The Family Life Elevated Podcast discusses key topics with respect to having a family and trying our best to raise an amazing family. There is no college classes or training to start a family so we are all learning on the job. On this podcast, we talk about what is working for us as we manage life’s obstacles while still managing to become a happy, healthy and wealthy family.
Guilt Free Spending | Marriage and Money
Video Link - https://youtu.be/5dbhRkWo3qI
In this episode, we talk about our system for guilt free spending and notes on how you can implement it as well.
There are many steps to setting up and designing you financial future – naturally this gets a tad more complicated when you get marriage because you will likely decide to share accounts, etc.
One step we took early on was making sure we still each had the personal freedom of being able to splurge and spend money on ourselves without feeling guilty or worrying about what our spouse thinks.
Initially, we read one of Dave Ramsey’s books and that helped get us started but we wanted to add “Fun Money” accounts into our system where both of us would have our own “bucket” of money to spend on whatever we wanted.
The road to being debt free can be a long one but make sure to give yourself a little grace and be willing to spend money on yourself along the way.
How to Teach Gratitude to Kids
In this episode, we discuss 4 ways to help your kids develop an attitude of gratitude so they can be grateful in the good times and the bad. With this crazy year we have been having here on planet earth, kids' anxiety has been up and the mental health of our kids is a serious concern.
Being thankful every day can’t fix what’s going on with lockdown and all other challenges but it can help our kids learn how to not only see the negative in the problems that arise in our life.
Here is a link to some of the kid gratitude journal that our kids have tried: https://amzn.to/2ZRFLda (full disclosure! - we helped create these journals because we believe in the power of daily gratitude)
Episode on Youtube: https://youtu.be/gP-ozcUGPmM
Light Phone vs Flip Phone: Digital Minimalism
Video of Episode: https://youtu.be/iM7Hm_yMyM4
I review my experience using the Light Phone 2 compared to a flip phone.
The flip phone in question is an LG Exalt LTE that is on Verizon Wireless. These are commonly called dumb phones but the LG exalt is actually a decent smartphone hiding in the shell of a flip phone. At&t has it’s only flip phones that are slightly different but the features look to stack up the same as the LG.
The Light Phone is clearly a basic phone by design and that’s the point.
Here are my thoughts and review on both the light phone and the flip phone.
Blackberry also appears to have made its own version of the light phone called Punkt MP02.
Some people prefer to just take a current smartphone and “dumb it” down – this is a decent solution for most. Personally, I still feel like that requires discipline and have noticed that those “dumbed down” smartphones end up with the same apps back on them over time.
Use phones – don’t let them use you.
How I lost 58 lbs! A mix of Keto, Paleo and the Vertical diet.
In this video we discuss note and wrap up our weight loss journey.
We discuss how (and why) we changed our family diet to help Seth lose weight.
We settled on a mix of a Keto/Paleo diet that is low carb and definitely low sugar.
Seth lost approximately 58 pounds (and 4 inches of waist) as he trimmed down from 213 lbs to 155 lbs.
Seth has started transitioning to the vertical diet so he can incorporate certain carbs to help support his daily work out regiment.
The Game of Social Media: Explained
Now on Youtube as well! https://youtu.be/HdiQXVDGC_0
In this episode – we kick it off with possibly the most important parenting topic today . . . social media and screen time for kids.
There is a lot to say about screentime but we decided to start by describing why and how social media is designed to keep you addicted so they can then sell your attention to advertisers.
Our mission at Family Life Elevated is to help you elevate your family to the next level.
Episode 034: 2018 Flip Phone Experiment Update plus Tips on Less Phone Time
Today I chat about the results of a 2018 Flip Phone Challenge. It started out as a 60 day challenge but I still have the phone 5 months later. I also share some techniques to reduce your phone time when with the family.
What you'll learn Why I wanted to reduce phone time Phone time reduction techniques My Flip phone experiment Flip phone details Verdict – is it as good as a smartphone?
Where to learn more https://www.fatherhoodfitnessfinance.com/home/why-and-how-to-try-a-flip-phone-in-2018
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Seth has created a great community of committed parents. Great to be a part of something so supportive.
The combination of an expert guest with a knowledgeable host left me really enjoying these podcasts. I appreciate the brevity as they are appropriately timed for a standard commute. Each minute is content rich and is not too wordy. The subject matter is right up most men's alleys. Excellent podcast!
I really enjoyed the variety of subjects on this podcast. I have really enjoyed the early episodes.