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, your passion, or yourself.
Let’s talk a little about being effective vs being efficient. There is a difference between the two and the best way to remember it is this sentence:
Our lives as moms can be SO busy. We don’t know whether we are coming or going a lot of the time. This can make it difficult to carve out time to truly clean our house. Eventually we will have to deep clean, but I wanted to share with you what you can accomplish even if you JUST have 5 minutes. While you are waiting on a kid to get ready, or the water to boil, try doing one of these below:
Five minutes isn’t a lot of time but if you’re efficient you can get a lot done. [...]
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One of the most stresseful areas of a mom’s day is figuring out what to feed her family for dinner. Sure there is always McDonald’s or Little Ceasar’s or even boxed macaroni-n-cheese. But those things can get old quick, plus they are expensive when you consider the actual nutrition you are getting from them.
I love to help moms in this area when I can. I have a Pinterest board Easy Meals for Busy Folks. I even have a post 10 easy meals for busy nights. So when I came across this cookbook by Tiffany King, I knew it [...]
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 stream of what most people do, and taking a step back. Is it really worth it? Is this the best way? Are we losing our lives to busy-ness and distraction?
Reading through the comments on my most popular post with almost 1.5 million views, 10 Habits for a Well-Run Family, I found there was a lot of talk about my suggestion of doing 1 load of laundry daily. Many loved the idea, while others completely balked at it.
Those who did do a load a day found that this is what worked for them. In a larger household with 3+ children, it may very well be best that 1 load be done daily to stay on top of it and keep it from getting out of hand.
On the other hand, [...]
*This post was originally published on Living the Balanced Life in June, 2011.
My regular readers know that I spent several days last week at the Type-A Parent Blog Conference in Asheville, NC. If you’re a blogger or a business that works with bloggers, this is an awesome conference to attend!
The closing keynote speaker was Liz Gumbinner. She blogs at Mom 101 and you can find her here on twitter. She was funny and made us laugh quite a bit. We could relate to her stories all too well.
So how does today’s woman “do it [...]
I get that life is busy.
And I get that our children (and spouses and coworkers and parents) can interrupt our busy lives.
I encourage you to STOP and remember that your children, your spouse, you family are what’s important. And yes, your job is high up there too.
When you ARE interrupted, STOP what you are doing, LOOK them in the eye, and LISTEN to what they are saying.
Be sure to look into their eyes, get down on their level if you can.
Try your best to not interrupt them. Children, especially, are so full [...]