OBAL 018: Keeping your Kids Focused on School with Summer Near

One Badass Life - kids focused on schoolWe have all been there, staring at the clock in the classroom, counting down the last few minutes until summer. The last month of school is the hardest month  to keep your kids focused on school. Now as a parent, I have a lot of empathy for them. They are so ready to be done with school. Their brains are mush. However, we as parents must stay strong. May is filled with final projects and tests that could weigh heavily on their end of year grades. So how do we do this? In this episode, we discussed four areas that can help them get through this last month of school.

Areas to Keep your Kids Focused on School

  • The first area is Organization. This is not natural for most kids. Especially by the end of the year. In the mad dash to the end though, a little organization can keep them sane. You need to be careful to not overdo it though.
  • The second area is Priorities. Their young minds sure do like to de-prioritize school work at every turn. We need to step in and fine tune them periodically.
  • The third area is Health. School is stressful for our kids and carrying stress is not healthy. We need to help them in making better decisions about their health because we can’t be there for them forever.
  • The fourth and final area is Communication.  Through everything that is discussed in this episode, one common theme is communication.

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OBAL 014: Save Your Marriage with Date Night

One Badass Life - date nightIf someone was to ask us the top three things that keeps our marriage going, in no specific order, they would be:

  • Open and real communication
  • Eternal love
  • And Date nights

That’s right, date nights!

We love our date nights! They don’t have to be over the top, although those rock too. Setting aside time for the two of us to reconnect without the boys helps us to rekindle our relationship. Now I know the initial reaction is going to be “date nights are great but making time is the biggest roadblock.” We totally understand. In this episode, we break this down into four tasks that you need to accomplish to make your date nights awesome.

Four Tasks to Awesome Date Nights

  • The first task is kid logisitics.  Every successful date night will come down to kid logistics. If you can’t check this task off your list, you are not going to have fun.
  • The second task is the Itinerary.  Now that you know that the kids are taken care of, you can move to the main event.  Date nights can vary, so you need a plan!
  • The third task is to Focus.  Date nights are your time to focus on each other. Not your work emails, not fantasy football, not Candy Crush. This is so important in our date nights! This gives you the ultimate time to talk to each other.
  • The fourth and final task is Enjoy.  This should go without saying but the whole point of this night is for the two of you to have fun TOGETHER.

According to a study by the National Marriage Project called the Date Night Opportunity, Couples are 21% more likely to get divorced if they rarely have couple time.  I will give you a link to this report in our April Resources Page.

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OBAL 013: Urban Farming, Rollins Style!

One Badass Life Podcast - Urban FarmingWe have ourselves a bonus episode. To properly celebrate, we decided to talk about something that involves our entire family, can be really fun and helps us eat healthier. That’s right, Urban Farming! Chickens and fresh produce right out of your backyard. Tune in to our discussion about the four questions your family needs to consider before you start an urban farm:

  • What do you want to grow and/or raise in your urban farm?
  • What can or can’t you do in your backyard?
  • Does your family Understand the amount of work involved?
  • Are you going to have fun with it?

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