If you've taken a minute to see where your time goes with the time tracker, and you've decided what's important to you by drafting your important list, it's now time to plan your ideal week. The handouts are very similar to the time tracker handouts, but they are useful just the same. As you work… Continue reading My Ideal Week: Worksheet
In an effort to prepare for two weeks with everyone at home and for the Christmas season, which tends to bring with it a lot more “stuff,” I am hosting a 7-Day Decluttering Challenge. It’s time to tackle one room or one category each day for the next seven days ... Possibilities? The laundry room,… Continue reading 7-Day Decluttering Challenge STARTS TODAY!
Maintaining the house … the yard … and their contents … has been a battle for me since … forever … over the years, “home” has been associated with “work” … Again and again, feelings of complete overwhelm would strike as I looked around to see a mess (or not even a mess … just… Continue reading The Importance of Why
I have a confession to make … I haven’t been doing all of those things that I wrote about in my last post (“Even Though”) back on April 12th … I haven’t been creating, I haven’t been reading, I haven’t been spending a whole lot of time with my kids (even though they’re in my… Continue reading Enough
*I share this today ... not for pity ... but for my fellow moms, who could easily draft their own lists of ALL THE THINGS ... TO DO LIST Keep the house “guest-ready” Make sure you’re “presentable” Straighten your hair Put on some make up Serve nutritious meals to your family - morning, noon, and… Continue reading All the Things
Work before play … work before play … work before play … this concept has (somehow) been ingrained into the very core of my being … no time for fun … no fun allowed … forget about fun … Work … work … work … oh, you’ve got some “spare” time? Get to work! Surely,… Continue reading What’s Going to Happen?
I woke up this morning to this question on FB Messenger … Hey, I really don’t know who else to ask. How do you balance kids, work, life, etc.? I’ve been struggling lately with balancing everything, and I think I’m failing at it all. Lol. First, I am confronted with feelings of gratitude that she… Continue reading The Myth
For years, I’ve struggled with the whole chore thing with my big girls (who are seven and five now). They’ve always required too much support to complete a task or my requests are met with resistance (so it just seems easier to do it myself) or I make a “chore” schedule and fail to stick… Continue reading They’re So Capable
Today's truth: I get burnt out after a few too many days of "doing it all." As you may have gathered by now ... my husband is a grain farmer. He also has a full-time job as a millwright. In recent times, with harvest upon us, this has meant weekends and evenings at the farm… Continue reading Away Some
I have come to loathe hours and minutes and days that are spent on “stuff” (literally). Having spent the last week or so with just one carload of stuff for my family of five, my return to my “full” house rekindled old feelings of overwhelm and anxiousness. Much of my time over the weekend was… Continue reading Urge to Purge