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Mom life: we’re surrounded with the message that it’s the tired life, the no-time-for-myself life, the HARD life. And while it is hard and full of lots of servitude, the idea that motherhood means a joy-less life is something I’m passionate about putting a stop to. I’m on a mission to help you stop counting down the minutes till bedtime (at least most days). I want you to stop cleaning up after your kids’ childhood, and start being present for it - start enjoying it. I believe in John 10:10, that we are called to abundant life, and I know mothers are NOT excluded from that promise. Join me in conversations about simplicity, minimalism, and lots of other good stuff that leads to a life of less for the sake of enjoying more in motherhood. I’m Allie Casazza, and this is The Purpose Show.
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May 21, 2018

Life is crazy and chaotic. Sometimes you need to come back to what matters most, but you've got to know what those things are. And once you decide what is most important, you will naturally experience a more simplified life. What matters most? What can you remove from your plate? What is no longer serving you and your family well? These are all great questions that you can think through to help simplify your life. I am excited to share with you the 10 things I have done to simplify my life and how they have impacted me, my family, and my business.

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • How prioritizing what is important to you brings simplicity to your life.
  • The power of saying “no” even when it is difficult.
  • How having boundaries in order is such an act of simplification.
  • Why alone time is healthy, no matter if you are extrovert or introvert.
  • The ways established routines encourage simplicity.

Mentioned in this Episode:

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If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at hello@alliecasazza.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.

May 16, 2018

Staying close to your spouse is hard. Especially if you’re balancing work and a million kids. There is no sugar coating it! But when we know the purpose of our marriage, it becomes easier to make our marriage a priority. It is about communication, setting a vision, having those tough conversations, and creating time for intimacy. Sure, the arguments will happen! But it is how we respond in them that matters.

Jennifer Smith is a wife and mama to 3 little ones (and another on the way!). Alongside her husband, she provides tons of resources for married couples navigating hardships in their marriage. Jen and her husband are honest and open with the things they have been through and strive to provide hope for those walking in the same challenges.

In This Episode, Allie + Jennifer Discuss:

  • How knowing the purpose of your marriage makes it easier to stay close to your spouse in a full, busy life.
  • Having a vision for your marriage and the hope that it brings when you are going through hardships.
  • Thoughts on arguing with your spouse when kids are around.
  • Tips on openly communicating intimacy issues with your spouse.
  • Ways to express your feelings and communicate them in a way that won’t feel like an attack.

Mentioned in this Episode:

Reviews are everything on iTunes! Would you take a minute and click here to leave a review? Email hello@alliecasazza.com with a screenshot of your review on iTunes. You'll be entered to win one of Allie's mini courses for FREE!  

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at hello@alliecasazza.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.

May 14, 2018

Everybody wants a peaceful home. I don’t think anybody would say, “I don’t want a peaceful home.” There’s two different sides of a peaceful home. One is intentionally setting your home up to be peaceful. But then sometimes, there is just stress. How can you, in the middle of a stressful day or tense afternoon, create a peaceful atmosphere? In this episode we’re going to cover both types of bringing peace into your home. I have worked really hard to set up a home that feels peaceful. In the way that I decorate. The way it’s laid out. The way I act as a mom. I have also come up with a handful of in-the-middle-of-stress peacemakers. Take a step back and ask yourself, “How do you feel when you walk into your home?” Take note of it. What could you change? What is it that you don't like? You should like the way you feel when you walk in the house!

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • The impact a peaceful home has on you and those who come into your home.
  • How to give your kids the gift of a home they can live in; by finding a balance between a home that’s too kid-friendly and the mom hates it, or not kid-friendly at all and the kids hate it.
  • How to intentionally plan for peacefulness around usually stressful times.
  • Setting phone boundaries that create a peaceful home by fostering family time.
  • The tone that you, as the mom, can set in the middle of stressful situations.
  • Practical ways you can create a peaceful atmosphere in the middle of stressful situations.

Mentioned in this Episode:

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If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at hello@alliecasazza.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.

May 9, 2018

Like adults, kids need to feel like they belong. They need to feel powerful. They need to feel loved unconditionally, and they need to feel like they're valued. Compassionate + Effective Parenting (or Positive Parenting) is a style of parenting that highlights our kids’ needs so that they feel powerful, loved, and valued.

This parenting style helps us understand that when kids’ needs aren't met, it comes out as misbehavior. Misbehavior equals communication. When our kids are misbehaving, they're not just out to get us. They're not trying to tick us off. They are not trying to be naughty. Is it a part of their development to push boundaries? Absolutely. However, when we see it as communication and we try to help them communicate that in a healthy way, parenthood becomes more joyful. It becomes more about connection over correction. It becomes more about relationships and strengthening our day-to-day interaction with our kids.

Wendy Snyder is a Positive Parenting Coach who dedicates her life to helping parents navigate parenting through compassion, because it does beautiful things for families, and it does amazing things for kids too. She brings so much wisdom to the table in this episode! Enjoy!

In This Episode, Allie + Wendy Discuss:

  • What led Wendy to become interested in Positive Parenting.
  • How Positive Parenting correlates with communication.
  • The ways Positive Parenting can be effective from toddlers to teenagers.  
  • The power of Positive Parenting with a strong willed child.  
  • Ways you can prevent and handle those big toddler tantrums.

Mentioned in this Episode:

Reviews are everything on iTunes! Would you take a minute and click here to leave a review? Email hello@alliecasazza.com with a screenshot of your review on iTunes. You'll be entered to win one of Allie's mini courses for FREE!  

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at hello@alliecasazza.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.

May 7, 2018

When people think of minimalism, I think most of them picture one couch in the living room, cold white walls, no TV, no toys, and plants hanging by the kitchen sink. That's not the point at all. Living with less doesn’t mean being deprived. It means looking at what is creating clutter and stress in your life.

Recently, Brian was away on a trip for a week. During that week, I was reminded how much I love the idea of minimalism and how much it has changed my life. It has given me the ability to take a deep breath and enjoy life more. And remember, minimalism is embracing the idea of less and questioning what you own and allow to take up your space and time. That is the key to changing your life.

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • The importance of embracing the idea of less and questioning what we own and allow to take up our space and time.
  • How minimalism equals less cleaning (and everyone wants less cleaning!)
  • Minimalism gives us more time + more energy to focus on the things we want to focus on instead of the things that cause us stress.
  • When you remove the clutter from your home, you become a happier person for yourself, your husband, and your family.

Mentioned in this Episode:

Reviews are everything on iTunes! Would you take a minute and click here to leave a review? Email hello@alliecasazza.com with a screenshot of your review on iTunes. You'll be entered to win one of Allie's mini courses for FREE!  

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at hello@alliecasazza.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.

May 2, 2018

Do you feel like you’re caught up in a war within your own self that you are never enough, yet too much when you are being your best self? I think we have all struggled with feeling that we’re not enough yet we are too much at the same time in many, many different areas of our life. Outside of this war within ourselves, there is also that same feeling from woman to woman. It’s like there’s a war amongst women of who’s better at this? Who’s good at that? I’m trying to be it all, do it all, and it’s exhausting, pointless and it’s not what we are called to.

Jess Connolly + Hayley Morgan join me in a raw + honest conversation around how we are always enough and never too much. How we are called to live from a place of confidence in who we are, while encouraging others to do the same.

Jess + Hayley are good friends who share a passion to lead other women in pursuing Christ and abundant life. They are mothers and business owners, and they co-authored the book Wild + Free, as well as their new book, Always Enough, Never Too Much.

In This Episode, Allie, Jess + Hayley Discuss:

  • The concept behind Jess + Hayley’s book, Always Enough, Never Too Much.
  • What it means to feel like you are never enough and/or always too much.
  • How we as women as called to empower one another to live as our true selves.
  • When you feel like you are not a good friend.
  • When you feel like your to-do list is never ending.
  • Personal moments when they felt like they were not enough or too much.
  • What “wild freedom” is and how it applies to living in the mindset of being always enough and never too much.

Mentioned in this Episode:

Reviews are everything on iTunes! Would you take a minute and click here to leave a review? Email hello@alliecasazza.com with a screenshot of your review on iTunes. You'll be entered to win one of Allie's mini courses for FREE!

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at hello@alliecasazza.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.

 

Apr 30, 2018

I love doing these monthly Q+A’s for you guys! I get a lot of questions and when I notice the same questions coming in, I really enjoy answering them. One of the most common questions I get asked is why we decided to homeschool, how it has made our lives simpler/harder, and how it helps our family mission. I also share the items that make my life easier (especially as a mama!) and my tips on decision making. Grab some coffee and enjoy this month’s Q+A!

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • Several items that make her life easier, especially as a mom.
  • The reason she decided to homeschool her kids and how it makes it simpler, harder or helps her family mission.
  • The benefits she sees from making the commitment to homeschool.
  • Tips on decision making.

Mentioned in this Episode:

Reviews are everything on iTunes! Would you take a minute and click here to leave a review? Email hello@alliecasazza.com with a screenshot of your review on iTunes. You'll be entered to win one of Allie's mini courses for FREE!  

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at hello@alliecasazza.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.

Apr 25, 2018

Today is my 31st birthday! And I thought it would fun to let you guys get to know me a little bit better. This is a laid back quiz-style episode where Brian asks me the best of all the random questions submitted by my amazing Instagram followers last month, and I answer them on the spot. Get to know what my favorite things are, my family origin, my hidden talent … and everything in between. You guys asked, I answered. Let’s dive into this birthday Q+A!

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • Her favorite ice-cream flavor, TV shows, scent, wine and books.
  • What her Myers-Briggs personality type is.
  • How many tattoos and piercings she has and if she regrets any of them.
  • The one thing she would never share with her audience and prefers to keep private.
  • Her family origin, how she describes her childhood, and if was homeschooled.
  • Her most embarrassing moments and her biggest pet peeve.
  • … and SO much more!

Mentioned in this Episode:

Reviews are everything on iTunes! Would you take a minute and click here to leave a review? Email hello@alliecasazza.com with a screenshot of your review on iTunes. You'll be entered to win one of Allie's mini courses for FREE!  

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at hello@alliecasazza.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.

Apr 23, 2018

Kendra Hennessy is the founder of Mother Like a Boss, a good friend, and a cleaning system and routine extraordinaire. She is truly amazing and full of really simple tips when it comes to cleaning and setting up cleaning routines for yourself. Cleaning is something we, as moms, do every single day. But, when you make your cleaning routine systemized and rhythmic, you don't have to really think about it all the time and it doesn’t rule your life anymore.

In This Episode, Allie + Kendra Discuss:

  • The 101 of implementing systems into your cleaning routine.
  • The importance of creating a cleaning routine that is unique to you + your schedule, instead of following someone else’s routine.
  • How the lack of a routine is still a routine, but how creating an actual routine will be more beneficial for you.  
  • Several simple (and effective) cleaning tips that will help make your cleaning routine easier.

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Apr 20, 2018

An enough list outlines what is enough in your life so that you can focus on what is important and determine what is excess. It can be applied to every area of your life; from business to family, your health to your home. Enough lists cause you to ask yourself, what is “enough” in this area of my life? What is it that I'm called to do in this area of my life? When it comes to being a wife, what is it that I'm called to do here? When it comes to running my business, what am I really called to do here? Basically, these lists are a list of things that are the bare minimum. And as you focus on the “enough” in your life, you begin to see what is overwhelming you. Having my “enough list” has totally changed my life and empowered me to make solid decisions and I hope you find the same empowerment as you create your own enough lists!

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • What an enough list is.
  • How enough lists bring clarity to her life (and can do the same for yours).
  • What areas of her life she uses enough lists for.
  • How you can create your own enough list.

Mentioned in this Episode:

Reviews are everything on iTunes! Would you take a minute and click here to leave a review? Email hello@alliecasazza.com with a screenshot of your review on iTunes. You'll be entered to win one of Allie's mini courses for FREE!  

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at hello@alliecasazza.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.

Apr 18, 2018

Rebellion is seen as a cultural norm, but Rebecca Lindenbach begs to differ. Rebellion is not a mistake, it is a habitual behavior pattern. Yes, bad things can happen, but that doesn’t mean there isn't hope. In her book, Why I Didn’t Rebel, she shows how rebellion is not unavoidable and how it is often misunderstood. She offers incredible research partnered with her own story and the stories of others. Her foundation stems from reasons over rules, giving parents a new paradigm for raising kids who don’t go off the rails. Because rules create a power imbalance while reasons cultivate a healthy parenting relationship. Her book is the best parenting book I have read, so I know you will enjoy this episode!

In This Episode, Allie + Rebecca Discuss:

  • What rebellion is and what it is not.
  • How you can effectively work discipline, training or teaching into your parenting to help your kids void rebellion.
  • Why rules create a power imbalance while reasons cultivate a healthy parenting relationship.
  • The power of the words you speak over your children, as they are a self fulfilling prophecy.
  • How discipline works when your kids are really young and how you can set them up for success as teenagers.
  • Their perspective on whether or not how you choose to school your children impacts their behavior.

Mentioned in this Episode:

Reviews are everything on iTunes! Would you take a minute and click here to leave a review? Email hello@alliecasazza.com with a screenshot of your review on iTunes. You'll be entered to win one of Allie's mini courses for FREE!  

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at hello@alliecasazza.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.

Apr 16, 2018

Living An Uncluttered Life goes beyond your physical possessions. It reaches out to other areas of your life such as your health, your calendar, your obligations, and even your friendships. What is this event doing for me? Is serving 3 days a week at this place bringing me joy? Does this person bring positivity or negativity to my life? Those are all questions we can ask ourselves as we start to live an uncluttered life. Bringing minimalism into these areas of our lives is so important and so healing. And by letting go of excess and removing what's not serving you, you are giving yourself space to have a more joy-filled life!

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • What minimalism looks like in the rest of your life, not just your home.
  • Practical questions you can use to evaluate how to simplify your calendar and obligations.
  • How setting boundaries in your relationships will help you determine who is serving you well and who is not.
  • The importance of not labeling yourself when it comes to your health.
  • The beauty that comes from experiencing minimalism outside your home.

Mentioned in this Episode:

Reviews are everything on iTunes! Would you take a minute and click here to leave a review? Email hello@alliecasazza.com with a screenshot of your review on iTunes. You'll be entered to win one of Allie's mini courses for FREE!  

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at hello@alliecasazza.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.

Apr 11, 2018

One of the most commonly asked questions I receive is around how I structure my months, week, and days. How I find balance in all that I have going on. Where the business fits in. Where homeschooling fits in. Where personal stuff fits in. Housework and cooking. All that kind of stuff. Simply put, my answer is a flexible, batch-style schedule. I believe in having a rigid schedule set up but also believe you should be gracious and allowing yourself flexibility because that’s life. I am excited to share how I structure my schedule with you and hope that you find what works best for you!

In This Episode, Allie Discusses: 

  • How she plans her week using a flexible, batch-style schedule.
  • What her weekly batch schedule and monthly batch schedule look like.
  • How she finds balance between work-heavier days and school-heavier days.
  • Simple tips for fitting housework into your weekly schedule.

Mentioned in this Episode:

Reviews are everything on iTunes! Would you take a minute and click here to leave a review? Email hello@alliecasazza.com with a screenshot of your review on iTunes. You'll be entered to win one of Allie's mini courses for FREE!  

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at hello@alliecasazza.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.

Apr 9, 2018

Perfectionism is something we all face at one time or another. As women, we take on this pressure to be the best at whatever do. We want to be the best at cleaning or cooking. We want to be the best athlete or entrepreneur. We want to be the best mom. We simply want to be the best and become perfectionists in the process. Jordan Dooley is a recovering perfectionist who is passionate about sharing her story of redemption. She is a full of wisdom when it comes to overcoming perfectionism and I hope you are encouraged by all she has to share on this episode.

In This Episode, Allie + Jordan Discuss:

  • How to live from a place of purpose instead of perfectionism.
  • The importance of focusing on the purpose behind what you do instead of placing unrealistic expectations on what you do.  
  • Ways to realize when you are acting out of fear instead of purpose.  
  • 3 practical steps to putting perfectionism to rest.

Mentioned in this Episode:

Reviews are everything on iTunes! Would you take a minute and click here to leave a review? Email hello@alliecasazza.com with a screenshot of your review on iTunes. You'll be entered to win one of Allie's mini courses for FREE!  

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at hello@alliecasazza.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.

Apr 4, 2018

When it comes to simplifying my laundry routine, my moto is this: one load a day keeps Laundry Mountain away. Laundry is such an integral chore and a part of our role as moms. It can feel endless and overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be! If we can really simplify core areas of our lives (like laundry!), it will make everything so much easier. Simplification should never be over-complicated. So, laundry shouldn’t be either!

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • How minimalism in your wardrobe will make your laundry routine simpler, but that doesn’t mean your closet is full of clothes you don’t love.
  • What her laundry routine looks like + how she got to this simplified routine.
  • Why she chooses to do one load a day versus having a set “laundry day.”

Mentioned in this Episode:

Reviews are everything on iTunes! Would you take a minute and click here to leave a review? Email hello@alliecasazza.com with a screenshot of your review on iTunes. You'll be entered to win one of Allie's mini courses for FREE!  

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at hello@alliecasazza.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.

Apr 2, 2018

A big part of what I do and talk about is toys and their effects on children. This is something that I have become really passionate about as I have evolved in doing what it is that I do. I have gone through lots of different seasons with toys with my kids. When it comes down to it, kids play much better with less options. Scientifically, their little brains can’t handle all those options. We think we are doing them a favor by giving them all these options and providing them with all the toys we didn’t have as kids, but really it is harming them. It is super difficult for their little brains to process all that and to make a choice from all of those options.

There is nothing depriving to your kids about giving them the gift of less material things. Children thrive on less. And what a gift that is for us as parents, not only financially, but also knowing that you are not going to scar your kids by removing some of this excess or getting rid of some of the stuff, the toys!

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • The beautiful gift that you give your kids when they have less toys.
  • Scientific studies around less toys + boredom with kids.
  • Myths around limiting your kids’ toys.  
  • How to handle the detox period your kids’ may experience going from all the toys to less toys.
  • Boundaries that she has in her house when it comes to toys, technology, etc.

Mentioned in this Episode:

Reviews are everything on iTunes! Would you take a minute and click here to leave a review? Email hello@alliecasazza.com with a screenshot of your review on iTunes. You'll be entered to win one of Allie's mini courses for FREE!  

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at hello@alliecasazza.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.

Mar 28, 2018

It’s time for another Q+A! In this episode I am answering two questions I get asked a lot. “How I plan my week (with homeschool, work, house stuff, date night, etc.)?” And “How I teach my kids to develop a routine?” I love opening up the floor for you guys to ask questions! You always have such great questions + I want to be able to answer them for you. I hope you enjoy this months Q+A!

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • What batch-style planning is and how it has helped her build a weekly rhythm for her business, family, and home.
  • How she has taught her kids to develop a routine.
  • The importance of consistency in creating a routine for your kids.

Mentioned in this Episode:

Reviews are everything on iTunes! Would you take a minute and click here to leave a review? Email hello@alliecasazza.com with a screenshot of your review on iTunes. You'll be entered to win one of Allie's mini courses for FREE!  

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at hello@alliecasazza.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.

Mar 26, 2018

If you have been on the internet for any amount of time, you have probably experienced negativity in some form. Whether it is directly toward you or you see it on someone else’s posts. There is negativity out there big time. It seems anytime you share something, someone will find a way to be offended by it or they will have something negative or irritating to say about it.

Negativity is never going to stop. It will always be there. But instead of trying to avoid it, we need to speak out truth. We need to live our best life and live how we are called to live. We need to set ourselves free from the weight of the opinions of other. Because when you stop letting negativity affect you, you’ve won.

In This Episode, Allie Discusses: 

  • The reality that negativity is always there. But it is how we respond to it that matters.
  • The importance of speaking out truth + living with purpose, regardless of what people say.
  • How you are not called to carry the weight of other people's opinions.
  • What to say when someone is intrusive or puts their opinions on you.
  • What she has learned about silence, when to respond and when not to.
  • The freedom that comes from realizing that you do not have to convince people of anything. Just be you!
  • How you can protect yourself from negativity by removing yourself from unhealthy situations + people.

Mentioned in this Episode:

Reviews are everything on iTunes! Would you take a minute and click here to leave a review? Email hello@alliecasazza.com with a screenshot of your review on iTunes. You'll be entered to win one of Allie's mini courses for FREE!  

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at hello@alliecasazza.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.

Mar 23, 2018

For our family, we take it year by year when it comes to whether we homeschool our kids or send them to public school. And I get asked a lot about how we handle the transitions. It is such an adjustment for everyone. Sometimes the adjustment is easy + other times it is a little more challenging. In this episode I want to share my experiences with the transitions but also want to give you some tips on how to make public school or homeschool easier on you + your family. And remember that no matters what decisions you make about schooling for your kids, you are an amazing mother!

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • Tips for transitioning between homeschool + public school and vice versa.
  • Her experience with transitioning kids in the middle of the school year.
  • Different ways to make the most out of your schooling experience, whether it is public school or homeschool.

Mentioned in this Episode:

Reviews are everything on iTunes! Would you take a minute and click here to leave a review? Email hello@alliecasazza.com with a screenshot of your review on iTunes. You'll be entered to win one of Allie's amazing courses for FREE!  

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at hello@alliecasazza.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.

Mar 21, 2018

I absolutely love technology. I have a business that is ran through technology. I can capture memories with my family through the camera on my phone. I can connect with people all around the world whenever I want. But it can get out of hand. It can become a distraction from what really matters and from what is actually going on. Our phones are playing a huge role in absent-minded motherhood (you know, where you get lost in the scrolling on Instagram and Facebook instead of playing with your kids). There are so many excuses to not be paying much attention to what’s going on around us in real life. The phone is a distraction from real life, plain and simple. And we are raising a generation that will joke around about whose mom was staring at the square in her hand more often. That’s not what I want. I know it’s not what you want either.

I want to empower you when it comes to setting boundaries with your phone so you can live a present life. You are the only one that can make this choice. You can make the choice to be different from everyone else. To go against the grain. To swim upstream. Protect your time. Choose to focus on what matters.

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • The role our phones play in how we “mom” today.
  • Tips for setting boundaries with your phone + social media.
  • Different phone settings you can utilize to help break interruptions from your phone always going off.
  • The benefits from doing a phone detox.
  • How looking at why you feel you need your phone attached to you, will help set you free from actually needing it attached to you.  

Mentioned in this Episode:

Reviews are everything on iTunes! Would you take a minute and click here to leave a review? Email hello@alliecasazza.com with a screenshot of your review on iTunes. You'll be entered to win one of Allie's amazing courses for FREE!  

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at hello@alliecasazza.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.

Mar 19, 2018

Our family has gone through all kinds of seasons when it comes to room sharing. From putting all the boys together to turning our master bedroom into a room shared with 4 kids … we experienced it all! Room sharing fosters closeness. And you will find joy in watching them grow closer. One of my favorite things is listening to the kids giggle every night before bed. No matter how much they bickered during the day, they come together at the end of the day for bedtime. Sure, there are some challenges with room sharing! But I hope this episode helps you get creative with those challenges. The goal is to make your life simpler and easier, and to find what works for you!

In This Episode, Allie Discusses: 

  • The different types of room sharing situations her family has gone through.
  • How using vertical space over horizontal space is key for shared bedrooms.
  • Tips for utilizing closets to their full capacity in shared spaces.
  • The importance of thinking minimalistically when it comes to clothing between kids who share a room.
  • How you save space in shared rooms by storing things in other areas of the house.
  • How to deal with the challenges of room sharing.

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Mar 14, 2018

Running a business with your spouse is like an amped up version of being married. You are together all the time. You are having business meetings together, eating 3 meals a day together, watching the kids together, planning new content together. You do all of it together. And when you are used to being on your own it is weird to, all of the sudden, be doing it together.

We are getting ready to celebrate 2 years since Brian quit his 9 to 5 job and have learned a few things. But my favorite part is that I get to run my passion project with my best friend. I don’t have to “fill him in” on things because he is here doing it with me. Maybe you + your husband work together. Maybe you guys are thinking about it. Or maybe you’re just curious about we do it! Whatever the reason, I hope that you find some encouragement in this episode.

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • How to transition from “you’re always gone” to “you’re in my space all the time.”
  • The importance of support when running a business together.
  • How it’s not about who is the breadwinner, but about discovering who you are and the value you bring to the business.
  • Boundaries when it comes to running a business with your husband.
  • The pros + cons of working with your husband.

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Mar 12, 2018

Robin Long is the founder of The Balanced Life, which started as an online platform for her to teach Pilates but has grown to much more than that. She is a well of wisdom when it comes to living in the balance of food + exercise. We often get into the mindset that “exercise equals all of these hard things, so I can’t exercise” or “well, if I licked a donut, then I might as well just eat burgers, fries and a milkshake for lunch, and also have pizza for dinner, and two beers.” But it doesn’t have to be that way. Having exercise fit into your life is the key to actually getting something done and making progress. My goal for this episode is to get you to actually do something. Anyone can listen, get inspired, and think they are going to do that. But I really want you to do it!

Disclaimer: In this episode, we discuss some things that you may not want your kids to hear, especially if you have a little girl who might be receptive to some of the things we are discussing. I encourage you to pop those headphones in and enjoy this episode. Robin is amazing and I am so excited for you to hear what she has to share!

In This Episode, Allie + Robin Discuss:

  • What “whole health” really means.
  • How to overcome the “all or nothing” mentality when it comes to food + exercise.
  • Practical ways you can implement small workouts into your daily routine.
  • How to get back on track after things fall off track (from vacations or busyness).  
  • Meal planning + tips for healthier choices (especially with kids!)

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Mar 9, 2018

Surprise! Today is the very first episode of bonus episodes I will be sharing!  Every rare once-in-a-while, I will put out a Bonus Episode that was just too good to wait. Or it could be a message that I really had on my heart for you guys. In this episode, I am sharing all about homeschooling - how it works for us, the curriculum we are using, our typical schedule, and what I think about it. I know it is really helpful to see how other people do things, so I hope this episode helps you, encourages you, and maybe even inspires you to think outside of the box.

In This Episode, Allie Discusses: 

  • Why homeschooling works for her family.
  • The homeschooling curriculum she has been using + why she loves it.
  • Her routine for homeschooling 4 children.

Mentioned in this Episode:

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Mar 7, 2018

Being busy is either a badge of honor or something that is seen as really negative in our culture today. Like if you don’t have a ton of whitespace on your calendar you are focused on the wrong things and you are too busy to really enjoy your life. Or some people won’t even say the word busy or I hear them say they don’t really like the word busy. I think that both ends of the spectrum and both views are pretty incorrect. I think there is a middle ground. The key is finding systems and rhythms that will help you in whatever place you are at and whatever season you are in. It is finding balance and simplifying your rhythms so you can enjoy the people in your home and run your life well so that it’s not running you!

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • The difference between being overwhelmed by busy and staying balanced in the busy.
  • How creating rhythms creates will bring enjoyment back into your home.
  • The value of systems + rhythms in a busy life.

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Reviews are everything on iTunes! Would you take a minute and click here to leave a review? Email hello@alliecasazza.com and let us know you left an iTunes review. You'll be entered to win one of Allie's mini courses for FREE!  

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