8 ways to relax and enjoy the holiday season

8 ways to enjoy holidays

As if our lives aren’t already busy enough, then the holidays get here and the amount of things we have to do seems to double. Or at least that is our expectation that we have of ourselves, that we NEED to do all these THINGS. Let me encourage you to take a step back, examine your life and calendar AND your expectations and see if you can’t have a

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Get more done by doing the right things at the right time

Source: The Household Planner

Source: The Household Planner

Learning to be more productive will help you to get the important or necessary things done in the time you have. The goal of being more productive is NOT to cram even more stuff in your life. Being efficient and effective in how you get things done will allow you more time for the important stuff in your life, whether that is kids, spouse,

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8 ways to slow life down

Great tips to help you slow down

Lives today are very busy, that is no secret. Parents and families running to and fro, from one activity or task to the next. We get so busy doing that we forget we are human BE-ings.

How can we slow our pace down and begin enjoying our lives and our families?

If you look at some of the activities that many of us like to do, you can

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8 reasons we don’t have enough time

Why we don't have enough time

Moms today are always on the go.

We have dozens of things running through our brain, trying to keep up with who needs what and when. And we never seem to have enough time to do it all, whatever “all” is!

How do we slow down and have more time?

Being so busy keeps us from enjoying our lives, enjoying our families, enjoying ourselves. But believe it or

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4 Reasons You Should Do Less

4 benefits of doing less

Many of us work in an endless stream of tasks, browser tasks, social media, emails, meetings, rushing from one thing to another, never pausing and never ending.

Then the day is over, and we are exhausted, and we often have very little to show for it. And we start the next day, ready for a mindless stream of tasks and distractions.

I am a fan of going against the

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13 ways to stay stressed out

13 ways to stay stressed out

Just in case you aren’t stressed out enough, here are 13 ways to make sure you can turn your stress level up to the MAX!

1. Don’t have any kind of plan for meals or grocery shopping. Figure out what’s for dinner at 7 pm each night.

2. Don’t designate a specific place for your mail and bills. This will ensure that you have piles of papers all

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7 things you should have done last night

Prepping in the evening for a better morning

By now, everyone is back in school. While many of us are sad, some breathe a deep sigh of relief. Ahhh…

One thing that we ALL dread is that morning rush. The mad frenzy to make sure they have everything they need for the day, and that the kids are fed and dressed. And sending them off on a cheerful note would be nice as well!

A peaceful

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10 Tips for a Less Hectic Week

Have a less hectic week

As many of us prepare to return to school, (some earlier than others, our county started 3 weeks ago!) thoughts start turning to the busy school days, the hectic schedules, and all the activities that come along with the school season. As this time comes upon us, I encourage you to look at some ways you may be able to make your life just a little

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Meal Planning 101

meal planning 101

I know that there are tons of resources out there for meal planning. For planning a month’s worth of meals to fix in one day. To have 7 meals on hand for cooking at anytime.

While these are great ideas, for many young moms, or just women who didn’t get the training when they were younger, the thought of meal planning is scary and overwhelming.

In reality, even if

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For when you don’t know what to write

Help for bloggers!

One of the challenges we face as bloggers is writer’s block. Not knowing what to write about. There are several steps to help you overcome your block and get you merrily writing away.

1. Build an editorial calendar. Using an editorial calendar will help you plan and know what you are writing when. You can use Google calendar, or a WordPress plugin that will build you an editorial calendar.

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