. And her tips can really help any mom, even if you are naturally a neat-freak (P.S. you amaze me), because we all live with children…and children bring chaos and confusion along with them everywhere they go.
Join Candi and me as we dive into these three takeaways:
1) Be a detective to find and then solve the messy spots in your home.
2) Lower the “activation energy” it takes to get started with cleaning.
3) Focus on completing one J.O.B. per day.
Candi’s new Instagram account, operation_organization: https://www.instagram.com/operation_organization/
Candi’s first episode, “Getting Unmotivated Kids to Help”: https://3in30podcast.com/unmotivated-kids-to-help/
Jordan Page who came up with the acronym J.O.B. (just one bite): FunCheaporFree.com
Shel Silverstein poem about Melinda Mae who ate the whale: http://shelsilverstein.yolasite.com/melinda-mae.php
If you often go to bed feeling like you will never get caught up on all of your responsibilities, wondering how you could’ve worked so hard all day and still have a massive to-do list, this episode is for you.
April Perry, the co-founder of the websites Power of Moms and Learn Do Become, shares a step-by-step process for getting out of overwhelm. April has spent thousands of hours developing time management systems that help important people–from business leaders to mothers–organize their *minds* so they can focus on their true priorities, get more done, and be more present with their families during downtime.
In this episode, April explains this process in detail:
1) Make an ACCURATE list of all of the projects you have brewing in your mind. (Include for your family, for you, and beyond.)
2) Narrow that list to no more than 7-8 projects to tackle this month. Put that shorter list in a visible place to reference often.
3) Using that list, identify tiny “next actions” that will move each project forward.
For more about April’s organization systems, please visit learndobecome.com/STEP.