A Penny For Your Ideas



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

Tremendous large bubbles of concepts!

New Course Concepts

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

Enjoyable truth: after I dreamed up the Digital Litter Course, I had actually needed to do a house organizing one first. However it 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 subject.

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 had been health-focused however life acquired in the way in which, this course will enable you shift your psychological house on getting again to wholesome. Refresh your information on diet fundamentals, study strategies for intuitive and conscious consuming, and prepare to prioritize your well being once more with like-minded girls. 

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

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

Residence Neat Residence:

Declutter and arrange your property high to backside. Use strategies to go room by room and declutter, simplify, kind, and arrange. 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 curious about one among these or each, and they’re one thing you’d pay for, please choose in right 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 cellphone line. The evaluations usually are not glowing total, but it surely has been an awesome starter look ahead to us. He’s had it for 3 years now. 

I actually like the power to trace him by way of GPS and name or textual content him if wanted when he’s out within the neighborhood or staying to play Gaga after college. He’s additionally in a position to 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 along with his associates, play across the neighborhood, and go for bike rides within the neighborhood. 

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

Loads of his associates have began getting telephones

Earlier than you roll your eyes that I’m going handy a ten yr previous 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 many others. That might be our plan too. 

I had one other mother of Mazen’s buddy inform me that she appeared into pay as you go choices, flip telephones, and many others. however including her youngsters to her Verizon plan and getting them previous iPhones was one of the best steadiness of GPS and use-ability for her. 

I really feel {that a} watch can be the simplest for him to hold round, however a cellphone (in an Otterbox) would allow him to do fundamental pictures 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 incredible 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 nearly as good for youths) 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! (Learn this submit 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 a much bigger pantry and a real mudroom nook.

A lot of the issues we retailer within the storage could be unfold out within the different storage areas of our home, together with a small gardening and power 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 newest structure for the primary ground: 

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

On a regular basis “mudroom” chaos!

3D of the brand new kitchen

Imagine me, I can’t be utilizing these barstools, haha. And naturally it is a fundamental program so the kitchen is not going to be grey with brown counters. Search for spacial design solely! 

And right here’s a screenshot of my Pinterest board. Suppose trendy farmhouse with muted coastal colours. We’re planning to begin March 1!! 

Ship me your greatest renovation ideas!



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