this family life episode 12 : where to start getting organised

this family life is back for another season! When I started the podcast I committed to one season and thought I would evaluate after that. I have really enjoyed doing the podcast and the feedback so far has been that you have been in enjoying it too!

I have decided to run the seasons along school terms, so there will be breaks during school holidays, which fits in perfectly with my work load.

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In this week’s episode it is just me and a chance to find out a little more about me, how I became organised and why being planned and organised is important to me.

While our five kids are now aged 17, 15, 12, 10, 7, at one time we did have five under 10. It was my planning and organisational skills that helped me stay sane during that time.

Prior to having kids, I was very organised in her work life, but no so much in her personal life. I had a turning point with our second child and started my planning journey there.

New readers and listeners to the podcast while they all have their individual slant to it, tend to have three topics of questions which I answer in this podcast:

  1. Isn’t planning boring and doesn’t it take the fun out of life?
  2. Where do you start when you don’t know where to start getting organised?
  3. How do you do it all?

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