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.
This book is certainly not a book about motherhood, but the implications for us as women and mothers is obvious.
When our school schedule changed, I could have looked ahead and thought about how it would affect our family. But it seemed I was determined to keep trying the same old thing, like a mouse returning to his old cheese, when my reality had shifted.
Is it really that complicated? As moms, there are simple things we really need to do each day to keep our heads above water.
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.