The Purpose Show

By Allie Casazza

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Mom life: we’re surrounded with the message that it’s the tired life, the no-time-for-myself life, the HARD life. And while it is hard and full of lots of servitude, the idea that motherhood means a joy-less life is something I’m passionate about putting a stop to. I’m on a mission to help you stop counting down the minutes till bedtime (at least most days). I want you to stop cleaning up after your kids’ childhood, and start being present for it - start enjoying it. I believe in John 10:10, that we are called to abundant life, and I know mothers are NOT excluded from that promise. Join me in conversations about simplicity, minimalism, and lots of other good stuff that leads to a life of less for the sake of enjoying more in motherhood. I’m Allie Casazza, and this is The Purpose Show.

Episode Date
Ep 063: Life Hacks for Moms of Littles
31:15

Motherhood is chaotic, no matter which way you slice it. We could all use a helping hand from someone a few steps ahead of us. I’ve been a mom for nine years now. I had all four of my kids within five years and I rocked the stay-at-home mom thing for about seven years before I started my business from home and added that to the mix. If you are a mama who is “in the thick of it,” I have come up with these little tips and tricks that might make day-to-day life easier for you.

Wherever you are, whatever you're doing, whatever your circumstances are, just know that I'm here to lighten your load, give you a breath of fresh air and without actually being there, give you a hug, a little squeeze and say that we're all in this together. I hope that this episode does just that - lightens your load and makes you feel a little more hopeful and inspires you.

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • How keeping the big picture as the focus will relieve you from sweating the small stuff.
  • Tips for running errands with little ones.
  • Ways to include your kids in housework and habits you can form to lighten your load when it comes to chores around your house.
  • The value of finding value in the things you accomplish everyday so you don’t feel defeated by not accomplishing it all.
  • Practical ways to prepare the night before so you can make the next day easier on you and your kids.

Mentioned in this Episode:

Reviews are everything on iTunes! Would you take a minute and click here to leave a review? Email hello@alliecasazza.com with a screenshot of your review on iTunes. You'll be entered to win one of Allie's mini courses for FREE!  

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at hello@alliecasazza.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.   

Aug 15, 2018
Ep 062: My Battle with Emotional Eating + Food Addiction
36:40

Emotional eating and food addiction are just like any other addictions. But the biggest difference is that food is placed in front of us multiple times a day, because our body needs food as fuel. I admit I struggled with emotional eating, emotional bingeing and food addiction. I used food to fill a gap in my heart and in my life. I idolized food and it started to run my life. But now i can confidently tell you that I am winning this battle with emotional eating and food addiction. Everybody has struggles. This is mine. And if this is yours, I’m right there with you. So, let’s talk about it because if we don’t we feel alone and feel like we can’t conquer this thing but I know we can!

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • What emotional eating is and how it differs from food addiction.
  • How emotional eating is like any other addiction, only it is something placed in front of you multiple times a day (food is everywhere and your body needs it).
  • What she does to win the battle over her emotional eating and food addiction (and how you can too!)
  • The power of adjusting your relationship with food as something that is needed to fuel your body, not an obsession.

Mentioned in this Episode:

Reviews are everything on iTunes! Would you take a minute and click here to leave a review? Email hello@alliecasazza.com with a screenshot of your review on iTunes. You'll be entered to win one of Allie's mini courses for FREE!  

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at hello@alliecasazza.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.   

Aug 13, 2018
Ep 061: 10 Ways Minimalism Helps the Super Busy Family
16:19

Motherhood is a lot of things, but boring is not one of them. As my kids get older, we get into schooling, and realize the activities that interest them, I find that my life just gets fuller and fuller. I really enjoy having a full schedule. Other than the occasional need for a week off, I truly thrive when my calendar is full and my days are packed with a life lived on purpose. There’s a big difference in being too busy and in simply having a full life. Embrace where you’re at and if you find yourself overwhelmed, find ways to simplify wherever you can.

Minimalism is one way to do this. It kept me afloat and simplified my to do list in a very chaotic, uncontrollable time of my life when babies dictated everything, all the way down to how much sleep I got. No matter how many kids you have and what season of motherhood you’re in, minimalism lifts a huge burden you may not even know you’ve been carrying. It’s such a gift and is especially helpful for the family with a full calendar.

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • How minimalism lifts the burdens you may not know you are carrying and makes your life less stressful.
  • The ways minimalism alleviates time spent cleaning and prepares your home to always be ready to have people over.
  • The benefits of minimalism for your kids. They will enjoy experiences over things more and aren’t overstimulated by all the clutter.
  • When you have less, decision making is easier, you know where everything is, and you can say yes to more of what you want to do.  

Mentioned in this Episode:

Reviews are everything on iTunes! Would you take a minute and click here to leave a review? Email hello@alliecasazza.com with a screenshot of your review on iTunes. You'll be entered to win one of Allie's mini courses for FREE!  

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at hello@alliecasazza.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.  

Aug 08, 2018
EP 060: Prayer + Soul Care as a Busy Mom with Valerie Woerner
29:25

As moms, it is easy to make excuses when it comes to taking care of our soul. However, when we have little kids or are in a super busy season, that's the time that we honestly need it the most. We are constantly pouring out and don’t realize that we need poured into. And the more we make excuses now, the harder it is going to be to get back to taking care of our souls. Val Woerner is the owner of ValMarie Paper, where she creates journals and tools that are really help “cut through the noise” of everyday life and find fullness of life in the presence of the Lord. Even if you're busy, even if you're a mom of little ones, no matter your season. And I want to encourage you by telling you that whatever you have to give now is more than enough.

In This Episode, Allie + Val Discuss:

  • Why you should put effort into your relationship with God, especially in the busy season of raising little ones.
  • Ways you can get quiet, connect with the Lord, and take care of your soul in your everyday life.
  • The importance of avoiding excuses when it comes to taking care of your soul.
  • What the word “renew” means and what the Bible says about it, so that you can fight everyday anxieties and battles.

Mentioned in this Episode:

Reviews are everything on iTunes! Would you take a minute and click here to leave a review? Email hello@alliecasazza.com with a screenshot of your review on iTunes. You'll be entered to win one of Allie's mini courses for FREE!  

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at hello@alliecasazza.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.   

Aug 06, 2018
Ep 059: Coffee + Questions with Allie
23:05

Welcome to this month’s Coffee & Questions segment here on The Purpose Show! The Coffee & Questions segment is a time when I sit down with 2-4 questions from you. You guys ask questions in many different places – email, Instagram Messages, Instagram Comments, Facebook, all of that. I have my team help me pull a few select questions and I answer them once a month. This is a time where I always physically have a cup of coffee with me because it feels super fun. It feels like I am sitting down with my friends, having coffee, and just…chatting. That’s what I want my show to feel like, especially this segment. If you asked a question, this is a time where I may answer it. So, sit down, cozy up, get a cup of coffee, and let’s chat!

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • Ways you can overcome social anxiety and get out of your comfort zone.
  • How she food preps for her family.
  • Her book collection and how she decides what to keep or get rid of, as well as what she prefers in digital versus hard copy.
  • Tips for shopping and maintaining a minimal lifestyle (especially at Target!).

Mentioned in this Episode:

Reviews are everything on iTunes! Would you take a minute and click here to leave a review? Email hello@alliecasazza.com with a screenshot of your review on iTunes. You'll be entered to win one of Allie's mini courses for FREE!  

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at hello@alliecasazza.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.  

Aug 01, 2018
EP 058: You Can Stay Home With Your Kids with Erin Odom
35:12

Do you desire to stay at home with your kids? I think we all do, at some point. But often, we are held back by this fear of finances. I want to encourage you that just because you stay home with your kids doesn’t mean you have to lack financially. There are plenty of ways you can stay at home with your kids while making an income. You can do it! Ask yourself, what am I good at? You are good at something. It may not be writing or podcasting, but it may be art or sewing or taking care of animals. Whatever you are good at, you can learn how to create more income with that!

Erin Odom is a stay at home, working mom to 4 who is passionate about helping other moms stay home with their kids and there is a lot that goes into that. From budgeting tips, bringing in some extra side income, turning a blog into a money maker, and more. She has so much to share with us in this episode!

In This Episode, Allie + Erin Discuss:

  • The importance of focusing on happiness, not finances when transitioning to working from home with your kids.
  • The top 3 things that you can do to take control of you life and finances so you can stay home with your kids.
  • What getting intentional with your finances looks like and how you can be purposeful in this area of your life.
  • Practical ways that you can start making money from home and some tips to help you get started.

Mentioned in this Episode:

Reviews are everything on iTunes! Would you take a minute and click here to leave a review? Email hello@alliecasazza.com with a screenshot of your review on iTunes. You'll be entered to win one of Allie's mini courses for FREE!  

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at hello@alliecasazza.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.   

Jul 30, 2018
Ep 057: Communication in Marriage with Brian Casazza
30:06

Communication is something Brian and I get asked about a lot. We don’t have it down, we are far from perfect at it, and we certainly are not experts. But we have learned and grown a lot over the years. One of the biggest areas our communication has evolved is understanding one another’s personality type and the way we communicate best. Be encouraged - communication will never be perfect, but I think what matters is that it is existent, a priority, and is always growing.

In This Episode, Allie + Brian Discuss:

  • The various types of communicators and how knowing the type of communicator you and your spouse are is important when it comes to navigating communication in your marriage.
  • Her and Brian’s problem areas in communication and the solutions that have worked for them.
  • How some communication issues are simply a male/female difference, which isn’t something we can change but can learn to appreciate.
  • The importance of finding the root of issues instead of staying on the surface or temporarily fixing it. This takes intentional communication!

Mentioned in this Episode:

Reviews are everything on iTunes! Would you take a minute and click here to leave a review? Email hello@alliecasazza.com with a screenshot of your review on iTunes. You'll be entered to win one of Allie's mini courses for FREE!  

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at hello@alliecasazza.com or connect with me over on Facebook & I

Jul 25, 2018
Ep 056: Slowing Down with Nichole Nordeman
30:14

Chaos is a normal part of life, especially as moms. And it is important that we remember to slow down in the chaos and not wish it all away. You know, those moments spent begging for your little one to walk or talk, to sleep through the night, to hurry up and do the next thing. Because there will come a day when your kids are grown up and you will wish for those moments again. The moments you won’t ever get back; the moments you tried so hard to rush through.

Nichole Nordeman is known for her music as a Christian artist but she is also a mother of 2 and author. Her book, Slow Down: Embracing the Everyday Moments of Motherhood, is such a calm and easy read. It's one of those books you’d want to have on your bookshelf to reference here and there when you need a reminder to really be present and just be with your kids. Her mantra is to lower the bar of expectations we place on our lives and to slow down, embracing the everyday moments of life.

*Note, if you aren’t a mom, this episode is still for you! There is SO much wisdom in this episode that we can all use when it comes to learning to slow down and enjoying the everyday moments of life.

In This Episode, Allie + Nichole Discuss:

  • Ways you can slow down and be present with your family in the midst of chaos.
  • The value of saying “I don't know” to life’s big questions, because there are a lot of question marks and we don’t have to know all the answers.
  • Practical things you can do to slow down and take time for yourself.
  • How lowering your expectations will free you to pause and slow down easier.

Mentioned in this Episode:

Reviews are everything on iTunes! Would you take a minute and click here to leave a review? Email hello@alliecasazza.com with a screenshot of your review on iTunes. You'll be entered to win one of Allie's mini courses for FREE!  

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at hello@alliecasazza.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.  

Jul 23, 2018
Ep 055: 13 Things You Didn’t Know About The Early Days Of My Blog
20:53

This episode is really light and fun! I wanted to share with you some of the stories and moments from the early part of my days as a blogger that you don’t know. From starting as a family blog to learning how to make money without ads and sponsorships, there have been some really great (and funny!) moments along the journey. I am letting you in on some of the behind-the-scenes, funny, interesting, and inspiring stories. I look back and see how I evolved as a writer, as a blogger, and as a person, and never in a million years did I think my blog would bring so much light to the topic of minimalism and simple living. But here we are now, and I love every moment of it!

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • What the early days of her blog looked liked. (Did you know it was originally called The Casazza Family Blog?)
  • How she learned to make money from her blog without using ads or sponsorships.
  • Her transition from starting as an inspiring blog to a more tactile, actionable one.
  • What brought her to hire her first assistant and how that has helped her business grow.

Mentioned in this Episode:

Reviews are everything on iTunes! Would you take a minute and click here to leave a review? Email hello@alliecasazza.com with a screenshot of your review on iTunes. You'll be entered to win one of Allie's mini courses for FREE!  

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at hello@alliecasazza.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.  

Jul 18, 2018
Ep 054: The Secret Thing I Do To Actually Reach My Goals
20:39

If you have listened to my podcast or followed me for any amount of time you know that I love setting goals and I am really intentional about reaching my goals! When I sit down before New Years, I write out one word that I want to focus on for the next year and write my goals around that word, then I jump into the year working hard to achieve those goals. But - here is the big secret - I don’t forget about them throughout the year! I think it's really easy to abandon your goals and your intent for the New Year once it's not the New Year anymore. It’s easy to not think about it again until the next New Year comes around and everyone starts to get reflective again. We fall into this pattern of life really happening and goals are forgotten. The difference between people who actually reach goals and people who just set resolutions is how often they come back to their goals to check in on them and how often they reflect on what their intention and purpose was for the year. So, by revisiting your goals throughout the year, you are setting a pace for yourself to actually achieve your goals and be intentional with your focus for the year.

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • The importance of setting intention and purpose to your goals.
  • How revisiting your New Year’s Goals throughout the year will help you achieve your goals and become an action taker.
  • Ways to make decisions throughout the year that help you focus on your intent and purpose for the year.

Mentioned in this Episode:

Reviews are everything on iTunes! Would you take a minute and click here to leave a review? Email hello@alliecasazza.com with a screenshot of your review on iTunes. You'll be entered to win one of Allie's mini courses for FREE!  

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at hello@alliecasazza.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.  

Jul 16, 2018
EP 053 Defining & Creating Happiness with Gretchen Rubin
40:06

How do you define happiness? What are ways that you find happiness? You don’t need to spend a lot of time, money or energy to find happiness. Not everyone can uproot their lives and travel the world - most of us have kids who need us at home! Simple changes to your daily habits, a deeper investment into the relationships in your life, or putting self care as a priority are all ways that you can boost your happiness daily. You just have to decide that you are going to find ways to be happier right in the middle of usual. Which is why I brought Gretchen Rubin on the show for this specific topic! Gretchen is a wife, mom of 2 daughters, co-host of The Happier Podcast, and a New York Time bestselling author. She uses her platform to help others find their happiness, create good habits, and cultivate a more inner calm. And I know she is going to help guide you to defining and creating happiness in your life!

In This Episode, Allie + Gretchen Discuss:

  • Ways you can find happiness - without a lot of time, without a lot of energy, without a lot of money - in the ordinary parts of your day.
  • How your habits impact your happiness and how you can use them as an engine to fuel your happiness.
  • The important connection between happiness and relationships because doing anything to deepens your relationships, is very likely to boost your happiness.
  • Finding happiness in self care and why you should not feel guilty for it.

Mentioned in this Episode:

Reviews are everything on iTunes! Would you take a minute and click here to leave a review? Email hello@alliecasazza.com with a screenshot of your review on iTunes. You'll be entered to win one of Allie's mini courses for FREE!  

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at hello@alliecasazza.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.  

Jul 11, 2018
Ep 052: Coffee + Questions with Allie
12:30

Welcome to this month’s Coffee & Questions segment here on The Purpose Show! The Coffee & Questions segment is a time when I sit down with 2-4 questions from you. You guys ask questions in many different places – email, Instagram Messages, Instagram Comments, Facebook, all of that. I have my team help me pull a few select questions and I answer them once a month. This is a time where I always physically have a cup of coffee with me because it feels super fun. It feels like I am sitting down with my friends, having coffee, and just…chatting. That’s what I want my show to feel like, especially this segment. If you asked a question, this is a time where I may answer it. So, sit down, cozy up, get a cup of coffee, and let’s chat!

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • How to store your kids toys without dedicating a whole space to a toy room.
  • Ways to help minimize overwhelming your sink (and yourself) with piles of dishes.
  • Practical tips for simplifying outdoor toys.

Mentioned in this Episode:

Reviews are everything on iTunes! Would you take a minute and click here to leave a review? Email hello@alliecasazza.com with a screenshot of your review on iTunes. You'll be entered to win one of Allie's mini courses for FREE!  

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at hello@alliecasazza.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram

Jul 09, 2018
EP 051: Eating Well + Exercising in Motherhood with Amanda Wilson
48:02

How am I supposed to be a mom who keeps humans alive all day, stays up all night with a baby, and focuses on living a healthy lifestyle? That sounds so overwhelming! Wellness, exercise and eating well should work with you, not against you. It all should fit into your life, not overwhelm you! And wellness looks different from season to season.We cannot put a standard on wellness that we expect to work in every season of our life. If we focus on obsessing over wellness we are putting more stress on ourselves, our kids and our husband because we are trying to squish a certain standard into something that's not going to fit.

Amanda Wilson is a well of wisdom when it comes to the mom life version of exercise, health, fitness, wellness and carving out that time for yourself. She strives to help others relieve the pressure of a wellness by sharing simplified approaches to living a healthy lifestyle.

In This Episode, Allie + Amanda Discuss:

  • Common misconceptions about a healthy lifestyle.
  • Simple healthy meals for families.
  • The difference between food prepping and meal prepping.
  • The importance of being aware of your capacity during the different seasons of your life so that wellness and healthy living work for you, not against you.

Mentioned in this Episode:

Reviews are everything on iTunes! Would you take a minute and click here to leave a review? Email hello@alliecasazza.com with a screenshot of your review on iTunes. You'll be entered to win one of Allie's mini courses for FREE!  

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at hello@alliecasazza.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.

Jun 27, 2018
EP 050: How Minimalism Can Steal Your Joy
19:03

I've spent the last six years uncovering something that changed my whole life. And when I first started, I didn't know what it was called or even that it was an actual thing. I was just a desperate girl trying to find a way out of survival mode because I believed in my heart that I was created for more. And that thing, of course, is minimalism. The philosophy of less that comes with minimalism took me from overwhelmed, depressed and fighting, and barely getting by to loving motherhood, thriving in my role and being the mom that I always wanted to be.

 For me, minimalism is about simplifying what I have in my home so that have the time and joy to focus on my family, offering my kids and my husband the best of me, not what's left over after I pick up, wash a thousand dishes, fold six hours’ worth of laundry and reorganize all the toys again. Minimalism is all about where my focus is. Not how many items I have, not how many pairs of jeans I have, not how minimalist I appear. I don't want to deprive myself of things for the sake of “being a minimalist.” There are things that bring me joy, make me happy, and fill my life. It's more time in my day, more time for what matters, more time for pursuing what lights me up and makes me feel alive.

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • What minimalism means to her and how she finds joy in having more of what makes her truly happy.
  • When you focus on asking yourself purpose-driven questions about what you own rather than counting your items and following what someone else says that you're supposed to be doing, you create a philosophy of minimalism that works for you. And minimalism for you will look different than minimalism for anyone else.
  • How minimalism is less on your to do list and more checks on your bucket list.
  • What takes up your space takes up your time. So focusing on the intent behind the stuff in your life will help you fill your time with things that bring you joy instead of make you feel overwhelmed.

Mentioned in this Episode:

Reviews are everything on iTunes! Would you take a minute and click here to leave a review? Email hello@alliecasazza.com with a screenshot of your review on iTunes. You'll be entered to win one of Allie's mini courses for FREE!  

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at hello@alliecasazza.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.

Jun 25, 2018
Ep 049: Staying Positive When Life Knocks You Down
21:34

You know those moments when life is really difficult or when things aren’t going well? Those moments are hard! Let’s not dismiss that. But we don’t have to stay down forever! It is important that we remain positive, that we acknowledge what is happening and what we are feeling, and that we do what we need to do to move forward. If you're in a difficult place, if you’re just really overwhelmed or if you're really having a rough time, I’ve got you! Today I am sharing three simple ways that you can remain positive when life knocks you down. You're going to get over this because you are a doer. You are an overcomer. You are going to push through this and I'm rooting for you!

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • The difference between inconveniences and life crises.
  • How staying positive doesn't have to be irritating or impossible - it's a super beneficial way to live! But you're also a person with feelings and it's okay to have a tough time when life knocks you down.
  • Why you shouldn’t play the victim or throw yourself a pity party in those moments.
  • The benefit of paying attention to your feelings (Don’t ignore them, don’t discount them, don’t struggle against them).
  • Practical things you can do to stay positive when life knocks you down.

Mentioned in this Episode:

Reviews are everything on iTunes! Would you take a minute and click here to leave a review? Email hello@alliecasazza.com with a screenshot of your review on iTunes. You'll be entered to win one of Allie's mini courses for FREE!  

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at hello@alliecasazza.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.

Jun 20, 2018
Ep 048: Turning Struggles Into Strength with Jessica Rasdall
29:29

We all have been through tough stuff in our life. And sometimes we feel like we are the only person in the world who has ever experienced those tough moments. You normally don’t hear about other people going through those same things. There is beauty is sharing your struggles with others and there is strength that can come from it. Jessica Rasdall is one of those people who has bravely shared her story with the world. She took a moment that could have broken her and turned it into a story that has changed peoples lives. Her message is one of hope and encouragement; you are not alone in your struggles!

In This Episode, Allie + Jessica Discuss:

  • The impact your story has, even in the midst of the brokenness.
  • How to share the whole story (from brokenness to healing), not just the brokenness. Celebrate the growth and progress you have made!
  • What it looks like to take your story and use it to bring strength to yourself and those around you.   
  • What you give your focus to is what you get more of and what will grow. So where is your focus within your story?

Mentioned in this Episode:

Reviews are everything on iTunes! Would you take a minute and click here to leave a review? Email hello@alliecasazza.com with a screenshot of your review on iTunes. You'll be entered to win one of Allie's mini courses for FREE!  

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at hello@alliecasazza.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.

Jun 18, 2018
EP 047: How To Make Birthdays Special Without The Huge Party
12:18

We celebrate birthdays big time in our house! But most of the time it is in nontraditional ways. We make birthdays special without having a big party. And there's something sweet, intimate and special about doing it that way. We can get into this mindset of “if you're not having a big party then you didn't really celebrate” and that's just not true. You can totally make birthdays special without the big party! There's nothing against having parties, just keep it simple so that you enjoy it. It’s a big day. It's the celebration of the day you became a mom, either for the first time or the fifth time. It’s the celebration of a new life and it matters. We don’t need to perform or impress, we need to celebrate!

In This Episode, Allie Discusses: 

  • How celebrating birthdays in simpler, nontraditional ways are just as special.
  • Ways to simplify parties so they are less stressful for everyone (especially you!)
  • What it means to have a no gifts birthday party.
  • The significance your child's birthday has on you as their mom.

Mentioned in this Episode:

Reviews are everything on iTunes! Would you take a minute and click here to leave a review? Email hello@alliecasazza.com with a screenshot of your review on iTunes. You'll be entered to win one of Allie's mini courses for FREE!  

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at hello@alliecasazza.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.



Jun 13, 2018
Ep 046: How To Pull Out Of A Midday "Funk"
25:57

You know that feeling when you fall into a funk midday. Maybe the morning sucked. Maybe it just hasn't been a great day and you fall into this place of “blah.” All you really want to do is eat candy, sit down and Netflix hard. You feel like this and you really don’t know why. As moms, we have things that really need to get done. We have to make sure everything is functioning. We've got a lot on our plates and it's important that we're energized and ready to take it on. But sometimes when we're just not feeling it and if we give in to those feelings, things may fall apart and our family will definitely feel that. I have developed some things that helped pull me out of that midday funk state of mind. Because that's really all it is; it's a state of mind! I am so excited to share my tips with you and hope you find them helpful when you find yourself in a midday funk!

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • The importance in recognizing that a midday funk is a state of mind and that you can totally do things to change it.
  • How to create a fresh start for yourself in the middle of the day.
  • The control that you have in how you respond to the external things that are outside of your control.
  • Ways you can avoid falling into the temptation of things that don’t serve you well during a midday funk (ex. Netflix, emotional eating, etc.)
  • The freedom that comes from realizing that every single thing about your life right now is just a season. This funk will pass.

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Jun 11, 2018
EP 045: Body Confidence with Jenna Kutcher
32:12

We often look at the media and other people to tell us what we need to be and how we need to look. But in doing that, we create this false narrative in our minds that we aren’t enough, that our bodies aren’t beautiful, and that we aren’t worthy. And these narratives are far from the truth! We should be confident in our bodies … they can do incredible things! Body confidence isn’t just waking up one day and being like, “I am perfect, I am whole, I am complete.” It's really looking at those limiting beliefs that we've had in our brain and paying attention to that dialogue that we're having with ourselves every single day. Body confidence is about honoring your body, fueling it and not punishing it.

Jenna Kutcher is an entrepreneur, wedding photographer, and uses her social media platform to discuss personal things, like marriage, body image, and more. She recently went viral for a vulnerable and honest post about her own body confidence journey. She is amazing at wearing what she wants and not what other people think she should wear based on her size. She's beautiful, confident and I hope she inspires you on your own journey to body confidence.

In This Episode, Allie + Jenna Discuss:

  • How to find balance between loving ourselves and our bodies and still keeping the motivation to be healthy and make positive changes.
  • Embracing the seasons where you aren’t as confident in your body (ex. postpartum).
  • The value in accepting your body for what it has done for you and loving it for that.
  • How to love the body you have instead of focusing on the body you want.
  • Ways we can encourage others to be confident and love their bodies.

Mentioned in this Episode:

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Jun 06, 2018
Ep 044: Coffee + Questions with Allie
23:52

Welcome to this month’s Coffee & Questions segment here on The Purpose Show! The Coffee & Questions segment is a time when I sit down with 2-4 questions from you. You guys ask questions in many different places – email, Instagram Messages, Instagram Comments, Facebook, all of that. I have my team help me pull a few select questions and I answer them once a month. This is a time where I always physically have a cup of coffee with me because it feels super fun. It feels like I am sitting down with my friends, having coffee, and just…chatting. That’s what I want my show to feel like, especially this segment. If you asked a question, this is a time where I may answer it. So, sit down, cozy up, get a cup of coffee, and let’s chat!

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • Simple ways to entertain guests as a minimalist.
  • How she reads so much in the busyness of life and what faith-based books she is enjoying right now.
  • What courses to start with if you are ready to dive into simplistic living.

Mentioned in this Episode:

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Jun 04, 2018
EP 043: ADD/ADHD + Motherhood with Chelsea Reinking
30:47

Minimalism has so many benefits. You hear me talk about them all the time! But one of the benefits that I haven’t talked about yet is the positive impact minimalism can have on ADD. Living with ADD amplifies the feeling of being overwhelmed by a never-ending to do list and expecting perfection 100% of the time. But when you clear your space, you free your mind of striving too hard. Believe it or not, physical clutter adds to the struggle of being able to focus!

This issue is super close to my heart and it was a true honor to sit and talk with fellow-mama Chelsea Reinking. Her journey with ADD and motherhood is empowering! Whether you struggle with ADD or not, I believe you will find great value in listening to this episode.

In This Episode, Allie Discusses: 

  • How ADD or ADHD can affect you as a mother.
  • The difference you will see in your quality of life when you clear your space of physical clutter.
  • The correlation between physical clutter and your ability to focus properly.
  • Things you can do to immediately break the mental cycle that ADD traps you in.
  • Tactical tips to help you refocus when you feel overwhelmed.

Mentioned in this Episode:

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May 30, 2018
Ep 042: The Importance of An Evening Routine
25:36

What you do in the evening definitely affects how your morning goes. I'm telling you, it's not about you personality type. It's about setting yourself up for success, for joy. It’s about giving yourself the gift of a good solid start to the day, so you can handle what the rest of the day throws at you. So why wouldn't you want to set yourself up for success, right?

It's really important to make all your routines work for you and your life. What works for someone else may not work for you. I hope that through hearing what my (very flexible) evening routine looks like, you find what works for you!

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • How an evening routine will help ease your morning routine.
  • The importance of making your routine work for you and your life. Don’t feel pressured to copy what works for someone else, because it may not work for you!
  • What a general evening routine looks like in the Casazza house.
  • Simple decisions you can make during your evening routine that will help relieve stress for the next day (What to wear, how to do your hair, when to work out, etc.)
  • How to create your own evening routine.

Mentioned in this Episode:

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May 23, 2018
Ep 041: 10 Things I've Done to Simplify My Life
31:11

Life is crazy and chaotic. Sometimes you need to come back to what matters most, but you've got to know what those things are. And once you decide what is most important, you will naturally experience a more simplified life. What matters most? What can you remove from your plate? What is no longer serving you and your family well? These are all great questions that you can think through to help simplify your life. I am excited to share with you the 10 things I have done to simplify my life and how they have impacted me, my family, and my business.

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • How prioritizing what is important to you brings simplicity to your life.
  • The power of saying “no” even when it is difficult.
  • How having boundaries in order is such an act of simplification.
  • Why alone time is healthy, no matter if you are extrovert or introvert.
  • The ways established routines encourage simplicity.

Mentioned in this Episode:

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May 21, 2018
Ep 040: How to Stay Close with Your Spouse with Jennifer Smith (The Unveiled Wife)
28:14

Staying close to your spouse is hard. Especially if you’re balancing work and a million kids. There is no sugar coating it! But when we know the purpose of our marriage, it becomes easier to make our marriage a priority. It is about communication, setting a vision, having those tough conversations, and creating time for intimacy. Sure, the arguments will happen! But it is how we respond in them that matters.

Jennifer Smith is a wife and mama to 3 little ones (and another on the way!). Alongside her husband, she provides tons of resources for married couples navigating hardships in their marriage. Jen and her husband are honest and open with the things they have been through and strive to provide hope for those walking in the same challenges.

In This Episode, Allie + Jennifer Discuss:

  • How knowing the purpose of your marriage makes it easier to stay close to your spouse in a full, busy life.
  • Having a vision for your marriage and the hope that it brings when you are going through hardships.
  • Thoughts on arguing with your spouse when kids are around.
  • Tips on openly communicating intimacy issues with your spouse.
  • Ways to express your feelings and communicate them in a way that won’t feel like an attack.

Mentioned in this Episode:

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May 16, 2018
Ep 039: 13 Ways to Bring Peace into Your Home
32:55

Everybody wants a peaceful home. I don’t think anybody would say, “I don’t want a peaceful home.” There’s two different sides of a peaceful home. One is intentionally setting your home up to be peaceful. But then sometimes, there is just stress. How can you, in the middle of a stressful day or tense afternoon, create a peaceful atmosphere? In this episode we’re going to cover both types of bringing peace into your home. I have worked really hard to set up a home that feels peaceful. In the way that I decorate. The way it’s laid out. The way I act as a mom. I have also come up with a handful of in-the-middle-of-stress peacemakers. Take a step back and ask yourself, “How do you feel when you walk into your home?” Take note of it. What could you change? What is it that you don't like? You should like the way you feel when you walk in the house!

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • The impact a peaceful home has on you and those who come into your home.
  • How to give your kids the gift of a home they can live in; by finding a balance between a home that’s too kid-friendly and the mom hates it, or not kid-friendly at all and the kids hate it.
  • How to intentionally plan for peacefulness around usually stressful times.
  • Setting phone boundaries that create a peaceful home by fostering family time.
  • The tone that you, as the mom, can set in the middle of stressful situations.
  • Practical ways you can create a peaceful atmosphere in the middle of stressful situations.

Mentioned in this Episode:

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May 14, 2018
Ep 038: Compassionate + Effective Parenting with Wendy Snyder
50:27

Like adults, kids need to feel like they belong. They need to feel powerful. They need to feel loved unconditionally, and they need to feel like they're valued. Compassionate + Effective Parenting (or Positive Parenting) is a style of parenting that highlights our kids’ needs so that they feel powerful, loved, and valued.

This parenting style helps us understand that when kids’ needs aren't met, it comes out as misbehavior. Misbehavior equals communication. When our kids are misbehaving, they're not just out to get us. They're not trying to tick us off. They are not trying to be naughty. Is it a part of their development to push boundaries? Absolutely. However, when we see it as communication and we try to help them communicate that in a healthy way, parenthood becomes more joyful. It becomes more about connection over correction. It becomes more about relationships and strengthening our day-to-day interaction with our kids.

Wendy Snyder is a Positive Parenting Coach who dedicates her life to helping parents navigate parenting through compassion, because it does beautiful things for families, and it does amazing things for kids too. She brings so much wisdom to the table in this episode! Enjoy!

In This Episode, Allie + Wendy Discuss:

  • What led Wendy to become interested in Positive Parenting.
  • How Positive Parenting correlates with communication.
  • The ways Positive Parenting can be effective from toddlers to teenagers.  
  • The power of Positive Parenting with a strong willed child.  
  • Ways you can prevent and handle those big toddler tantrums.

Mentioned in this Episode:

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May 09, 2018
EP 037: Benefits of Minimalism for Mothers
28:51

When people think of minimalism, I think most of them picture one couch in the living room, cold white walls, no TV, no toys, and plants hanging by the kitchen sink. That's not the point at all. Living with less doesn’t mean being deprived. It means looking at what is creating clutter and stress in your life.

Recently, Brian was away on a trip for a week. During that week, I was reminded how much I love the idea of minimalism and how much it has changed my life. It has given me the ability to take a deep breath and enjoy life more. And remember, minimalism is embracing the idea of less and questioning what you own and allow to take up your space and time. That is the key to changing your life.

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • The importance of embracing the idea of less and questioning what we own and allow to take up our space and time.
  • How minimalism equals less cleaning (and everyone wants less cleaning!)
  • Minimalism gives us more time + more energy to focus on the things we want to focus on instead of the things that cause us stress.
  • When you remove the clutter from your home, you become a happier person for yourself, your husband, and your family.

Mentioned in this Episode:

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May 07, 2018
EP 36: Why you are Always Enough and Never Too Much with Jess Connolly + Hayley Morgan
52:30

Do you feel like you’re caught up in a war within your own self that you are never enough, yet too much when you are being your best self? I think we have all struggled with feeling that we’re not enough yet we are too much at the same time in many, many different areas of our life. Outside of this war within ourselves, there is also that same feeling from woman to woman. It’s like there’s a war amongst women of who’s better at this? Who’s good at that? I’m trying to be it all, do it all, and it’s exhausting, pointless and it’s not what we are called to.

Jess Connolly + Hayley Morgan join me in a raw + honest conversation around how we are always enough and never too much. How we are called to live from a place of confidence in who we are, while encouraging others to do the same.

Jess + Hayley are good friends who share a passion to lead other women in pursuing Christ and abundant life. They are mothers and business owners, and they co-authored the book Wild + Free, as well as their new book, Always Enough, Never Too Much.

In This Episode, Allie, Jess + Hayley Discuss:

  • The concept behind Jess + Hayley’s book, Always Enough, Never Too Much.
  • What it means to feel like you are never enough and/or always too much.
  • How we as women as called to empower one another to live as our true selves.
  • When you feel like you are not a good friend.
  • When you feel like your to-do list is never ending.
  • Personal moments when they felt like they were not enough or too much.
  • What “wild freedom” is and how it applies to living in the mindset of being always enough and never too much.

Mentioned in this Episode:

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May 02, 2018
Ep 035: Coffee + Questions with Allie
27:00

I love doing these monthly Q+A’s for you guys! I get a lot of questions and when I notice the same questions coming in, I really enjoy answering them. One of the most common questions I get asked is why we decided to homeschool, how it has made our lives simpler/harder, and how it helps our family mission. I also share the items that make my life easier (especially as a mama!) and my tips on decision making. Grab some coffee and enjoy this month’s Q+A!

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • Several items that make her life easier, especially as a mom.
  • The reason she decided to homeschool her kids and how it makes it simpler, harder or helps her family mission.
  • The benefits she sees from making the commitment to homeschool.
  • Tips on decision making.

Mentioned in this Episode:

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Apr 30, 2018
Ep 034: It's Allie's Birthday & We're About to Get to Know Her Better
26:54

Today is my 31st birthday! And I thought it would fun to let you guys get to know me a little bit better. This is a laid back quiz-style episode where Brian asks me the best of all the random questions submitted by my amazing Instagram followers last month, and I answer them on the spot. Get to know what my favorite things are, my family origin, my hidden talent … and everything in between. You guys asked, I answered. Let’s dive into this birthday Q+A!

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • Her favorite ice-cream flavor, TV shows, scent, wine and books.
  • What her Myers-Briggs personality type is.
  • How many tattoos and piercings she has and if she regrets any of them.
  • The one thing she would never share with her audience and prefers to keep private.
  • Her family origin, how she describes her childhood, and if was homeschooled.
  • Her most embarrassing moments and her biggest pet peeve.
  • … and SO much more!

Mentioned in this Episode:

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Apr 25, 2018
Ep 033: Cleaning Tips & Systems with Kendra Hennessy
29:53

Kendra Hennessy is the founder of Mother Like a Boss, a good friend, and a cleaning system and routine extraordinaire. She is truly amazing and full of really simple tips when it comes to cleaning and setting up cleaning routines for yourself. Cleaning is something we, as moms, do every single day. But, when you make your cleaning routine systemized and rhythmic, you don't have to really think about it all the time and it doesn’t rule your life anymore.

In This Episode, Allie + Kendra Discuss:

  • The 101 of implementing systems into your cleaning routine.
  • The importance of creating a cleaning routine that is unique to you + your schedule, instead of following someone else’s routine.
  • How the lack of a routine is still a routine, but how creating an actual routine will be more beneficial for you.  
  • Several simple (and effective) cleaning tips that will help make your cleaning routine easier.

Mentioned in this Episode:

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Apr 23, 2018
BONUS 03: How "Enough" Lists Have Changed My Life
18:56

An enough list outlines what is enough in your life so that you can focus on what is important and determine what is excess. It can be applied to every area of your life; from business to family, your health to your home. Enough lists cause you to ask yourself, what is “enough” in this area of my life? What is it that I'm called to do in this area of my life? When it comes to being a wife, what is it that I'm called to do here? When it comes to running my business, what am I really called to do here? Basically, these lists are a list of things that are the bare minimum. And as you focus on the “enough” in your life, you begin to see what is overwhelming you. Having my “enough list” has totally changed my life and empowered me to make solid decisions and I hope you find the same empowerment as you create your own enough lists!

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • What an enough list is.
  • How enough lists bring clarity to her life (and can do the same for yours).
  • What areas of her life she uses enough lists for.
  • How you can create your own enough list.

Mentioned in this Episode:

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Apr 20, 2018
EP: 032 Kids Who Rebel vs Kids Who Don't Rebel feat. Rebecca Lindenbach
42:08

Rebellion is seen as a cultural norm, but Rebecca Lindenbach begs to differ. Rebellion is not a mistake, it is a habitual behavior pattern. Yes, bad things can happen, but that doesn’t mean there isn't hope. In her book, Why I Didn’t Rebel, she shows how rebellion is not unavoidable and how it is often misunderstood. She offers incredible research partnered with her own story and the stories of others. Her foundation stems from reasons over rules, giving parents a new paradigm for raising kids who don’t go off the rails. Because rules create a power imbalance while reasons cultivate a healthy parenting relationship. Her book is the best parenting book I have read, so I know you will enjoy this episode!

In This Episode, Allie + Rebecca Discuss:

  • What rebellion is and what it is not.
  • How you can effectively work discipline, training or teaching into your parenting to help your kids void rebellion.
  • Why rules create a power imbalance while reasons cultivate a healthy parenting relationship.
  • The power of the words you speak over your children, as they are a self fulfilling prophecy.
  • How discipline works when your kids are really young and how you can set them up for success as teenagers.
  • Their perspective on whether or not how you choose to school your children impacts their behavior.

Mentioned in this Episode:

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Apr 18, 2018
EP 031: An Uncluttered Life
26:02

Living An Uncluttered Life goes beyond your physical possessions. It reaches out to other areas of your life such as your health, your calendar, your obligations, and even your friendships. What is this event doing for me? Is serving 3 days a week at this place bringing me joy? Does this person bring positivity or negativity to my life? Those are all questions we can ask ourselves as we start to live an uncluttered life. Bringing minimalism into these areas of our lives is so important and so healing. And by letting go of excess and removing what's not serving you, you are giving yourself space to have a more joy-filled life!

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • What minimalism looks like in the rest of your life, not just your home.
  • Practical questions you can use to evaluate how to simplify your calendar and obligations.
  • How setting boundaries in your relationships will help you determine who is serving you well and who is not.
  • The importance of not labeling yourself when it comes to your health.
  • The beauty that comes from experiencing minimalism outside your home.

Mentioned in this Episode:

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If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at hello@alliecasazza.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.

Apr 16, 2018
Ep 030: How I Structure My Schedule
20:54

One of the most commonly asked questions I receive is around how I structure my months, week, and days. How I find balance in all that I have going on. Where the business fits in. Where homeschooling fits in. Where personal stuff fits in. Housework and cooking. All that kind of stuff. Simply put, my answer is a flexible, batch-style schedule. I believe in having a rigid schedule set up but also believe you should be gracious and allowing yourself flexibility because that’s life. I am excited to share how I structure my schedule with you and hope that you find what works best for you!

In This Episode, Allie Discusses: 

  • How she plans her week using a flexible, batch-style schedule.
  • What her weekly batch schedule and monthly batch schedule look like.
  • How she finds balance between work-heavier days and school-heavier days.
  • Simple tips for fitting housework into your weekly schedule.

Mentioned in this Episode:

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If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at hello@alliecasazza.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.

Apr 11, 2018
EP 029: Overcoming Debilitating Perfectionism ft. Jordan Dooley
36:21

Perfectionism is something we all face at one time or another. As women, we take on this pressure to be the best at whatever do. We want to be the best at cleaning or cooking. We want to be the best athlete or entrepreneur. We want to be the best mom. We simply want to be the best and become perfectionists in the process. Jordan Dooley is a recovering perfectionist who is passionate about sharing her story of redemption. She is a full of wisdom when it comes to overcoming perfectionism and I hope you are encouraged by all she has to share on this episode.

In This Episode, Allie + Jordan Discuss:

  • How to live from a place of purpose instead of perfectionism.
  • The importance of focusing on the purpose behind what you do instead of placing unrealistic expectations on what you do.  
  • Ways to realize when you are acting out of fear instead of purpose.  
  • 3 practical steps to putting perfectionism to rest.

Mentioned in this Episode:

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If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at hello@alliecasazza.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.

Apr 09, 2018
Ep 028: A Simplified Laundry Routine
16:40

When it comes to simplifying my laundry routine, my moto is this: one load a day keeps Laundry Mountain away. Laundry is such an integral chore and a part of our role as moms. It can feel endless and overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be! If we can really simplify core areas of our lives (like laundry!), it will make everything so much easier. Simplification should never be over-complicated. So, laundry shouldn’t be either!

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • How minimalism in your wardrobe will make your laundry routine simpler, but that doesn’t mean your closet is full of clothes you don’t love.
  • What her laundry routine looks like + how she got to this simplified routine.
  • Why she chooses to do one load a day versus having a set “laundry day.”

Mentioned in this Episode:

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If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at hello@alliecasazza.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.

Apr 04, 2018
Ep 027: What Happens When You Take the Toys Away?
27:12

A big part of what I do and talk about is toys and their effects on children. This is something that I have become really passionate about as I have evolved in doing what it is that I do. I have gone through lots of different seasons with toys with my kids. When it comes down to it, kids play much better with less options. Scientifically, their little brains can’t handle all those options. We think we are doing them a favor by giving them all these options and providing them with all the toys we didn’t have as kids, but really it is harming them. It is super difficult for their little brains to process all that and to make a choice from all of those options.

There is nothing depriving to your kids about giving them the gift of less material things. Children thrive on less. And what a gift that is for us as parents, not only financially, but also knowing that you are not going to scar your kids by removing some of this excess or getting rid of some of the stuff, the toys!

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • The beautiful gift that you give your kids when they have less toys.
  • Scientific studies around less toys + boredom with kids.
  • Myths around limiting your kids’ toys.  
  • How to handle the detox period your kids’ may experience going from all the toys to less toys.
  • Boundaries that she has in her house when it comes to toys, technology, etc.

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Apr 02, 2018
Ep 026: Coffee + Questions with Allie
23:37

It’s time for another Q+A! In this episode I am answering two questions I get asked a lot. “How I plan my week (with homeschool, work, house stuff, date night, etc.)?” And “How I teach my kids to develop a routine?” I love opening up the floor for you guys to ask questions! You always have such great questions + I want to be able to answer them for you. I hope you enjoy this months Q+A!

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • What batch-style planning is and how it has helped her build a weekly rhythm for her business, family, and home.
  • How she has taught her kids to develop a routine.
  • The importance of consistency in creating a routine for your kids.

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Mar 28, 2018
Ep 025: How to Deal with Negativity From Other People
32:01

If you have been on the internet for any amount of time, you have probably experienced negativity in some form. Whether it is directly toward you or you see it on someone else’s posts. There is negativity out there big time. It seems anytime you share something, someone will find a way to be offended by it or they will have something negative or irritating to say about it.

Negativity is never going to stop. It will always be there. But instead of trying to avoid it, we need to speak out truth. We need to live our best life and live how we are called to live. We need to set ourselves free from the weight of the opinions of other. Because when you stop letting negativity affect you, you’ve won.

In This Episode, Allie Discusses: 

  • The reality that negativity is always there. But it is how we respond to it that matters.
  • The importance of speaking out truth + living with purpose, regardless of what people say.
  • How you are not called to carry the weight of other people's opinions.
  • What to say when someone is intrusive or puts their opinions on you.
  • What she has learned about silence, when to respond and when not to.
  • The freedom that comes from realizing that you do not have to convince people of anything. Just be you!
  • How you can protect yourself from negativity by removing yourself from unhealthy situations + people.

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Mar 26, 2018
BONUS 02: Transitioning Between Home and Public School
34:40

For our family, we take it year by year when it comes to whether we homeschool our kids or send them to public school. And I get asked a lot about how we handle the transitions. It is such an adjustment for everyone. Sometimes the adjustment is easy + other times it is a little more challenging. In this episode I want to share my experiences with the transitions but also want to give you some tips on how to make public school or homeschool easier on you + your family. And remember that no matters what decisions you make about schooling for your kids, you are an amazing mother!

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • Tips for transitioning between homeschool + public school and vice versa.
  • Her experience with transitioning kids in the middle of the school year.
  • Different ways to make the most out of your schooling experience, whether it is public school or homeschool.

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Mar 23, 2018
EP 24: Phone Settings For A Present Life
32:22

I absolutely love technology. I have a business that is ran through technology. I can capture memories with my family through the camera on my phone. I can connect with people all around the world whenever I want. But it can get out of hand. It can become a distraction from what really matters and from what is actually going on. Our phones are playing a huge role in absent-minded motherhood (you know, where you get lost in the scrolling on Instagram and Facebook instead of playing with your kids). There are so many excuses to not be paying much attention to what’s going on around us in real life. The phone is a distraction from real life, plain and simple. And we are raising a generation that will joke around about whose mom was staring at the square in her hand more often. That’s not what I want. I know it’s not what you want either.

I want to empower you when it comes to setting boundaries with your phone so you can live a present life. You are the only one that can make this choice. You can make the choice to be different from everyone else. To go against the grain. To swim upstream. Protect your time. Choose to focus on what matters.

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • The role our phones play in how we “mom” today.
  • Tips for setting boundaries with your phone + social media.
  • Different phone settings you can utilize to help break interruptions from your phone always going off.
  • The benefits from doing a phone detox.
  • How looking at why you feel you need your phone attached to you, will help set you free from actually needing it attached to you.  

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Mar 21, 2018
Ep 023: Tips for When Your Kids Are Sharing A Room
24:58

Our family has gone through all kinds of seasons when it comes to room sharing. From putting all the boys together to turning our master bedroom into a room shared with 4 kids … we experienced it all! Room sharing fosters closeness. And you will find joy in watching them grow closer. One of my favorite things is listening to the kids giggle every night before bed. No matter how much they bickered during the day, they come together at the end of the day for bedtime. Sure, there are some challenges with room sharing! But I hope this episode helps you get creative with those challenges. The goal is to make your life simpler and easier, and to find what works for you!

In This Episode, Allie Discusses: 

  • The different types of room sharing situations her family has gone through.
  • How using vertical space over horizontal space is key for shared bedrooms.
  • Tips for utilizing closets to their full capacity in shared spaces.
  • The importance of thinking minimalistically when it comes to clothing between kids who share a room.
  • How you save space in shared rooms by storing things in other areas of the house.
  • How to deal with the challenges of room sharing.

Mentioned in this Episode:

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Mar 19, 2018
Ep 022: Working with My Husband: Lessons Learned & Q+A
31:30

Running a business with your spouse is like an amped up version of being married. You are together all the time. You are having business meetings together, eating 3 meals a day together, watching the kids together, planning new content together. You do all of it together. And when you are used to being on your own it is weird to, all of the sudden, be doing it together.

We are getting ready to celebrate 2 years since Brian quit his 9 to 5 job and have learned a few things. But my favorite part is that I get to run my passion project with my best friend. I don’t have to “fill him in” on things because he is here doing it with me. Maybe you + your husband work together. Maybe you guys are thinking about it. Or maybe you’re just curious about we do it! Whatever the reason, I hope that you find some encouragement in this episode.

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • How to transition from “you’re always gone” to “you’re in my space all the time.”
  • The importance of support when running a business together.
  • How it’s not about who is the breadwinner, but about discovering who you are and the value you bring to the business.
  • Boundaries when it comes to running a business with your husband.
  • The pros + cons of working with your husband.

Mentioned in this Episode:

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Mar 14, 2018
Ep 021: Food, Exercise & Perfectionism (feat. Robin Long)
42:58

Robin Long is the founder of The Balanced Life, which started as an online platform for her to teach Pilates but has grown to much more than that. She is a well of wisdom when it comes to living in the balance of food + exercise. We often get into the mindset that “exercise equals all of these hard things, so I can’t exercise” or “well, if I licked a donut, then I might as well just eat burgers, fries and a milkshake for lunch, and also have pizza for dinner, and two beers.” But it doesn’t have to be that way. Having exercise fit into your life is the key to actually getting something done and making progress. My goal for this episode is to get you to actually do something. Anyone can listen, get inspired, and think they are going to do that. But I really want you to do it!

Disclaimer: In this episode, we discuss some things that you may not want your kids to hear, especially if you have a little girl who might be receptive to some of the things we are discussing. I encourage you to pop those headphones in and enjoy this episode. Robin is amazing and I am so excited for you to hear what she has to share!

In This Episode, Allie + Robin Discuss:

  • What “whole health” really means.
  • How to overcome the “all or nothing” mentality when it comes to food + exercise.
  • Practical ways you can implement small workouts into your daily routine.
  • How to get back on track after things fall off track (from vacations or busyness).  
  • Meal planning + tips for healthier choices (especially with kids!)

Mentioned in this Episode:

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Mar 12, 2018
BONUS 01: All About Our Home School
18:57

Surprise! Today is the very first episode of bonus episodes I will be sharing!  Every rare once-in-a-while, I will put out a Bonus Episode that was just too good to wait. Or it could be a message that I really had on my heart for you guys. In this episode, I am sharing all about homeschooling - how it works for us, the curriculum we are using, our typical schedule, and what I think about it. I know it is really helpful to see how other people do things, so I hope this episode helps you, encourages you, and maybe even inspires you to think outside of the box.

In This Episode, Allie Discusses: 

  • Why homeschooling works for her family.
  • The homeschooling curriculum she has been using + why she loves it.
  • Her routine for homeschooling 4 children.

Mentioned in this Episode:

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Mar 09, 2018
Ep 020: Balance & Simplicity For the Busy Family
29:12

Being busy is either a badge of honor or something that is seen as really negative in our culture today. Like if you don’t have a ton of whitespace on your calendar you are focused on the wrong things and you are too busy to really enjoy your life. Or some people won’t even say the word busy or I hear them say they don’t really like the word busy. I think that both ends of the spectrum and both views are pretty incorrect. I think there is a middle ground. The key is finding systems and rhythms that will help you in whatever place you are at and whatever season you are in. It is finding balance and simplifying your rhythms so you can enjoy the people in your home and run your life well so that it’s not running you!

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • The difference between being overwhelmed by busy and staying balanced in the busy.
  • How creating rhythms creates will bring enjoyment back into your home.
  • The value of systems + rhythms in a busy life.

Mentioned in this Episode:

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Mar 07, 2018
Ep 019: 5 Things That Are Hard to Declutter (and How to Handle It)
32:12

You know the items you have laying around taking up space, but are too sentimental to throw away? Or the boxes full of toys your kids don’t play with anymore? What about the mountains of paperwork that are too important to get rid of? And the never ending rack of clothes that you don’t wear, or wear that often? Oh, and don’t get me started on the piles of stuff husbands leave around the house! If you find yourself glaring at any (or all!) of those things, then this episode is for you. I am talking about the 5 Things That Are hard to Declutter. We all have those areas in our life + I am here to walk you through how to declutter them. Clutter takes up time, so let’s declutter so we can have more time!

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • How clutter is linked to unhappiness.
  • The impact that clutter has on your time.
  • Practical ways to declutter the areas in your home you are overwhelmed by.
  • Ways you can get creative with saving sentimental items.
  • How to get your kids involved in decluttering their toys.
  • Why purging your husband’s stuff can lead to resentment.
  • The value in appreciating your wardrobe as you let go of some items.
  • How to efficiently declutter paper documents (and make them electronic!).

Mentioned in this Episode:

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Mar 05, 2018
Ep 018: Prioritizing Sex in Your Marriage w/ Sheila Wray Gregoire
28:23

As busy mom’s, we are in the hardest season when it comes to sex. We are exhausted majority of the time, we don’t feel sexy because things are leaking, we are being pulled on all day, and if we are being honest, sex isn’t our priority. We want it, but our bodies are too tired to do it. But sex isn’t just going to happen if we are waiting for it to happen. It has to be something that we start looking forward to. We need to have a different attitude and tell our bodies what to feel instead of waiting for our bodies to feel something.  

In this episode, I am excited to sit down with Sheila Wray Gregoire to discuss Prioritizing Sex In Your Marriage. This episode is not light + it is not for tiny ears. We are talking about a lot of adult and marriage things. So, pop your headphones in and enjoy this episode alone! Make some space for yourself and enjoy!

In This Episode, Allie + Sheila Discuss:

  • The importance in believing you deserve sex + the impact it has on your drive for sex.
  • How libido works + varies from men to women.
  • Reverse libido + how to handle it.
  • Ways to prioritize sex among your busy life.

Mentioned in this Episode:

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Feb 28, 2018
Ep 017: It's Okay to Change Your Mind!
18:44

There’s this perfectionism that Pinterest and Instagram have brought into our society. And from that, there is this idea that if you change your mind, it looks like you are a mess. But, life is so crazy. Things are so stressful. Things change and flow all of the time. Seasons ebb and flow which means how you operate in those seasons sometimes changes. It is about saying “no” to what isn’t working and saying “yes” to what is. Do what works for you. Pursue what your version of less and your version of joy is in this season. It’s OK to change your mind!

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • The weight of perfectionism on our culture + how that translates to when things change.
  • How saying “no” to what isn’t working means you are saying “yes” to more joy, time, family, and what matters.
  • The value of letting go of the idea that you have to stick to your guns in everything you say and do.
  • Why going back to homeschooling in this season has impacted her family (in a good way!)

Mentioned in this Episode:

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Feb 26, 2018
Ep 016: Coffee + Questions with Allie
23:33

Have you ever wondered why we chose to have our kids so close in age or how we create boundaries with technology? If you said yes, then this is an episode you don’t want to miss! And even if you said no, I believe you will still enjoy this episode, as I sit down + answer some of the top questions I get asked all the time. So grab a cup of coffee + enjoy!

In This Episode, Allie Discusses:

  • The pros + cons to having kids close in age.
  • How she views technology + what boundaries she sets for her kids.
  • Tips for creating a morning routine that will work for you.

Mentioned in this Episode:

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Feb 21, 2018
Ep 015: Prioritizing Date Night No Matter the Season You're In (feat. Brian Casazza)
17:01

Although Prioritizing Date Night seems like an episode that might be helpful before Valentine’s Day, I purposely waited until after because I believe date night is all of the time.  It shouldn’t be something that is focused on once a year. Date night is an investment. And what you choose to invest in is important. Being busy, having kids, and not being able to get away are not excuses. Choose to prioritize date night with your spouse - it is worth it!

In This Episode, Allie + Brian Discuss:

  • The value of date nights as an investment in your relationship.
  • Viewing date night as a hobby, not just something on the calendar.
  • The importance of relieving yourself from the pressure of date night.
  • Date night ideas for every couple.

Mentioned in this Episode:

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Feb 19, 2018
Ep 014: A Valentine's Day Quiz with Allie + Brian
18:34

Happy Valentine’s Day! Have you ever played the game “Would You Rather?” In this episode, Allie + Brian play “Would You Rather” in a fun Valentine’s Day Quiz! Some answers are funny + some will make you think about your own response. Get to know Brian + Allie in this Valentine’s Day episode!

In This Episode, Allie + Brian:

  • Share their answers to a ton of questions playing the game “Would You Rather?”

Mentioned in this Episode:

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Feb 14, 2018
Ep 013: Hair & Makeup Tips From A Pro ft. Jaime McLaughlin
35:29

As moms, specifically SAHM moms, are we doing full hair & makeup every single day?  No, not necessarily.  But we can get in better rhythms and habits and make ourselves our priority.  Because if we are making ourselves a priority and making ourselves up a little bit, we will feel better about ourselves. It may seem a bit silly talking about hair and makeup for yourself.  But it makes a huge difference throughout the decisions in the rest of your day when you start your day off feeling good about yourself.

Jaime McLaughlin is a hair + makeup professional who runs themachouseblog.com. She is also a mom to 4 little ones, so her life is quite busy! She has mastered how to simplify your hair + makeup routine as a busy mom. She is a well of wisdom in this area. And she is amazing, lovely, and so skilled! You are in for a treat this episode!

In This Episode, Allie + Jaime discuss:

  • The importance of making yourself a priority, as it reflects how you feel about yourself.
  • Tips for simplifying your hair + makeup routines as a busy mom.
  • Key products to an easy, everyday makeup look.

Mentioned in this Episode:

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Feb 12, 2018
Ep 012: Cultivating Friendship in Your Marriage feat. Brian Casazza
25:15

Allie is joined by her husband, Brian to discuss Cultivating Friendship in Your Marriage. Any couple can cultivate a friendship with a little work. Marriage is already work, so why not focus on working to be friends with your spouse. How do friends act? What do they do for each other? How are they with each other?  They go out for coffee. They talk about their day with one another. They intentionally spend time together in order to learn more about each other. If you are like this with a friend, why should you marriage be any different? That is your best friend!

Allie + Brian get it. Life happens. Things happen. When you have friendship in your marriage, it is such a great “fall back” to know you have your best friend by your side for the worst situations, scariest nights, and stressful days.

In This Episode, Allie + Brian discuss:

  • The importance of treating your significant other like a friend.
  • How keeping their friendship strong creates deeper intimacy.
  • What “common ground” looks like in their relationship.
  • Ways you can take time to learn everything about your significant other. Especially as years go by + things change.  

Mentioned in this Episode:

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Feb 07, 2018
Ep 011: Taking Care of Yourself
20:08

Taking Care of Yourself is talked about a lot in our culture today, but I don’t think we are truly taking action on it. I think it is hard for us to do that. We are taking care of so many other people all the time that we forget that we matter. Our tanks get low, close to empty. We get snarky, cranky, fussy. It’s because your well is empty. You can not pull up fresh, hydrating water that your family needs from you if that well is bone dry. You have to take care of yourself and restore yourself.

Instead of always working on yourself in a way that has you focusing on your flaws and mistakes and what you need to change or be better at, shift your focus to what you are good at. In focusing on that, you will discover who you are and what restores your energy. Once you know those things, you can compile a list of ways that you can begin taking care of yourself.

Need help forming that list? I got you! You can download my Self-Care Ideas for Busy Moms for FREE!

In This Episode, Allie discusses:

  • The importance of self-care, especially as it relates to being a mom.
  • Ways that she restores and refreshes her energy.
  • Ideas for busy moms to take care of themselves.

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Thanks so much for joining me! I’m so excited to have you on this journey with me!

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Feb 05, 2018
Ep 010: How to Be An Action-Taking, Problem-Solving Mom
18:23

Being an Action Taking Problem Solving mom is about identifying the problems and taking action on them. It is writing out the issues and finding solutions for them.  

Louise Hay says, “I do not fix my problems. I fix my thinking, then my problems fix themselves.”

When something is a problem in my life and I notice it is consistently a problem, I won’t just leave it. I won’t just wish that it would change or put it in the back of my head to figure it out later.  I will take action on it. Write it out and problem-solve.

You have so much power as a mom. You can choose to change your thinking.  Fix your thinking. Change your mindset. Get into a place of positivity. Of being an action-taking, problem-solving mom and a lot of things are going to shift.  

In This Episode, Allie discusses:

  • The importance of changing the way you talk to yourself - internally and externally.
  • Why being in a prayerful, action-taking state of mind, is so important.
  • Steps to take in order to become an action taking, problem solving mom.

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Thanks so much for joining me! I’m so excited to have you on this journey with me!

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If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at allie@thepurposefulhousewife.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.

Jan 31, 2018
EP 009: How We Keep Intimacy Alive & Well with 1,000 Kids (feat. Brian Casazza)
19:12

In this episode, Brian joins Allie to talk about how they remain so close and keep intimacy alive, even with one thousand children.

With February, the month of love, right around the corner, the topic will largely circle around love, intimacy and marriage. However, this particular episode comes from the many questions Allie receives from her followers.

People often ask how Allie and Brian remain to be so close and connected.

The biggest thing to remember is that in order to feel close and connected to your significant other, you have to stop putting your intimacy on the back burner, putting it off until after you care for your kids. You need to keep the fire burning all day long, so that when night arrives, you’re happy to spend time together.

(We’ll be discussing grown-up things in this episode, so be sure to pop your headphones in to listen.)

In This Episode, Allie discusses:

  • Intimacy is not all about sex.
  • Allie and Brian share the 5 steps they take to maintain the intimacy in their relationship.
  • Communicating your needs is important, but you must share those needs in a productive manner versus being combative.
  • Quick tips for scheduling intimacy into the day-to-day.

Thanks so much for joining me! I’m so excited to have you on this journey with me!

If you’ve loved this episode, help me reach more mothers who want to leave a legacy of intention and joy by heading over to iTunes and leaving a rating and review. And, be sure to subscribe while you’re there.

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at allie@thepurposefulhousewife.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.

Jan 29, 2018
Ep 008: Living A F.A.S.T. Life with Jenn Baxter
27:35

On today’s episode of The Purpose Show, we have Jenn Baxter, the founder of Live a F.A.S.T. Life, and author of a new book called Live a F.A.S.T. Life.

Jenn’s mission to live a F.a.s.t. (F.a.s.t. = Fabulous, Abundant, Simple, and Tiny) life began after her mom past away back in 2013. Her mom was a worrier by trade, and spent the better part of her 73 years holding back in life because of fear. Jenn knew that she didn’t want to end up the same way, and that she wanted to live her life with a little extra oomph!

Jenn set out to live a life that was fabulous and abundant. She wanted to get back to the basics of what really mattered, friends, family, helping others and experiencing life while you can.

She emptied her home of all toxic products that were slowly making her sick, cleaned up her diet, downsized her belongings and moved into a purple tiny house on wheels called “Sweet Caroline.”

Now, life is less about getting more and all about DOING more.

Join Allie and Jenn as they dig into the muck and the mire, so that you can live a lighter, simpler and fuller life.

In This Episode, Allie & Jenn discuss:

  • Jenn’s background, her story and how she got to where she is now.
  • Allie mentions the quote, “How you are with one thing is how you are with everything,” and the ladies dive into how this affects all areas of your life.
  • When beginning the decluttering process, Jenn recommends that you break it into chunks.
  • Adrenal fatigue and other health related problems caused by having a poor diet.
  • If you’re cleaning up your house, it only makes sense to start cleaning up other areas of your life.
  • Create a life that ebbs and flows, that you’re able to be present for, and adapt easily when you hit the hard parts.
  • God doesn’t create people to feel awful, He creates people to live out their purpose -- healing yourself from the inside out will allow you to live His purpose.

Mentioned in this Episode:

Thanks so much for joining me! I’m so excited to have you on this journey with me!

If you’ve loved this episode, help me reach more mothers who want to leave a legacy of intention and joy by heading over to iTunes and leaving a rating and review. And, be sure to subscribe while you’re there.

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at allie@thepurposefulhousewife.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.

Jan 24, 2018
Ep 007: Creating Your Family Mission Statement
10:35

Creating a family mission statement is a really great way to lay the foundation for what your purpose is as a family. It outlines the things you stand for and things you don’t.

A family mission statement is exactly what it sounds like, an intentional statement that you make together with your family. It encapsulates your priorities and your goals as a family.

When parenting gets tricky, and your kids start getting older, it’s a really great way to have something to go back to and compare things with. Your family is going to be raised, and your kids are going to grow and become adults, setting a solid foundation with a family mission statement, can help keep you all focused on your family goals.

In This Episode, Allie discusses:

  • "Where there is no vision, the people perish.” - Proverbs, 29:18
  • Allie shares her family mission statement that she and Brian created together.
  • How to begin the process of creating a family mission statement.
  • Why placing the mission statement where all can see it, is so important.

Mentioned in this Episode:

  • "Everyone ends up somewhere, few arrive somewhere on purpose." - Lara Casey

Thanks so much for joining me! I’m so excited to have you on this journey with me!

If you’ve loved this episode, help me reach more mothers who want to leave a legacy of intention and joy by heading over to iTunes and leaving a rating and review. And, be sure to subscribe while you’re there.

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at allie@thepurposefulhousewife.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.

Jan 22, 2018
EP 006: How My Blog Got My Husband Out of His 9 to 5
41:22
Jan 17, 2018
EP 005: I Don't Have A Capsule Wardrobe, and Here's Why
18:27

I get asked about capsule wardrobes A LOT.

People watch my Instagram Stories or see photos of me on the blog and say things like, "I see you wearing lots of different things. It seems like you have a lot of clothes. How do you deal with that?" So, I just wanted to address it directly!

I am a person who loves getting dressed. I love clothes, my wardrobe and having options. Being creative in this way adds to my joy! For me, that is a part of an abundant life. Choosing my clothes each morning brings more joy into my daily life.

Let this episode be a message of freedom for you. Let this be permission to make minimalism work for you and bring you joy. Let this give you permission to let go of the junk that is just not serving you, that is holding you back, and taking up your time.

Let this be permission to have what brings you incredible joy and makes you love your life and your house more. I hope this makes sense and that this clears up some of your questions!

In This Episode, Allie discusses:

  • What a capsule wardrobe is.
  • Allie’s journey from living with a minimal wardrobe to realizing how much joy clothes and putting outfits together brings her.
  • Minimalism doesn’t have to be suppressive.
  • What is your “WHY” behind wanting to be a minimalist? Answering this will help you determine if something brings joy to your life, or not.
  • How Allie and her husband decorate their home so that it feels cozy and modern.
  • Permission to have what brings you incredible joy and makes you love your life and your house more.

Thanks so much for joining me! I’m so excited to have you on this journey with me!

If you’ve loved this episode, help me reach more mothers who want to leave a legacy of intention and joy by heading over to iTunes and leaving a rating and review. And, be sure to subscribe while you’re there.

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at allie@thepurposefulhousewife.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.

Jan 15, 2018
EP 004: Positive Words For Your Children
24:33

Words can be an incredible way of bringing positivity into your life and the life of your children.

I’ve always been drawn to words. I can remember as a child and now as an adult looking back and realizing how special this was. I literally had a relationship with words. I’d make up stories. I’d take classic fairy tales and rewrite them into my own versions, I just loved being surrounded by words.

Words have always just been a really powerful passion in my life.

The other side of words are that they can slice deep, especially in marriage. Any flaw you have, is magnified 1000% in marriage. So, while words have been a crazy positive gift for me, they’ve also been a weakness.

However, it is most important to me to use words in a positive way. Words have shaped some circumstances of my life, and in today’s episode I want to share a how effective words have been in changing the behavior of my children.

Purposeful Info from the Show:

  • The effect words have on you in both a positive and negative way.
  • How easy it is to complain and use negative words to describe things, and why it’s important to switch your words to the positive.
  • Why it is important to speak positive words over your children.
  • In the beginning it may be uncomfortable to speak positive words or scriptures over your children, but find a place or a way that works for you. Allie shares how she does it.
  • Changing the words that you speak to and over your children has the power to completely change their behavior.
  • Tips and suggestions on where to find positive affirmations and scriptures, and how you can store them on your phone.

Links and Resources

Thanks so much for joining me! I’m so excited to have you on this journey with me!

If you’ve loved this episode, help me reach more mothers who want to leave a legacy of intention and joy by heading over to iTunes and leaving a rating and review. And, be sure to subscribe while you’re there.

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at allie@thepurposefulhousewife.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.

Jan 10, 2018
EP 003: How My Morning Ritual Is Changing My Life
20:18

Having a morning ritual can completely change the flow of your day. Some morning rituals are all about productivity, getting things done before the kids wake-up, and others are more about self-care.

There is no right or wrong when you create your routine, it all depends on what season of life that you are in.

My morning ritual began when my husband was still working outside the home, as a way to build and grow my business. Since that time so much has changed in my life, I had a period of time where I’d jump out of bed and get started on my tasks for the day, but I am at a point now where being able to deeply focus on myself and self-care will be more beneficial to my day.

One last note, I used to be a night owl, but I knew how much more purposeful my days would be if I began rising her earlier. It was a process, but it was worth putting the effort in to switch to a early bird.

Purposeful Info from the Show:

  • Tips on how Allie began her morning routine, and how it has shifted with the seasons of her life
  • The detailed morning routine Allie goes through each morning, to make her day more focused and purposeful

  • How Allie’s morning routine helps her overcome one of her biggest weaknesses

  • Ideas for ways to fit in more reading on a daily basis

Links and Resources

Thanks so much for joining me! I’m so excited to have you on this journey with me!

If you’ve loved this episode, help me reach more mothers who want to leave a legacy of intention and joy by heading over to iTunes and leaving a rating and review. And, be sure to subscribe while you’re there.

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at allie@thepurposefulhousewife.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.

Jan 08, 2018
Ep 002: How to Lose Weight by Loving Your Body Better
17:59

In today’s episode, we’re going to go deep into how we can treat our body with more love and gratitude.

It is common for many moms to not even acknowledge or care for themselves, and I believe we need to change that. We need to be grateful for all of the things ours amazing bodies can do.

The size of our bodies is unimportant, what matters is that you are caring for it in a way that makes you feel good inside and out.

I hope you’ll join me, and listen as I call for all women to love the bodies that God gave them, more!

Purposeful Info from the Show:

  • Why and How we should stop pushing our bodies to morph into something they’re not.
  • Have you ever shifted your focus from what your body IS from what it isn’t?
  • How we can start acting out of love for our bodies.
  • Allie shares a personal story about how she struggled with a negative mindset because of the foods she was eating.
  • Life is all about balance-- the good and the bad.
  • A 2-step process that can help you bring forth more gratitude for your bodies.
  • Let this be your “trick” diet, that you are just really freaking grateful for your body.

Links and Resources

Thanks so much for joining me! I’m so excited to experience the show’s progression with you!

If you’ve loved this episode, help me reach more mothers who want to leave a legacy of intention and joy by heading over to iTunes and leaving a rating and review. And, be sure to subscribe while you’re there.

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at allie@thepurposefulhousewife.com or connect with me over on Facebook & Instagram.

 

Jan 03, 2018
Ep 001: My Goal Setting Process
25:33

Happy New Year!

In this episode, I’m taking you deep inside the exact goal setting process that I use to make and achieve massive goals.

 

I frequently get asked how I am able to achieve so much in such a short amount of time, but there’s no secret. Anybody can make their dreams a reality, you just need to set goals the “right way.” Then, begin taking action to achieve whatever it is you want, by being a woman of intent.

 

So, I’d love it you’d join me with a cup of coffee (or tea if that’s your thing) and enjoy this (MY FIRST!) episode of The Purpose Show.

Jan 01, 2018