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December 9, 2019
If you can't tell from the name of this podcast, our home is incredibly important to us. It's no surprise then that the guests on today's podcast had a huge impact on our lives, as they helped us build our home. Brendan and Jillian Bader are the founders of Modern Nest, a company that designs and builds timeless homes for the modern family. They join us today to talk about why they build homes, their startup story, marriage, spirituality, and they even share some design tips as well.
December 2, 2019
We recently reached out to some of our followers on Instagram and asked them if they had any questions for us. On today's podcast, Russ and Mika are answering those questions, and no topics are off-limits. You'll hear candid discussions about marriage, parenting, entrepreneurship, arguments, trust, family, fashion, setting boundaries, workout routines, and more.
November 25, 2019
We've all found ourselves in a rut at some point in our lives. It's easy to get burned out by the stress of our everyday routines, and it's hard to know what to do when this happens.  On today's podcast, we are sharing specific strategies for how you can get yourself out of a rut, how to address some of the root stressors that might be causing it, and how you can stay motivated to avoid feeling the same way in the future.
November 18, 2019
We're very excited to share a conversation with one of our favorite content creators and entrepreneurs on today's podcast. Valerie Woerner is the founder of Val Marie Paper, a company that is dedicated to supporting women in their prayer life and their motherhood. She is also the author of the fantastic book "Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday". Valerie joins us this week to talk about the origins of her business, the challenges of motherhood, the problem with perfection, and much, much, more.
November 11, 2019
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you could go back in time?  Hindsight is always 20/20, but it's safe to say that there are several things we all wish we could have heard at an earlier point in our lives. On today's podcast, Russ and Mika are sharing several specific pieces of advice that they wish they could give to their 20-year-old selves. You'll hear thoughts about health, finance, sobriety, travel, and a whole lot more.
November 4, 2019
You might recall that Dr. Jillian Smithers joined us on this podcast a few months ago to talk about her history with naturopathic medicine. We've invited her back on to the show this week to talk about how naturopathic medicine can help women with their health. We also speak about some of the everyday questions that women have about topics like hormonal imbalances, adrenal fatigue, thyroid health, brain fog, and a whole lot more.
October 28, 2019
Today's episode is about pizza, but it isn't just about pizza. Every Friday night, Russ and Mika have a family pizza night with their kids. This Friday pizza night has become a family tradition, and it is an important part of their lives.  This week's podcast is all about these types of traditions, why they are important, and how you can create your own family traditions.
October 21, 2019
When thinking about the people that we've met who have had success finding balance in their lives, Dan Martell and Renée Warren immediately come to mind. They are loving partners, proud parents, and successful entrepreneurs as well. It wasn't always easy, though. They have had their share of struggles along the way. Dan and Renée join us this week to share how they met, some of the hardships they have faced, and how they have found balance by applying business philosophies to their personal lives
October 14, 2019
Russ and Mika started this podcast because they were searching for more balance in their lives. Over the years, they have found that one of the most effective ways to achieve real balance is through practicing meditation and mindfulness. But why meditate? And where do you begin? There are so many different options and opinions that it can be easy to get confused. Today's episode is full of tips and resources to help you get started right now with meditation and mindfulness practices.
October 7, 2019
Russ has invited his good friend Taylor Pearson on to today's show. Taylor is the author of The End of Jobs, as well as a phenomenal blog at TaylorPearson.me. He was also Russ' very first business coach. In this episode, you'll hear how Russ and Taylor met, why Russ hired him as a coach, what that experience was like, and a whole lot more. You'll also hear about a variety of other topics including decision making, cryptocurrency, and the importance of establishing your own set of values.
September 30, 2019
Today's podcast is all about accountability.  This is a topic that Russ and Mika are incredibly passionate about, as they have both made immense progress in their lives through the help of structured accountability. On this week's episode, we are talking about the psychology of accountability, the difference between internal and external accountability, the types of accountability structures that they have put in place in our own lives, and some high-level tips for holding yourself more accountable. 
September 23, 2019
One of Mika's favorite topics to talk about on this show is organizing. She worked as a professional home organizer for several years, and many of our listeners write to us asking for tips and hacks to help them organize their own lives. On today's podcast, Mika is going in-depth about one of her favorite techniques that she uses to keep her time, tasks, and thoughts organized. The best part is that this strategy only requires one simple item that most of us already have in our home: Post-It Notes.
September 16, 2019
Russ and Mika love taking personality tests. Personality tests have become extremely popular in recent years, and they can tell us a lot about ourselves, and the people we interact with on a daily basis. On today's podcast, you'll hear about some of our favorite personality tests that we've taken, why we think they are important, and how we can use these tests to better understand the relationships in our lives.
September 9, 2019
Today's episode is all about a phrase that Russ and Mika use almost every day: "Know Your Numbers". After all, numbers are a big part of all of our lives. Whether it's in business or in our personal lives, there are so many important numbers that we all need to know. On today's podcast, you'll hear exactly which metrics Russ and Mika keep track of in their lives, why they choose to pay such close attention to these numbers, and what tools they use to track them.
September 2, 2019
Russ and Mika get a lot of questions from friends and listeners about the resources that have helped them as parents. There is so much information out there for parents that it can get confusing and overwhelming trying to figure out what works. On today's podcast, they are sharing some of their favorite books, websites, and ideas for parents.  This episode is full of the tried-and-true resources that they have used time and again throughout their parenting journey.
August 26, 2019
Email has become a vital part of our everyday lives, but sometimes our email inboxes can overwhelm even the best of us. On this week's podcast, we are sharing some tips on how you can conquer your email inbox as well as some strategies and tools that we use every day to help make email work for us. This episode is all about how to become mindful about the role that email plays in our lives and how you can simplify the process of using email in your own life.
August 22, 2019
On this week's podcast, Russ and Mika talked all about how to make some wise financial decisions in your life. That doesn't mean that every financial decision they have made was wise, though.  In particular, Russ loves to purchase some outlandish things. This week, we are sharing a short bonus episode where they detail ten of his most ridiculous purchases.
August 19, 2019
Russ and Mika have received many requests over the past several months from listeners who want to hear a conversation about finances. This is a topic that people don't always like to talk about. Financial conversations can be incredibly uncomfortable. On this week's podcast, they are diving headfirst into some of those uncomfortable conversations. You'll hear about ways that you can save, budget, and approach your finances with a whole new perspective.
August 15, 2019
In this bonus episode, Russ breaks down sobriety. For him, alcohol was his addiction, but sobriety could mean breaking patterns around drugs, problem habits or more. He says in order for sobriety to work, you have to change for yourself; not your kids, your wife, your job, etc. Russ will talk about some practical tips on how to start and sustain sobriety and how important building a supportive community is.
August 12, 2019
Russ was inspired to record today's episode because his oldest daughter Maddix recently started high school. Maddix was born when Russ was in college, and it was one of the most unexpected moments of his life. It has also been undoubtedly one of the biggest blessings. And yet so many times, when these unexpected moments happen to us, feelings of anxiety or negativity typically follow. Today's podcast is all about how we can persevere through the unexpected challenges, grow from them, and thrive.
August 5, 2019
Every summer, Russ and Mika have taken their family on a long trip overseas. For the past five weeks or so, the Perry family has been living and working in London.  On today's' podcast, you'll hear why they chose to travel to London, as well as all of the details that went into planning a trip of this magnitude. You'll also hear what their life has looked like for the last five weeks, from working remotely from coworking to hiring a nanny. their favorite activities and a whole lot more.
July 29, 2019
This week, Russ and Mika have decided to revisit a topic that they haven't thought about in quite some time: how to hire someone for the first time. On today's show, they are going to be sharing eight tips for helping you make that first hire.  These tips aren't just for running a business, though. They can apply to anyone that you are bringing on board to help you with your personal life as well.
July 22, 2019
Russ and Mika are planners. As a family, they write down and discuss goals for the year every January on their annual staycations. But last year, the two decided to check-in and start a mid-year planning tradition. Now, this isn't a practice that should be just about looking forward and stressing about what needs to get done - but should be a moment of recap, reflection, and reset for the second half of the year.
July 15, 2019
One of Mika's favorite podcasts to listen to is 3 in 30, a 30-minute show for busy moms with 3 clear cut takeaways (or what Mika calls "knowledge bombs") on parenting struggles and strategies. An English teacher turned mom turned podcaster, Rachel now has over 80 episodes of 3 in 30 aiming to help moms "manage the madness and maximize the magic of motherhood."
July 11, 2019
Welcome to the first Good To Be Home bonus episode! In these quick segments, we will be digging into some topics that we may have covered in previous episodes and want to go deeper into - or questions from listeners! In this first bonus (and Russ's first solo episode) he picks up the conversation left off in Episode 60, and talks more about his book The Sober Entrepreneur.
July 8, 2019
Fans of the show may or may not know that Russ and Mika are both sober. And in 2017, a few years into his sobriety, Russ published his first book The Sober Entrepreneur,  about his struggles to balance work, life, and combat addiction. Now almost 6 years sober, Russ calls the book not only an obligation to his family, but a resource for those who might be going through a similar situation.
July 1, 2019
Building a home can be difficult, especially if your significant other is a little...less organized than you. In this weeks episode, Mika takes the reigns and talks about encouraging Russ to be more organized, based on questions and comments shes received from listeners on social media. Whether you hear yourself in Mika (as the more organized one) or Russ (who needed a bit of help), this episode will show you some easy ways to nudge your loved one into setting up more intentional systems of organization.
June 24, 2019
Does the idea of planning a family vacation to Disneyland stress you out? Planning the meals, figuring out what rides to hit and navigating the park itself can all seem a bit overwhelming. That's why the Perry's are bringing you this episode, a how-to guide to a stress-free vacation at Disneyland. Based on two of Mika's blog posts, Russ & Mika layout all the tips, strategies and apps that help them enjoy the park with their three girls.
June 17, 2019
If you've listened to Good To Be Home before, you know how passionate Russ & Mika are about date night-their weekly evenings out to catch up. But despite how determined they are to keep up this practice, schedules just get crazy. So what happens between those date nights? In this episode, Russ & Mika share some tips on how to stay connected.
June 10, 2019
In today's episode, Russ and Mika are talking all things Picklecon 2019, Design Pickle's first conference for creative entrepreneurs in Scottsdale, Arizona last month.  We'll hear from each of their perspectives: Russ on what it's like to create an event, and Mika who was a guest speaker and got to see it from more of an attendee role.
June 3, 2019
Today's episode is all about managing time. So what is "Timeblocking?" As Russ describes it, it works like a budget does for money, and its all about breaking your time into categories. Timeblocking helps a busy, ever changing schedule by not only incorporating time for meetings, appointments and events - but also building in time for more fluid tasks like creation, self care, and family.
May 27, 2019
When it feels like so much of the current news cycle is heavy and negative, Russ and Mika are taking today's episode to talk about how they work through negativity, both on the inside and the outside. You'll hear tips and tricks to dealing with negativity and harnessing your energy towards the positive, whether its reading less news like Russ, or incorporating meditation and other wellness strategies like Mika.
May 20, 2019
In today’s episode Mika breaks down her beauty routines with the girls while Russ is out of town. She shares her day looks, night looks, and everyday self-care systems. While she’s not a beauty blogger, Mika is a woman who also has a blog, and you’ll hear some of her favorite products, the services she gets outside the home, and why she invests in those. As a busy mom, Mika’s schedule is always changing; we’ll hear how she gets ready every morning; whether she’s heading to the gym or school wit
May 13, 2019
Today’s episode is a pretty straightforward look at vision boards: what they are, how to use them and how they visualize your goalsThese vision boards aren’t just collages made from magazine cutouts, they’re manifestations of the life you want, and how you’re going to get there. Russ & Mika talk about some of the things they've added to their own boards, why material possessions are okay to throw on there, and how they use boards independently, and as a family unit.
May 6, 2019
Today’s episode marks 365 days of Good To Be Home! Russ & Mika look back at 51 episodes, pick their favorites and give us a behind the scenes look at how the podcast is made. They'll talk about how making the show has affected their relationship, what it's like to have a creative project to work on as a couple and goals for year 2! This episode also features Good To Be Home's first ever giveaway! Stay tuned to the end of the show to hear details on how to enter.
April 29, 2019
While Russ and Mika both have parents who are teachers, they have pretty different educational backgrounds. Russ was born and raised in Arizona public schools and Mika hopped around schools in Japan, both urban schools and rural villages, before coming to the states. In this episode, Russ & Mika talk private, public and charter schools, what they look for in a school and its teachers, and the education they try to teach as parents, outside of the classroom.
April 22, 2019
As she told us in her first episode on the show, finding a coach that fits your needs is the first step. But what comes next? In this second episode, Dena tells us what it means to be “coachable.” To be coached she says is to be vulnerable, open and humble. It’s giving up being right and being willing to do the work.
April 15, 2019
Have you ever thought of trying integrative or naturopathic medicine as an alternative to the way you treat yourself now? In this episode, you’ll hear how Dr. Jillian Smithers made the jump from traditional to naturopathic medicine, as well as her own personal medical journey.Mika also breaks down her health issues, why she sought out Jillian’s services and how being more in tune with her body naturally has helped her. We’ll get into hormones, supplements, and other natural remedies.
April 8, 2019
On today’s podcast, Mika will tell us all about attending Alt Summit, and her 6 takeaways from the week-long experience. Mika just spent the last week at Alt Summit, an annual conference in Palm Springs, CA for entrepreneurs, business owners, influencers, and really any creative soul. In this solo episode, she’ll tell us about what she learned that week including how to travel alone as a mom, Pinterest & SEO, and how the trip renewed her love for her hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona.
April 1, 2019
Russ and Mika both used Dena Patton as a business coach (at the same time) in different ways. But what they both can attest to, is how Dena’s work goes far beyond building a business.  In this episode, Dena talks about identifying your limitations and “igniting your greatness,” whether that means building a million dollar business, growing and hiring new employees, or just being your best self for the ones you love.
March 25, 2019
Deric Keller is a decorated combat veteran and the founder of a personal coaching and accountability program called Battlefield Boardroom. After returning home from serving in the Iraq war, Deric was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and struggled with adjusting to everyday life. Deric joins us this week to share his powerful story about his experience serving in the Armed Forces, working through trauma, healing, and committing himself to a life of coaching others.
March 18, 2019
A few weeks ago, Russ surprised Mika on Valentine's Day by planning a trip for her to spend a weekend at Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort in Tucson, Arizona. This wasn't just a weekend getaway, though. This was a two-day wellness retreat, where Mika could disconnect from her everyday life and focus entirely on relaxation and self-care. On today's podcast, you'll hear all about that trip, as well as eight specific life lessons, reminders, and practical tips that Mika learned on her wellness retreat.
March 11, 2019
On this weeks episode, we are excited to share our very first interview with licensed esthetician and skin care specialist Emme Diane. Emme specializes in advanced skin care treatments and has also started her own line of corrective skin care products. Emme joins us this week to talk about what we can do to better take care of our skin. This episode isn't just about skin care, though. Emme also shares her emotional story about her own journey through addiction, sobriety, and entrepreneurship.
March 4, 2019
Russ and Mika talk a lot on this show about how building routines can help us to better balance our lives. But when you take a break from those routines, they can be very difficult to get back into. This is why we often find ourselves feeling out of alignment after we travel or go on vacation. Today's episode is all about what we can do after we travel to re-establish our routines and stay motivated, energized, and focused when we return to our daily lives after a long trip.
February 25, 2019
On today's podcast, Russ and Mika are talking about a book called The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman. In that book, Chapman proposes that the secret to having long-lasting, healthy relationships is learning how to speak to your partner in their own "love language". On this week's episode, we'll be talking about what each of these languages are, and how understanding them has made a tremendous difference in our lives.
February 18, 2019
On this week's episode, Russ and Mika have decided to revisit one of our very first episodes on this podcast.  In 2012, Mika discovered that Russ was having an affair, and it nearly destroyed their marriage. Soon afterward, she wrote a blog post about how the two of them addressed this challenge, how they grew from it, and how they came out stronger on the other side. This episode is the story of how Russ and Mika saved their marriage.
February 11, 2019
On this week's podcast, Russ and Mika are addressing a question that they recently received from a listener: how do you hire and manage people in your business? This is a complicated subject and one that a lot of entrepreneurs struggle with. In this episode, you will hear about the three things that we focus on while hiring and managing our teams: Mission, Vision, and Values. You'll also hear about the specific processes that we follow when building and growing our teams.
February 4, 2019
On today's podcast, Russ and Mika are talking about something that just about everybody loves: food. Specifically, they are going to be talking about planning and preparing meals. Meal planning is incredibly important, especially for entrepreneurs and families who struggle to find the time to cook their meals. In this episode, they will be discussing the importance of meal planning, how they have approached it, and some specific advice on how you can plan and prepare your own meals.
January 28, 2019
On this week's episode, we are revisiting a topic that many listeners have reached out to us about asking to hear more. Today, we are sharing even more tips for organizing your life. After we published our first episode about home organization, many listeners have reached out to us with specific questions about how they can better organize their lives. On today's podcast, Mika is answering those questions, as well as sharing even more tips, tricks, and advice on how to stay organized.
January 21, 2019
Social Media has become a hot button issue recently, with questions of privacy concerns being raised as these platforms become increasingly more entangled into our everyday lives. Russ and Mika are all too familiar with this. Social media has become not only a huge part of their personal lives but a necessity for their careers as entrepreneurs. On today's episode, they are discussing how they approach social media from a business perspective and how they approach it from a personal perspective.
January 14, 2019
Today's episode is all about email marketing, which can be an incredibly intuitive tool for entrepreneurs. Russ and Mika both have their own email lists, and they both believe in the power of email communication. On this week's podcast, you'll hear why they believe email marketing is important, as well as some strategies, information and best practices for how to use email the right way.
January 7, 2019
Balance is one of those words that elicits a variety of different reactions from people, but truthfully it is one of the core tenants of our philosophy here on the show. When we started publishing this podcast, we did so because we are in a constant search for balance in our own lives, and because we wanted to help other people achieve the balance that they are seeking. On today's show, you will hear what balance means to us, and why we believe that finding balance is an attainable goal for 2019.
December 31, 2018
Russ and Mika are back from their holiday break to share their final episode of 2018. On today's episode, we are recapping the year. We aren't just talking about the good stuff though. This episode is all about the "Peaks and Valleys"; the good and the bad, and we aren't shying away from talking about the valleys either. You'll also hear a sneak peek at what we have in store for 2019, including some exciting plans for the future of this podcast.
December 10, 2018
A few weeks ago, Russ and Mika had a conversation on this podcast about the "Core Four"; a collection of daily habits that focus on the four major areas of life. Today's episode is all about how you can use the Core Four to strategically plan your next 90 days as a way to set yourself up for success. On this week's podcast, you'll hear some practical tips about how you can use those Core Four strategies to get organized and take steps to transform your life over the next 90 days.
December 3, 2018
Russ and Mika have talked quite a bit about business and entrepreneurship in past episodes of this podcast. They both have experience running their own businesses and they have worked in a variety of places, from their living room to coffee shops, to their own brick-and-mortar offices. Today, we are talking about the pros and cons of these various work environments, and how you can build your own ideal work environment.
November 26, 2018
This week's podcast is all about sleep. In particular, this conversation chronicles their own unique journey with sleep. In the past, the two of them were very bad sleepers, but over the years they have made significant changes to the way that they approach sleep, and on today's episode you will hear all about those changes. You'll also hear about some of their sleep routines, as well as their favorite sleep related-items, and tips for getting your best sleep.
November 19, 2018
This week's episode is a very topical discussion as we approach the end of the year. We're talking about holiday traditions. The traditions that we create can last generations. This time of year it's easy to get caught up in those traditions, and some of those traditions can even become a source of stress in our lives. Today we are talking about how we can cultivate meaningful, positive traditions with our families, and sharing some of the traditions that we celebrate every year.
November 12, 2018
On today's episode, we are exploring something that Russ and Mika have experienced the benefits of firsthand. Specifically, we are talking about a daily system of healthy habits called the "Core Four". By understanding and focusing on the "Core Four", we can find ways to improve our lives in those four areas, and ultimately work to achieve happiness and fulfillment in every aspect of our lives.
November 5, 2018
On today's episode, Russ and Mika are diving into a subject that many people struggle with every day. There are a lot of people out there talking about stress management, but one of the facets of stress that is often overlooked is the feeling of being overwhelmed. On this podcast, you'll hear the kinds of things that overwhelm us and cause stress in our everyday lives. You'll also hear some tactics and strategies for how to tackle those overwhelming feelings.
October 29, 2018
As regular listeners know, we believe travel is a healthy and important part of family life, but we know everyone doesn't have the budget or the time to take an expensive trip to an exotic location. Every year, the Perry family takes a "staycation". This trip has become a family tradition. On today's podcast, you'll hear all about how we plan our staycations, what makes a good staycation, and how you can take some time off without breaking the bank.
October 22, 2018
On this week's podcast, Russ and Mika are talking about a subject that has been a formative part of their own parenting experience. Mika became a step parent to Russ' oldest daughter before they had their own children together. We believe that step-parenting is a topic that is underrepresented in our culture and that many new stepparents struggle with what it means to become a parent to someone else's children. Today's podcast is all about bringing that experience to light.
October 15, 2018
On this week's episode, Russ and Mika are talking about why they love the 4th quarter of the year. Many entrepreneurs dread this time. The holidays and change of season can make those last three months hectic and can cause a bit of a slump in your productivity. Today's show is all about how you can approach the final stretch of the year. We're talking about what you can accomplish in the next 90 days so you can set your self up for success at the beginning of 2019 and beyond.
October 8, 2018
Our regular listeners know that Russ and Mika love sharing what they are reading, eating, listening to, and loving every week on this show. This weeks' episode expands on that concept even further. So many people reach out to us asking for opinions and recommendations, that we decided to focus an entire episode on some of the everyday essentials that we use in their lives. On today's podcast, you'll hear about the things that we love and can't live without.
October 1, 2018
On today's Show, Mika is taking her first foray into answering some listener questions about the ways that she and Russ approach parenting. Many of these questions revolve around their roles as parents, how they interact with their children and their day-to-day life as a family of five. You'll also hear about a few of their own unique experiences from the 13 years they have spent as parents, as well as some practical tips and tricks on how to manage your own little ones.
September 24, 2018
Today's podcast is a little bit out of the ordinary. This isn't going to be a typical episode with a numbered list of tips. This is a candid discussion that goes into some rather vulnerable places. In this episode, Russ and Mika are talking all about pride. In particular, they are sharing their own personal experiences with pride and how it has held them back. You'll also hear about how they have seen pride damage the lives of others, and what we can do to overcome it.
September 17, 2018
On today's podcast, Russ and Mika are tackling a topic that almost everyone wants to know more about: time management and productivity, You'll hear some of the techniques and hacks that have been helpful for them as they try to make better use of their time. This episode is all about creating more balance in your life by planning, scheduling and setting yourself up for success.
September 10, 2018
Today's episode is all about conflict resolution. In particular, Russ and Mika are talking about the actual things that cause the two of them to fight, and how they handle those situations.  This is a special episode because not only do the two of them share tips for resolving conflicts, you can actually hear Russ and Mika work through some of their own specific problems on this podcast.  You'll hear about conflicts regarding parenting, finance, intimacy and more.
September 3, 2018
While Russ is traveling this week, Mika has returned to have another solo discussion about one of her favorite topics. For those who have listened to some of our earlier episodes, you would know that Mika used to run a business as a professional organizer. On today's show, Mika shares tons of practical tips about home organization. You'll hear about the benefits of organizing, the challenges to becoming organized, and a room-by-room guide on how you can better organize your home.
August 20, 2018
On today's episode, Russ and Mika are digging a little bit deeper into a topic that they have addressed in an earlier episode. Once again, they are talking about business, and specifically, they are addressing some of the practical steps you can take to start your own business. These steps range from how to get started, tips for branding your business, what you can do to land your very first client, and much, much more.
August 13, 2018
On this week's podcast, Russ and Mika are recording live from their home in Arizona, where they are decompressing and reflecting on their recent European adventure. On today's show, they share their top 5 travel recommendations for Italy and Florence specifically, as well as some of their favorite locations and activities that they enjoyed. You'll also hear the lessons that they learned, and some of the most inspiring parts of their adventure that they are taking back with them to the United States.
August 6, 2018
This week's episode is a little bit unique. Mika recently challenged her Instagram followers to ask her anything. Her friends and followers sent her so many questions, and she felt the best way to address them all was to devote a podcast episode to answering all of them. These questions cover a broad variety of topics, including her relationship with Russ, her ethnicity, health and wellness, diet and fitness, social media, and much, much, more.
July 30, 2018
On this week's episode, Russ and Mika are once again recording on location in Italy, and they are talking about a topic that is very pertinent to their life at the moment. This week's podcast is all about how to maintain diet and fitness while traveling. (and how the Italians manage to stay so slim!) You'll hear tips and tricks for eating well, exercising, and living a healthy life while you're away from home.
July 23, 2018
Russ and Mika are recording this week's episode on location in Florence, Italy. In past episodes of this show, they have spoken at length about traveling with children and what it means to make travel a family tradition. On this week's episode, they are sharing a glimpse into their current Italian vacation, including why they chose Italy as a family destination, what kinds of foods they have been enjoying, the logistics of planning an international trip, and much, much more.
July 16, 2018
Russ and Mika started this podcast because they wanted to talk about ways to successfully balance business and life. As an entrepreneurial couple, it can be hard to draw the line between "work life" and "home life". Successfully balancing business and life isn't possible without having an amazing team, both at work and at home. On today's episode, they are sharing lessons that they have learned from managing teams, as well as the strategies they use for managing the teams in their life.
July 9, 2018
Today's podcast is about mindset. In particular, this is the way that Russ and Mika have approached a lot of the growth in their lives. The two of them have learned that there is nothing more important to invest in that investing in yourself. Over the years, they have done this in many different ways. In this episode, you'll hear about the coaches, the trainers, and the programs that they have been involved in, and why it is important to invest in yourself.
July 2, 2018
Today's episode is all about entrepreneurship. For those that aren't aware, Russ and Mika both have an extensive history as entrepreneurs. Owning and operating businesses has been one of the most impactful things that they have ever done in their lives. Today, you'll hear Russ and Mika share what they've accomplished as entrepreneurs, the lessons they've learned, and the types of businesses they would want to start today.
June 25, 2018
In this week's episode, Russ and Mika are sharing some of the practical habits that they have been using in an effort to maintain their sobriety. These topics range from how to avoid replacing addictions with unhealthy habits, how to get over your fear of being sober, and a whole lot more. You'll also hear the start of a brand new segment where they talk about their some of their favorite things that they are currently reading, listening to, eating, and enjoying.
June 18, 2018
In today's episode, Russ & Mika are opening up a little bit about one of the most important aspects of their lives: entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship has afforded their family freedom, both from a financial perspective, and a from a lifestyle perspective. In this podcast, you'll hear about Russ' history as an entrepreneur. Russ shares his story about opening his first agency, why that agency failed, and why building a solid foundation in life ultimately helped him create a successful business.
June 11, 2018
In today's episode, Russ and Mika are following up on their previous episode about morning routines and sharing some of the routines that they follow every night before they go to bed. You'll hear about the specific routines that each of them follows. You'll also hear practical tips on how these routines can really help you get ready for the regenerative process of sleep, and help set you up for success on the following day.
June 4, 2018
Today's show is the first of a two-part series in which Russ and Mika are diving into one of their favorite topics: routines. This week's episode is all about how to build and maintain strong morning routines. You'll hear the two of them discuss why it is important to have a morning routine, what each of their morning routines looks like, as well as some tips and tricks for developing your own morning routine.
May 28, 2018
On this week's episode, Russ and Mika share the number one tip for connecting with your significant other and keeping your relationship on fire: having a date night. It's not always easy to do, but the benefits that a regular date night can have on your relationship are immeasurable. On today's show, you'll hear about the types of date nights that the two of them have had in the past, what makes a great date night, how to find ideas for date nights, and a whole lot more.
May 21, 2018
Today Russ and Mika are taking a different approach to a subject they are very familiar with.  This podcast is all about rediscovering and discussing the topic of sobriety. Rather than going into the dark, sad stories that revolve around addiction, this episode focuses on the benefits of living a sober life. On today's show, Russ and Mika share thoughts on why they've chosen sobriety and the benefits it has given the two of them, both as entrepreneurs and as people.
May 14, 2018
On this episode, Russ and Mika are talking about one of their very favorite topics: traveling. In particular, they are going to be going into great detail about how and why they have chosen to make traveling a Perry family tradition. You'll hear practical tips for both traveling with children, and traveling alone as a couple, as well as how the act of travel has shaped their family into what it is today.
May 4, 2018
Recently, Mika chose to open up on her personal blog about something that most people don't feel comfortable talking about. In 2012, she discovered that Russ was having an affair, and it nearly destroyed their marriage. This episode is the story of what it felt like to share that story online, how people reacted to the story, and what the two of them have learned from that experience.
April 12, 2018
Welcome to the very first episode of Good to Be Home! This episode offers a brief explanation of why we decided to make a podcast, what the name "Good to be Home" means to us, and what you can expect to hear each week on the show.  We are grateful and excited that you have chosen to come along on this journey with us.  From our family to yours, thanks for joining us, and welcome to our home.
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