I find it painfully ironic that this is the month we’re focusing on The Power of Balance.This month: the month I have more on my plate than I should, the month I’m losing my mind, the month I am the queen of unbalance.
Posts in the "Your Time" category:
I love schedules. I love making them, I love writing them, and I love checking things off of them. When you have a big family, things have to be written down to get done! I think it is because our active brain capacity is maxed out after the second child. Once you have to maintain […]
Power Hour is the best time management/self control/disciplined action I’ve taken for myself since becoming a mom. I love it because I don’t feel guilty for having to take time away from my children to get the stuff I need done. Power Hour in our house goes as follows: After everyone (including me) has eaten […]
How do you take the stress out of family vacations?
Let’s face it: Vacations aren’t all the fun and games that they used to be. By “used to be,” I’m talking about back when I was a kid, and all I had to do was pack one small bag of personal activities and hop in the car when my dad called, “All Aboard!” All of […]
The Economics of Motherhood
Children are expensive. Projected lifetime costs for raising a child range from $180,000 to $290,000 to well north of $1,000,000, depending on the neighborhood, possessions, and education one selects. Raising children exacts other costs. One study reported that 93% of “highly qualified” women who wanted to return to work after raising children were unable to […]
I have always prided myself on being a great multi-tasker, especially when it comes to housework. I think of housework as a workout with some prize to be won at the end of the day. As crazy as it sounds, I’m often frustrated when my husband helps out. He moves so slowly and carefully […]
Decide When Enough is Enough
Each year as the school year winds down I make the same goal: to let my kids be kids for the summer. Let them imagine and have down time. I have big plans to hang out, just the six of us, and go to the library and have our own kind of field trips. Each […]
Which Way Do I Go?
Moving into a new era of life can be a bit daunting. You don’t know what to expect, you don’t know how you will manage, you don’t know where to turn. Then somewhere in the back of your mind you realize, that’s all part of the journey, right? My children now, 8 & 11, are […]
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