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Ep 212: Creating A Nighttime Routine That Serves You Well with Ashley Brown

Ashley Brown is the creator and owner of Routine and Things. She’s joining me today to talk about how to set up a nighttime routine, specifically if you have little kids or if you feel like nighttime is your only time to be productive. This conversation is so good and so helpful! Let’s jump in!




In This Episode Allie and Ashley Discuss:

  • Three steps for creating a nighttime routine 

  • What to do when you feel like nighttime is the only time to be productive

  • Morning routine

Mentioned in this Episode:


Courses (Use the code PURPOSESHOW for 10% off!)

The Purpose Show Facebook Community

Routine and Things

Ashley Brown’s Instagram



Mom life. We’re surrounded by the message that it’s the tired life. The no-time-for-myself life. The hard life. We’re supposed to get through it. Survive. Cling on by the last little thread. And at the same time, Carpe Diem—enjoy every moment because it’s going to go by so fast. The typical mom culture that sends us all kinds of mixed, typically negative messages. We shouldn’t take care of ourselves; it’s selfish. The more ragged you run yourself, the bigger your badge of honor. But also, ditch your mom bod and work out. Don’t yell. Make more money. Show up. Be better, but not at the expense of time with your kids. I am putting a hard stop to all of this. While being a mom, running a business, and whatever else you might have going on is hard, it is a lot and there’s lots of giving of yourself, the idea that motherhood means living a joyless, nonstop-hustle-with-zero-balance kind of life, where you give and give and give and never take, needs to stop. 

I’m on a mission to help you stop counting down the minutes till bedtime (at least most days). Stop the mom guilt and shame game. Stop cleaning up after your kids’ childhood and start being present for it. I want to help you thrive in work, home and life. I believe in John 10:10 that we are called to living an abundant life and I know moms are not excluded from that promise. Join me in conversations about simplicity, some business and life hacks, spirituality and lots of other good stuff that leads to a life of less for the sake of enjoying more in your motherhood. I’m Allie Casazza and this is The Purpose Show.

Hi friends! Welcome to another episode of The Purpose Show podcast. Today we are diving into a question that I get asked basically every day and it’s about routines. We’re talking about a nighttime routine and even more specifically a nighttime routine that truly serves you. 

I decided to bring someone else on for this episode. I’ve been following Ashley Brown for a few months on Instagram and noticing the way she speaks about routines and the way she teaches. I just really appreciate her. 

She has a lot of different routines and resources on routines that really help moms. But I specifically noticed that her routines are not always rooted in just productivity for the sake of productivity. It’s very much about making sure that you, as the mom, are taken care of. Then creating routines that increase productivity from there.

That’s where I’m at, but it’s difficult for me to find other people who are about the same things. It’s always about getting everything done before the next day and that is just exhausting. You need to do that, but you also need to take care of yourself. 

Ashley is the creator and owner of Routine and Things. She is a Southern girl who loves God, iced lattes, and Target. She’s a mom of two. She’s also a nurse educator and self-proclaimed routine queen. 

I am so excited to have Ashley on the show today. Please give her a warm welcome. Take a screenshot of this episode. Tag us both on social media. We would love to see that you were listening.

We would also love to see your new nighttime routine if you want to share it with us. So journal, take some notes, plan it out, and let me see it when you’re done! 

And if you feel so led, would you please go on iTunes and leave a review of The Purpose Show for me? Reviews fuel podcasters. It is literally make or break. So, so helpful. 

I’m actually going to be doing a giveaway of a free course of your choosing for everyone who leaves a review on the podcast thi