The Lazy Genius Podcast

The Lazy Genius Podcast Podcast

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

#159 - The Magic of Closing Ceremonies
It can feel like our closing ceremonies are shot because of how things are within the setting of a pandemic, and that’s a very real thing. I’ve said it several times in episodes about a variety of topics, but there’s a lot to grieve right now. But here’s an important thing to remember: the magic of a closing ceremony isn’t really about what you do but that you just do something. Stuff Mentioned This episode is sponsored by All Things Reconsidered by Knox McCoy, which is available on June 2. Want a refre...

#158 - Staying In Touch When You Can’t Touch
Right now, we’re separated from each other in ways we never have been before, but there will be other times when we want to stay in touch with people we love when we’re far away from them, whether it’s across the country or six feet apart. So today, how do we stay in touch when we can’t actually touch? Helpful Companion Links Myquillyn Smith, aka The Nester, gave me the framework of “lovely limitations.” Her book, Cozy Minimalist Home (affiliate link), is my go-to Christmas gift for my kids’ teachers. I...

#157 - What Does It Mean to Take Care of Yourself?
If you’re stressed about all that’s going on, you might be sleeping less, not eating the same things because of apocalyptic grocery shopping, maybe you’re not able to read or run or get drinks with girlfriends, all things that normally make you feel really good on hard days. So yeah. I feel like it’s a good time to talk about what it means to take care of ourselves.  Helpful Companion Links A few extra resources not mentioned specifically in the episode: The Lazy Genius Rests, The Daily Act of Kindness, a...


#156 - How to Clean the House When Everyone Is Inside It (Part 2)
Last week, I shared ten principles of lived-in cleaning, but today, we’re diving into the specifics. Laundry, tidying, bathrooms, dusting and all the things. Just how do we keep our homes clean when everyone is in it all of the time? Let’s jump in.  Helpful Companion Links This week’s episode is sponsored by Book of the Month. Use promo code LAZYGENIUS to get $5 off your first book at www.bookofthemonth.com. We talked about the 10 principles of lived-in cleaning last week, revisit that episode (or catch...

#156 - How to Clean the House When Everyone Is Inside It (Part 2)
Last week, I shared ten principles of lived-in cleaning, but today, we’re diving into the specifics. Laundry, tidying, bathrooms, dusting and all the things. Just how do we keep our homes clean when everyone is in it all of the time? Let’s jump in.  Helpful Companion Links This week’s episode is sponsored by Book of the Month. Use promo code LAZYGENIUS to get $5 off your first book at www.bookofthemonth.com. We talked about the 10 principles of lived-in cleaning last week, revisit that episode (or catch...

#155 - How to Clean the House When Everyone Is Inside It (Part 1)
A lot of us are still sheltering in place, and that brings a new set of challenges when it comes to cleaning. Because there are so many challenges, we’re going to make this a two-part miniseries. Today, I’m going to share 10 principles of lived-in cleaning. Then next week, we’ll get into some specifics like laundry, bathrooms, dust, and crumbs on the floor. Here we go. Helpful Companion Links If you’re active on Facebook, we’d love to have you in The Lazy Genius Facebook group. It’s a lovely resource and ...


#155 - How to Clean the House When Everyone Is Inside It (Part 1)
A lot of us are still sheltering in place, and that brings a new set of challenges when it comes to cleaning. Because there are so many challenges, we’re going to make this a two-part miniseries. Today, I’m going to share 10 principles of lived-in cleaning. Then next week, we’ll get into some specifics like laundry, bathrooms, dust, and crumbs on the floor. Here we go. Helpful Companion Links If you’re active on Facebook, we’d love to have you in The Lazy Genius Facebook group. It’s a lovely resource and ...

#154 - How to Add Freshness to Repetitive Meals
We’re still in a shelter-in-place situation in most parts of the country and part of this process includes not going to the grocery store as often. Thing are weird, and new meals don’t really fit in with our weird. We’re eating a lot of the same things over and over again, but I’m sharing five ways to add freshness to repetitive meals. Helpful Companion Links Bri McKoy is great at a lot of things, but I love love love the sauces and dressings she comes up with. Here’s a link to her cilantro yogurt sauce w...

#153 - Time Management When Time Makes No Sense
Yes, we’re still in the coronavirus pandemic, but honestly, there are lots of times when time makes no sense. It’s a struggle to get a handle on how to manage our time when our regular average day and the regular average things you normally do to fill it gets turned upside-down. So today we’re going to revisit the three Lazy Genius pillars of time through the lens of time making no sense. Helpful Companion Links The Favorites File is the entertaining homework you didn’t know you needed right now. Sign up ...


#153 - Time Management When Time Makes No Sense
Yes, we’re still in the coronavirus pandemic, but honestly, there are lots of times when time makes no sense. It’s a struggle to get a handle on how to manage our time when our regular average day and the regular average things you normally do to fill it gets turned upside-down. So today we’re going to revisit the three Lazy Genius pillars of time through the lens of time making no sense. Helpful Companion Links The Favorites File is the entertaining homework you didn’t know you needed right now. Sign up ...

#152 - Reading in Odd Circumstances
Based on the number of downloads of past episodes related to reading, I know that there’s an overwhelming majority of people listening who really love to read. So when our regular reading rhythms are disrupted by odd circumstances, it’s nice to have a roadmap of how to get back to normal or how to create a new normal. That’s what this episode will do.  Stuff Mentioned I’m planning to be on Instagram @thelazygenius this Thursday around noon ET to chat about this topic, so be sure to follow me there. The ...

#152 - Reading in Odd Circumstances
Based on the number of downloads of past episodes related to reading, I know that there’s an overwhelming majority of people listening who really love to read. So when our regular reading rhythms are disrupted by odd circumstances, it’s nice to have a roadmap of how to get back to normal or how to create a new normal. That’s what this episode will do.  Stuff Mentioned I’m planning to be on Instagram @thelazygenius this Thursday around noon ET to chat about this topic, so be sure to follow me there. The ...


#151 - The Lazy Genius Eats Outside
Whenever I share something about eating outside, the questions pour in on how to do it. Breaking things up a bit and getting into the fresh air sounds really good right about now, so lets Lazy Genius eating outside. Helpful Companion Links The Lazy Genius Cleans the Kitchen is a good refresher on how to reset your kitchen after a meal, so apply the same dishes zone principle to eating outside. If you have ideas on how to eat outside with more ease and fun, share them on Instagram using #lazygeniuspicnic...

#150 - A Pep Talk for Being Stuck
These are weird, scary, surreal times, but, honestly, I am grateful for how this global crisis has already affected how we see. Here are five things to remember when you’re stuck at home…or maybe when you’re just stuck. People and Resources Mentioned in This Episode The Incomparable Mister Rogers, who tells us to look for the helpers Seth Godin, who reminds us the ocean is made of drops Ralph Waldo Emerson, who encourages us to scatter joy Ingrid Fetell Lee, who wrote the book Joyful Myquillyn Smi...

#149 - Name What You're Good At
Note from Kendra: This episode of The Lazy Genius Podcast was recorded before the majority of changes, postponements, cancelations and recommendations for social distancing due to covid-19 were enacted. Please know that I am thinking of the Lazy Genius community during these uncertain times. Be well.  Naming what you’re good at is a simple exercise in being kind to yourself. And to be a Lazy Genius, you need to do that! Your gifts and abilities and ways of seeing and being in the world are significant and h...


#148 - Making Memories Like a Lazy Genius
We put a lot of pressure on ourselves to mark moments, make memories, and give our kids something to remember. Even if you don’t have kids, there’s still a high cultural premium on memories. Scrapbooking, photo albums, daily journals, the Gram. But if we try to manufacture memories, mechanize them, we’ll get overwhelmed by something that our brains already do. Let’s make memories like a Lazy Genius. Helpful Companion Links You can listen to Ten Steps to Creating Your Own Traditions (even if it’s geared a ...

#148 - Making Memories Like a Lazy Genius
We put a lot of pressure on ourselves to mark moments, make memories, and give our kids something to remember. Even if you don’t have kids, there’s still a high cultural premium on memories. Scrapbooking, photo albums, daily journals, the Gram. But if we try to manufacture memories, mechanize them, we’ll get overwhelmed by something that our brains already do. Let’s make memories like a Lazy Genius. Helpful Companion Links You can listen to Ten Steps to Creating Your Own Traditions (even if it’s geared a ...

#147 - Should You Do a Capsule Wardrobe?
In today’s episode, I’ll give you some ideas on how to move forward with a pseudo-traditional capsule wardrobe, but you’re a really smart person. If you pay attention to what matters, what doesn’t, and you create a few guidelines around those things, you can create your own process for building a capsule wardrobe. Helpful Companion Links My book is about to be a real, physical thing in the world! You can check out the cover and preorder it here. Join the Lazy Genius VIP mailing list here to stay in the ...


#146 - Feeding Picky Kids
What’s the problem with picky kids? It’s frustrating to make food that doesn’t get eaten. More than that, we worry that our kids aren’t getting the nutrients they need or that they’ll only eat brown and red foods for the rest of their lives. But really, when it comes down to it, it’s fear. Let’s flip the script and nurture kids who trust their bodies. Helpful Companion Links Here’s the first episode I did on intuitive eating and here’s a list of intuitive eating resources crowdsourced from Lazy Geniuses l...

#145 - How to Hire a Housecleaner
Listen, I know this is super specific. I know this topic is privileged and it comes with baggage. But I also know it’s important to talk about these things, particularly if you’re in a season of life where something’s gotta give. This episode has practical thoughts about hiring a housecleaner, and a little pep talk about letting go of the shame and embarrassment that often comes with asking for help. Stuff Mentioned I first mentioned hiring a housecleaner in my monthly newsletter, The Latest Lazy Letter. ...

#145 - How to Hire a Housecleaner
Listen, I know this is super specific. I know this topic is privileged and it comes with baggage. But I also know it’s important to talk about these things, particularly if you’re in a season of life where something’s gotta give. This episode has practical thoughts about hiring a housecleaner, and a little pep talk about letting go of the shame and embarrassment that often comes with asking for help. Stuff Mentioned I first mentioned hiring a housecleaner in my monthly newsletter, The Latest Lazy Letter. ...


#144 - How to Lazy Genius a Girls Night
Today, we’re diving into the logistics of building community — specifically in our female friendships. We all want to get together with friends and do fun things, have traditions and all of that. So this episode is important in its simplicity because friendship matters. Helpful Companion Links There’s a friendly space for Lazy Geniuses here on the Internet in the form of a private Facebook group. Join us and get help or give help in being a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things tha...

#143 - Your Body Is Not Flawed
I believe in a world where it is fun and not loaded to talk about our bodies because our bodies are awesome. Full disclosure: I haven’t always felt this way, not by a long shot. I understand the difficulty here, so let’s move into this topic together. Stuff Mentioned I got on my soapbox last week thanks to an episode on Living Without Food Rules. It’s a RUHL good time if you missed it. Sarah of @thebirdspapaya is one of the most powerful voices I’ve encountered around thinking about our bodies. Reading ...

#142 - Living Without Food Rules
Let's play a game. Let's name all of the food rules you've experienced in your life. Yeah...we'll be here a while and we probably won't feel that great after we list them all out. That's why I'm so passionate about talking about living without food rules. We don't need them, y'all. Here's why. Helpful Companion Links I host a secret monthly podcast with my sister on Patreon. You can become a patron by signing up for The Lazy Sisters Podcast here. Here’s The Lazy Genius and Healthy Eating episode if you ...


#141 - What to Read This Winter
I know that so many of you folks who listen to this podcast love to read. You love books and more books and finding more ways to get more books into your life. In today’s episode, we’ll create a quick and easy path to figuring out what to read this winter if that’s on your radar and how to make the most of your reading minutes over the next couple of months. Helpful Companion Links Here’s my winter stack if you need to see my titles in black and white pixels. I take this seasonal approach to meal planni...

#140 - Time to Create Your Winter Dinner Queue
I love putting the proper importance on food and meals and gathering around the table but not wasting energy on the wrong things. Those wrong things look different for everyone listening, but today we’re going to figure out what matters and what doesn’t around your winter table. Stuff Mentioned The list of actual meals my family is eating from my Winter Dinner Queue this season. Hope*Writers is opening its doors to new members now through Friday, January 17th. If you already know you want in, you can c...

#139 - How to Plan Your Time This Winter
Today, I’m giving you two simple questions to ask yourself as you move into 2020 so that you can see your time in a way that makes sense for the season you’re in and makes a difference in your everyday life. Helpful Companion Links January’s Latest Lazy Letter goes out on Wednesday, and I would love for it to land in your inbox if it doesn’t already. Join the Lazy Genius VIP mailing to get this once-a-month email chock full of book recommendations, podcast talk, and a little insight I don’t share anywhere...


#138 - A Goals Pep Talk
Goals aren’t so you’ll look or be the way you think you should. They’re not to make you fit in. They’re not to make you seem like someone who’s got their life together. They’re for you. Helpful Goal-Related Companion Links Don’t set stupid goals. Here’s how. The perfect solution to dealing with screwing up a goal. If you’re craving something a little more tangible today, listen to The Lazy Genius Sets Goals or read How to Set Goals like a Normal Person. If you’re great at setting goals but it’s hard...

#137 - A Christmas Pep Talk
Christmas is in two days. Here’s a super quick pep talk that will remind you of two important things you can do during this season. Merry Christmas! Helpful Companion Links If Christmas Eve Eve has you feeling squirrelly, listen (or relisten) to last week’s episode Ten Ideas for a Holiday Reset. Download a transcript of this episode....

#136 - Ten Ideas for a Holiday Reset
We have one week until Christmas, and it might already be time for a reset. No matter how intentional we are, how much margin we create, things surprise us. And that’s okay and normal and we’ll all be fine. Here are ten tips for a reset in case you need one. Stuff Mentioned A few crowdsourced Lazy Genius holiday traveling road trip tips. Make that trip to visit grandma enjoyable from the first mile through pulling back into your driveway. And here's a companion episode for holiday road trips. I’ve put m...


#135 - Nailing Your Holiday Vibe
I love a good mood. I love a good vibe. And our holiday memories aren’t always what we did; it’s about how we felt. We remember the vibe, the feeling the environment gave us. Let’s focus on creating that vibe and let the activities happen as they will. Here’s how. Helpful Companion Links Background music is the perfect way to add a little atmosphere to your gathering (or your workday). Here’s a post with my favorite Christmas albums and nine carefully crafted holiday playlists I had the most fun making fo...

#134 - How To Be Happy With the Gifts You Give
We’re all in gift-giving and gift-buying mode and spending a lot of time on it or least are gearing up to. I want to help you be happy with the gifts you give and be more strategic and thoughtful about the time you spend on finding and buying those gifts. We’ll go through a step by step process, and I think that by the end of this episode, you’ll feel so much better about things. Stuff Mentioned Check out my Holiday Gift Guide chock full of gift ideas that are things that I have actually bought and use in...

#134 - How To Be Happy With the Gifts You Give
We’re all in gift-giving and gift-buying mode and spending a lot of time on it or least are gearing up to. I want to help you be happy with the gifts you give and be more strategic and thoughtful about the time you spend on finding and buying those gifts. We’ll go through a step by step process, and I think that by the end of this episode, you’ll feel so much better about things. Stuff Mentioned Check out my Holiday Gift Guide chock full of gift ideas that are things that I have actually bought and use in...


#133 - Ten Helpful Thanksgiving Strategies
A couple of years ago, I wrote a blog post titled Ten Commandments of Thanksgiving Weekend. Looking back on it, I realized some things changed, and that’s okay. That’s why I’ve put together ten strategies that will help your entire Thanksgiving week whether you’re hosting or not. This can be such a beautiful time of year, especially if you think like a Lazy Genius and be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don’t. Helpful Companion Links For Thanksgiving Week The inspiratio...

#132 - Ten Steps to Creating Your Own Traditions
I love the idea of being thoughtful and intentional about anything, and traditions definitely fit the bill. So today, we’re going to walk through ten steps to creating your own so you’ll be able to think about traditions like a Lazy Genius and then maybe actually do them. This conversation is all about creating your own traditions, so no matter what your family unit looks like, this conversation is for you. Helpful Companion Links This week’s topic was inspired by a conversation during last week’s Instagr...

#131 - The Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey
Y’all, we’re about to spend an entire episode talking about Thanksgiving turkey. Or just turkey if you periodically cook a ten pound bird when it’s not Thanksgiving. I want to talk through it a little because sometimes we need a voice telling us we’re doing okay, especially when we’re dealing with a giant dead bird and hungry, mildly judgmental family members. Stuff Mentioned I shared my absolute favorite turkey recipe a few years ago, and I still stand by it. Watch the crowd from New Girl defrost a tur...


#130 - The Lazy Genius Guide to Hosting Anything
It is the first week of November, and all of the holiday hosting is about to hit hard so I want to give you some tools to enjoy this time, not dread it.  Helpful Companion Links Get this month’s Latest Lazy Letter by joining the Lazy Genius VIP list here. I share ten Thanksgiving hosting tips along with three keys to hosting success in The Lazy Genius Hosts Thanksgiving. If you’re already bracing yourself for the grating conversations you’ll have with family members you can’t not invite to things, lis...

#129 - How to Holiday Road Trip
It’s about that time. Grandparents in faraway states are waiting, but getting in the car with all the stuff and possibly all the children can feel daunting. Hopefully, this episode will help that, but please note, this episode only covers being in the car, not packing or being on vacation or leaving or coming home. It’s just for being in the car, which is really the most exhausting part. Stuff Mentioned See how other Lazy Geniuses tackle road trips with Road Tested Road Trip Tips, a round-up of the sugges...

#128 - How to Escape the Fall Frenzy
Chaos and frenzy pull me under. I feel stressed out, I get headaches, I get mad, my body physically hurts, and I don’t enjoy what’s happening right in front of me. That’s no fun at any point in the year or my life, but it’s a particular bummer around this time of year. None of us want to feel frenzied, but sometimes even with intentional plans, it happens anyway. Today, let’s talk about one small way to keep that frenzy at bay. If you haven’t joined me over Instagram, you can find me @thelazygenius. I’m th...


#128 - How to Escape the Fall Frenzy
Chaos and frenzy pull me under. I feel stressed out, I get headaches, I get mad, my body physically hurts, and I don’t enjoy what’s happening right in front of me. That’s no fun at any point in the year or my life, but it’s a particular bummer around this time of year. None of us want to feel frenzied, but sometimes even with intentional plans, it happens anyway. Today, let’s talk about one small way to keep that frenzy at bay. If you haven’t joined me over Instagram, you can find me @thelazygenius. I’m th...

#127 - The Lazy Genius Chooses a Planner
A few weeks ago, I shared how I plan a week like a Lazy Genius. That led us to a great conversation on Instagram about the many, many options available to us when we’re choosing a planner. But here’s the thing, there’s no perfect planner because there’s no way to manufacture a perfect life. This week, I’m sharing how to use planners as tools in being a genius about things that matter and lazy about things that don’t. Links That Might Be Helpful If you’re looking for planners that I’ve used in the past or ...

#126 The Lazy Genius Guide To Grocery Shopping
There are lots of ways to approach shopping for groceries from where you go to making a shopping list, and today I’m going to share my seven principles for buying groceries like a Lazy Genius. We can, in fact, Lazy Genius just about anything, including how, when, where, and even why you buy groceries. I think you’ll really be encouraged and motivated by the end of this episode.  Stuff Mentioned My ebook The Swap is part of the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle Flash Sale that’s happening October 16-17. Sign up f...


#125 - The Lazy Genius Asks for Help
Sometimes asking for help is the hardest thing to do, but you’re allowed to ask for help, no matter the circumstance. It’s good, in fact, to ask for help. And today, we’re talking about the ways to do it – the different kinds of therapy and different reasons why or why not you might pursue them. Plus, I talk about how to be a good friend to someone else who needs help. It’s a heavy topic, but one that I want to join in the flow of normalizing it. Links You May Find Helpful If you’ve thought about joining ...

#124 - The Lazy Genius Weekly Plan
If you’ve ever purchased multiple planners in a year, this episode is for you. Today, we’re walking through three questions to ask when planning your week, and then we’ll use my own weekly plan for this week as a kind of case study to see how the questions are put into practice. It’s a simple approach but incredibly impactful. Helpful Companion Links If you want to tackle learning how to freeze food this fall, don’t miss out on The Naptime Kitchen Guide to Freezing. If nothing else, give @naptimekitchen a...

#124 - The Lazy Genius Weekly Plan
If you’ve ever purchased multiple planners in a year, this episode is for you. Today, we’re walking through three questions to ask when planning your week, and then we’ll use my own weekly plan for this week as a kind of case study to see how the questions are put into practice. It’s a simple approach but incredibly impactful. Helpful Companion Links If you want to tackle learning how to freeze food this fall, don’t miss out on The Naptime Kitchen Guide to Freezing. If nothing else, give @naptimekitchen a...


#123 - The Lazy Genius After School Routine
Snacks, homework, playing, chores, making dinner, not to mention those extracurriculars if your kids are into sports and clubs. The reason why the hours after school is over feel frenzied is because it IS frenzied. But a routine can help. In this episode, we will talk about why a routine is helpful, how to build one that works for you, and I’ll share our personal after school routine in case you need specific ideas.   Stuff Mentioned If you’re looking how to Lazy Genius a routine, take a look at my series...

#123 - The Lazy Genius After School Routine
Snacks, homework, playing, chores, making dinner, not to mention those extracurriculars if your kids are into sports and clubs. The reason why the hours after school is over feel frenzied is because it IS frenzied. But a routine can help. In this episode, we will talk about why a routine is helpful, how to build one that works for you, and I’ll share our personal after school routine in case you need specific ideas.   Stuff Mentioned If you’re looking how to Lazy Genius a routine, take a look at my series...

#122 - What I Hope to Read This Fall and Why
Today we’re talking about books! And based on your responses to the Latest Lazy Letter (which has tons of book and podcast recommendations), you love talking about them, too. I’m sharing what I learned from setting summer reading goals and how I plan to use that information as I head into the fall. Stuff Mentioned If you missed my episode on summer reading, listen to Summer Reading Plans 2019 to catch up before listening to my reflections here. Check out my Fall Reading Stack here. For reading on the ...


#122 - What I Hope to Read This Fall and Why
Today we’re talking about books! And based on your responses to the Latest Lazy Letter (which has tons of book and podcast recommendations), you love talking about them, too. I’m sharing what I learned from setting summer reading goals and how I plan to use that information as I head into the fall. Stuff Mentioned If you missed my episode on summer reading, listen to Summer Reading Plans 2019 to catch up before listening to my reflections here. Check out my Fall Reading Stack here. For reading on the ...

#121 - How to Build a Fall Dinner Queue
One of my favorite ways to approach a new season is to have a dinner queue to pull from when deciding what to eat for dinner. In this episode, I’m going to share my reflections from my summer dinner queue and give you how I’m taking what I learned as I build one for the fall. Companion Links For This Episode Grab your copy of The Holiday Docket at the early bird price of $22 from now until September 5. If you’d like some practical thoughts on how to plan for fall, listen to The Lazy Genius Plan for Fal...

#120 - The Lazy Genius Plan for Fall Routine
Even though the fall/winter American holidays don’t technically start until Halloween, it does my brain – and likely yours – a lot of good to start thinking about time now. I want to create routines and view my time through the lens of what matters so that I can keep spending my time, even the time at the end of a busy day, in such a way that makes me feel more like myself. Here’s how you can do the same. Useful Links Grab your copy of The Holiday Docket at the early bird price of $22 from now until Septe...


#120 - The Lazy Genius Plan for Fall Routine
Even though the fall/winter American holidays don’t technically start until Halloween, it does my brain – and likely yours – a lot of good to start thinking about time now. I want to create routines and view my time through the lens of what matters so that I can keep spending my time, even the time at the end of a busy day, in such a way that makes me feel more like myself. Here’s how you can do the same. Useful Links Grab your copy of The Holiday Docket at the early bird price of $22 from now until Septe...

#119 - Plan Your Opening Ceremony
Opening and closing ceremonies are the magic pill that can make different seasons and transitions come more alive. The problem with moving from one season to another, one holiday to another, one season of life to another is that we have our feet in two different camps most of the time. The transitions are relentless and can easily strip the joy away from seasons of life that we really love. That’s where opening and closing ceremonies work their magic. Companion Links For This Episode Get your copy of The ...

#118 - The Enneagram Part Two: How to Make Sense of Yourself
Let’s talk a bit more about the Enneagram. The Enneagram has its own language in many ways. And if you aren’t familiar with the concepts, it all sounds like gibberish. In today’s episode, I go through a few of the main concepts of the Enneagram and give them some context in how they can help you make sense of yourself. Helpful Links and Resources Join the Lazy Genius VIP list to be the first to know about super secret announcements and monthly book and podcast recommendations. If you haven’t yet liste...


#117 - How to Lazy Genius Kid Chores
Chores seem like a good anchor in the summer, but they really are a huge part of routine in the fall. But how do we do it? Allowance or no allowance, charts or no charts, how young is too young or how old is too old? All the things. Today, I share how I handle chores for my kids, but also how you can think about what matters and what doesn’t in relation to kids’ chores to create a system that makes sense for your family. Stuff Mentioned If you want to hear more about our family’s complaining tally system,...

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

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


#114 - The Truth About Your Enneagram Number
A few months ago, I asked you to send me questions you have about the enneagram on Instagram. You guys went hard. So we’re going to talk about it in two parts over the course of the summer. Today’s episode covers the basics of knowing your type, how to figure out what type you are, and how the enneagram is a tool to becoming a truer version of yourself. Resources You May Find Helpful The Enneagram Institute is hands-down the best resource on the Internet about the enneagram. If you don’t know your type, s...

#113 - The Lazy Genius Does Laundry Updated!
I know what you’re thinking…”Kendra, you’ve already done an episode on laundry!” That’s true. But things change, including how I tackle laundry. This episode and the one before is definitely not one size fits all. That said, I’m going to share the size that fits me, and hopefully, it’ll give you some ideas for your own laundry approach. But for real, if laundry doesn’t bug you, if you’re happy with your system, stick with it. Don’t fix what isn’t broken. All the Links If you’re new around here or just wan...

#112 - Grasping for Summer Routine
Summer is officially here, and I'm honestly nervous about it. It feels so lovely and so awful all in the same breath to have the kids home all day, to deal with the heat, and to have glorious routine take a break for a while. It can be a lot, so today I'm sharing how I'm approaching our summer routine. Hopefully, it'll help you get some ideas on how to think about yours. Helpful Links for the Summer This episode is the third in a summer series. Don’t miss Summer Reading Plans 2019 and What I’ll Be Cooking...


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

#110 - Summer Reading Plans 2019
Summer reading is a thing, right? We did it as students in school, our kids might do it, and it just feels like the time of year to have a stack of books ready to go. I want to share my personal goals for my summer reading and some titles I’m looking forward to, and I hope it inspires you to make one or two small moves toward your own summer reading approach this year. Helpful Companion Links Check out all of the books on my Summer Stack here. Get behind-the-scenes info and my latest book, podcast, and ...

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


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

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

#106 - The Lazy Sisters Bonus Episode
Have you ever wondered how you can support The Lazy Genius Collective and this podcast? You can become a Patreon supporter, and as a thank you, you get a (really long) monthly episode of The Lazy Sisters Podcast, a show that Kendra does with her little sister, Hannah. It's fun, ridiculous, and the unedited Kendra if you were ever curious about that.  Here's a bonus episode of the most recent Lazy Sisters Podcast. If you ever want to hear more or just want to say thank you for The Lazy Genius Podcast, head t...


#105 - The Lazy Genius Makes Pizza Part 2
We’re continuing our pizza conversation this week by talking about cheese, toppings, sauce, tools, and how you bake it. If last week’s episode on pizza dough didn’t convince you I’m a nerd over pizza, this one will. I’m realizing I have so much to say that I could have an entire series or even whole separate podcast on pizza. I love it so much and keep learning every time I make it. I hope the more you make it, the more you’ll learn and love it, too! Links You May Find Helpful Jump over to listen to The L...

#104 - The Lazy Genius Makes Pizza (Part 1)
The only thing that comes close to Change Your Life Chicken in emails and DMs on Instagram is Pizza Fridays. Anytime I post my meal plan for #ItsMealPlanMonday and it says Pizza Friday, I get a ton of DMs asking for my favorite pizza recipe, my favorite pizza stone, my favorite sauce. . .you get the point. Well guys, I’ve done my research, compiled the facts, and now, I’m ready to share everything I know about pizza with you! This week, we’ll talk all things pizza dough. Next week, we’ll talk about sauce an...

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


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

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

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


#99 - The Lazy Genius Feeds a Crowd
It’s finally happening, y’all. I’m telling you how to feed a crowd this week! Or at least, I’m telling you how I feed a crowd and sharing things that are must-dos for me to keep my cool when I open our front door to welcome guests. I’m also sharing four ideas for crowdpleasers that we use at our community group when we host on Sundays. Stuff Mentioned Five ways to enjoy making dinner if you want people in your home for a meal, but you’re not loving the idea of cooking it all. Pro tip: add salad dressing...

#98 - The Lazy Genius Cleans Out the Fridge
We’re talking fridge clean-outs this week on the podcast. This is one of those episodes we wish didn’t exist but also need very badly. We’ll spend a few minutes going over the seven steps to tackling this chore, the tools you’ll need to be successful, and a way to make it happen less often and definitely be less gross. Helpful Links Don’t sleep on The Meal Plan! I’m closing the doors on it March 7th. If you want to revolutionize your meal planning game this spring, this is it! Here’s the Bizarro Meal Pr...

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


#96 - The Lazy Genius Works from Home
Although this is a frequently requested topic, I get that your situation might be very different from mine and from each person listening. I hope this episode is an encouragement on how to think about your own work, whether professional or what makes you feel like a person outside of motherhood, laundry, cookings and all the things. Helpful Links For You Join the Lazy Genius mailing list. Don’t sleep on this, y’all. The Meal Plan is coming back! Here’s a starter pack of episodes where I talk about produ...

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

#94 - The Lazy Genius Guide to Freezer Meals
This week, we’re doing math on the podcast. Well, Freezer Math. Freezer Math will help you know how much to cook when you want to stock your freezer. Then, I share the Seven Rules of Freezer Cooking. This is serious business, y’all. So grab your calculator apps and let’s stock our freezers. Links to Help You Out Every month, I share books I loved, podcast episodes you should listen to, and stuff from me that I don’t share anywhere else in a newsletter. If you’re not on the list, sign up here. The next one...


#93 - Cook Without a Recipe
Are you afraid to go off script on a recipe? Or maybe you’re not afraid, but things never turn out just right when you riff in the kitchen. This week, I’m sharing a handful of concepts that if you understand them in concept will start to change your cooking experience tremendously. I’m not saying you’ll walk away from this episode a master chef, but your confidence and understanding of what can make you become better will definitely change. Companion Links for this Episode: Download my super helpful eBook...

#92 - Finding a Bedtime Routine For Kids
This week’s topic is one of the most frequently requested topics I’ve received via Instagram DMS and emails, but I know it’s not for everyone at this point in time. If you don’t have kids or they don’t give you trouble at bedtime, feel free to skip this one. But if you do have trouble at bedtime, I go through all the details of our kids’ bedtimes and what works for us and what doesn’t. Helpful Links If you don’t have a need for this episode, try listening to The Popcast with Knox and Jamie, The Next Right...

#91 - The Lazy Genius Organizes Paper
Have you ever noticed paper is like a magnet? The more you have laying around the more it attracts. In this week’s episode, I tackle the three biggest problems we have with paper and give you an inside look at how I lazy genius my paper situation at home.   Helpful Companion Links Download my super helpful eBook The Swap all month long to help you make a clear path through your stuff. If you have questions about The Swap, feel free to DM me on Instagram or shoot me a quick email at kendra@thelazygeniuscol...


#90 - Set the Right Goals Without Fizzling Out
Goal setting can be a dangerous game. We can go overboard and try to do all the things, but when we don’t, we feel like complete failures. This week’s episode, I share three steps to help you move from goal-setting that doesn’t work to a mindset that does so that January starts feeling more exciting than terrifying. Links You May Find Helpful: Listen to last year’s New Year’s episode The Lazy Genius Sets Goals and read How to Set Goals Like a Normal Person. Here’s Emily P. Freeman’s The Next Right Thing...

#89 - Reset the House Instead of Burning It Down
Tomorrow marks the beginning of 2019, can you believe that?! In today’s episode, I talk about why it’s okay if you don’t have all of your goals and intentions for the year crystal clear by the time the ball drops tonight. And I offer three tips for resetting your home after the holidays in a (mostly) painless way. Stuff Mentioned: Listen to last January’s The Lazy Genius Sets Goals or read How to Set Goals Like a Normal Person if you feel like you need some concrete goal-setting encouragement. For you l...

#88 - Refocus Your Christmas Brain
A gentle, loving reminder that you matter this Christmas season. . .even if you feel overwhelmed and those family traditions you care so much about fall apart. Helpful Companion Links Want to get a jump start on the new year? Listen to The Lazy Genius Sets Goals OR read How to Set Goals Like a Normal Person (or do both) Looking for a bit of rest even though your kids will be home from school for two weeks soon?! Listen to The Lazy Genius Creates a Holiday Sabbath There won’t be a new episode next Mond...


#87 The Lazy Genius Guide to Flexibilty
The holidays can be tough, especially when it comes to managing our expectations when making memories. It doesn’t take much to turn our meticulously planned, yet festive holiday light display route into an awkward car ride with a crying toddler and hot chocolate that’s basically chocolate milk. This week, I’m offering three steps to help you detach your personal value from memory-making success which will help manage the holiday stress. Helpful Links Sign up for my monthly newsletter roundup of all the th...

#86: The Lazy Genius Buys Meat
I know, I know. You were probably expecting a holiday-centric episode now that it’s December, but I can’t think of a better way to prepare for the holidays than talking about something that can help make mealtime easier. Even when it’s the holidays, we need to eat regular meals and buy meat. I hope this episode helps give you a clearer path in the grocery store. Links You May Find Helpful Sign up for the Lazy Genius monthly newsletter! The first edition of the monthly newsletter goes out on Wednesday, Dec...

#85: The Lazy Genius Kitchen Reset
We’ve got a short episode for you today, but don’t sleep on it, y’all. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the state of your kitchen and pantry and all of the upcoming holiday baking and cooking, this episode is for you. Give it a listen, and check out some of the other episodes I mention in the links below. Stuff Mentioned: I talk about finding the best list of essentials for your pantry in The Lazy Genius Stocks the Kitchen. Spoiler alert: the best list is made up of the things you actually use instead of ...


#84 The Lazy Genius Guide to Lunch
When you think of the words “meal plan,” I bet you think of dinner. But lunch is just as important. This week, I’m talking about ways to find strategies and recipe ideas to make lunch not feel like such a throwaway meal. Plus, there's an exciting new community on the Internet that I think you'll love. Companion Links The Wondering Years by my Internet brother and The Popcast’s own Knox McCoy The Monday Uniform Planetbox lunchboxes (my boys have this one) Listen to this episode if you want to hear me...

#83: The Lazy Genius Skincare Routine
I’m a big believer in listening to one person for different spaces, and my sister Hannah is that person for skincare. In this week’s episode, I’m sharing what I’ve learned from her over the years and a few of my favorite tried and true products. Companion Links for this Episode: The Lazy Sisters Podcast Our honorary third sister Erin Moon is taking over while Hannah is taking care of a tiny human. Follow her on Instagram for lovely anti-basic shaming pledges and #gnomeonyourhome updates. I’ve rounded ...

#82: The Lazy Genius Finds the Best Way to Do Things
We like to do it right. We like to feel like we’re not wasting our time. How do we seek after the best way to do something without being a slave to the process? As the holidays approach, it’s a great time to think differently about how you choose what you choose.   Helpful companion links to this episode: For When Systems Can’t Save - a helpful blog post when your brain gets spinny The Lazy Genius Does Laundry - an episode on a potential best way to do laundry The Nester is the one voice I listen to a...


#81 The Lazy Genius and Healthy Eating
Are you tired of keeping up with diets and food trends? Let’s reframe how we view healthy eating and listen to what our bodies are telling us it wants and needs. Stuff Mentioned The Lazy Genius Loses Weight If you’re here for the healthy eating, I have a suspicion you might be curious about how to Lazy Genius an exercise routine Follow me over on Instagram @thelazygenius Download a transcript of this episode...

#80 The Lazy Genius Daily Act of Kindness
When was the last time you showed yourself some kindness? And I don’t mean in the Tom Haverford “treat yo self” kind of way. I mean showing yourself a small act of kindness that doesn’t come with qualifiers or require a certain number of checkmarks on your to do list to obtain.  Stuff Mentioned Be Kind to Yourself by Andrew Peterson The Lazy Genius Rests The Lazy Genius House Purge The Lazy Genius Creates a Holiday Sabbath My guiding light Emily P. Freeman who reminds me to sit down on the inside...

#79 The Lazy Genius Creates a Holiday Sabbath
It’s mid-October, and I’ve already seen Christmas lights in stores. The holidays are coming, y’all! While they’re full of mostly happy things like baking cookies and seeing family and friends, the holiday season can wear you out if you don’t build in time to rest. Here’s how you can create a practice of Holiday Sabbath this season. Stuff Mentioned: The Lazy Genius Conquers Holiday Overwhelm The Lazy Genius Holiday Game Plan My thoughts and opinions on rest (and how to do it like a Lazy Genius) Laure...


#78 The Lazy Genius House Purge
Are you feeling it, too? Are you feeling the itch to get rid of everything and start over? Do you want to make your home feel like fall but have too much stuff in the way? In this episode, we’re going to talk about how to purge the house like a Lazy Genius, how to see our stuff with new eyes, and how to give ourselves a break when we can’t seem to create the space we want. Stuff Mentioned Do you need reinforcement for how small steps matter? How to Set Goals like a Normal Person #66 The Lazy Genius Yard...

#77 The Lazy Genius Rests
A couple of months ago, I asked on Instagram what you’d like me to talk about during our times together, and when someone said rest, the likes on that comment started piling up fast. Can we get better at resting? Can we set better goals and push toward resting better? In this episode, we’ll talk about how we need to look at rest differently and then figure out practical ways to actually do it in our regular life. Stuff Mentioned: The Incomparable Emily P. Freeman My Penny and Sparrow playlist that alway...

#76 The Lazy Genius Meal Plan
We’ve been waiting for this one, haven’t we? We’re finally talking about meal planning! Getting dinner on the table happens most every day, and we’re still surprised it has to happen. Here are three simple steps (plus one exciting announcement) that will help you get dinnertime under control.   Stuff Mentioned: The Lazy Genius Stocks the Kitchen Salt Fat Acid Heat, this cookbook talks about the principles of creating delicious meals using, you guessed it, salt, fat, acid, and heat Mad Hungry, another ...


#75 The Lazy Genius Stocks the Kitchen
We’ve all seen the lists online. Lists of all the foods you should have in your kitchen so that dinner is always close at hand. But if those lists worked, you’d make more dinner more often and be less stressed about it. That’s why we’re going to talk about how to make your own list that works for your family and your lifestyle because I’m guessing a jar of roasted red peppers and grasini don’t make the cut.   Stuff Mentioned: The Lazy Genius Shops at Costco A few of my crowdpleasers: Change Your Life Ch...

#74: The Lazy Genius Takes a Creative Leap
Do you have a creative interest you’ve been putting on the back burner? Maybe you think you don’t have time or you’re not talented enough. Here are 10 steps that will help you kick those thoughts to the curb and take a creative leap!   Stuff Mentioned: Hopewriters Stop Collecting Gurus - The Next Right Thing by Emily P. Freeman The Wondering Years - Knox McCoy The Popcast with Knox & Jamie - always keeping us educated on the things that entertain but do not matter The Lazy Genius and Self-Care A Million ...

#73: The Lazy Genius Buys a Cookbook
Tired of buying a cookbook then never cracking it open? We’re talking about why that may be and how to fix it on this week’s episode. I also offer a fail-proof method of picking out a cookbook that will serve you and your family for years to come. Stuff Mentioned: How to Know if a Recipe Is Any Good Don’t miss My Favorite Cookbooks post that went live today And it’s sister post My Favorite Dessert Cookbooks Download a transcript of this episode Preorder Shannan Martin’s new book The Ministry of Ordin...


#72: The Lazy Genius Hosts a Book Swap
Hosting a book swap is a low-key way to meet new people and get some great books in the process. In this episode, we chart the path of a book at a book swap plus talk about food, music, and everything else to have a great party.  Curious about how many friends to invite? How to set up the books? How to collect the books in the first place? We cover it all here. Enjoy listening, and if you host your own, don't forget to tag me on Instagram and use the hashtag #lazygeniusbookswap! Stuff Mentioned: Want to ge...

#71: The Lazy Genius Goes to London
Traveling is new to me, but I never want to go anywhere but London again. What an incredible city. In this episode, I share seven regular life lessons I learned from my time in London. If you're interested in more travel details (what I did, what I packed, and how much I hated the flight), head to the show notes.  Interested in the watercolor dessert postcards? Make sure you're on my mailing list to hear about the flash sale the minute it opens!...

#70: The Lazy Genius Welcomes Fall
School is about to start, but it's still technically summer. How do we transition between seasons and schedules and stay present and all the things we hope for? Enjoy this episode about welcoming fall without aggressively leaving summer behind. Episodes related to this one: The Lazy Genius Morning Routine (if you need a little routine refresher) The Lazy Genius Conquers Holiday Overwhelm (about opening and closing ceremonies) The Lazy Genius Finds a Fall Rhythm Download a transcript of this episode...


#69: The Lazy Genius Summer Detox
August feels crazy because it is crazy. We're one step into summer, one step into fall, and feel like we're going to fall over. Plus, our kids have been with us for 578 years and we need a break. In this episode, let's reset our minds and change our posture a little. It's okay for motherhood to be hard, but it doesn't have to paint the entire picture. If you're home with kids, this episode is especially for you.  Related Info to Check Out: #62: The Lazy Genius Summer Mindset #43: The Lazy Genius and Self-C...

#68: The Lazy Genius Tries New Things
In this last episode of the summer, I share the gift of trying new things. We're often afraid of failing, but if we fail to build up our Try New Things muscle, those new things we so desperately long for will be harder to find.  Hear what I'm working on this summer, what new things have entered my life, and why this summer break is part of that. I hope you try some new things, too!...

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


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

#65: The Lazy Genius Summer Strategy: Food
What if you don't have a grill? What if you hate salad? What if your kids run purely on snack bar fries and won't eat anything you make? Let's take a super quick trip down Summer Food Tip Road. Even if you just take one tip from this, that one tip could make a huge difference. Listen in and find one that works for your life. Companion Episodes: The Lazy Genius Grills The Lazy Genius Makes a Salad Download the transcript for this episode! And check out the giant blog post with every summer tip I have!...

#64: The Lazy Genius Summer Strategy: Routine
Sure, summer needs a routine but not quite the kind you might think. I'm not pulling a fast one; I really mean a different kind of routine. Listen in to get some new ideas. Companion Episodes: The Lazy Genius Morning Routine The Lazy Genius Evening Routine The Lazy Genius Fall Rhythm Download a transcript for this episode! Check out Hope*Writers! The membership window closes this week!...


#63: The Lazy Genius Summer Strategy: Time
We're looking at the summer as one huge batch of time, but breaking it down into categories helps. In this episode, let's look at all the ways you (and your kids) can spend your time so you don't confuse them and always feel tired. Companion Episodes: The Lazy Genius Summer Strategy: Mindset The Lazy Genius and Self-Care The Lazy Genius and Time Management Download a transcript for this episode!...

#62: The Lazy Genius Summer Strategy: Mindset
Even now in May, summer already feels overwhelming. We want to get a lot done, rest, have time alone and away from our kids, and figure out the perfect balance between structure and freedom. While that balance might not actually exist, a new mindset can certainly help you try.  In this, the first episode in a four-part series, we're going to develop a strategy for the summer, and as always around here, we begin with a little reframing. Listen in. Stuff Mentioned In This Episode: Emily P. Freeman, author of...

#61: The Lazy Genius Exercise Routine
We need some reframing when it comes to exercise. If you love working out, you might not find this topic necessary. If you think working out is the worst, you're probably girding your loins against the incoming guilt.  In The Lazy Genius Exercise Routine, you'll get zero guilt. In fact, I think you'll feel free to approach exercise in a way that makes sense without feeling like you have to look like an Olympian.  Stuff Mentioned In the Episode: The Lazy Genius Loses Weight The Lazy Genius Cleans the House ...


#60: The Lazy Genius Cleaning Routine
We've talked about how to clean bathrooms and kitchens, how to do laundry, how to spring clean, tidy, and clean our house without hating it. Is there really more to talk about? Actually, yes.  In The Lazy Genius Cleaning Routine, we figure out how to create an actual routine, a rhythm for keeping your house relatively clean on a relatively regular basis....

#59: The Lazy Genius Evening Routine
A good evening routine sets the stage for the next morning. It's like a game of life dominoes; we just need to knock over the right one. Learn how to slowly build an evening routine that gradually decreases your productive energy and helps you connect with yourself and the people around you. Stuff Mentioned In This Episode: The Universal Guide to Life-Giving Routine The Lazy Genius Morning Routine Planetbox lunchboxes (my boys have this one) The Lazy Genius Cleans the Kitchen Support the show on Patreon Do...

#58: The Lazy Genius Morning Routine
When we start the day with the right energy, sometimes things go better than we expect. How we develop a morning routine? Maybe not quite what you expect. Have a listen, and create mornings that make you feel like yourself. Stuff Mentioned In This Episode: The Universal Path to Life-Giving Routine (a blog post that offers the foundation for any routine) The Lazy Genius Loses Weight The Lazy Genius Home How to Set Goals Like a Normal Person (includes the download for the 30 Days of Small Steps) Download the...


#57: The Lazy Genius Guide to Roasting Stuff
Roasting is one of the best skills to have in your cooking arsenal, and there's virtually no actual skill required. You just need a three basic rules and the cheatsheet below. Listen to an episode that is guaranteed to change the ease with which you get dinner on the table.  Stuff Mentioned In This Episode: How To Know If a Recipe Is Any Good Change Your Life Chicken basic sheet pans for roasting (don't forget to check your local restaurant supply store, and also measure the widest pan that will fit in yo...

#56: The Lazy Genius Makes Salad
Salads made by someone else are almost always better than ones we make ourselves. Let's remedy that, shall we? Learn the three salad rules and how to go from Matt Saracen salad to Tim Riggins salad.  Stuff Mentioned In This Episode: stainless steel bowls salad spinner (holds a lot of lettuce, uses a pump that's easy for people with hand issues or tiny kid hands, super sturdy) kale and mango salad - one of my all-time favorite salads How To Tell If a Recipe Is Any Good download the transcript of this episo...

#55: The Lazy Genius Bakes Bread
Bread is one of the oldest, best foods around. I have no scientific evidence of this, but it feels right. You can't really Lazy Genius bread, but you can start with great principles and have a better chance at great bread sooner than you think. Stuff from this episode: How to Bake by Paul Hollywood // has a stellar chapter on bread The Bread Baker's Apprentice by Peter Reinhart // great if you want to geek out bench scrapers are necessary for bread and for cleaning up crap under highchairs my favorite reci...


#54: The Lazy Genius Makes Soup
Soup is one of the most comforting foods around, but we often just dump everything into a pot and let it simmer for a few hours. There's a better (and quicker) way! Listen to The Lazy Genius Makes Soup and up your soup game big time.  And if you want to see the soup-making process in action, check out the video!   Helpful links: How to Tell If a Recipe Is Any Good The Lazy Genius Loses Weight Download the transcript for the episode Check out The Lazy Sisters Podcast!...

Bonus: The Lazy Sisters Podcast Preview
Kendra and Hannah are real life sisters keeping you from real bad choices. The Lazy Sisters Podcast is launching on Patreon this week, and here's a quick preview.  I appreciate all of your support for The Lazy Genius Podcast, and this new show is a fun way to say thank you for that support. Head to Patreon to find out more about how you can get more of these episodes and keep The Lazy Genius Podcast going at the same time....

#53: The Lazy Genius Cooks Chicken
Cooking chicken is basically required to be a human, so let's do it right! In this episode, you'll get a rundown of the main cuts of chicken available at the store, what grade I give them, and then a rundown of all the cooking methods you can choose. Stuff from this episode: Change Your Life Chicken The Lazy Genius Grills This is the instant-read thermometer I use. Totally worth the thirteen bucks. If you click that link and buy it, you're magically throwing a few pennies my way. I'm grateful. Download th...


#52: The Lazy Genius Spring Cleans
Spring cleaning is just doing the things we don't do on a regular basis, and you don't have to reserve a horrible weekend to make it happen. In this episode, figure out the three steps to doing spring cleaning the Lazy Genius way.  Mentioned in the episode: The Swap: The Lazy Genius Guide to Decluttering for Life The Lazy Genius Guide to Cleaning the House The Lazy Genius Does Laundry...

#51: The Lazy Genius Cleans the Bathroom
Mentioned in the episode: The Lazy Genius Guide to Cleaning the House The Lazy Genius Does Laundry The Lazy Genius Cleans the Kitchen Download the transcript of this episode The Swap: The Lazy Genius Guide to Decluttering for Life...

#50: The Lazy Genius Tidies the House
Tidying the house isn't cleaning the house; it's making it look clean. If you want some tips and perspective on the best tool in your Lazy Genius cleaning arsenal, this episode is for you. Mentioned in the episode: The Swap is available this month only! Learn to declutter for life with this short ebook that packs a big punch. The Lazy Genius Loses Weight (the most downloaded episode by a mile) The Lazy Genius Cleans the Kitchen if you're looking for clarity on the Fridge Zone and Dishes Zone situation A th...


#49: The Lazy Genius Home
We often define our home by it's style, but that's only a piece of the puzzle and a dangerous place to start... unless you're ready to spend a million dollars at Target. In this episode, explore the three components of any home, no matter where you live or who you live with, and how naming them can enhance your life in significant ways. Mentioned in this episode and/or helpful thoughts on home: The Lazy Genius Guide to Cleaning the House Episode #7: Finding Your Home's Personality with Addie Jones The Cozy...

#48: The Lazy Genius and Time Management
We don't have to mechanize our schedules to stay on top of our days. Learn three pillars of Lazy Genius time management as well as my favorite time-saving Lazy Genius Tip of the Week that's basic but so helpful in the rhythm of life. Stuff Mentioned In This Episode: The Magical Key to Doing It All The Lazy Genius Does Laundry Join me on Instagram every Thursday at 12:15pm EST to talk about that week's episode!...

#47: The Lazy Genius Finds Her Purpose
Setting goals is tough without an overall purpose. Practically find yours with a tiny bit of Oprah woo-woo thrown in. Stuff mentioned in the episode: The Lazy Genius Sets Goals How to Set Goals Like a Normal Person A Million Little Ways by Emily P. Freeman (this is an Amazon affiliate link, so thanks for supporting TLGC with your purchase!) Download the transcript of this episode Don't forget to join me on Instagram at 12:15pm EST Thursday, January 18th to talk more about purpose....


#46: The Lazy Genius Loses Weight
Lose weight, y'all - the right kind of weight, the right way. Stuff Mentioned in the Episode: How to Set Goals Like a Normal Person The Lazy Genius Sets Goals The Lazy Genius Cleans the Kitchen The Psychology of Eating podcast Download the transcript of this episode...

#45: The Lazy Genius Sets Goals
It's a fresh start unicorn! January 1st AND it's a Monday! Before we jump on the roller coaster of goal-failing I mean goal-setting, let's talk. It's time to reframe our goals so we actually become the people we want to, Lazy Genius style.  Stuff mentioned in the episode: How to Set Goals Like a Normal Person How to Bullet Journal: The Absolute Ultimate Guide Download the transcript of this episode! I'll be live on Instagram Thursday, January 4th, to talk about the episode and to show you the planners I'...

#44: The Lazy Genius Bakes for the Holidays
Today's episode is about baking during the holidays, but there is not a single recipe or tip in sight. You might have just swiped to delete, but I sure hope not. Listen before you bake, friends. It might make your holidays a little sweeter. (Get it? I'll show myself out.) After you listen, check out this post for my holiday baking roundup - recipes, tips, and the correct temperature of butter amen.  This is the last episode of 2017! If you're interested in hearing my roundup of the year (favorite books, etc...


#43: The Lazy Genius and Self Care
It's easy to lose ourselves in the holidays... which is why we so look forward to the clean start of January. But do we have to wait with our shoulders clenched, crossing our fingers that we can present with the month also finishing quickly? I hope not, but you know. In this episode, let's talk about what it means to take care of ourselves during a busy season. Spas are optional.   Some of my favorite self-care items: this cleansing oil from Some Call Me Crunchy my Penny and Sparrow playlist baking bread...

#42: The Lazy Genius Hosts a Holiday Party
Don't be afraid. It can be really fun to host a party, so if you're thinking of sliding one into your December calendar, I've got you covered. Stuff Mentioned: How to Never Run Out of Food at a Party Quit Throwing Fancy Bridal Showers (some food philosophy hangs out here) Favorite recipe sources: The Kitchn (great for beginners), Smitten Kitchen (better for folks with some cooking chops), Amanda Frederickson (smack dab in the middle), Mad Hungry (simple and accessible... this book and this book get a lot...

#41: The Lazy Genius Guide to Holiday Giving
It's time to start buying for people, and while it's incredibly fun, we can inject a lot of stress into it, too. In this episode, we'll breeze through budgeting, how to choose a gift, and talk in detail about kids and gifts. As you can see, the links for this episode are plentiful, so read, listen, and get a better handle on how to give without feeling like Scrooge. The Lazy Genius Budgets is the best place to start for a handle on the Lazy Genius philosophy behind money. The Lazy Genius Buys a Gift gives ...


#40: The Lazy Genius Navigates Family Tension
Spending entire days with your family over the holidays can sometimes feel a little tense. There's a lot of history and things unsaid - or very loudly and aggressively said - and those car rides home can be little venting therapy sessions where you try and get your peace back. In this episode, we talk about how to leave those family gatherings with your peace still intact and maybe even an improved relationship along the way.  Mentioned in the episode: A Family Shaped by Grace by Gary Morland For When Your...

#39: The Lazy Genius Hosts Thanksgiving
Hosting Thanksgiving sounds great in theory but terrifying in execution. So many dishes. So much pressure. And the turkey! What if the turkey is horrible or raw or dry enough to sand the deck?  In this episode, I share the three keys to hosting success plus ten of my favorite practical tips. You can do this. Don't forget to check out the only turkey recipe you'll ever need, and this Sunday I'll email The Lazy Genius Collective mailing list everything I have to say about Thanksgiving. Don't miss it, and join...

#38: The Lazy Genius Practices Thankfulness
It feels right to give thanks in November, but it also feels forced and annoying sometimes. Let's get back to the basics of gratitude and actually enjoy a season of giving thanks. No daily journals of thanks necessary.  Need all The Lazy Genius there is? Visiting your inbox is my favorite and might just become yours. Check out the mailing list here....


#37: The Lazy Genius Budgets
We want to save money, have extraordinary experiences, and not stress from paycheck to paycheck. But how? I share the four pillars of a Lazy Genius budget and a peek into our personal family budget and how we put it together, so listen in and grab some ideas for your own budget. And don't forget to read specifically about budgeting during the holidays on the blog this week!...

#36: The Lazy Genius Conquers Holiday Overwhelm
In this episode of The Lazy Genius Podcast, you'll learn the one life-giving decision that makes the holidays come alive again, no stress needed.  Instagram: @thelazygenius...

#35: The Lazy Genius Holiday Game Plan
It's possible to move through the holidays without going crazy. Your stuff and family are safe from your wrath if we can holiday game plan now! After you game plan, check out How to Plan Your Holiday Calendar and get practical. And don't forget your game plan cheatsheet!...


#34: The Lazy Genius Organizes a Home
In this episode, I'll share the five organizing personalities and how you could totally be organizing your home wrong. Ain't nobody got time for that. Let's be Lazy Geniuses about our homes! Stuff Mentioned in the Episode: Decluttering Is a Sham The Shocking Truth About Simplicity Quit Setting Stupid Goals For When Systems Can't Save You The Gilmore Girls Binge Guide THIS WEEK ONLY, I'm releasing a mini-course on how to declutter for life. I want to help you clear a path through your stuff and create a ...

#33: The Lazy Genius Shops at Costco
This week, we talk about the benefits of Costco and the best items to buy (and skip) when you're shopping.  Here are all the things mentioned in the episode: When Buying In Bulk Is a Terrible Idea 11 Reasons To Love Costco That Have Nothing To Do With Shopping (HuffPost) Save Your Life With Pasta Mondays Costco Tips That Will Save You Time and Money (Business Insider) Lazy Genius Ingredient #1: Frozen Meatballs The Lazy Genius Shops at Aldi Choose Your Own Adventure Tomato Sauce The Lazy Genius Makes a...

#32: The Lazy Genius Cleans the Kitchen
The kitchen is the center of many homes, and when it's a wreck, we're not above contemplating arson. In this episode, you'll learn the Lazy Genius order to cleaning the kitchen. Yes, there's an order.  There's also a free printable of the order for your fridge so you won't forget it, no matter how many brain cells your children have taken. Enjoy the episode! And if you do, consider passing it along to a friend. The world needs more Lazy Geniuses....


#31: The Lazy Genius Makes a Smoothie
Yes, we all know what a smoothie is, but in this episode, we'll dig deeper into smoothies than you ever thought possible. Why do we drink them? When should we drink them? What's the actual best way to make them? I've got you covered... in smoothie. Show Notes:  Your Smoothie Survival Kit complete with my favorite recipes Simple Green Smoothies, i.e. my smoothie Internet godmother Smoothie Booster Cubes to make all that green stuff easier The Lazy Genius Shops at Aldi Joy the Baker's take on smoothie freez...

#30: The Lazy Genius Bullet Journals
You've heard lots of talk, seen all the photos on Pinterest, but let's figure out how to Bullet Journal for regular people. Show Notes How to Bullet Journal: The Absolute Ultimate Guide 7 Bonus Bullet Journal Lessons 21 Genius Ways to Track Your Mental Health (Buzzfeed) Have questions? Join me on Instagram this Thursday at 12:30pm ET! I'll be on live to answer any questions you have. See you then!...

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#29: The Lazy Genius Finds a Fall Rhythm
I'm back after my summer break (party emoji!) and easing into a fall rhythm. If you need one, too, this episode is all over it.    We'll identify what parts of your life need a rhythm, how to find your reason for creating one, and five practical questions to get started.  Show Notes The Lazy Genius Does Laundry 10 Ways to Beast Your Monday For When Systems Can't Save You Follow me on Instagram @thelazygenius. Every Thursday at 12:30pm we do an Instagram Live to talk about that week's episode, so come hang...

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#27: The Lazy Genius Movie Night
1. Get ideas from Pinterest! The Lazy Genius Movie Night Pinterest Board 2. Here are a few things mentioned in the episode. Your Guide to Summer Movie Nights - my favorite list of movies on Netflix right now A geeky post on how to choose a projector and set up an outdoor movie screen How to set up an art cart The projector we'll probably get once I'm not scared of the technology (even at 1800 lumens, it apparently has great brightness. Here are some Wizard of Oz party photos: cake, the Tin Man and a Was...

#26: The Lazy Genius Grills
1. Get grilling ideas from Pinterest. The Lazy Genius Grills Pinterest Board 2. Check out what you heard in the episode. grill mats - the magic, washable contraptions that keep your food from falling through long tongs - please don't burn your hands 12 Grilling Mistakes You Don't Have to Make from Serious Eats...


#25: The Lazy Genius Bakes Cookies
1. Get my favorite Lazy Genius cookie baking tools! a stand mixer paddle attachment with a spatula attached a cookie scoop for perfect and quick cookies my favorite spatulas 2. Get extra baking tips. Here's a baking miniseries I did awhile back. Day One: To Sift or Not to Sift Day Two: Why Can't I Soften Butter In the Microwave? Day Three: A Freezer Primer Day Four: Ingredient Speed Dating Day Five: Essential Chocolate Cake Day Six: Blank Canvas Cake Day Seven: Essential Breakfast Recipes Day Eigh...

#24 - The Lazy Genius Thinks Differently About Cooking
1. Read some stuff that goes with the episode. How to Survive Dinnertime Panic How to Cook Everything Fast How to Cook Everything Marie Forleo - the "I Can't vs. I Don't" idea Tim Ferriss interview with Derek Sivers, i.e. the bike ride story 2. Become a Lazy Genius one weekly email at a time. Need some encouragement to be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don't? The Lazy Genius Collective mailing list gets the best stuff. Join here!...

#23: The Lazy Genius Reads
1. Read what was mentioned. Summer Books You Don't Have To Wait For How to Use Trello to Track Your Reading My Top Ten Favorite Reads from 2016 Why I'm In Love With a Milk Crate My Favorite Dessert Cookbooks the PagePal, a super cute way to keep your book open with one hand my episode on Anne Bogel's podcast What Should I Read Next 2. Get book recommendations every month. If you're part of The Lazy Genius Collective, you get an exhaustive and awesome list of book/show/podcast recommendations every month...


#22: The Lazy Genius Goes on a Date Night
1. Read a few things that were mentioned. In Defense of Skipping Date Night The 7 Date Night Mistakes You Didn't Know You Were Making a conversation with my husband if you want a look into our marriage 2. Release the guilt in other areas by becoming a Lazy Genius. Join The Lazy Genius Collective. Your inbox and your sanity will thank you....

#21: The Lazy Genius Does Laundry
Stuff that's mentioned... When Laundry Eats You Alive How to Iron Without An Iron (the comments are great here, too) If you want a detailed rundown of detergents, this post from The Sweethome has A LOT of great information. Interested in the Turkish towels I mentioned? I got ours from Bathstyle on Etsy over four years ago, and they're still the best. Follow me on Instagram! @thelazygenius...

#20: The Lazy Genius Makes Tomato Sauce
1. What's mentioned and what's helpful... Choose Your Own Adventure Tomato Sauce Save Your Life with Pasta Mondays Lazy Genius Ingredient #1: Frozen Meatballs The Lazy Genius Shops at Aldi (and, yes, they totally take credit cards everywhere now!) 2. Don't miss an episode again. Have you subscribed yet? New episodes are released every Monday morning, so do the Lazy Genius thing and have them pop into your phone automatically. Head here to make it happen with one click. Or if you're already in your podc...


#19: The Lazy Genius Gets Dressed
1. Check out the stuff mentioned in the episode! a fabulous collection of house hunters memes my personal style pinterest board, inspired by my Kathleen Kelly roller girl the monday uniform post The Psychology of Eating Podcast Style and Styleability, the fashion course by Hilary Rushford Carol Tuttle's Dress Your Truth 2. All of your suggestions of where to shop! Anthropologie Pilcro Shorts - recommended by a TON of you and lauded as life-changers Nordstrom Rack - literally dozens and dozens of recomm...

#18: The Lazy Genius Raises a New Baby
1. Read some posts to make the episode even better! The Baby Stuff I'd Rescue In a Fire - all my favorite items from Annie's first year of life Don't Carpe Diem - the super viral post by Glennon Doyle Melton that made me feel like a normal mom When You're Not Excited About Having a New Baby - just in case you have feelings that you're afraid to say out loud 2. In case you want more of the record player stuff... I talked about a record player... we were given a Crosley three-speed last year similar to t...

#17: The Lazy Genius Cleans the House
1. Read this week's Lazy Genius post! One of my favorite things I've ever written: Who's Your Cleaning Spirit Animal? 2. Check out the stuff mentioned! A Loving Home Doesn't Have to Be a Clean One The Simple Path to Beating Frustration How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind by Dana K. White The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo FlyLady's website 3. Get your Ten Principles of Keeping a Home freebie!...


#16: The Lazy Genius Puts Stuff On the Wall
1. Check out the Pinterest board! A good start on ideas for your walls as well as examples of The Rule of One. 2. Here are the posts and items mentioned in the episode. When It Doesn't Matter That Your Walls Are Ugly Slant Design Handcraft - I have the Blossom of Snow sign, a custom sign of Annie's name, and the Kill with Kindness shirt. Great shop, great guy. Letterfolk - Get the The Wordsmith. I love my Poet, but I'm going to save up for the big one. Such beautiful, easy impact. Lindsay Letters - I have ...

#15: The Lazy Genius Fixes Breakfast
1. Read a few Lazy Genius breakfast posts. How to Have a Sit-Down Breakfast with On-the-Go Ease The Best Granola EVER Three Essential Breakfast Recipes (pancakes, waffles, dairy-free mocha walnut muffins) Blueberry Corn Muffins Make-Ahead Parfait Jars Smoothie Booster Cubes 2. Check out the Pinterest board. A great place to start with ideas for sweet and savory items, toast toppings, and more. Use these to start your own board of ideas! 3. Never miss another Lazy Genius moment. Every Sunday afternoon...

#14: The Lazy Genius Survives a Class Party
After you listen... I've collected a few easy party options that won't make you crazy but are still super cute. tiny cookie cutters for cute touches if you have the mental bandwidth stupid easy chocolate-dipped pretzels the Saturday Night Live candle video How to Throw a Little Kid Party Without Requiring Alcohol How to Never Run Out of Food At Your Party Again An Ode to Being Super Mom You Don't Have to Make Your Little Kids' Halloween Costumes Confessions of a Guilty Mom: PTA Edition Follow Kendra on In...


#13: The Lazy Genius Makes a Friend
A few things for after you listen... Small talk is the worst, but it doesn't have to be. How to Find Your People On the first season of The Lazy Genius Podcast, Emily V. Gordon talks about making friends in a new city. My sister and I talk about how fangirling is a way to find your people and be a better mom. The Popcast's terrific episode on Best Fictional Duos Make friends here, too! The Lazy Genius Collective is a good community. Follow @thelazygenius on Instagram to interact with other like-minded...

#12: The Lazy Genius Buys a Gift
In this episode, I share ways to come up with great gift ideas and actually remember them. After you listen and what you heard when you did: I've gathered some of my favorite unique gift ideas for bakers, gardeners, readers, and nerds.  Do you keep hearing about the Bullet Journal but have no idea where to start? I've got you covered.  Fascinated by the shirt covered in lines from Jane Eyre? Get yours at Litographs. I have the Nancy Drew shirt and love it. My favorite Etsy shops will make you super happy. ...

#11: The Lazy Genius Shops at Aldi
You should be shopping at Aldi, and if you already are, you could be shopping smarter! Kendra shares her favorite tips and items from the store that saves us all so much money. For after you listen: An Aldi Pinterest Board Bizarro Meal Prep That Changes the Game - my personal take on not wasting anything, especially with all that inexpensive Aldi produce Smoothie Booster Cubes - all of those extra greens get blended up with hippie seeds and powders and frozen into cubes for quick and healthy smoothie m...


#10: Fictional Lazy Geniuses with Emily P. Freeman
Emily and Kendra talk again but this time about their favorite lazy geniuses on television. Spoiler: a lot of them are jerks or kind of annoying. What does that mean?! But really they're just people who don't spend a lot of time worrying about what others think, and that can't be bad. Do your favorites make the list?  Where to find Emily: Instagram: @emilypfreeman Emily P. Freeman online Where to find Kendra: Instagram: @thelazygenius The Lazy Genius Collective online...

#9: Uncovering Your Creative Rhythm with Emily P. Freeman
Emily Freeman is the perfect balance of boss lady and soul whisperer. She gets stuff done and has the work to prove it but her goal is to create space for your soul to breathe, and our souls can't breathe if we're drowning in hustle. Listen as Emily and Kendra talk about the difference in dreaming about your ideas and actually making them happen, how they get in their own creative rhythms, and how you can, too.  Where to find Emily: Instagram: @emilypfreeman Emily P. Freeman online Where to find Kendra: Ins...

#8: A Lazy Genius Marriage with Kaz Adachi
He didn't own a cell phone until 2014, he does a mean Cookie Monster impression, and he's the laziest of all geniuses. In this episode, Kendra talks with her husband about their lazy genius marriage and the torrid story of how they met. It's a little scandalous. Where to find Kaz: Nowhere. He's an Internet hermit. Where to find Kendra: Instagram: @thelazygenius Visit Kendra online at The Lazy Genius Collective....


#7: Finding Your Home's Personality with Addie Jones
Introducing the coolest girl ever with the coolest job ever. Addie Jones is a stylist, decorator, and creative ninja. She's also incredibly kind and generous with her ideas and encouragement. Kendra and Addie chat about her jobs, the craziest thing she's ever hung in an Anthro store, and how to see your house with fresh eyes. Where to find Addie... Her design business Twine and Twill Pinterest: /twineandtwill Instagram: @twineandtwill...

#6: Raising Boys with Chad Smith
Do you love The Nester? Not as much as this guy. Chad Smith is husband to The Nester and has been a teacher, youth pastor, coach, and dad to three teenage boys. He knows a lot about parenting and grace and people, and you'll learn a lot from his insights. Where to find Chad: Chad's Instagram: @chadsmithis Site for Mantime  Instagram for Mantime: @mantimeus Where to find Kendra: Instagram: @thelazygenius Want to be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don't? Check out The Lazy...

#5: Lazy Genius Baking with Jamie Golden
Jamie Golden, co-host of The Popcast, joins Kendra to talk baking. They share tips to help you not wash dishes ever again, how to make cupcakes that will change your life, and how chafing helps you remember the difference between baking powder and baking soda. Where to find Jamie: Instagram: @jamiebgolden Twitter: @jamiebgolden The Popcast with Knox and Jamie Where to find Kendra: Instagram: @thelazygenius Join The Lazy Genius Collective and always be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the...


#4: Giving Up On Perfect with Mary Carver
Funny, honest, and a real Lazy Genius, Mary and Kendra have a conversation about kids, goals, marriage, and everything in between. Sometimes it's hard to be a person, and Mary gets that. She also makes you feel okay for not liking it all the time. Where to find Mary: Mary's blog: Giving Up on Perfect Mary's Instagram: @marycarver Mary's Facebook: /givinguponperfect Mary's book: Choose Joy...

#3: Raising Imperfect Teenagers with Meg Duerksen
Meg is creative, chill, and a mom of five teenagers. In this episode, she candidly and generously shares her experiences in parenting grown people who still live in your house. Her words are kind, honest, and freeing. I can't wait for you to listen to this episode and get encouragement from Meg.  Meg's post on raising teenagers that we all didn't know we desperately needed. Meg's amazing Instagram feed that will make you so happy: @megduerksen Follow Kendra on Instagram @thelazygenius....

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


#1: How to Embrace Change with Emily V. Gordon
Emily is a therapist turned comedy writer who has been through more change than most of us experience in five lifetimes. If you've ever wondered what it's like to take a big (or little) leap when it comes to changing your life, this conversation with Emily is for you. How to connect with Kendra: Instagram: @thelazygenius The Lazy Genius Collective How to connect with Emily: Twitter: @emilyvgordon Her book: Super You - Release Your Inner Superhero The movie she wrote with her husband about their early relati...

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