This article was originally published on April 27, 2011. I’ve always loved organizing tips. It’s fun to learn new ways to sort, process, and complete tasks and projects, but once I became a mother, nearly every piece of organizing advice I received left me feeling frustrated. What worked for most people simply didn’t work for […]
This article was originally published on December 31, 2013. I grew up thinking that the mandatory requirement of New Year’s Day was to create a long list of resolutions. So I did. And I still do. (Because it’s a habit…and because it’s fun.) But what I’ve come to learn over the past few years […]
Consider what your end goal for this holiday season is. Write it down, and start working backwards!
Want to change your life? Cultivating a new habit might be the key. As Gretchen Rubin’s book explains, “Habits mean we don’t strain ourselves to make decisions, weigh choices, dole out rewards, or prod ourselves to begin. Life becomes simpler, and many daily hassles vanish.”
I prioritize family dinner because I want to have a space in the day when my family can come together and be nourished both physically and emotionally. It’s rarely calm and controlled, never clean or quiet, but I’m happy to say that, for the most part, my dinnertime plan is working–for everyone. Here’s how it goes down at my house.
Since becoming a mother, it is hard to find blocks of uninterrupted time to sit, reflect, and write. But it is so important to me that my children have a record of the beautiful moments in their lives. If, like me, you want to keep a journal but struggle to find the time as a busy mother, here are five tips.
As my kids get older, I’m realizing that the solution to healthy eating AND sanity lies in one place: my kids need to learn to cook.
I love my son’s morning routine chart because it holds me accountable for the things that are important to me as a mother—the things that would probably get lost in the midst of the urgent “to-dos” and daily craziness of motherhood, if they weren’t included in our simple chart.
Are you looking to increase your productivity, do meaningful work, and more fully live your purpose? This interview with Erik Fisher and April Perry will give you some concrete steps for getting started.
Rather than tossing all of your money into one savings and one checking account, try opening these seven (or more) accounts. It may be just the step your family needs to get your budgeting and spending on track!
If you’ve ever considered homeschooling your children, you’ve probably wondered, “Where do I start?!” Author Jennifer Brimhall shares helpful principles and questions to guide you to success.
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.