Time Management & Weekly Routines

A few weeks ago I shared some ways that I was learning to manage my time better. Rather than prepare a schedule that I would inevitably fail, I created a time budget, alloting a certain amount of each day to the tasks I need to do in order to keep my life ship-shape. But as […]

Time Management Without a Schedule

photo source Remember the love-hate relationship I have with schedules? Well, a few months ago I gave it a go. I really did. I wrote up a schedule and I ran it through the paces. And ya know what? It really didn’t support what the players on my team were doing. It wasn’t good for morale. […]

Plan a Great Weekend

Usually by the time Friday rolls around here, I am beat. Hubs is exhausted. Yet, we still want to spend good time together since we have two whole days at our disposal, overtime schedules permitting. Yet, two different bloggers have convinced me of the need to plan for the weekend. These are old posts, but […]

The Power of Something Simple

The following is a guest post from Michelle Colasante I’m a sharer. Almost to a fault. There’s really nothing I won’t pass on if I think it’s good intel. Like my sweater? I got it at Marshall’s for $9! Think the roast in my oven smells divine? Oh, that recipe is so easy, you just […]

Clean Out Your Inbox: My 7 Step Program to Email Success

photo source Imagine going to your mailbox and finding it stuffed full of letters, magazines, advertisements, junk mail, bills, and a few checks. But the box is so crammed full, it’s really hard to see what’s in there or to make sense of the contents. Now imagine trying to find the important things, like the […]

Getting Priorities in Line

Last week, I got cozy with a cup of my very favorite coffee, Uzuri African Blend. Sipping away, I spent some time reading and thinking about Psalm 5 and journaling about it. The house was quiet — it was 5 am. And I could think. I turned to the Goals section of my household notebook […]

Looking for Some Easy Ways to Fill the Freezer?

There’s no doubt about it, having a few meals stashed in your freezer can be great insurance against crazy nights when take-out is oh-so tempting. But, even if you don’t have several hours in one sitting to devote to freezer cooking, you can have convenience without the can. Check out my guest post at The […]

Planning the Day

Photo Source: Flik One of the things that has really thrown me for a loop over the last few years is the necessity to implement a daily schedule. You know, an hour by hour schedule. A timetable. A “do-this-at-8-and-do-that-an-hour-later” kind of thing. I do not like “schedules.” I never put my babies “on a schedule.” […]