Although my children may have left traditional “reading, writing and arithmetic” behind them at the school door, there are plenty of ways to have fun and still engage their brains during the summer.
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Want to See Your Kids? Make an Appointment!
Initially, my children met my idea with skepticism. My daughter said, “Uh, honestly Mom? I don’t think I have an hour a week for you.” Good thing she laughed after she said it. But she was right—we were having a hard time finding an hour to even have a conversation.
I have never had much trouble saying no to things that would detract from my happiness rather than add to it. For me, feeling comfortable saying no comes down to four basic strategies.
12 Simple Ways to Take Care of Yourself During the Holidays
If you’ve ever gotten sick or felt run down over the holidays, you’ve experienced the fallout of holiday stress. If you tend to overdo it during the holidays (or anytime), or if you are just interested in taking extra good care of yourself, try one of these 12 simple ideas.
How Letting Go of Perfect Helps Me Have a Clean Home
I had a dilemma. I didn’t want to sacrifice these precious moments by cleaning. Now, instead of cleaning out of a need for perfectionism, I’m cleaning with the good of my family in mind.
All in a Week
This week it was easy to see where I fell short, but I can also see how I’ve grown. When my flaws revealed themselves, I showed the strength to get my act back together. What the worst parts of me had damaged, the best parts of me had fixed.
When I Realized Technology Was Stealing My Motherhood and How I Got It Back
When I was cut off from technology, I found an inner clarity and peace that I hadn’t thought possible in a hectic home with four young children. As it turned out, it was possible all along. I just had to stop staring at a screen long enough to see it.
The Secret to Getting Everything Done
After years of struggling with how to “do it all,” I’ve finally figured out a simple idea (though still not easy in practice) for how to get everything done.
How to Declutter Your Online Life
Sometimes we spend time on social media thinking we are using that time for ourselves when, in reality, we’re letting our digital world overwhelm us.
Want to Change Your Life? Go to Bed Earlier!
There is no substitute for a good night’s rest! Going to bed early may just make all the difference in helping you accomplish your daily goals. Check out this article for specific suggestions, so you can make getting to bed on time a priority.
The Power of Daily Must-Dos
Is it really that complicated? As moms, there are simple things we really need to do each day to keep our heads above water.
Encore: Picking Your Priorities – Episode 191
Would you like some practical ideas to help you live a life that focuses better on the things you care about the most? Join Saren Eyre Loosli, April Perry, Allyson Reynolds, and Kelly King Anderson in a fun Learning Circle-type discussion about how they pick their priorities (or at least how they’re trying…).
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