• Inspiration & Encouragement
  • Stop Feeling Guilty: The One Question to Ask Yourself

    Be your own friend. When guilt creeps up on you, ask yourself: What would I tell a friend? Get Rid of Guilt About Me Time I went for a walk after work and felt guilty. I felt guilty for doing something for myself.  So I asked myself, what would I tell a friend? You go! […]

  • Work & Time Management
  • Time: The Elusive Beast I Cannot Catch

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    It hides from me.  I try to tackle it, capture it. Hold it still, but it always gets away. Lately I’ve been feeling the crunch for more time.  More time to write, read, do craftsy stuff, and sneak in a workout.  Each morning at four thirty I start my morning routine: make breakfast for the family, […]

  • Mommyhood & Family Time
  • 5 Ways to Calm Down in the Moment for Overwhelmed Moms

    Sometimes it feels like you’re up to your eyeballs swimming in stress, treading water in sludge you just can’t push past and you’re tired, so tired. It’s okay. Sometimes we need to sit down and have a heart to heart. With ourselves. We’ve All Been There And that’s what I had to do because there’s […]

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  • The Secret to Getting More Done

    That friend you’ve been meaning to call.  That book you’ve been meaning to read.  That work you’ve been meaning to do. The list goes on. There’s never enough time. So how do you get more done? The Secret is 15 minutes. Chunk out your time in 15 minuntes. This forces you to do two things: […]

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  • My Parenting Secret to a Stress-Free Morning

    In the morning I wish I was an octopus. Having lots of hands could help me manage making breakfast for two kiddos, doing the dishes, eating breakfast, and making lunches so much easier. Quick Tips to Save Time I don’t think I’m growing extra arms anytime soon. So I get up early and do lunches […]

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  • The Secret to Better Homework Completion for Teens

    Routine, Routine, Routine. This is essential for teens. They’re frontal lobes are still developing.  You know, the part of the brain that deals with organization, emotional regulation, and impulsiveness: the part of the brain that drives parents nuts. Those kids that have their binders in nice neat rows and get all their homework done aren’t […]

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  • How to Cope When People Say Hurtful Things

    At one time or another most of us have encountered someone who is critical, judgmental, or just mean: a colleague, a loved one, a friend, or even a stranger. For a lot of us, what they say can make us defensive, perhaps angry, and often sad. How do you deal with their negativity?  I know […]

  • Words to Refresh, Inspire, and Encourage
  • 3 Ways to Live a Happier and More Contented Life

    As I find myself doing these three things more, I find myself in such a happier place.  I worry less, and enjoy life more.  I hope you will find cultivating these mindsets will be helpful to you too. Being More Thankful for the Little Things I always try to have a thankful heart and consider […]

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  • What is Hypnosis Like? Your Questions Answered.

    Karen Gray, licensed nurse and hypnotist, invited me to learn about hypnosis.  Always fascinated by the brain and psychology, I jumped at the chance to learn how the procoess worked.  I thought back to the magic hypnotist shows and thought: Is it like that? What Does a Hypnosis Office Look Like? I arrived at her office […]

  • Words to Refresh, Inspire, and Encourage
  • 6 Solutions to Improve Your Teen’s Homework Completion

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    To solve this frustrating dilemma we need to get to the root of the problem: Why do they not turn in homework? As a middle school teacher I’ve seen many reasons why students do not turn in their homework.  I’ll go over the main ones I see and give you strategies to tackle the problem.  […]