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.” […]

Get Your Act Together with More Free Planner Pages

I laughed when a reader commented about my OCD tendencies. She was speaking in reference to my planner pages. Yes, I have a lot of them. Well, let me tell you a secret….. It’s not because I have it together. I don’t. Oh my, I woefully don’t. My default is to sit on the couch […]

Three Email Tools To Help My Life as MOM

I love mail, whether digital or real, I love receiving notes and messages via mail. A full mailbox or a little envelope with a 10+ blinking make me smile. However, I don’t like to open said mailboxes to find them full of junk. Ick. I am not as techy as some. In fact, some of […]

Meal Planning: Short and Sweet

Having a month-long meal plan is really helping me out this week. I’ve been so busy cleaning and stressing, stressing and cleaning, it was nice not to have to think. The meals that we missed over the last two weeks for various reasons got plugged into the spaces left by things we ate for lunches […]

Freezer Cooking Plan for July

As you may know, freezer cooking has become a way of life for me. I started the practice of “once-a-month cooking” when I was pregnant with FishBoy13. And over the last thirteen years it has served our family well. I didn’t always do 30 meals every time, but having meals in the freezer has always […]