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EP 83 Easy 4 Step Procrastinators Guide To Stress Free Entertaining

EP 83 Easy 4 Step Procrastinators Guide To Stress Free Entertaining

November 22, 2022

OK my Katies, my Kats, and my fellow procrastinators,

Are you struggling with entertaining over Thanksgiving or already freaking out about Christmas? Who needs some last minute, get it all done tips?

When you don't have time to backwards plan for weeks and you are pressed to the wire, when do you sleep and how in the world do you get it all done?

I feel you sister. As a matter of fact, I am in that very situation as I sit at my moms, 6 hours away from my house that needs to be cleaned, groceries that STILL need to be purchased and an unknown number of guests.

BUT, since I have been at this a loooong time, I have some tried and true, spot on tips and tricks that will absolutely let you entertain with a minimum of stress. I'm sharing my 4 Step Plan for Procrastinators to help you enjoy the time you have with family. 

As a bonus, I have thought of a few more tips that I probably should have included!

4 Step Plan to Entertain without extra Stress:

1- Quickly Declutter.

2- Ready your spaces and clean.

3- Make a menu & shop.

4- Prepare as much as you can in advance and jam out to a motivational playlist.

BONUS TIPS:

*Think about friends who are single and invite them to join you

*Have a sink of hot soapy water to rinse off, wash, wipe and clean as you go.

*Delegate, delegate, delegate- which means ask for help!

*If using Cool Whip or ice cream for dessert toppings, set out of the freezer as you serve the food. That way it's soft enough to serve when you are ready!

*Have guests load their dish straight into your empty diswasher

*Get containers or baggies for leftovers. 

*Consider getting to go  containers from a local restaurant (or purchase at the store) to take a plate to someone who is alone, recovering from a sickness or surgery, or shut in.

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Blessings as you enjoy this season. I am so very thankful for you!

Kathy

PS Here's the link to the 5 Days to Faith Course! bit.ly/fivedaystofaith

 

 

EP 82 Keep Your Dream Alive with Laurie Knight, Captianess of The Optimist

EP 82 Keep Your Dream Alive with Laurie Knight, Captianess of The Optimist

November 15, 2022

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.”⠀ -Langston Hughes

Motivational words that today's guest had as a poster on her wall throughout high school. Which was a good thing as she was sailing in waters of a male dominated world.

Give a listen as my friend and guest, Laurie Knight, shares her dream of being on the water sailing.

Keeping the dream as as a poor college student-

As a busy, mini-van driving, mom of three.

And as a working mom until the season came where she stopped just having the dream and started to pursue it. 

If you have had to push the pause button on a dream of your own, are in the "too busy  to get a shower" stage, wonder if you will have anything left of yourself once the kidos are gone, take time to listen to today's podcast.

I think you'll leave inspired and with hope.

Let me know what you are doing to find joy in your journey where you are! Then, what's your dream to achieve? 

Contact me with questions or messages for Laurie on my Instagram channel and

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Blessings,

Kathy

 

EP 81 Great Laundry Hacks and Tips To Make Cleaning Easier

EP 81 Great Laundry Hacks and Tips To Make Cleaning Easier

November 8, 2022

Looking for some Honest Moms on this one!

Do you have clothes waiting to be folded either in the dryer on on your couch?

Hate being surprised by company because there is no where to sit?

Have you bought new underwear for the kids so that you didn't have any clean?

You are not alone friend! (And there is no judgement from this corner!)

Check out these great tips from really savvy laundry folks who know how to clean up a mess. Along with my free life experience of all the boys lol!

This quick, fun episode will give you (hopefully) some new ideas on a thankless task!

Oh wait, did I hear you whisper that you love doing laundry?

Well, listen up as well! You might learn something new. But if not, you can share your best tips! 

Fun Resources for a Happier Suds Day!

Wool Dryer Balls

Non wool dryer balls

Laundry Essential Oils

Cozy Fireside Essential Oil Scents

Fall Scents Essential Oil Collection

Winter Wonderland

Laundry Detergant "Shelf"

Skinny Laundry Roller Shelves

Mesh Laundry Bags

 

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Blessings,

Kathy

 

EP 80 10 Ways To Become An Authentic Influencer

EP 80 10 Ways To Become An Authentic Influencer

November 1, 2022

Hey Momma!

Are you ready for your day in the spotlight?

To get that bonafide Influencer status? 

To influence others with your gorgeous photos and excellent content?

Today's episode takes a look at how to become an authentic influencer- in the space you have, with the time energy and abilities you have been given.

I give you 10 quick ways to check to make sure your influence is authentic and trustworthy.

Listen to Anne Wilson's Hey Girl Video Here

And if you really want a good cry in validation of the job you are doing as a momma, go ahead and listen to Mamas here. It's also by Anne Wilson!

Quick overview?

1. Own Truth of your Worth

2. Grow in that truth and rehearse it.

3. Know Your Audience

4. Know Your Season of Life

5. Who in your Audience Matters?

6. Grasp the Important not the Trendy.

7. Mind Your Motives.

8. Keep Your Seat at the Table.

9. Talk it and Walk It.

10. Be Kind and Compassionate

That list of 10 would be good for any life, not just those of us who want to influence others!

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Blessings,

Kathy

EP 79 Community Why We Need It and 7 Ways To Find Yours

EP 79 Community Why We Need It and 7 Ways To Find Yours

October 25, 2022

Sisters,

If there is one overriding thing the COVID Pandemic did, it was to increase our isolation.

The enforced lockdown robbed us of our community.

Our sense of belonging.

Our ability to see the world as we did before-or BC, before COVID. 

But, I believe that we were made for community. For seeing the needs of others and being seen.

In today's episode we look at a variety of ways to find a community, to model making and being friends to our kids. And then, the value of reaching out to find our place and voice.

And, after I had recorded this, my precious niece posted this so I had to copy it!

Today one of my neighbors, who has since moved away, called me and said she’d be by in 10 minutes for a cup of coffee so we could catch up. I loved this. My mom and her friends/sisters did life this way. We’d pop in and show up on people’s doorsteps all the time. No time to clean up, to fix your hair, or make your house look perfect, just real life. People would be screaming at their kids or the kitchen would be a mess. They’d throw us a laundry basket or a dish rag and we’d go right along with them as we visited. I always admired how my mom did life this way. It has always made me feel kind of sad when so many people talk about how much they hate when people show up unannounced, but that’s how life really works! That’s how community is created. I get it, it’s inconvenient at times, but maybe we’ve started caring way too much about how things look in our life rather than how our relationships look. Anyways, I love you and you are welcome here any time 💗💗💗 Thank you for this reminder!

Now y’all get ready, I may just be stopping by 😂

Here's to being not only in community, but a great community member as well!

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or check out and download the freebies and downloadables I have over on the website, My Website

Blessings,

Kathy

EP 78 Raising Confident and Self Disciplined Children

EP 78 Raising Confident and Self Disciplined Children

October 18, 2022

Hey Mama,

Do you wonder some days if you are going to lose your mind because your kids won't mind?

Do your days of feeling defeated outnumber your days of victory in the child rearing realm?

Do you need a boost of confidence and help?

Join me today as I look at 4 Parenting Styles to decide where you are. It could be that your mindset is part of the issue. With a little redirect, you can get your chaos under control!

You've got everything you need and are doing a great  job! 

I'll keep reminding you of that until your kiddos are old enough to do it themselves!

Big hugs,

Kathy

Oh, and do you know I have freebies for you over on my website?

Don't miss our study looking at the Proverbs 31 woman! It's pretty cool and goes right along with today's episode.  New Bible Study: Busy Women Get It Done, A Look at Proverbs 31

Cool Resources for my freebies and downloads: www.kathylanham.com

Dr. Kevin Leman Resources: 

The Birth Order Book

Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours

Have a New Kid by Friday

Dr. James Dobson Resources: 

Temper Your Child's Tantrums: How Firm Loving Discipline Will Lead To a More Peaceful Home

The NEW Strong Willed Child

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EP 77 Writing A Children’s Book, Interview with Children’s Author Cindy Witty

EP 77 Writing A Children’s Book, Interview with Children’s Author Cindy Witty

October 11, 2022

Hey Friends,

Ever read your kiddo's favorite book for the 100th time and thought, "I should write a book!"

Or maybe you have had that book idea in your head forever and have been too afraid to act on it.

Maybe you'd love to write that book but just don't know how?

Join me on the podcast to hear how new children's author, Cindy Witty, decided to make that dream come true. 

She freely shares her process, the steps she took to get to publication and inspiration that it's never too late to chase your dream!

You can contact Cindy through her website www.cindybwitty.com

DM her on Instagram @wittycindyb

Purchase her book, Musical Soul Mates: A Girl Who Hears Music Everywhere ,  on Amazon or at public events if you are in KY. 

Or, if all else fails, DM me @Kathylanham and I will connect you if possible!

Are you ready to write??

 

Blessings,

Kathy

EP 76 Fantastic Fall Photoshoot Ideas for Your Family Pictures

EP 76 Fantastic Fall Photoshoot Ideas for Your Family Pictures

October 4, 2022

Hey Mommas, 

As the weather turns cooler and the leaves begin to change it's a great time to get some family photos!

Fall (in any place that has trees), provides a natural backdrop of beauty for your photos. Coordinate your outfits and you have photos you can use in a multitude of ways.

Does just thinking about trying to coordinate the clan, get them to a  photographer and have everyone smile make you inwardly cringe?

Then, today's episode will give you some practical and helpful ideas on how to pull it all together so you are ready for your photographer!

Resources that might help!

Fall Barn Backdrop

Pumpkin Glasses for Fun Photo Ops

Floral Wreath Headbands

Canon DSLR Rebel Camera Starter Kit

Share your photos and tag me on your Socials! @kathylanham

Freebies are found at Website with freebies & printables

Blessings,

Kathy

EP 75 Growing a Thriving Business For Entrepreneurs, Dreamers and Hard Workers

EP 75 Growing a Thriving Business For Entrepreneurs, Dreamers and Hard Workers

September 27, 2022

Hey Mama,

Now that the kiddos are back to school what will you do with those few, free minutes?

Work out? Eat? Binge watch tv? Read? 

OR, step into your next stage of greatness? Today's episode lays out how to grow a great business by having the mindset of a farmer!

I give you a framework of 10 sustainable growth principles.

1- Decide to plant despite difficulty.

2- Make a plan and lay it out.

3- Plan for results. What do you want to see happen?

4- Weed out distractions.

5- Show up, stay humble

6-Geet and keep new clients.

7- Weed routinely. Get rid of fear, self-doubt, internal negative thoughts.

8- Have patience and keep on keeping on.

9- Harvest, Can, Freeze, Share or Sell

10- Enjoy the fruit of your labor!

Here's to being an awesome Farmer in the Dell and having a strong harvest in your business! 

Come let me know in our Facebook group what business you are launching. We will cheer you on and help you along the way!

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Great Resources:

Failing Forward by John Maxwell

Developing the Leader Within You 2.o John Maxwell

Organized Chaos

Believing in you!

Kathy

 

EP 74 Great Questions To Help Decide the Best Extra Curricular Activities For Your Kids

EP 74 Great Questions To Help Decide the Best Extra Curricular Activities For Your Kids

September 20, 2022

Hey Sweet Mama!

Kids are back in school, you have a schedule and FINALLY you have some control again! Or not. Enter the hectic scene of the "extras"!

All the extra choices and options of the things you can do AFTER school! Art, music, sports, drama, 4-H, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, AWANNAs, Girls Club, Boys Club, Horse riding lessons, part time jobs...the list seems endless. 

The pursuit of passion, fun and fitness can be overwhelming and exhausting.

If that's where you are standing, or sinking, then give today's lesson a thoughtful listen. Today, I share questions I wish I had really asked myself before we got into the cycle of continuous motion.

**Warning, hard introspection may be needed and egos checked at the door beside the cleats.

Cheering you on from the microphone sideline!

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Blessings,

Kathy

 

 

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