Another Monday . . . another ep of BLP! Today’s ep features some listener recommendations and then Q&A.
(So keep the great questions + recs coming please!)
Listener Recs Mentioned:
The O Calendar submitted by Emma
No Matter What Planners for caregivers submitted by Terri
The Mom Hour Voices Ep, 2022
Q1: Planners for night shift workers
My ideas: Hobonichi (all 24 hours are there!) or just use the AM hours as PM! Other ideas welcome, however!
Q2: Planner storage
IKEA tower I use
Q3: How to Plan with your Spouse
Okay – I got a little into this answer. The listener wants to know what to do with a partner who is just not that not planning. Does she handle it herself, get him interested, just skip planning things together?
I do think there is this thing called ‘Planning Privilege”, which describes the situation when one partner (let’s be real, more likely male) doesn’t want to DO any of the planning and may state outright “I just am not a planner, sorry” but still reaps the benefits of things (meals! trips! childcare!) being planned for them on a regular basis. I think this is particularly true when there are young kids around. But I am interested in other takes.
(My husband doesn’t necessarily lead/initiate planning sessions, but is generally happy to plan *with* me. This works for us! He has agreed to come on as a guest in an upcoming episode, so perhaps more to come on that!)