Weigh in on programs, child tech, and our renovation! 

Tremendous huge bubbles of concepts!

New Course Concepts

I’ve been toying with the thought of constructing some new programs in matters I’m obsessed with: well being and residential organizing. 

Enjoyable truth: after I dreamed up the Digital Clutter Course, I had actually needed to do a house organizing one first. But it surely felt a bit too overwhelming and never area of interest sufficient on the time, so I made a decision to focus in on simply the digital matter.

Now that I’ve constructed and marketed one course with success, I really feel extra assured in doing it once more! 

I might like to gauge curiosity in these two matters:

Prioritize Your Well being:

If you happen to as soon as have been health-focused however life bought in the way in which, this course will make it easier to shift your psychological house on getting again to wholesome. Refresh your information on vitamin fundamentals, study methods for intuitive and conscious consuming, and prepare to prioritize your well being once more with like-minded ladies. 

I’m imagining this course to have two tiers: a cheaper self-guided content material that covers a breadth of matters after which an add-on neighborhood / group teaching / live-taught facet inside Kajabi Communities.

I’d love to listen to your curiosity in every degree. 

House Neat House:

Declutter and manage your own home high to backside. Use methods to go room by room and declutter, simplify, kind, and manage. After you’ve got organized, implement techniques to make your family run like a well-oiled machine. Actually this course may come later in 2023 or 2024. 

If you’re all for one in all these or each, and they’re one thing you’d pay for, please opt in here.


Gizmo vs. Apple Watch vs. iPhone vs. Gabb 

I feel I’ve written earlier than that Mazen has a Gizmo Watch. It’s a Verizon product that’s about $79 to purchase and $9 a month for the telephone line. The critiques will not be glowing general, but it surely has been an awesome starter look ahead to us. He’s had it for 3 years now. 

I actually like the flexibility to trace him through GPS and name or textual content him if wanted when he’s out within the neighborhood or staying to play Gaga after faculty. He’s additionally capable of name us when he’s at his dad’s home and vice versa. 

Mazen’s Gizmo is working on its final leg, and I’m undecided we’d purchase one other one when this one bites the mud.

Communication and Monitoring are extra for me than for him

At age 10, Mazen has been wanting extra freedom to do issues with out dad and mom: stroll to highschool, stroll to the downtown mall together with his associates, play across the neighborhood, and go for bike rides within the neighborhood. 

At this level, we really feel that having some sort of GPS and textual content/name machine is turning into vital not a lot for him however for us. It’s an enormous peace of thoughts for me. So I’ve been debating choices for attainable Christmas presents. 

A whole lot of his associates have began getting telephones

Earlier than you roll your eyes that I’m going at hand a ten yr outdated a model new iPhone with social media – please know that not the plan! His associates who’ve telephones have older generations and plenty of parental controls, no social media, and so forth. That may be our plan too. 

I had one other mother of Mazen’s buddy inform me that she regarded into pay as you go choices, flip telephones, and so forth. however including her children to her Verizon plan and getting them outdated iPhones was the most effective stability of GPS and use-ability for her. 

I really feel {that a} watch can be the simplest for him to hold round, however a telephone (in an Otterbox) would allow him to do primary images and Facetime when he isn’t at our home. I fear he would break it or neglect it at house!

The Apple parental controls are unbelievable and we’re an all-Apple Home

We use the parental controls on Mazen’s iPad, and I’m able to monitor app exercise, set display screen closing dates, and switch off all apps at a sure time. He’s additionally unable to obtain new apps or make purchases with out approval from my account. So I’ve been leaning towards getting an iPhone.

I’ve been researching the brand new Apple Watch SE (it’s marketed pretty much as good for teenagers) vs. an older iPhone vs. another choice like Gabb wi-fi. 

I might love to listen to from dad and mom of preteens and youths in case you have any recommendation! 


Renovation Replace!

This isn’t a lot a query however an replace on our house renovation! (Read this post to get the context.)

We’ve been going forwards and backwards with our architect, Ruth Ellen Outlaw of Outlaw Design, for months. We FINALLY have selected a structure for our first ground.

We thought we had one after which after we plugged these plans right into a 3D program we virtually began from scratch. 

The primary model of our plans additionally had a storage shed on the entrance of the home (the entrance left nook of the storage) however that has now been vetoed in favor of an even bigger pantry and a real mudroom nook.

A lot of the issues we retailer within the storage might be unfold out within the different storage areas of our home, together with a small gardening and gear shed within the yard. 

The one puzzle piece I haven’t discovered but is the place to throw all of the cardboard containers that come within the mail!

Right here’s the most recent structure for the primary ground: 

Right here’s the issue we’re making an attempt to resolve:

On a regular basis “mudroom” chaos!

3D of the brand new kitchen

Consider me, I can’t be utilizing these barstools, haha. And naturally it is a primary program so the kitchen won’t be grey with brown counters. Search for spacial design solely! 

And right here’s a screenshot of my Pinterest board. Assume fashionable farmhouse with muted coastal colours. We’re planning to start out March 1!! 

Ship me your finest renovation suggestions!