Planning

End of the Month!

Where did January go? I swear. You wait around for the new year to start and poof! it’s here. Then you turn around and you’re a month into it already. So, this is a blog about getting organized and using your planner. I’ve talked about some of my favorite tools and now I want to…

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Sunday – Time to start the week

Happy Sunday everyone! We made it through the weekend and it’s time to plan for the week. Honestly, I love my weekends. But knowing I have this time set aside to plan my week is a great cherry on the ice cream sundae of the weekend. For the most part, I’m caught up on my…

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How we write things down

A couple days ago, I talked about the power of writing things down. The age old “If I don’t write it down, I’ll forget it.” Writing down something, whether it is an appointment or an item on the grocery list, is important. Probably just as important is how and where we write it down. With…

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Tools of the Trade – Frixion pens

One of the tools I use for my planner are Frixion Pens. They are erasable pens that just work! Seriously, I love them. I wanted something that I could erase if plans change, but pencil smudges. Regular gel pens don’t erase and I didn’t want to carry around white out tape. https://www.amazon.com/Pilot-Retractable-Erasable-Assorted-Disappear/dp/B009QYH644/ref=ice_ac_b_dpb?s=office-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1537149012&sr=1-4&keywords=frixion+pens Now, I wouldn’t…

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What Is Your Best Life?

Yesterday I talked about living your best life. Your best life. Not what someone else thinks your life should be. Too many times, we as teenagers and young adults see commercials about what we need in our life. After all, that’s what commercials are for. To sell you stuff you may or may not need.…

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Live Your Best Life

I listen to a morning radio station who’s mantra is “Live Your Best Life.” What exactly does that mean? Does it mean always taking risks? Doing crazy things? Or knowing that your life is organized and you know what’s coming down the road for you? You all know how I live my life. I like…

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The Power of No

No. Such a simple, two letter word. But it can have so much power. The word no has a lot of negative connotations to it. No, I won’t help you. No, you can’t touch that. No, I don’t have the money. No! Get off the counter. (Sorry, yelling at the cats). But the word can…

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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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