Worse. It's always being undone.
So it's easy to get stuck in a bad attitude, a procrastination habit, and an avalanche of chaos.
You want homemaking to be satisfying and rewarding. But you don’t have the ability or capacity to move beyond overwhelm.
You want so badly to end the day feeling like you did important work, but all you can see is what didn't get done.
TRUTH: Other people's plans will not fit your needs or work in your home.
But that doesn't mean you should give up.
You are not alone.
We have a community with hundreds of other Christian homemakers who are going through the exact same thing - and finding hope and joy.
Your lists should not stress you out.
You can be cheerful in your work at home, even when it seems unending.
Your attitude matters more than the closets.
You might think you need to clean the house before you can be happy; I want to flip that assumption on its head in your life.
“I have tried a lot of different planning programs, and I always get stuck on long-term planning. Trying to imagine the future makes little sense and feels very overwhelming. I am really loving the freedom of focusing on where I am now and what my responsibilities are now, trusting that if I am faithful in this, God will bring new opportunities into my life when the time is right.”
— Lori Seaman
FOR CHRISTIAN HOMEMAKERS
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BUT FIRST -
As homemakers, managing family and home life is our calling. It is how we serve God. Homemaking is stewarding our resources - our money, space, and time - to the glory of God.
We are called to faithfulness, not success as the world defines it nor in cookie-cutter formulas.
We are called to maturity, to growth in responsibility, not to stagnation, self-indulgence, or staying stuck.
The housework and to-do list matters not because the house ought to always be clean, but because how we work and what we work at matters to God and affects our relationship with Him.
This has been a lifeline. Your ideas are so thorough and practical, but I’ve never before worked through something like this that led to worship of God. Thank you for not skirting the most important areas and deeper issues. You are mentoring me on the other side of the world, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing such solid work and deep honesty.
— Sarah Arnold
(and how to get unstuck and motivated again)
You need to get clarity about the feelings of vague obligations you feel and you need to declutter the responsibilities you’ve taken on – both commitments to others as well as unstated but felt commitments – according to your true calling. That's why we do brain dumps & clarify vocations.
Decluttering is hard and takes time. Cleaning a backlog of mess is hard and takes time. Inside Simply Convivial Circle we don’t pretend decluttering is a weekend project or a quick and easy solution. We offer the support you need to stick with it and also climb out of the mental and emotional load keeping you stuck.
On top of it all, these people want to eat multiple times a day! The struggle is real: We have a lot on our plates, and it all seems important and overwhelming. But when we identify our vocations and understand our priorities and shift our routines, we can keep things running smoothly. We will help you match your expectations to your reality.
News flash: you won’t ever get it all done. However, you can get the right things done. Moreover, you can learn to see this as a benefit and not a problem, because understanding our limitations moves us to dependance and reliance on God to supply our lack: both the lack we feel internally and the lack others experience. God is the One Who gives the increase.
Guess what: We know from Scripture what God can do with empty jugs. He can cause the oil to never run out, even when there was no oil left in the land. The wells we dig do run dry. The answer isn’t to dig more wells. It isn’t to try harder or to take time for ourselves. The answer is to grow in prayerful dependance and reliance on God who supplies our lack.
You know you need to do something different, but you're not sure what.
Here's what you're missing:
Align your attitude and expectations by seeing the true story you're living out.
Repetition is actually a good thing, if you're repeatedly fulfilling your responsibilities.
Notice, share, and celebrate progress instead of only seeing what still needs to be done.
VOCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR HOMEMAKERS
Find direction, support, and encouragement with hundreds of likeminded women.
Our attempts at organization fail because they focus on controlling our space, our situation, our spouses, our children…
Instead, we need to organize our own attitudes and our own choices.
To do that effectively, we need to shift our attention from the stuff and situation and learn how to change our attitude & approach.
But wait, who runs this thing?
In my 18+ years of married life and 16+ years of mothering, I think I’ve read nearly all the homemaking and productivity books out there.
They seemed like they should be helpful, but I still felt like I couldn’t get traction and that the smallest setback was a hurdle I couldn’t overcome. I felt like giving up. Baby #3, baby #4, baby #5 – each one sent me for a loop, undid progress I thought I had made, and showed me how little I had actually figured out.
As I climbed out of the chaos of life change each time, I realized what was really important. Yes, the dishes and the laundry matter, but my attitude and motivation in it all mattered more.
When we pursue homemaking and organization to glorify ourselves, we will end in frustration. But if we do it all for God’s glory and trust His providential care along the way, we can be organized. That is, we can calmly & cheerfully manage life at home.
Join me and hundreds of other ladies as we learn just that and apply it every day.
You don't need to be confused about what to do next.
"Mystie helps me focus and get organized more so that I can be more the momma and woman God has called me to be!"
- Jen Ziegler
You don't need to be alone.
"I so appreciate your thoughts, insights, and encouragement. We so need spurring on from others in this path of following Christ. It is not an easy road."
- Erin Zook
You don't have to fit someone else's plan.
"Simply Convivial has made a big difference for me in figuring out how to implement routines that work for ME and my house and my energy level. Much appreciated!"
- Amberley Almarode
I feel less frazzled and less overwhelmed.
“I can tell my thinking is changing, I’m less overwhelmed and I know how to do the “next best thing” better. Overall I feel less frazzled and I’m quicker at rebounding when life gets crazy. I have struggled with time management and attitude for a long time, but Mystie has helped me so much since I’ve joined.”
- Judy Troxler
I am now making progress even though my to-do list keeps getting longer!
Simply Convivial Continuing Education has been transformational for me. It really helped me connect the dots and gain such clarity. Engaging with membership has helped me identify problem areas and given me workable strategies to overcome them. I keep coming back again and again to the courses, too, and every time they are helpful. Mystie’s insights and tips have been game changers for me!
- Kortney Garrison
Here I have the support I need to stick with my new attitude.
When I started I thought my biggest struggle was a lack of routines. I now have a better attitude because I know cleaning the house is just preparing it for the next day. This idea has been so revolutionary. I’ve been stuck thinking that I can’t get it clean, so why bother because it’s just going to get messed up again.
- Liz Brzezinski
Renews every month - your price is locked in as long as your subscription stays active.
Renews every 3 months - your price is locked in as long as your subscription stays active.
Renews annually - your price is locked in as long as you stay.
Simply Convivial Continuing Education can help you change your life – no joke.
With over 900 women learning and applying these programs, I know we’ve got a good thing going. But online learning isn’t for everyone.
You don’t have to be afraid to try it out. If you’re not 100% satisfied for any reason simply email
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No hoops to jump through. No questions asked.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What happens after I enroll?
You will immediately have access to your dashboard, where you can explore all the courses. You’ll also receive a welcome email with instructions on how to receive all your Circle perks: chat community, member-only podcast, daily texts, mentor sessions, and more. You can also find all information easily on your membership dashboard.
Additionally, for the first two weeks of your membership, you’ll be guided through the Homemaking 101 course so you can get up to speed and gain traction right away with our top 3 practices.
Is the content in the courses Christian?
Absolutely! The only basis for lasting, joy-filled change is to exchange selfishness and ambition for the glory of God and faithful obedience. Simplified Organization shows how Christian living, homemaking, and productivity is all part of a one-piece life.
Is this community for moms only or only for homeschoolers?
Most of the women in the course are moms – whether their first child is still a baby or whether the child at home is actually a grandchild. Some don’t have any children at all.
It is for women pouring their lives out for other people. That includes moms, but is not exclusively mothers. You might care for aging parents, you might be a missionary, you might work in a people-serving field.
Everything inside the Simply Convivial Circle will help you serve others better while minimizing the drained feeling that often comes from a long day spent with needy people – whoever those people might be.
What if I'm not consistent with the material?
Your problem with consistency might be a problem with the plans you’ve tried in the past rather than with you. If you tried working someone else’s plan, all you learned is that you think and live differently.
The principles and practices that we teach transcend personalities and situations; they can be fitted to you – you don’t have to change to fit them.
Also, if working through the material is too much of a burden or you can’t make use of it, you can request a full refund within 30 days. All requests for refunds within 30 days will be honored, no questions asked.
My life is about to change dramatically. Should I join now or wait?
I started writing much of the course material when I knew I had to climb out of baby blues and reclaim my home life and my happiness in my duties. More than setting up home management details, the approach I will teach you is about seeing your life for what it is: a life of service that glorifies God.
That means faithfully fulfilling our duties, but it also means we must stop listening to our own internal discouragements and accusations. We will help you do both.
I don't live in the US. Will being in a different time zone affect my participation?
It might be more difficult to make a workshop or mentoring session or member meet-up live, but we have many women joining from around the world.
The replays are always available quickly and the chat community is always open. Like any communication between moms, there might be delays between replies, but that’s as likely to be because of dirty diapers and dishes than time zone differences.
Will I get anything in the mail?
Yes! All replays are available in the Workshop Replays area on your dashboard as well as in the member-only podcast.
Will I have access to past sessions or workshops?
Everything you need and get inside Simply Convivial Circle is digital, available via desktop, Android, or iOS.
However, there are chances within the community at various times to get graduation gifts and participation prizes – in the mail, from Mystie.
Get in touch with us today.
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