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048: Schedule for Success - Planning, Setting up a Routine, Easy Ways to Meal Prep and Plan so the whole family is happy

podcast Aug 09, 2018


Show notes by Kevin :)

As summer wraps up, and we gear up for another school year, it is important to make sure that the level of daily, weekly, and monthly organization increases.  Now, to be very honest, I am not the best with organization, but I see it’s incredible value. On the other hand, Angie is the master of organization and planning and keeps all of our lives running smoothly.  

While I will rarely step up and lead the organization process, it is very important that the entire family does contribute to the overall weekly and monthly plans.  Parents must discuss their needs with each other or they risk simply giving everything they have to the rest of the family. Kids must contribute their needs so they can see how everyone is working together to create happiness and success for the entire family.

We have spent time with our kids discussing the difference between wants and needs, and this has transitioned nicely into their contribution to the weekly plan.  They understand that all needs must be met before wants can be started. Open and honest dialogue is needed to plan for group success, and this is a life skill that will stay with kids for a long time.  

Practically speaking, some points from the episode about how to actually set a schedule include

  • Large family calendar
  • Different colors for each member of the family
  • Shared calendars on the phone
  • Scheduling workouts into your day like an appointment
  • Setting aside time for mental health - prayer, meditation, breathing, relaxation
  • Dinner planning for the week
  • Meal planning and meal prep
  • Getting the kids involved, allowing them to choose which meals go on which days
  • Batch cooking for easy options all week - what is it, how to do it, and how this makes weekday meals super easy and delicious

Batch prepping - think about it as just cooking a little extra, to have leftovers to use in other meals throughout the week.  By cooking the components plain, you can add different spices, seasonings or sauces to change up what you eat each day. 

Finally, although the episode is about staying on schedule, real life runners are also about happiness and joy.  Sometimes it’s ok to step away from the regimented schedule and simply have a relaxing night of pure unplanned fun. 


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