31 - Fascinating Ways to Crush Your Home Routine (with Jeff“Hectic Dad” Page)

You think you're home routine is tough? Try it with eight kids!

It’s such an honor to have Mr. Hectic-Dad, Jeff Page on the Make it Snappy Productivity Show.

"I discovered that we just had to let things happen..."Hakuna Matata" is a much better way to approach life than my engineering-oriented, one-size-fits-all approach." - Jeff Page

"I discovered that we just had to let things happen..."Hakuna Matata" is a much better way to approach life than my engineering-oriented, one-size-fits-all approach." - Jeff Page

If you follow me on my weekly Blab broadcast, you probably know Jeff! He’s one of my favorite blabbers of all time.

             "THE ENTIRE HECTIC CLAN"

             "THE ENTIRE HECTIC CLAN"

 I’ve been connected with Jeff for quite a while now and I’ve always been fascinated by all the innovative ways he’s kept it together with eight, yes EIGHT, children at home (they make reality TV shows about families this size, you know)...

The newest member of Hectic Manor, Jeff’s home, the place where all the magic home-routine goodness happens, is 2-year old Tristen, whom Hectic Dad calls the Hectic-Grandson

Jeff owns the  HecticDad.com and  HecticKitchen.com, both of which are great resources for making the best use of your time, while living the "hectic lifestyle," whether you have 8 kids at home or one.  

I love this interview!  I learned so much from Jeff: from making the best use of family time during car rides, to sports and after-school activities, to putting together a family-rule book (the Hectic Playbook).

"There are many routes through the forest of things to do…and each one is filled with learning experiences." - Jeff Page

"There are many routes through the forest of things to do…and each one is filled with learning experiences." - Jeff Page

Thanks again to Hectic Dad, Jeff Page for taking the time to be with us on The Make it Snappy Productivity Show and come join us on Blab this Wednesday at 9PM EST.


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SHOW NOTES

  • Welcoming the Hectic Dad [3:23]
  • How Jeff created an innovative and productive home routine [4:20]
  • Jeff and his family dynamics [5:20]
  • Jeff's "hectic" story [6:16]
  • Coaching six youth soccer teams simultaneously? is it possible? [7:23]
  • Patterns that Jeff noticed with his routines [8:46]
  • Jeff likes it best as a dad, when things were chaotic [11:36]
  • Values, priorities and the question "why?" [13:21]
  • The most productive habit Jeff's instilled as a father of 8 [14:32]
  • Checklists and shared calendars [15:56]
  • The Hectic Playbook [16:46]
  • Kids and boundaries (the seven questions) [18:19]
  • The AHA! moment about how doing things more productively around the house [20:00]
  • The "Hakuna Matata" experience [21:44]
  • What do you recommend new parents start doing immediately to get the most of their time? [23:15]
  • Involving kids and preparing them for the real world [26:32]
  • Innovative car time with kids [28:17]
  • What’s the most efficient way to prep meals at your house? [31:11]
  • Who are your recipes best suited for? [35:47]
  • Do you have ways to get chores done around the house? [36:38]
  • The "huge job-list" [37:19]
  • What are some of the most useful checklists you’ve developed through the years? [39:48]
  • How to find Jeff online[42:39]