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The Remarried Life


Feb 2, 2021

Brian Mayer and his wife Heather discuss how the chaotic and complicated blended family life doesn’t always have to be that way.  With just some simple small changes you can take your blended family life from what we like to call the “hot mess express” to “organization station.”  We hope you are inspired by today’s message.  For more information and additional resources please visit our website at http://www.theremarriedlife.com

Today's Goodies

  • Do you feel like blended family life is always bringing new and surprising things everyday. Well of course sometimes these changes can bring positivity and good feelings but often the quick changes can bring upset and negativity into the blended family. 
  • Of course there will be things like sickness that come up and if you have a blended family with lots of children you may experience this much more than you would like. Or an extracurricular activity brings seasons where more is expected and you have to take more time away. 
  • Or maybe an ex-spouse that needs to go away on business and is now asking you to take on more time with the kids over the next few weeks. As a result you are left scrambling to try to make things work. 
  • But there is plenty in life that we do have some control over and that is really what we want to talk about today.
  • Let’s talk about how to take your family from the “Hot Mess Express” to “Organization Station.” And as we talk about these things, we are going to be talking about more than just the physical space in which you live.  This can also be where you better organize your lives emotionally and physically. 
  • But before we jump into some of our tips around getting more organized, Heather tell us where in the world did these phrases come from?
  • Heather describes that they come from her experience as school teacher of elementary age students. She works with them to get move them from cluttered and chaotic to more orderly and systematic processes for how they work. 
  • So with that what are some tips to help blended families with getting more organized.

 

  • Shared calendar
  • 10 minute clean up
  • Couch time
  • Date night
  • Family
  • Spring cleaning – Keep Donate Sell
  • 5 Min Agenda Discussion Morning
  • Communicate About Expenses
  • Your Ideas

 

  • These are just some very simple things you can implement to help keep your life feeling more organized. Don’t worry about trying to implement all of these.  Just take one or two and try them.  And also as we mentioned maybe there is something you have been thinking about doing that you would like to do that is not on the list. 
  • Most of all just keep trying. If something does not work, keep trying it for awhile or pivot to something else that might work better.      

Resources:

  • None Mentioned. 

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As always remember that marriage is not something you have, it is something you do.  Talk to you next week unless you are binge listening in the future in which case I will talk to you in about a minute!  Take care.