The Lazy Genius Podcast

By Kendra, The Lazy Genius

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stacy
 Jul 1, 2019
love this podcast and kendra! practical, great wisdom that's easy 😊

Cara Thompson
 Jan 9, 2019
I can't miss an episode of Kendra's! She is truly a genius in the things that matter, and her tips help and inspire me so much.

Tara
 Sep 27, 2018
I LOVE this podcast! So many good, practical tips and I can actually listen to the whole thing in one sitting! Highly recommend

Brittney
 Aug 23, 2018
I love love love this podcast! Kendra has given me SO many tips and I don't know I survived without them!

Description

Being a person is hard, and The Lazy Genius Podcast is here to help you be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don't. From laundry to cooking chicken to making new friends, Kendra is here to welcome you into an easier way.

Episode Date
#132 - Ten Steps to Creating Your Own Traditions
17:39

I love the idea of being thoughtful and intentional about anything, and traditions definitely fit the bill. So today, we’re going to walk through ten steps to creating your own so you’ll be able to think about traditions like a Lazy Genius and then maybe actually do them. This conversation is all about creating your own traditions, so no matter what your family unit looks like, this conversation is for you.

Helpful Companion Links

  • This week’s topic was inspired by a conversation during last week’s Instagram Live! You can find me there @thelazygenius. I usually host a LIVE Q&A on Thursdays around noon EST (except for this week), and you can re-watch previous Lives on IGTV.

  • The Lazy Genius Black Friday Bundle will be available for a one-day only flash sale beginning Friday, November 29. Hop on my mailing list so you won’t miss out on buying all three Lazy Genius products for one low price.

  • Download a transcript of this episode.

Nov 18, 2019
#131 - The Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey
18:59

Y’all, we’re about to spend an entire episode talking about Thanksgiving turkey. Or just turkey if you periodically cook a ten pound bird when it’s not Thanksgiving. I want to talk through it a little because sometimes we need a voice telling us we’re doing okay, especially when we’re dealing with a giant dead bird and hungry, mildly judgmental family members.

Stuff Mentioned

Nov 11, 2019
#130 - The Lazy Genius Guide to Hosting Anything
23:00

It is the first week of November, and all of the holiday hosting is about to hit hard so I want to give you some tools to enjoy this time, not dread it. 

Helpful Companion Links

 

Nov 04, 2019
#129 - How to Holiday Road Trip
16:04

It’s about that time. Grandparents in faraway states are waiting, but getting in the car with all the stuff and possibly all the children can feel daunting. Hopefully, this episode will help that, but please note, this episode only covers being in the car, not packing or being on vacation or leaving or coming home. It’s just for being in the car, which is really the most exhausting part.

Stuff Mentioned

  • See how other Lazy Geniuses tackle road trips with Road Tested Road Trip Tips, a round-up of the suggestions you shared with me on Instagram recently.

  • Speaking of Instagram, you can find me on the app @thelazygenius. I’m usually there every Thursday around 12:15 pm EST, but this week we’re holding that commitment loosely because of some family medical appointments. I’ll post about it on the feed if I can make it. 

  • My travel guru is Tsh Oxenreider who says the more your kids travel, the better travelers they’ll become -- which is true of just about anything really.

  • Join the VIP mailing list to get my monthly newsletter affectionally called the Latest Lazy Letter. Y’all, I take great pride in making that letter something you look forward to. If you’re not on the list, you can put your name on this list here.

  • Download a transcript of today’s episode

Oct 28, 2019
#128 - How to Escape the Fall Frenzy
11:45

Chaos and frenzy pull me under. I feel stressed out, I get headaches, I get mad, my body physically hurts, and I don’t enjoy what’s happening right in front of me. That’s no fun at any point in the year or my life, but it’s a particular bummer around this time of year. None of us want to feel frenzied, but sometimes even with intentional plans, it happens anyway. Today, let’s talk about one small way to keep that frenzy at bay.

Oct 21, 2019
#127 - The Lazy Genius Chooses a Planner
19:36

A few weeks ago, I shared how I plan a week like a Lazy Genius. That led us to a great conversation on Instagram about the many, many options available to us when we’re choosing a planner. But here’s the thing, there’s no perfect planner because there’s no way to manufacture a perfect life. This week, I’m sharing how to use planners as tools in being a genius about things that matter and lazy about things that don’t.

Links That Might Be Helpful

Oct 14, 2019
#126 The Lazy Genius Guide To Grocery Shopping
18:20

There are lots of ways to approach shopping for groceries from where you go to making a shopping list, and today I’m going to share my seven principles for buying groceries like a Lazy Genius. We can, in fact, Lazy Genius just about anything, including how, when, where, and even why you buy groceries. I think you’ll really be encouraged and motivated by the end of this episode. 

Stuff Mentioned

Oct 07, 2019
#125 - The Lazy Genius Asks for Help
17:27

Sometimes asking for help is the hardest thing to do, but you’re allowed to ask for help, no matter the circumstance. It’s good, in fact, to ask for help. And today, we’re talking about the ways to do it – the different kinds of therapy and different reasons why or why not you might pursue them. Plus, I talk about how to be a good friend to someone else who needs help. It’s a heavy topic, but one that I want to join in the flow of normalizing it.

Links You May Find Helpful

October 3, 2019 Update: Some Lazy Genius listeners chimed in with some thoughtful commentary on terms and distinctions not included in this episode. I’ve listed them below: “In California, my official title is Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In my state, all therapists have to have a minimum of a master's degree plus supervised 3000 intern hours in order to be eligible for Licensure. I know all states have different titles for various offerings of mental health professions. The description you gave of counselors in the episode is what my training was, but we are known as therapists where I live. I thought it might be helpful for your audience to know that the area they live in may use different titles as they explore their options.” “Psychiatrists have a MD, not a PhD (although of course, some may have PhDs in another field). They go through medical school and a psychiatric residency.” “I am a clinical social worker, and beyond my master’s degree in social work, I had to get about 2,000 supervised hours, and pass a test at a clinical level. For most social workers who do not want to teach at college or do research/get a PhD, this is the highest level we attain to. Social work is a strengths-based area, instead of deficiency based, as some areas are.”

Sep 30, 2019
#124 - The Lazy Genius Weekly Plan
19:18

If you’ve ever purchased multiple planners in a year, this episode is for you. Today, we’re walking through three questions to ask when planning your week, and then we’ll use my own weekly plan for this week as a kind of case study to see how the questions are put into practice. It’s a simple approach but incredibly impactful.

Helpful Companion Links

Sep 23, 2019
#123 - The Lazy Genius After School Routine
17:59

Snacks, homework, playing, chores, making dinner, not to mention those extracurriculars if your kids are into sports and clubs. The reason why the hours after school is over feel frenzied is because it IS frenzied. But a routine can help. In this episode, we will talk about why a routine is helpful, how to build one that works for you, and I’ll share our personal after school routine in case you need specific ideas.

 

Stuff Mentioned

Sep 16, 2019
#122 - What I Hope to Read This Fall and Why
10:56

Today we’re talking about books! And based on your responses to the Latest Lazy Letter (which has tons of book and podcast recommendations), you love talking about them, too. I’m sharing what I learned from setting summer reading goals and how I plan to use that information as I head into the fall.

Stuff Mentioned

Sep 09, 2019
#121 - How to Build a Fall Dinner Queue
09:31

One of my favorite ways to approach a new season is to have a dinner queue to pull from when deciding what to eat for dinner. In this episode, I’m going to share my reflections from my summer dinner queue and give you how I’m taking what I learned as I build one for the fall.

Companion Links For This Episode

Sep 02, 2019
#120 - The Lazy Genius Plan for Fall Routine
16:05

Even though the fall/winter American holidays don’t technically start until Halloween, it does my brain – and likely yours – a lot of good to start thinking about time now. I want to create routines and view my time through the lens of what matters so that I can keep spending my time, even the time at the end of a busy day, in such a way that makes me feel more like myself. Here’s how you can do the same.

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Aug 26, 2019
#119 - Plan Your Opening Ceremony
09:54

Opening and closing ceremonies are the magic pill that can make different seasons and transitions come more alive. The problem with moving from one season to another, one holiday to another, one season of life to another is that we have our feet in two different camps most of the time. The transitions are relentless and can easily strip the joy away from seasons of life that we really love. That’s where opening and closing ceremonies work their magic.

Companion Links For This Episode

Aug 19, 2019
#118 - The Enneagram Part Two: How to Make Sense of Yourself
21:51

Let’s talk a bit more about the Enneagram. The Enneagram has its own language in many ways. And if you aren’t familiar with the concepts, it all sounds like gibberish. In today’s episode, I go through a few of the main concepts of the Enneagram and give them some context in how they can help you make sense of yourself.

Helpful Links and Resources

  • If you haven’t yet listened to The Truth About Your Enneagram Number, I highly recommend that you stop what you’re doing and go listen to it first. It will make this episode make so much more sense.

  • The Enneagram Institute is hands-down the best resource on the Internet about the enneagram. If you don’t know your type, start by reading the type descriptions on this website to begin ruling out what type you aren’t.

  • This episode of The Liturgists podcast is a few years old, but you guys, it’s so good. The hosts talk to Ian Cron and Suzanne Stabile, the authors of The Road Back to You.

  • Speaking of The Road Back to You, that is the best place to get your feet wet if you want to start reading a book about it.

  • If you’ve finished The Road Back to You, and you’re looking for more personal growth, I’d recommend The Sacred Enneagram by Chris Heuertz. It is my personal favorite of the bunch.

  • And if you’re wanting more of a textbook experience, check out The Complete Enneagram by Beatrice Chestnut.

  • If you’re on Instagram, I’d love for you to join me for an Instagram LIVE on Friday around noon EST. It’s usually Thursdays around 12:15 p.m., but it’s still summer and we’ve got a pool date on the books. 

  • Download a transcript of this episode. 

Aug 12, 2019
#117 - How to Lazy Genius Kid Chores
17:59

Chores seem like a good anchor in the summer, but they really are a huge part of routine in the fall. But how do we do it? Allowance or no allowance, charts or no charts, how young is too young or how old is too old? All the things. Today, I share how I handle chores for my kids, but also how you can think about what matters and what doesn’t in relation to kids’ chores to create a system that makes sense for your family.

Stuff Mentioned

Aug 05, 2019
#116 - How to Lazy Genius Kids’ Clothes
23:00

Do you feel buried under mountains of kids’ clothes? Or you feel like you’re constantly running to the store to pick up pants that fit? Or maybe you’re tired of managing a closet full of tiny person clothes when your kid would rather wear a t-shirt with a cartoon plastered on it every day of the week? It’s a real struggle. But the good news is you’re not alone. Let’s spend some time today talking about the two decisions your kids’ clothes require and how to make those decisions in ways that work for you. I also share my five best tips on storing and transitioning those clothes.

Things You May Find Helpful

Jul 29, 2019
#115 - Present Summer, Prepared Fall
20:52

After a three week hiatus, we’re jumping into practical ways to start preparing for fall while still enjoying what’s left of summer. Have you ever noticed how we tend to wait to get the school supply list or for our last trip to end before we think about what’s coming around the corner? In today’s episode, I offer a few tips on how to stop waiting for someone else to say go to keep our transition from summer to fall from feeling so jarring.

Resources You May Find Helpful

Jul 22, 2019
#114 - The Truth About Your Enneagram Number
31:19

A few months ago, I asked you to send me questions you have about the enneagram on Instagram. You guys went hard. So we’re going to talk about it in two parts over the course of the summer. Today’s episode covers the basics of knowing your type, how to figure out what type you are, and how the enneagram is a tool to becoming a truer version of yourself.

Resources You May Find Helpful

 

Jun 24, 2019
#113 - The Lazy Genius Does Laundry Updated!
11:51

I know what you’re thinking…”Kendra, you’ve already done an episode on laundry!” That’s true. But things change, including how I tackle laundry. This episode and the one before is definitely not one size fits all. That said, I’m going to share the size that fits me, and hopefully, it’ll give you some ideas for your own laundry approach. But for real, if laundry doesn’t bug you, if you’re happy with your system, stick with it. Don’t fix what isn’t broken.

All the Links

Jun 17, 2019
#112 - Grasping for Summer Routine
23:10

Summer is officially here, and I'm honestly nervous about it. It feels so lovely and so awful all in the same breath to have the kids home all day, to deal with the heat, and to have glorious routine take a break for a while. It can be a lot, so today I'm sharing how I'm approaching our summer routine. Hopefully, it'll help you get some ideas on how to think about yours.

Helpful Links for the Summer

 

Jun 10, 2019
#111- What I’ll Be Cooking This Summer
28:28

Hi friends! We’re in part two of a three-part series that celebrates the changing seasons. Summer teaches us to slow down and be flexible. It’s a time to play and have fun on purpose. Last week, I shared my summer reading goals and what’s on my TBR list. This week, I’m talking about summer foods, and I mean ALL the summer foods. From breaking down breakfast to sharing the 21 meals on my Summer Dinner Queue, this episode has it all.

Stuff Mentioned

Jun 03, 2019
#110 - Summer Reading Plans 2019
21:26

Summer reading is a thing, right? We did it as students in school, our kids might do it, and it just feels like the time of year to have a stack of books ready to go. I want to share my personal goals for my summer reading and some titles I’m looking forward to, and I hope it inspires you to make one or two small moves toward your own summer reading approach this year.

Helpful Companion Links

May 27, 2019
#109 - Food in a Bowl: Hacks and How-To’s
17:00

The last in our three-part Food in a Bowl series, this week’s episode features hacks and how-to’s so you can build your best food bowls yet! Together, we will figure out the logistics of actually making food bowls a staple in your meal planning without feeling like you’re prepping literally everything always. This kind of episode is one of my favorites because we make can make life simpler but also more full . . . by filling it with things that matter, like delicious meals in a bowl.

Helpful Companion Links

May 20, 2019
#108 - Food in a Bowl: Flavors
24:30

In part two of our Food in a Bowl series, we’re talking about flavors. There are so many ways to put together flavors because flavor options are literally endless. And that’s a little bit of why it’s hard, right? When we have so many options, it feels overwhelming and we just give up. In today’s episode, we’re going to distill flavor down a bit to help you think through how to put together your own dinner bowl.

Stuff Mentioned

May 13, 2019
#107 - Food in a Bowl: Basics
23:19

This episode is the first of a three-part series about serving food in a bowl. My family’s favorite foods are served in a bowl from pasta and soup to ice cream and cereal, but this series focuses more on dinner bowls, meals that are made up of multiple components layered together, not necessarily soup. In this episode, I break down the four basic building blocks to a successful dinner bowl so you can start where you are and use the ingredients your family already likes to add food bowls to your meal plan.

Companion Links for This Episode

May 06, 2019
#106 - The Lazy Sisters Bonus Episode
01:42:23

Have you ever wondered how you can support The Lazy Genius Collective and this podcast? You can become a Patreon supporter, and as a thank you, you get a (really long) monthly episode of The Lazy Sisters Podcast, a show that Kendra does with her little sister, Hannah. It's fun, ridiculous, and the unedited Kendra if you were ever curious about that. 

Here's a bonus episode of the most recent Lazy Sisters Podcast. If you ever want to hear more or just want to say thank you for The Lazy Genius Podcast, head to Patreon to become a supporter. 

Thanks and enjoy!

Apr 29, 2019
#105 - The Lazy Genius Makes Pizza Part 2
25:28

We’re continuing our pizza conversation this week by talking about cheese, toppings, sauce, tools, and how you bake it. If last week’s episode on pizza dough didn’t convince you I’m a nerd over pizza, this one will. I’m realizing I have so much to say that I could have an entire series or even whole separate podcast on pizza. I love it so much and keep learning every time I make it. I hope the more you make it, the more you’ll learn and love it, too!

Links You May Find Helpful

  • Jump over to listen to The Lazy Genius Makes Pizza (Part One) if you haven’t listened to that yet.

  • If you want to take cues from my pizza sauce recipe, you can find it on the blog.

  • Thinking about trying caramelized onions on your pizza? Here’s a recipe to make them in the crock pot and on the stovetop (I usually leave out the balsamic vinegar, but that’s just me).

  • Since I make pizza almost every week, it’s important to me to have a pan I love. I use this cast iron pizza pan. My friend Michael believes his pizza steel is best, and my cooking sister Bri McKoy uses a pizza stone. Use whatever makes you happy.

  • Having a pizza peel handy also makes pizza assembly a breeze. I use this wooden one (and store it with my cutting boards). They also make aluminum ones, so again, find what works best for you if you want to invest in one.

  • And as I said last week, a bench scraper is one of the best tools to have in your kitchen. Amen.

  • Bonus tip from Michael — how to make hot honey: Warm up honey in a little pan, add in chopped dried chiles, and warm that together for about 15 minutes on the stove. Then let it cool and put it back in a bottle. He drizzles that on pizzas when they come out of the oven or by the slice and swears by it.

  • Download the transcript of this episode.

Apr 22, 2019
#104 - The Lazy Genius Makes Pizza (Part 1)
34:38

The only thing that comes close to Change Your Life Chicken in emails and DMs on Instagram is Pizza Fridays. Anytime I post my meal plan for #ItsMealPlanMonday and it says Pizza Friday, I get a ton of DMs asking for my favorite pizza recipe, my favorite pizza stone, my favorite sauce. . .you get the point. Well guys, I’ve done my research, compiled the facts, and now, I’m ready to share everything I know about pizza with you! This week, we’ll talk all things pizza dough. Next week, we’ll talk about sauce and toppings and cooking techniques and everything else.

Stuff Mentioned

Apr 15, 2019
#103 - The Lazy Genius Keeps the Car Clean
13:01

Does your van look like a thrift store on wheels? Me too. And I’m okay with that because I choose to be lazy about my car. This week, I’m sharing a few quick tips that help me keep a handle on the stuff in my van, so I don’t lose my mind every time I have to go somewhere. However, if you’re looking for tips on how to keep the exterior of your car clean, keep on searching. I basically have zero to say about it other than I guess it’s good to wash it sometimes?

Stuff Mentioned

Apr 08, 2019
#102 - How to Make a Decision with Emily P. Freeman
38:36

This week I’m joined by the Lazy Genius Collective mascot, Emily P. Freeman. (Kidding, but not because you can play a drinking game with how many times I talk about her on all the platforms. ) Her new book The Next Right Thing comes out tomorrow, April 2, and what better way to celebrate than to have her on the podcast?! We’re talking about making decisions and how to find peace in those decisions when we don’t have much clarity surrounding them.

Companion Links

Apr 01, 2019
#101 - The Lazy Genius Deals with Sickness
30:36

We’re finally talking about it, y’all -- how to Lazy Genius sickness. I’m chatting about the essentials that keep us mostly sane while we’re battling it out with germs and cranky kids. And I know what I’m talking about. Our family went through it in the first couple of months of 2019 with two bouts of the stomach bug, the flu, sinus infections, a cold that wouldn’t end… it was rough. The steps I share in this episode made it far less horrible for us, and I hope they do the same for you.

Stuff Mentioned

Mar 25, 2019
#100 - Change Your Life Chicken
27:11

You guys, we’ve hit 100 episodes! How fun is that?! And the only appropriate way to celebrate, in my opinion, is to deep dive into Change Your Life Chicken! I never thought a chicken recipe would be my legacy, but here we are. This recipe is a staple in my meal plan, and I talk about every step in great detail in this episode. If you’ve never made it before, this episode will make it a regular in your rotation. I’m absolutely sure of it. 

Stuff Mentioned

Mar 18, 2019
#99 - The Lazy Genius Feeds a Crowd
27:48

It’s finally happening, y’all. I’m telling you how to feed a crowd this week! Or at least, I’m telling you how I feed a crowd and sharing things that are must-dos for me to keep my cool when I open our front door to welcome guests. I’m also sharing four ideas for crowdpleasers that we use at our community group when we host on Sundays.

Stuff Mentioned

Mar 11, 2019
#98 - The Lazy Genius Cleans Out the Fridge
17:35

We’re talking fridge clean-outs this week on the podcast. This is one of those episodes we wish didn’t exist but also need very badly. We’ll spend a few minutes going over the seven steps to tackling this chore, the tools you’ll need to be successful, and a way to make it happen less often and definitely be less gross.

Helpful Links

Mar 04, 2019
#97 - One Simple Step That Changes Meal Planning Forever
18:40

If you’ve been feeling like you’re not making anyone happy at dinner time (including yourself), this episode is for you! I’ve been talking about Brainless Crowdpleasers for a long time around here, but this week I’m breaking the concept down to set you up for success. I’m describing how to determine what counts as a brainless crowdpleaser and just how many people you should be able to feed with one. And I’ll teach you how to build up your list of Brainless Crowdpleasers and how you stock your kitchen based on your list.

Helpful Links

Feb 25, 2019
#96 - The Lazy Genius Works from Home
26:43

Although this is a frequently requested topic, I get that your situation might be very different from mine and from each person listening. I hope this episode is an encouragement on how to think about your own work, whether professional or what makes you feel like a person outside of motherhood, laundry, cookings and all the things.

Helpful Links For You

Feb 18, 2019
#95 The Lazy Genius Guide to Marinades
25:28

In all the time I spent dreaming and planning for this podcast, I never thought I’d spend an episode talking about marinades. But here we are. My DMs blow up every time I make something with a marinade. You ask, “What’s in that liquid?” You say, “My dinners never turn out like this.” And you worry about things turning out salty. A lot. Well, today we’re talking about creating your own magical marinades that can take an average meal from “meh” to “best meal ever!”

Important Stuff

Feb 11, 2019
#94 - The Lazy Genius Guide to Freezer Meals
22:41

This week, we’re doing math on the podcast. Well, Freezer Math. Freezer Math will help you know how much to cook when you want to stock your freezer. Then, I share the Seven Rules of Freezer Cooking. This is serious business, y’all. So grab your calculator apps and let’s stock our freezers.

Links to Help You Out

Feb 04, 2019
#93 - Cook Without a Recipe
23:25

Are you afraid to go off script on a recipe? Or maybe you’re not afraid, but things never turn out just right when you riff in the kitchen. This week, I’m sharing a handful of concepts that if you understand them in concept will start to change your cooking experience tremendously. I’m not saying you’ll walk away from this episode a master chef, but your confidence and understanding of what can make you become better will definitely change.

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Jan 28, 2019
#92 - Finding a Bedtime Routine For Kids
28:52

This week’s topic is one of the most frequently requested topics I’ve received via Instagram DMS and emails, but I know it’s not for everyone at this point in time. If you don’t have kids or they don’t give you trouble at bedtime, feel free to skip this one. But if you do have trouble at bedtime, I go through all the details of our kids’ bedtimes and what works for us and what doesn’t.

Helpful Links

Jan 21, 2019
#91 - The Lazy Genius Organizes Paper
19:19

Have you ever noticed paper is like a magnet? The more you have laying around the more it attracts. In this week’s episode, I tackle the three biggest problems we have with paper and give you an inside look at how I lazy genius my paper situation at home.

 

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Jan 14, 2019
#90 - Set the Right Goals Without Fizzling Out
22:01

Goal setting can be a dangerous game. We can go overboard and try to do all the things, but when we don’t, we feel like complete failures. This week’s episode, I share three steps to help you move from goal-setting that doesn’t work to a mindset that does so that January starts feeling more exciting than terrifying.

Links You May Find Helpful:

Jan 07, 2019
#89 - Reset the House Instead of Burning It Down
15:53

Tomorrow marks the beginning of 2019, can you believe that?! In today’s episode, I talk about why it’s okay if you don’t have all of your goals and intentions for the year crystal clear by the time the ball drops tonight. And I offer three tips for resetting your home after the holidays in a (mostly) painless way.

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Dec 31, 2018
#88 - Refocus Your Christmas Brain
03:55

A gentle, loving reminder that you matter this Christmas season. . .even if you feel overwhelmed and those family traditions you care so much about fall apart.

Helpful Companion Links

Dec 17, 2018
#87 The Lazy Genius Guide to Flexibilty
16:16

The holidays can be tough, especially when it comes to managing our expectations when making memories. It doesn’t take much to turn our meticulously planned, yet festive holiday light display route into an awkward car ride with a crying toddler and hot chocolate that’s basically chocolate milk. This week, I’m offering three steps to help you detach your personal value from memory-making success which will help manage the holiday stress.

Helpful Links

Dec 10, 2018
#86: The Lazy Genius Buys Meat
27:18

I know, I know. You were probably expecting a holiday-centric episode now that it’s December, but I can’t think of a better way to prepare for the holidays than talking about something that can help make mealtime easier. Even when it’s the holidays, we need to eat regular meals and buy meat. I hope this episode helps give you a clearer path in the grocery store.

Links You May Find Helpful

Dec 03, 2018
#85: The Lazy Genius Kitchen Reset
08:15

We’ve got a short episode for you today, but don’t sleep on it, y’all. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the state of your kitchen and pantry and all of the upcoming holiday baking and cooking, this episode is for you. Give it a listen, and check out some of the other episodes I mention in the links below.

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Nov 26, 2018
#84 The Lazy Genius Guide to Lunch
21:38

When you think of the words “meal plan,” I bet you think of dinner. But lunch is just as important. This week, I’m talking about ways to find strategies and recipe ideas to make lunch not feel like such a throwaway meal. Plus, there's an exciting new community on the Internet that I think you'll love.

Companion Links

Nov 19, 2018
#83: The Lazy Genius Skincare Routine
23:33

I’m a big believer in listening to one person for different spaces, and my sister Hannah is that person for skincare. In this week’s episode, I’m sharing what I’ve learned from her over the years and a few of my favorite tried and true products.

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Nov 12, 2018
#82: The Lazy Genius Finds the Best Way to Do Things
13:22

We like to do it right. We like to feel like we’re not wasting our time. How do we seek after the best way to do something without being a slave to the process? As the holidays approach, it’s a great time to think differently about how you choose what you choose.

 

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Nov 05, 2018
#81 The Lazy Genius and Healthy Eating
15:11

Are you tired of keeping up with diets and food trends? Let’s reframe how we view healthy eating and listen to what our bodies are telling us it wants and needs.

Stuff Mentioned

Oct 29, 2018
#80 The Lazy Genius Daily Act of Kindness
11:34

When was the last time you showed yourself some kindness? And I don’t mean in the Tom Haverford “treat yo self” kind of way. I mean showing yourself a small act of kindness that doesn’t come with qualifiers or require a certain number of checkmarks on your to do list to obtain. 

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Oct 22, 2018
#79 The Lazy Genius Creates a Holiday Sabbath
12:40

It’s mid-October, and I’ve already seen Christmas lights in stores. The holidays are coming, y’all! While they’re full of mostly happy things like baking cookies and seeing family and friends, the holiday season can wear you out if you don’t build in time to rest. Here’s how you can create a practice of Holiday Sabbath this season.

Stuff Mentioned:

Oct 15, 2018
#78 The Lazy Genius House Purge
16:15

Are you feeling it, too? Are you feeling the itch to get rid of everything and start over? Do you want to make your home feel like fall but have too much stuff in the way? In this episode, we’re going to talk about how to purge the house like a Lazy Genius, how to see our stuff with new eyes, and how to give ourselves a break when we can’t seem to create the space we want.

Stuff Mentioned

Oct 08, 2018
#77 The Lazy Genius Rests
20:38

A couple of months ago, I asked on Instagram what you’d like me to talk about during our times together, and when someone said rest, the likes on that comment started piling up fast. Can we get better at resting? Can we set better goals and push toward resting better? In this episode, we’ll talk about how we need to look at rest differently and then figure out practical ways to actually do it in our regular life.

Stuff Mentioned:

Oct 01, 2018
#76 The Lazy Genius Meal Plan
19:08

We’ve been waiting for this one, haven’t we? We’re finally talking about meal planning! Getting dinner on the table happens most every day, and we’re still surprised it has to happen. Here are three simple steps (plus one exciting announcement) that will help you get dinnertime under control.

 

Stuff Mentioned:

Note: In this episode, I mentioned two levels of The Meal Plan. I decided to scrap that. We’re all VIPs, so there’s only one level!

Sep 24, 2018
#75 The Lazy Genius Stocks the Kitchen
20:38

We’ve all seen the lists online. Lists of all the foods you should have in your kitchen so that dinner is always close at hand. But if those lists worked, you’d make more dinner more often and be less stressed about it. That’s why we’re going to talk about how to make your own list that works for your family and your lifestyle because I’m guessing a jar of roasted red peppers and grasini don’t make the cut.

 

Stuff Mentioned:

Sep 17, 2018
#74: The Lazy Genius Takes a Creative Leap
23:13

Do you have a creative interest you’ve been putting on the back burner? Maybe you think you don’t have time or you’re not talented enough. Here are 10 steps that will help you kick those thoughts to the curb and take a creative leap!

 

Stuff Mentioned:

A Million Little Ways by Emily P. Freeman

Sep 10, 2018
#73: The Lazy Genius Buys a Cookbook
19:54

Tired of buying a cookbook then never cracking it open? We’re talking about why that may be and how to fix it on this week’s episode. I also offer a fail-proof method of picking out a cookbook that will serve you and your family for years to come.

Stuff Mentioned:


Preorder Shannan Martin’s new book The Ministry of Ordinary Places here. Her previous book Falling Free changed my life, and I will forever recommend her beautiful words.

Sep 03, 2018
#72: The Lazy Genius Hosts a Book Swap
22:38

Hosting a book swap is a low-key way to meet new people and get some great books in the process. In this episode, we chart the path of a book at a book swap plus talk about food, music, and everything else to have a great party. 

Curious about how many friends to invite? How to set up the books? How to collect the books in the first place? We cover it all here. Enjoy listening, and if you host your own, don't forget to tag me on Instagram and use the hashtag #lazygeniusbookswap!

Stuff Mentioned:

 

Aug 27, 2018
#71: The Lazy Genius Goes to London
19:48

Traveling is new to me, but I never want to go anywhere but London again. What an incredible city. In this episode, I share seven regular life lessons I learned from my time in London.

If you're interested in more travel details (what I did, what I packed, and how much I hated the flight), head to the show notes

Interested in the watercolor dessert postcards? Make sure you're on my mailing list to hear about the flash sale the minute it opens!

Aug 20, 2018
#70: The Lazy Genius Welcomes Fall
14:03

School is about to start, but it's still technically summer. How do we transition between seasons and schedules and stay present and all the things we hope for? Enjoy this episode about welcoming fall without aggressively leaving summer behind.

Episodes related to this one:

Aug 13, 2018
#69: The Lazy Genius Summer Detox
21:07

August feels crazy because it is crazy. We're one step into summer, one step into fall, and feel like we're going to fall over. Plus, our kids have been with us for 578 years and we need a break. In this episode, let's reset our minds and change our posture a little. It's okay for motherhood to be hard, but it doesn't have to paint the entire picture. If you're home with kids, this episode is especially for you. 

Related Info to Check Out:

 

Aug 06, 2018
#68: The Lazy Genius Tries New Things
10:41

In this last episode of the summer, I share the gift of trying new things. We're often afraid of failing, but if we fail to build up our Try New Things muscle, those new things we so desperately long for will be harder to find. 

Hear what I'm working on this summer, what new things have entered my life, and why this summer break is part of that. I hope you try some new things, too!

Jun 18, 2018
#67: The Lazy Genius Shops at the Farmers Market
14:36

The farmers market is a lovely place, but sometimes it can feel overwhelming. Do you haggle? Are the farmers mad when you buy from somebody else? How do you know if you like something or not? In this episode, all of your farmers market questions will be answered, and if they're not, join me on Instagram @thelazygenius to ask yours.

Jun 11, 2018
#66: The Lazy Genius Yard Sale
27:14

Yard sales sound good in theory, but the piles of stuff, mean hagglers, and rainy mornings ruin everything. Is it possible to have a yard sale and not hate the entire process? Definitely. In this episode, you'll be set up for yard sale success from organizing your stuff, signs, haggling, pricing, and everything in between. 

Jun 04, 2018
#65: The Lazy Genius Summer Strategy: Food
12:20

What if you don't have a grill? What if you hate salad? What if your kids run purely on snack bar fries and won't eat anything you make? Let's take a super quick trip down Summer Food Tip Road. Even if you just take one tip from this, that one tip could make a huge difference. Listen in and find one that works for your life.

Companion Episodes:

Download the transcript for this episode!

And check out the giant blog post with every summer tip I have!

May 28, 2018
#64: The Lazy Genius Summer Strategy: Routine
24:56

Sure, summer needs a routine but not quite the kind you might think. I'm not pulling a fast one; I really mean a different kind of routine. Listen in to get some new ideas.

Companion Episodes:

Download a transcript for this episode!

Check out Hope*Writers! The membership window closes this week!

May 21, 2018
#63: The Lazy Genius Summer Strategy: Time
23:41

We're looking at the summer as one huge batch of time, but breaking it down into categories helps. In this episode, let's look at all the ways you (and your kids) can spend your time so you don't confuse them and always feel tired.

Companion Episodes:

Download a transcript for this episode!

May 14, 2018
#62: The Lazy Genius Summer Strategy: Mindset
21:23

Even now in May, summer already feels overwhelming. We want to get a lot done, rest, have time alone and away from our kids, and figure out the perfect balance between structure and freedom. While that balance might not actually exist, a new mindset can certainly help you try. 

In this, the first episode in a four-part series, we're going to develop a strategy for the summer, and as always around here, we begin with a little reframing. Listen in.

Stuff Mentioned In This Episode:

May 07, 2018
#61: The Lazy Genius Exercise Routine
22:25

We need some reframing when it comes to exercise. If you love working out, you might not find this topic necessary. If you think working out is the worst, you're probably girding your loins against the incoming guilt. 

In The Lazy Genius Exercise Routine, you'll get zero guilt. In fact, I think you'll feel free to approach exercise in a way that makes sense without feeling like you have to look like an Olympian. 

Stuff Mentioned In the Episode:

Apr 30, 2018
#60: The Lazy Genius Cleaning Routine
27:31

We've talked about how to clean bathrooms and kitchens, how to do laundry, how to spring clean, tidy, and clean our house without hating it. Is there really more to talk about? Actually, yes. 

In The Lazy Genius Cleaning Routine, we figure out how to create an actual routine, a rhythm for keeping your house relatively clean on a relatively regular basis. 

Apr 23, 2018
#59: The Lazy Genius Evening Routine
26:26

A good evening routine sets the stage for the next morning. It's like a game of life dominoes; we just need to knock over the right one. Learn how to slowly build an evening routine that gradually decreases your productive energy and helps you connect with yourself and the people around you.

Stuff Mentioned In This Episode:

Apr 09, 2018
#58: The Lazy Genius Morning Routine
28:01

When we start the day with the right energy, sometimes things go better than we expect. How we develop a morning routine? Maybe not quite what you expect. Have a listen, and create mornings that make you feel like yourself.

Stuff Mentioned In This Episode:

Apr 02, 2018
#57: The Lazy Genius Guide to Roasting Stuff
17:41

Roasting is one of the best skills to have in your cooking arsenal, and there's virtually no actual skill required. You just need a three basic rules and the cheatsheet below. Listen to an episode that is guaranteed to change the ease with which you get dinner on the table. 

Stuff Mentioned In This Episode:

Don't forget to grab your free roasting cheatsheet!

Mar 26, 2018
#56: The Lazy Genius Makes Salad
32:37

Salads made by someone else are almost always better than ones we make ourselves. Let's remedy that, shall we? Learn the three salad rules and how to go from Matt Saracen salad to Tim Riggins salad. 

Stuff Mentioned In This Episode:

Mar 19, 2018
#55: The Lazy Genius Bakes Bread
25:03

Bread is one of the oldest, best foods around. I have no scientific evidence of this, but it feels right. You can't really Lazy Genius bread, but you can start with great principles and have a better chance at great bread sooner than you think.

Stuff from this episode:

Mar 12, 2018
#54: The Lazy Genius Makes Soup
23:06

Soup is one of the most comforting foods around, but we often just dump everything into a pot and let it simmer for a few hours. There's a better (and quicker) way! Listen to The Lazy Genius Makes Soup and up your soup game big time. 

And if you want to see the soup-making process in action, check out the video!

 

Helpful links:

Mar 05, 2018
Bonus: The Lazy Sisters Podcast Preview
10:10

Kendra and Hannah are real life sisters keeping you from real bad choices. The Lazy Sisters Podcast is launching on Patreon this week, and here's a quick preview. 

I appreciate all of your support for The Lazy Genius Podcast, and this new show is a fun way to say thank you for that support. Head to Patreon to find out more about how you can get more of these episodes and keep The Lazy Genius Podcast going at the same time.

Mar 01, 2018
#53: The Lazy Genius Cooks Chicken
45:03

Cooking chicken is basically required to be a human, so let's do it right! In this episode, you'll get a rundown of the main cuts of chicken available at the store, what grade I give them, and then a rundown of all the cooking methods you can choose.

Stuff from this episode:

Feb 26, 2018
#52: The Lazy Genius Spring Cleans
24:57

Spring cleaning is just doing the things we don't do on a regular basis, and you don't have to reserve a horrible weekend to make it happen. In this episode, figure out the three steps to doing spring cleaning the Lazy Genius way. 

Mentioned in the episode:

Feb 19, 2018
#51: The Lazy Genius Cleans the Bathroom
20:10
Feb 12, 2018
#50: The Lazy Genius Tidies the House
24:08

Tidying the house isn't cleaning the house; it's making it look clean. If you want some tips and perspective on the best tool in your Lazy Genius cleaning arsenal, this episode is for you.

Mentioned in the episode:

Feb 05, 2018
#49: The Lazy Genius Home
21:21

We often define our home by it's style, but that's only a piece of the puzzle and a dangerous place to start... unless you're ready to spend a million dollars at Target. In this episode, explore the three components of any home, no matter where you live or who you live with, and how naming them can enhance your life in significant ways.

Mentioned in this episode and/or helpful thoughts on home:

Jan 29, 2018
#48: The Lazy Genius and Time Management
17:30

We don't have to mechanize our schedules to stay on top of our days. Learn three pillars of Lazy Genius time management as well as my favorite time-saving Lazy Genius Tip of the Week that's basic but so helpful in the rhythm of life.

Stuff Mentioned In This Episode:

Join me on Instagram every Thursday at 12:15pm EST to talk about that week's episode!

 

Jan 22, 2018
#47: The Lazy Genius Finds Her Purpose
14:53

Setting goals is tough without an overall purpose. Practically find yours with a tiny bit of Oprah woo-woo thrown in.

Stuff mentioned in the episode:

Jan 15, 2018
#46: The Lazy Genius Loses Weight
17:29
Jan 08, 2018
#45: The Lazy Genius Sets Goals
13:15

It's a fresh start unicorn! January 1st AND it's a Monday! Before we jump on the roller coaster of goal-failing I mean goal-setting, let's talk. It's time to reframe our goals so we actually become the people we want to, Lazy Genius style. 

Stuff mentioned in the episode:

I'll be live on Instagram Thursday, January 4th, to talk about the episode and to show you the planners I've tried and quit. That journal/notebook/planner graveyard is growing by the day, you guys. 

Jan 01, 2018
#44: The Lazy Genius Bakes for the Holidays
13:13

Today's episode is about baking during the holidays, but there is not a single recipe or tip in sight. You might have just swiped to delete, but I sure hope not. Listen before you bake, friends. It might make your holidays a little sweeter. (Get it? I'll show myself out.)

After you listen, check out this post for my holiday baking roundup - recipes, tips, and the correct temperature of butter amen. 

This is the last episode of 2017! If you're interested in hearing my roundup of the year (favorite books, etc.), be sure to join the mailing list. Enjoy the rest of your holidays!

Dec 18, 2017
#43: The Lazy Genius and Self Care
17:04

It's easy to lose ourselves in the holidays... which is why we so look forward to the clean start of January. But do we have to wait with our shoulders clenched, crossing our fingers that we can present with the month also finishing quickly? I hope not, but you know. In this episode, let's talk about what it means to take care of ourselves during a busy season. Spas are optional.

 

Some of my favorite self-care items:

Dec 11, 2017
#42: The Lazy Genius Hosts a Holiday Party
30:06

Don't be afraid. It can be really fun to host a party, so if you're thinking of sliding one into your December calendar, I've got you covered.

Stuff Mentioned:

Dec 04, 2017
#41: The Lazy Genius Guide to Holiday Giving
17:50

It's time to start buying for people, and while it's incredibly fun, we can inject a lot of stress into it, too. In this episode, we'll breeze through budgeting, how to choose a gift, and talk in detail about kids and gifts. As you can see, the links for this episode are plentiful, so read, listen, and get a better handle on how to give without feeling like Scrooge.

​​​​​​​If you're looking for specific gift ideas, I'll send out an extensive gift guide to the mailing list this weekend, so sign up by December 2, 2017 to get yours!

Nov 27, 2017
#40: The Lazy Genius Navigates Family Tension
19:17

Spending entire days with your family over the holidays can sometimes feel a little tense. There's a lot of history and things unsaid - or very loudly and aggressively said - and those car rides home can be little venting therapy sessions where you try and get your peace back. In this episode, we talk about how to leave those family gatherings with your peace still intact and maybe even an improved relationship along the way. 

Mentioned in the episode:

Nov 20, 2017
#39: The Lazy Genius Hosts Thanksgiving
21:26

Hosting Thanksgiving sounds great in theory but terrifying in execution. So many dishes. So much pressure. And the turkey! What if the turkey is horrible or raw or dry enough to sand the deck? 

In this episode, I share the three keys to hosting success plus ten of my favorite practical tips. You can do this.

Don't forget to check out the only turkey recipe you'll ever need, and this Sunday I'll email The Lazy Genius Collective mailing list everything I have to say about Thanksgiving. Don't miss it, and join here!

Nov 13, 2017
#38: The Lazy Genius Practices Thankfulness
18:11

It feels right to give thanks in November, but it also feels forced and annoying sometimes. Let's get back to the basics of gratitude and actually enjoy a season of giving thanks. No daily journals of thanks necessary. 

Need all The Lazy Genius there is? Visiting your inbox is my favorite and might just become yours. Check out the mailing list here.

Nov 06, 2017
#37: The Lazy Genius Budgets
24:08

We want to save money, have extraordinary experiences, and not stress from paycheck to paycheck. But how? I share the four pillars of a Lazy Genius budget and a peek into our personal family budget and how we put it together, so listen in and grab some ideas for your own budget.

And don't forget to read specifically about budgeting during the holidays on the blog this week!

Oct 30, 2017
#36: The Lazy Genius Conquers Holiday Overwhelm
20:32

In this episode of The Lazy Genius Podcast, you'll learn the one life-giving decision that makes the holidays come alive again, no stress needed. 

Instagram: @thelazygenius

Oct 23, 2017
#35: The Lazy Genius Holiday Game Plan
21:07

It's possible to move through the holidays without going crazy. Your stuff and family are safe from your wrath if we can holiday game plan now!

After you game plan, check out How to Plan Your Holiday Calendar and get practical. And don't forget your game plan cheatsheet!

Oct 16, 2017
#34: The Lazy Genius Organizes a Home
22:11

In this episode, I'll share the five organizing personalities and how you could totally be organizing your home wrong. Ain't nobody got time for that. Let's be Lazy Geniuses about our homes!

Stuff Mentioned in the Episode:

THIS WEEK ONLY, I'm releasing a mini-course on how to declutter for life. I want to help you clear a path through your stuff and create a home you love, a home you won't have to purge every year like you do now. It's only available until Sunday, October 15th, so please don't miss your chance!

Oct 09, 2017
#33: The Lazy Genius Shops at Costco
20:39

This week, we talk about the benefits of Costco and the best items to buy (and skip) when you're shopping. 

Here are all the things mentioned in the episode:

And don't forget to join me on Instagram @thelazygenius this Thursday at 12:15pm EST to talk more about Costco and get your questions answered!

Oct 02, 2017
#32: The Lazy Genius Cleans the Kitchen
19:37

The kitchen is the center of many homes, and when it's a wreck, we're not above contemplating arson. In this episode, you'll learn the Lazy Genius order to cleaning the kitchen. Yes, there's an order. 

There's also a free printable of the order for your fridge so you won't forget it, no matter how many brain cells your children have taken.

Enjoy the episode! And if you do, consider passing it along to a friend. The world needs more Lazy Geniuses.

Sep 25, 2017
#31: The Lazy Genius Makes a Smoothie
20:27

Yes, we all know what a smoothie is, but in this episode, we'll dig deeper into smoothies than you ever thought possible. Why do we drink them? When should we drink them? What's the actual best way to make them? I've got you covered... in smoothie.

Show Notes: 

Follow me on Instagram this Thursday (September 21st) at 12:15pm ET to talk smoothies LIVE.

Sep 18, 2017
#30: The Lazy Genius Bullet Journals
22:30

You've heard lots of talk, seen all the photos on Pinterest, but let's figure out how to Bullet Journal for regular people.

Show Notes

Have questions? Join me on Instagram this Thursday at 12:30pm ET! I'll be on live to answer any questions you have. See you then!

Sep 11, 2017
#29: The Lazy Genius Finds a Fall Rhythm
18:39

I'm back after my summer break (party emoji!) and easing into a fall rhythm. If you need one, too, this episode is all over it. 

 

We'll identify what parts of your life need a rhythm, how to find your reason for creating one, and five practical questions to get started. 

Show Notes

Follow me on Instagram @thelazygenius. Every Thursday at 12:30pm we do an Instagram Live to talk about that week's episode, so come hang out!

Sep 04, 2017
#28: The Lazy Genius Creates Space
18:23

Join me on Instagram @thelazygenius.

Jul 03, 2017
#27: The Lazy Genius Movie Night
23:28

1. Get ideas from Pinterest!

The Lazy Genius Movie Night Pinterest Board

2. Here are a few things mentioned in the episode.

Jun 26, 2017
#26: The Lazy Genius Grills
24:29

1. Get grilling ideas from Pinterest.

The Lazy Genius Grills Pinterest Board

2. Check out what you heard in the episode.

Jun 19, 2017
#25: The Lazy Genius Bakes Cookies
33:24

1. Get my favorite Lazy Genius cookie baking tools!

2. Get extra baking tips.

Here's a baking miniseries I did awhile back.

3. Bake the best cookies ever. 

Jun 05, 2017
#24 - The Lazy Genius Thinks Differently About Cooking
25:22

1. Read some stuff that goes with the episode.

2. Become a Lazy Genius one weekly email at a time.

Need some encouragement to be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don't? The Lazy Genius Collective mailing list gets the best stuff. Join here!

May 29, 2017
#23: The Lazy Genius Reads
20:50

1. Read what was mentioned.

2. Get book recommendations every month.

If you're part of The Lazy Genius Collective, you get an exhaustive and awesome list of book/show/podcast recommendations every month. It's so nice to have someone do the searching for you. 

May 22, 2017
#22: The Lazy Genius Goes on a Date Night
26:40

1. Read a few things that were mentioned.

2. Release the guilt in other areas by becoming a Lazy Genius.

Join The Lazy Genius Collective. Your inbox and your sanity will thank you.

May 15, 2017
#21: The Lazy Genius Does Laundry
27:10

Stuff that's mentioned...

Follow me on Instagram! @thelazygenius

May 08, 2017
#20: The Lazy Genius Makes Tomato Sauce
31:08

1. What's mentioned and what's helpful...

2. Don't miss an episode again.

Have you subscribed yet? New episodes are released every Monday morning, so do the Lazy Genius thing and have them pop into your phone automatically. Head here to make it happen with one click. Or if you're already in your podcast app, hit subscribe! I'm so happy you're here!

May 01, 2017
#19: The Lazy Genius Gets Dressed
31:08

1. Check out the stuff mentioned in the episode!

2. All of your suggestions of where to shop!

  • Anthropologie Pilcro Shorts - recommended by a TON of you and lauded as life-changers
  • Nordstrom Rack - literally dozens and dozens of recommendations
  • J. Jill - lots of mentions and even more disclaimers that it's not all "old lady" clothes :)
  • Loft - possibly the highest number of recommendations, especially for basics and during sales
  • JCrew - many of you swear by their shorts and t-shirt dresses
  • Madewell - responsibly sourced and just trendy enough
  • Lularoe - a lot of you sing the praises of their leggings and casual dresses
  • a handful mentioned these drawstring linen pants from Nordstrom as their summer go-to
  • Boden - beautiful, classy investment pieces
  • the most intriguing suggestion - raw silk tees that cost a fortune but look UHMAZING and last forever
  • Lou & Grey - with the tagline "Clothing for a Comfortably Confident Life" and reasonable prices, this brand could be a new favorite
  • a vocal minority were all in for Title Nine shorts
  • Garnet Hill - pricey but some great natural fiber pieces, especially if you can grab them on sale
  • A.N.A. from JCPenney - I've actually gotten a few pieces from this brand, and it's a great one... although I recommend trying stuff on in the store or getting in-store returns since they tend to look differently on your own human body than in the photos.
  • Talbots - an oldie but to many of you a goodie
  • a couple of shout-outs for the Lands End polo dresses

3. Get the 7 Steps to a Lazy Genius Closet.

Apr 24, 2017
#18: The Lazy Genius Raises a New Baby
29:31

1. Read some posts to make the episode even better!

2. In case you want more of the record player stuff...

I talked about a record player... we were given a Crosley three-speed last year similar to this one but in teal. And our go-to record right now? The soundtrack from La La Land. Bonkers good. And if you like moody background music, this one by S. Carey is a personal favorite that's on repeat A LOT.

3. Get your freebie from the episode!

Apr 17, 2017
#17: The Lazy Genius Cleans the House
35:23

1. Read this week's Lazy Genius post!

One of my favorite things I've ever written: Who's Your Cleaning Spirit Animal?

2. Check out the stuff mentioned!

3. Get your Ten Principles of Keeping a Home freebie!

Apr 10, 2017
#16: The Lazy Genius Puts Stuff On the Wall
27:49

1. Check out the Pinterest board!

A good start on ideas for your walls as well as examples of The Rule of One.

2. Here are the posts and items mentioned in the episode.

3. Join The Lazy Genius Collective!

Get encouragement in your inbox. The best stuff goes to the mailing list, so I hope you join us!

Apr 03, 2017
#15: The Lazy Genius Fixes Breakfast
25:03

1. Read a few Lazy Genius breakfast posts.

2. Check out the Pinterest board.

A great place to start with ideas for sweet and savory items, toast toppings, and more. Use these to start your own board of ideas!

3. Never miss another Lazy Genius moment.

Every Sunday afternoon, I send you an email so we can stay friends, and occasionally those emails include sneak peeks, early access, and any other perk friends get. I would absolutely love for you to join this community. I'm honored by every single one of you.

Mar 27, 2017
#14: The Lazy Genius Survives a Class Party
24:18
Mar 20, 2017
#13: The Lazy Genius Makes a Friend
24:53

A few things for after you listen...

Mar 13, 2017
#12: The Lazy Genius Buys a Gift
23:18

In this episode, I share ways to come up with great gift ideas and actually remember them.

After you listen and what you heard when you did:

Mar 06, 2017
#11: The Lazy Genius Shops at Aldi
21:16

You should be shopping at Aldi, and if you already are, you could be shopping smarter! Kendra shares her favorite tips and items from the store that saves us all so much money.

For after you listen:

  • Bizarro Meal Prep That Changes the Game - my personal take on not wasting anything, especially with all that inexpensive Aldi produce
  • Smoothie Booster Cubes - all of those extra greens get blended up with hippie seeds and powders and frozen into cubes for quick and healthy smoothie making
  • If you like what you hear and don't want to miss another thing, join the mailing list! I promise to keep my visits to your inbox purposeful and super fun. Welcome to the Lazy Genius family!
  • Follow Kendra on Instagram @thelazygenius
Mar 04, 2017
#10: Fictional Lazy Geniuses with Emily P. Freeman
23:30

Emily and Kendra talk again but this time about their favorite lazy geniuses on television. Spoiler: a lot of them are jerks or kind of annoying. What does that mean?! But really they're just people who don't spend a lot of time worrying about what others think, and that can't be bad. Do your favorites make the list? 

Where to find Emily:
Instagram: @emilypfreeman
Emily P. Freeman online

Where to find Kendra:
Instagram: @thelazygenius
The Lazy Genius Collective online

Jul 05, 2016
#9: Uncovering Your Creative Rhythm with Emily P. Freeman
54:17

Emily Freeman is the perfect balance of boss lady and soul whisperer. She gets stuff done and has the work to prove it but her goal is to create space for your soul to breathe, and our souls can't breathe if we're drowning in hustle. Listen as Emily and Kendra talk about the difference in dreaming about your ideas and actually making them happen, how they get in their own creative rhythms, and how you can, too. 

Where to find Emily:

Instagram: @emilypfreeman
Emily P. Freeman online

Where to find Kendra:

Instagram: @thelazygenius
The Lazy Genius Collective

Jun 28, 2016
#8: A Lazy Genius Marriage with Kaz Adachi
01:05:40

He didn't own a cell phone until 2014, he does a mean Cookie Monster impression, and he's the laziest of all geniuses. In this episode, Kendra talks with her husband about their lazy genius marriage and the torrid story of how they met. It's a little scandalous.

Where to find Kaz:

Nowhere. He's an Internet hermit.

Where to find Kendra:

Instagram: @thelazygenius
Visit Kendra online at The Lazy Genius Collective.

Jun 21, 2016
#7: Finding Your Home's Personality with Addie Jones
51:48

Introducing the coolest girl ever with the coolest job ever. Addie Jones is a stylist, decorator, and creative ninja. She's also incredibly kind and generous with her ideas and encouragement. Kendra and Addie chat about her jobs, the craziest thing she's ever hung in an Anthro store, and how to see your house with fresh eyes.

Where to find Addie...

Her design business Twine and Twill
Pinterest: /twineandtwill
Instagram: @twineandtwill
 

Jun 14, 2016
#6: Raising Boys with Chad Smith
01:08:09

Do you love The Nester? Not as much as this guy. Chad Smith is husband to The Nester and has been a teacher, youth pastor, coach, and dad to three teenage boys. He knows a lot about parenting and grace and people, and you'll learn a lot from his insights.

Where to find Chad:

Chad's Instagram: @chadsmithis
Site for Mantime 
Instagram for Mantime: @mantimeus

Where to find Kendra:

Instagram: @thelazygenius
Want to be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don't? Check out The Lazy Genius Collective online. 

Jun 07, 2016
#5: Lazy Genius Baking with Jamie Golden
01:19:30

Jamie Golden, co-host of The Popcast, joins Kendra to talk baking. They share tips to help you not wash dishes ever again, how to make cupcakes that will change your life, and how chafing helps you remember the difference between baking powder and baking soda.

Where to find Jamie:

Instagram: @jamiebgolden
Twitter: @jamiebgolden
The Popcast with Knox and Jamie

Where to find Kendra:

Instagram: @thelazygenius
Join The Lazy Genius Collective and always be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don't.

May 31, 2016
#4: Giving Up On Perfect with Mary Carver
01:19:11

Funny, honest, and a real Lazy Genius, Mary and Kendra have a conversation about kids, goals, marriage, and everything in between. Sometimes it's hard to be a person, and Mary gets that. She also makes you feel okay for not liking it all the time.

Where to find Mary:

Mary's blog: Giving Up on Perfect
Mary's Instagram: @marycarver
Mary's Facebook: /givinguponperfect
Mary's book: Choose Joy

 

May 24, 2016
#3: Raising Imperfect Teenagers with Meg Duerksen
01:27:10

Meg is creative, chill, and a mom of five teenagers. In this episode, she candidly and generously shares her experiences in parenting grown people who still live in your house. Her words are kind, honest, and freeing. I can't wait for you to listen to this episode and get encouragement from Meg. 

Meg's post on raising teenagers that we all didn't know we desperately needed.

Meg's amazing Instagram feed that will make you so happy: @megduerksen

Follow Kendra on Instagram @thelazygenius.

May 17, 2016
#2: Television Cheat Sheet with Nick Flora
01:25:33

Ever wish you had a television cheat sheet? Everyone keeps talking about this show and that show, and you simply don't have the brain cells to keep up. Today, Kendra and her pop culture brother Nick Flora are here to help. They break down the most popular television shows and give you all you need to know, including mic drop lines you can throw into a conversation even if you've never seen an episode. It's television Cliffs Notes at their finest, so you're welcome. 

Plus, they take a surprising tangent down early 90s Christian culture memory lane, so have fun if you fit that demographic.

Where to find Kendra:
Instagram @thelazygenius
The Lazy Genius Collective

Where to find Nick:
Twitter: @nickflora
Instagram: @nickflora
His music, tour dates, podcast, and all of it: nickflora.com

May 12, 2016
#1: How to Embrace Change with Emily V. Gordon
48:37

Emily is a therapist turned comedy writer who has been through more change than most of us experience in five lifetimes. If you've ever wondered what it's like to take a big (or little) leap when it comes to changing your life, this conversation with Emily is for you.

How to connect with Kendra:

Instagram: @thelazygenius
The Lazy Genius Collective

How to connect with Emily:

Twitter: @emilyvgordon
Her book: Super You - Release Your Inner Superhero
The movie she wrote with her husband about their early relationship that's getting crazy reviews and is fantastic: The Big Sick

 

May 10, 2016
Introducing The Lazy Genius Podcast!
03:52
Used with permission.

Used with permission.

It's finally here! Welcome to season one of The Lazy Genius podcast! 

Listen to a sneak peek of what's coming over the next ten episodes, and while you wait for them, go ahead and hop on iTunes or your favorite podcast app and subscribe to this podcast! And once you have a listen and like what you hear, do me a kindness and leave a review. The more stars and words and downloads the show gets, the more people will find it. And don't we want more people to be Lazy Geniuses? Of course we do. 

I'm so glad you're here! Enjoy listening!
Kendra

May 06, 2016