MacVoices #20174: Rachel and Mike Schmitz Discuss Their Intentional Family Podcast (1)

The first part of our conversation with Rachel and Mike Schmitz of The Intentional Family podcast starts with why this new show, what gives them the credibility to talk about it, and their desire to share what has worked for their family. From tech-oriented issues such as screen time and non-tech issues such as family chores, Mike and Rachel discuss some of the methods they have used, how they have modified them as they went along, and why everyone in the family gets a vote…to a point. Teaching how to use our devices and time to create rather than consume, balancing that out with the benefits of video games, and how they have modified their own behaviors to “practice what they preach” make for an informative conversation. (Part 1)

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Show Notes:


Mike Schmitz is an Apple fanboy, coffee snob, and productivity junkie who is intent on teaching people how to be more productive. His newest effort is He is the Executive Editor for The Sweet Setup, a site dedicated to reviewing and recommending the very best Mac and iOS apps, and is the creator of FaithBasedProductivity, where he teaches his personal approach to getting more done. Mike lives in Wisconsin with his wife and 4 crazy boys and is the author of Thou Shalt Hustle. He is also the co-host of the Bookworm podcast and (probably) spends too much time on Twitter. You can find all his projects on his personal web site,, including his new podcast with his wife Rachel at

Rachel Schmitz is the host of the IntentionalFamily podcast. Along with her husband Mike, she shares ideas and methods of dealing with the challenges that face parents who are working through the family challenges of today.


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