7 Easy Ways You Can Get Organized

If things feel chaotic at your house, it may be time to get organized. You’ll get more done and have more time to rest and play. Make the most of your days!

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I suppose some people are able to track in their heads everything they need to do in a day. They know where they need to be. And they arrive there. On time.

I am not one of those people.

If my head weren’t attached to my body, I might leave it behind. There’s just not enough RAM in this old noggin of mine to be organized mentally, at least not without some help.

Instead I use tools and resources — and a fair amount of paper to keep me on track.

If you’re looking to get a little more organized, it may be that your systems need a boost or even an overhaul. A few little tweaks here and there can help you put a little order in your chaos.

Not only will you get more done, but you’ll have more time for rest and play. What a great way to make the most of your days! Continue Reading »

How to Create an Emergency Fund (& Why You Should)

Setting aside an emergency fund is a great way to buy yourself peace of mind as well as money to deal with that crazy thing you didn’t plan for, but is bound to happen.

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You don’t plan for bad things to happen. The unexpected is just that, unexpected.

No matter how careful we are with our budgets, no matter how precise we are with accounting, there will always be some financial beast that comes bearing its ugly head.

What do you do then?

Run for cover? Hide and hope it goes away? Charge the expenses and hope that’s the end of it?

Nope. Nope. Nope.

If you’ve prepared for a recession or other financial hardships, then you know how important it is to create an emergency fund.

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How to Improve Your Life when You Don’t Know Where to Start

Want to improve your life but not sure where to start? Here are some ideas to get you moving in the right direction. photo source: Allen Goldblatt, used by license, no changes made Ever been in that place where you feel like you’re surrounded by chaos and aren’t really sure where you should start in […]

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How to Prepare for a Recession or Other Tough Economic Times

There’s no better time than the present to get prepared to face a tough economy or other financial struggle.

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Making Your Meals the Way YOU Want

Possibly things have had you a little out of sorts lately. The days have been busy. The nights a brief chance to unwind. And maybe you’ve had to let some things slide. Often times when we experience crazy times, the first thing to go is the intention to eat healthfully. You skip breakfast. Grab take-out. […]

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Organizing Tricks for the New School Year

With the new school year comes a chance at a fresh start. Let’s get set up for success! Try these tried and true organizing tricks for the new school year. I am not a schedule-y type person. I’ve been more of a go-with-the-flow type person; despite all my lists and organizing things, it’s true. Being organized […]

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How We Are Preparing Our Homeschooled Kids for College

As we near the end of our first 13 years of homeschooling, we get ready to launch one child into college. Here’s what we’ve done to prepare.

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The Print & Go Student Planner to Help Your Child Build Good Habits

Does your student need a little help with time management, priority setting and habit building? Check out the Print & Go Student Planner, a digital, print-yourself solution. You have the best of intentions when it comes to motherhood. You want the very best of the best for your kids.  But sometimes it’s hard.  And as […]

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