Archive for August 2018

Have You Said No Yet?

The new school year is here. Now is the time we parents get hit up on to join PTAs or committees or sign up to be room parent. Kids want to join scouts and sports and dance and gymnastics. We want to do all these things, but do we have time? Are you heading for…

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School lunches and meal planning

School’s just around the corner. What are your kids doing for lunch? Are they buying lunch from school? Or bringing their own? My son (who is now 16), has been bringing his lunch to school for years. He does this for a number of reasons. 1) he knows what he gets to eat that day…

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New School Year, New You

The new school year is just around the corner. Are you ready? Are you organized? Do you feel confident you can face whatever the new year is going to throw at you? If you answered yes to all these questions – Yay!!! I’m so proud of you. If not, before the weekend hits, take a…

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Gimme an Aaaahhhhhh!!!!!

Ever walk into your house when it’s clean and just get an “Aaaahhhhh” feeling? Like the world’s stresses just melt away because you can plop on the couch and not see clutter everywhere? I have not had that feeling for awhile, but after this weekend, my house is going to be spotless and Aaaaahhhh wonderful.…

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Process Flows Exercise

I’d like to do an exercise with you. Nothing physical, unless you physically retrace your steps. Don’t worry, I do it too. I’d like you to map out a process flow. We’ll start with something simple – something already routine that you probably don’t think about. It can be anything – from your morning routine…

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Process Flows and Routines

Yesterday I talked about process flows and routines. We as humans love routine, but we aren’t the only ones. Our pets and animals love routine. Sometimes it is as simple as eat, sleep, poop. But have you noticed that your dog who is used to you getting up at 6 am to let him outside…

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Forgetting

Yesterday reminded me of the days when I would forget my watch. I’d feel off. Naked. A step behind. I forgot my planner at home. Ever since I started using it, my planner has become a part of me, just like my phone or wallet. To forget it just set off my entire day. I…

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Planning Ahead

I was sitting yesterday planning out September. Printing my daily pages and entering everything I need to remember for the month. And syncing that with the Google calendar I share with my son. Taking this time out once a month to pre-plan the next month helps me realize what needs to get done when. I…

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Failure is not a Bad Thing

We all have habits. Some are good, some are bad. We try to break the bad ones most of our life. But what do we do to develop the good ones? A lot of people do the New Year’s Resolution thing, but they don’t take the time to really plan out how they are going…

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20 minute challenge

I was getting set to boil some eggs to have with my salad tonight and I had a brilliant thought. This is something I do a lot. When I’m cooking something that doesn’t need my supervision, ie eggs, pizza, taco hot dish, etc., I set my timer and I do a quick clean up. It…

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