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Welcome to Adulting
Welcome to Adulting
Welcome to Adulting is a podcast dedicated to those who are entering and surviving the "real world." The hosts will share their experiences (good and bad) to remind you that you are not alone.
2 days ago
43: What’s For Breakfast?
A good day of adulting starts with a healthy breakfast. This week, Caleb, Shawna, and John talk about the most important meal. They discuss their struggles with finding time for food in the busy mornings and offer advice on how you can have a healthy breakfast ready as you’re rushing out the door.
Jun 30, 2020
42: Where Is That Smell Coming From?
It’s easy to ignore the smells in your home, until you have guests. This week, Caleb, Shawna, and John talk about their struggles to get rid of the weird odors in their houses and they offer tips on how to not just cover smells, but how to keep things smelling nice.
Jun 23, 2020
41: How Much Money Do I Need To Retire? (Ft. Chris Hogan)
Description: In the past, Caleb, Shawna, and John have shared their confusion about retirement. This week, Chris Hogan from Ramsey Solutions joins the Welcome to Adulting crew to offer his expert wisdom on saving for retirement, budgeting, and what you can do now to start becoming an everyday millionaire.
Jun 16, 2020
40: How Do I Keep A Good Habit More Than A Week?
Starting a good habit can be a huge win but keeping them going is a challenge. This week, Caleb, Shawna, and John share some of the habits they've struggled to keep long term and some tips on how you can continue to maintain your healthy habits for more than one week.
Jun 8, 2020
39: What do I do with my life (after graduation)?
Figuring our what to do with your life after school is always stressful, but especially now. This week, Caleb, Shawna, and John share their experiences after graduation and discuss the different ways you can adult, even if it has nothing to do with what you studied in school.
Jun 1, 2020
38: How Do I Make The Most Of My Yard This Summer
Summer is finally here and it’s more important than ever to make the most of your out door space. This week, Caleb, Shawna, and John share their summer yard plans, failed projects of the past and tips for how to get the most of the short summer season.
May 25, 2020
37: Am I Doing Laundry Wrong?
Do you ever have the suspicion that you might be doing your laundry wrong? If so, you’re not alone. Caleb, Shawna, and John also struggle with the weekly battle against the dirty cloths pile. This week they talk about the struggle to keep up with laundry, what the setting on your washer actually do, and they share tips that can help you approach your cloths with confidence.
May 18, 2020
36: How Much Should I Tip Again?
Eating out or getting delivery is fun, until the bill comes, and you have to decide how much to tip. This week Caleb, Shawna, and John share their confusion and frustration with figuring out who to tip and how much. They also talk about people you might forget to tip like contractors, hotel staff, and bathroom attendants.
May 11, 2020
35: The Tough (But Good) Process of Moving Out
Change is scary and the moving away from your home is a really big change. This week, Caleb, Shawna, and John share their experiences of moving away from home and give their advice on how to make the process as smooth as possible.
May 4, 2020
34: How Do I Retire Before 95?
It’s tough to think about retirement when you are just starting out, but if you don’t plan now, you will be in for a shock at 65. This week, Caleb, Shawna, and John discuss their struggles with investing into their retirement and what they did do start to conversation of how to start saving.
Apr 27, 2020
33: Adulting In Quarantine 4: Mental Health at Home
Staying at home helps to have an impact on the spread of COVID-19, but it also has an impact on your mental health. This week, Caleb, Shawna, and John share what they have been doing to help cope with the new normal and ways that you can maintain positive mental health practices while staying at home. They also reflect on some adulting wins like making ice cream out of bananas.
Apr 20, 2020
32: Insurance Payments, Pets, and The Stimulus Package
Over the past month, pet adoptions have increased tremendously, but with new animals comes new responsibilities. This week, Caleb, Shawna, and John talk about the ups and downs of taking care of another living creature. They also share adulting wins like avoiding unnecessary online shopping and using their stimulus money wisely.
Apr 13, 2020
31: Adulting In Quarantine Part 3: Working From Home
As social distancing continues, adulting continues to get more difficult, especially when you are working from home. This week, Caleb, Shawna, and John share their tips for working from home, and practices that you can implement in your life even after the quarantine is over. They also share wins like clean out their junk drawer and spending more time reading.
Apr 6, 2020
30: Adulting in Quarantine Pt. 2 – Updates
With about 4 weeks of quarantine under their belts Caleb, Shawna, and John spend some time checking in and catching up. They share what they and others have been doing to stay sane while staying at home, how to remain social while social distancing, and even give tips on the best stay at home hairstyles.
Mar 30, 2020
29: Parents, Pandemic Calls, and Picking Up After Dogs (feat. John’s Parents)
During the transition into adulthood a lot of surprising things change, like your relationship with your parents. This week, Caleb, Shawna, and John talk with John’s parents about what that transition looks like, and how to grow and strengthen that relationship even after you become a full-fledged adult. They also share adulting wins, like picking up after your dog after a long winter and calling friends and family in the middle of a pandemic.
Mar 23, 2020
28: Adulting in Quarantine
Adulting is scary and stressful enough as it is, but with the outbreak of COVID-19 things seem like things have been cranked up to eleven. This week, Caleb, Shawna, and John discuss what they’re doing to continue adulting as we all try to stop the spread of the virus. They share what they are doing to get used to the new normal and how you can hold onto hope in the middle of this crisis
Mar 16, 2020
27: Serving at Church, Car Washes, and Spring Cleaning
We all have different motivations to clean up. Maybe your girlfriend is coming over for the first time, or you’ve been hibernating the last 5 months and your friends want to see how you’re doing. Either way, you’ve got this. This week Shawna, Caleb, and John discuss the ever so popular trend of Spring Cleaning. Plus, they discuss other wins and how long it is acceptable to avoid cleaning your car during the winter.
Mar 9, 2020
26: W-2, Work Fridges, and a Wonderful Announcement - Feat. Bob Hofacker, CPA from Baker Tilly
The only thing you can count on is death and taxes, and sometimes they can be equally terrifying. This week, Caleb, Shawna, and John are joined by Bob Hofacker, a CPA and Senior Accountant at Baker Tilly. They discuss ways to conquer your taxes, get the best possible deductible, and what to do if you aren’t ready by April 15th. They also share their Adulting Wins like cleaning out the fridge and getting a girlfriend!!!
Mar 2, 2020
25: Computers, Car insurance, and Community Service
It’s easy to overlook others when you are working hard to adult. This week Caleb, Shawna and John discuss the importance of serving others in your community and what they've learned from their experiences volunteering. They also celebrate wins like not waiting till the last minute to renew car insurance and fixing a computer to prevent it from catching on fire.
Feb 24, 2020
24: Washers, Dryers, and Snowblowers
Laundry is a constant, unending stress that can easily overwhelm you, but you got this. This week, Caleb, Shawna, and John share their stories and struggles with keeping their dirty laundry at bay as well as adulting wins like fixing a snow blower and keeping all ten fingers.
Feb 17, 2020
23: Work Friends, Working Out and Waking Up Early
Part of Adulting is learning how to navigate relationships, and that can be extremely difficult when it comes to the people you work with. This week, Caleb, Shawna, and John share their stories of navigating workplace friendships as well as celebrating wins like starting a new workout routine and going vegan.
Feb 10, 2020
22: Cupid, Car Loans, and Campers
The joy and romance of Valentine’s Day can easily turn into a confusing nightmare when you don’t have a plan. This week Caleb, Shawna, and John share their stories of past Valentines Days, the stress of trying to find the perfect gift and what to do if you are single on a day made for couples. They also share their wins like paying off a car loan and learning to sew a button.
Feb 3, 2020
21: Conflict, Calling your Landlord, and a Late Christmas
Saying that conflict is tough is an obvious statement but learning how to approach conflict confidently and productively is one of the best adulting skills you can learn. This week, Caleb, Shawna, and John share their experiences having those awkward and tough conversations, and what they learned from them. They also share wins like recycling more and celebrating Christmas with family a few weeks late.
Jan 27, 2020
20: Breaks, Breakfast Tacos, and Bad Banking
Cars are expensive and confusing, but with a little bit of knowledge and some maintenance you can save a lot of money & adult confidently. This week Caleb, Shawna, and John share how you can avoid the frustrations and failures with your car.
Jan 20, 2020
19: Love, Leftovers, and Healthy Living
The most common New Year’s Resolutions involve healthy living. Almost everyone wants to improve their diet or exercise more and this week Caleb, Shawna and John discuss their struggles with and strategies for living a healthy lifestyle. They also share their Adulting wins like eating leftovers before they go bad or finally scheduling a dentist’s appointment.
Jan 13, 2020
18: Collecting Photos, Cutting Hair, and Cavity Protection
No one likes going to the dentist, and good oral hygiene habits are tough to maintain. This week, Caleb, Shawna, and John share their fears and horror stories of going to the dentist and how you can make good changes that will keep those pearly whites shining. They also share wins like bring your dirty dishes home from work and getting a haircut.
Jan 6, 2020
17: Buffalo Sauce, Snacks, and Self Care
To kick off the new year Caleb, Shawna, and John want to take a few weeks to talk about how o make 2020 the best year ever. This week they talk about self care, what it is, what it isn’t and why it’s so important.
Dec 30, 2019
16: Gourds, Garbages and Goals for the New Year
Happy New Years Eve Eve. 2020 is right around the corner and Caleb Shawna and John share their resolutions and goals from years past. They share their successes and failures and give a few tips on how to make a resolution stick.
Dec 23, 2019
15: Christmas Carols, Cookies and Celebrations
Merry Christmas from everyone at Welcome to Adulting! This week Caleb Shawna and John share some of their favorite Christmas memories and traditions while also debating what is and isn’t a Christmas movie.
Dec 16, 2019
14: Gutters, Getting Independent and Going on Vacation.
On paper, going on vacation sounds like a ton of fun, but the time money and planning it takes can quickly turn them into a stress filled nightmare. This week; Caleb, Shawna, and John share how they’ve learned to make the most of time away and do it under budget.
Dec 9, 2019
13: Making Furniture, Messy Desks and Mental Health
Taking care of your mind is just as important as taking care of your body. This week Caleb, Shawna, and John share their stories of understanding the importance of mental health and what they have done to find help. They discuss ways they’ve learned to maintain their mental health and ways you can help others who may be struggling.
Dec 2, 2019
12: Fast Shopping, Finishing Laundry and First Dates
Stepping out to ask someone out is tough, and actually going on a first date can be an extremely awkward time. This week, Caleb Shawna and John share their dating stories and tips on how you can have fun on a first date. They also discuss their wins like finishing almost 12 loads of laundry and getting a week’s worth of groceries in less than 20 minutes.
Nov 25, 2019
11: Secrets, Smashed Cakes, and Surviving the Holidays
The Holiday season kicks off this week and Caleb, Shawna and John are here to help you survive it. This week they share how to avoid family drama and enjoy the festivities, even if you tend to be a scrooge. They share their wins like hosting a game night with friends and making plans to spend time with the in-laws.
Nov 18, 2019
10: Student Loans, Saturdays, and Sleeping In
Few things are as frustrating as a wasted weekend, but it’s so easy to get stuck doing nothing. This week on Welcome to Adulting; Caleb Shawna and John share their tips for making the most of your days off in order to come back to work on Monday ready to go. They also celebrate wins like changing insurance and paying off student loans.
Nov 11, 2019
9: Cooking, College and Car Repairs
The last thing anyone wants to think about after a long day of adulting is what they are making for dinner. This week Caleb, Shawna and John talk about their favorite ways to make cooking less intimidating and a lot more fun. They also talk share the struggles of finishing school, understanding insurance and making sure your car has working breaks.
Nov 4, 2019
8: Groceries, Granola, and Going to the Doctor
How much should you be spending on groceries? What do you do if your kids are having a melt down in the cereal isle? How do you deal with the emotional devastation of your milk going bad? Groceries are confusing and shopping for them can be hard, but you’ve got this. This week Caleb, Shawna and John are here to share what they’ve learned about concurring the produce isle, staying away from the sweets and checking out under budget and faster than ever.
Oct 28, 2019
7: Vets, Regrets, and Things you Forget
Who wouldn’t like a do over? We’ve all missed a great job opportunity, ruined a promising relationship, or even just said something dumb that has stuck with us for years. You might not be able to go back, but you can move forward. This week, Caleb, Shawna and John share some of their regrets and how they’ve learned to deal with them.
Oct 21, 2019
6: Brewing Coffee, Changing Oil, and Feeling Overwhelmed
Do you ever feel so overwhelmed you just want to run away and live in the woods? This week, Caleb Shawna and John talk about the things that cause them to be stressed and what they do to maintain their sanity.
Oct 14, 2019
5: Painting, Parenting, and Professional Networking
What even is networking? How do you make a good first impression? What do you do after you give someone your business card? Caleb, Shawna and John aren’t expert networkers, but this week they’ll share how they’ve taken some of the stress out of making professional connections.
Oct 7, 2019
4: Greeting Neighbors, Getting Help and the Great Pillow Debate
It can be embarrassing to admit that you need help, but there’s no reason to be afraid to ask for it. Caleb, Shawna, and John talk about why they struggle to ask for help and share stories of times they learned they couldn’t do it alone. They also discuss apartment living, how to meet your neighbors and weather or not you need to wash your pillow.
Sep 30, 2019
3: Pets, Potty Training & Paying Your Bills
Where does all the money go? How do you save enough money to be able to eat more than ramen at the end of the month? Budgeting is hard but you got this. Caleb, Shawna and John are here to offer a helping hand and a few strategies that will help you stretch your money a little further.
Sep 30, 2019
2: Yardwork, Weddings & the Windy City
Everyone loves a wedding... until you have to plan one yourself. Caleb, Shawna, and John share their tips and tricks on how to plan a wedding and how to have a good time, weather you are getting married, or just attending. Learn everything from how to give the perfect toast to how much you should be spending on a wedding gift.
Sep 30, 2019
1: Making Friends, Mortgages & Milk from Cashews
Making friends is tough, especially as an adult, but you got this! Caleb, Shawna, and John talk about the struggles of making friends as an adult and share how they’ve built lasting relationships as adults.
Sep 16, 2019
Welcome to Adulting
Welcome to Adulting is a podcast dedicated to those who are entering and surviving the "real world." Join John, Shawna, and Caleb every Monday, beginning September 30th, as they share their experiences (good and bad) to remind you that you are not alone.