Over at Alicia's is a podcast for moms who want to make their houses into homes. A weekly conversation with a mom who wants to take good care of her home, her kids, enjoy her life at home, keep organized, and follow her passions, all without losing herself in the shuffle.
53. Christmas Hacks You're Gonna Want to Hear
Christmas can be crazy! We could all do with a few tried-and-true Christmas hacks, right? These are things I have been doing in our home from almost the beginning and they have saved me time and time again. SO many times I will find this notes-to-self and want to give myself a little pat on the back for that gift to my future self!
These Christmas hacks are simple, very doable and you'll want to implement them right away. YOUR future self will thank you too!
Show notes: https://www.aliciahutchinson.com/christmas-hacks/
52. Gifts Ideas for Kids Who Have Everything
It is so hard to find gifts for kids who have everything! With the holidays upon us, once again, I wonder what to get for my kids–that’s right–those gifts for kids who have everything. This can be so tough! Last year, I asked my kids what they wanted for Christmas and the most I got for an answer was a glazed-over set of eyes–they had no idea because they didn’t need a thing!
We’ve done the Christmas gift formula of something you need, something to wear…want…read and it’s worked great! But when my kids even struggled to think of things for these four categories, we decided to go a different direction this year.
There’s too much STUFF cluttering things up and I knew there were gifts out there besides a bunch of TOYS!
Of course, I still want to bless my kids and have them open something fun on Christmas morning, all while avoiding adding clutter and junk to our closets!
You can find gifts for kids who have everything–let me help!
In this episode of Over at Alicia’s, I’m laying out 24 creatively fun gifts for kids who have everything!
Get the show notes here: https://www.aliciahutchinson.com/gifts-for-kids-who-have-everything/
51. Christmas Q+A: Gift Etiquette, Grandparents, Budgeting + More
Setting a Christmas budget and getting all the gifts purchased can be the most stressful part of the whole holiday.
Today on the podcast, I’m continuing a four-week series of Christmas Q+A’s! This week, I'm answering all your questions about the Christmas budget, gift buying for grandparents, and more.
Head here for all the details and show notes: https://www.aliciahutchinson.com/christmas-budget/
50. The Most Fun Games Your Entire Family Will Love
The holidays are coming and that means family gatherings and that could mean sitting around awkwardly making small talk. But it doesn’t have to! This week on the podcast, I’ve rounded up a TON of family board games and card games that your entire family will LOVE!
These family board games are just for littles, but they will include everyone in the family–even teens that don’t like anything and grandparents that want to keep it traditional.
You’ll find over 20 suggestions for keeping your family gatherings fun and light and full of laughing and silliness. Go grab a couple of these games for your family gatherings this season!
Get all the show notes here: https://www.aliciahutchinson.com/family-board-games/
49. Q+A: Advent, Traditions and Staying Sane this Christmas
We all want to make Advent a special time in our homes. We all want Christmas traditions that all our kids remember and enjoy. And of course, we all want the secret to staying sane this holiday season!
Today on the podcast, I’m kicking off a four-week series of Christmas Q+A’s and I cannot wait for it! For the first week, I’m sharing all about our Advent resources and favorite traditions in our home.
The next four weeks, I’ll be posting a new Christmas Q+A on the podcast and it’ll look like this:
Week one: Advent and Traditions Week two: Christmas Gifts + Budgeting Week three: Christmas Homeschooling Week four: Christmas Food + Decor Let’s get started talking about Advent and traditions!
Head to the show notes here for all the details and links for the show: https://www.aliciahutchinson.com/advent/
48. Get Excited to Cook! My Favorite Cookbooks
Do your favorite cookbooks inspire you to cook more? They totally do that for me! When I’m standing in a friend’s kitchen, I usually find my eyes going to their cookbook shelf, pulling a few off and seeing what’s inside.
A great cookbook can inspire me to use different ingredients, plan better menus for my family and try new things. But we can definitely get stuck in a cooking rut. A new cookbook can get you out of it!
This post will show you over 11 of my very favorite cookbooks for myself and my kids. I’ve gone through each cookbook and shared why I love them and some of my favorite recipes from each as well!
Enjoy…and get ready to be inspired to cook!
Head HERE for all the show notes: https://www.aliciahutchinson.com/cookbooks/
The Best Podcast Ever!
This is my all-time favorite podcast. I am a mom of one little girl, trying to juggle motherhood, housekeeping, cooking, entertaining, and looking ahead into my future at the prospect of homeschooling. Alicia gives so much inspiration and motivation on how to create a life you love and balance all of these beautiful and challenging things without “losing yourself in the shuffle”. She’s also an enneagram 1 soul sister to me! I’m so sad that there are no new podcasts being put out, but I hold onto hope that they’ll pickup again at some point! I have listened to each podcast multiple times, and always find something new to glean or just enjoy the voice of a friend who is going through the same things I am. Love you, Alicia!!
I love this podcast ! So perfect for encouragement in my homeschool journey and just inviting , warm and cozy ;) feels like a girlfriend chat
Chatting with a girlfriend
Love Alicia's podcast. Her goal is for listeners to feel like they are chatting with a girlfriend, and that's exactly how it feels. Love how she brings up the everyday things that moms and homeschool families deal with, both in deep and practical ways. Thanks!