Aiming for Mastery

This time of year, many homeschool moms start discussing mastery.How do you know when students have mastered a subject and are ready to move on to the next level? Some experts recommend that you complete at least 75% of a textbook to consider it credit-worthy.But, what if you don’t use a textbook? Or, what if you switch curriculum mid-year?...more

6 Tips and Tools to Help Build Your Blog in 2015

Post originally appeard on my blog: here....more

How to Create a Successful New Year Plan

Do you have a plan laid out for the new year? Do you know your priorities and goals? Even though it may change throughout the year, I think it is vital to start the new year with a plan in place. This is the process I use to make a plan for the new year. ...more

Teach Me How to Soultiply, Teach Me, Teach Me How to Soultiply...

Do you remember reading the book Frindle in Elementary School? Besides the fact that my 10 year-old-self was proud of reading a chapter book, I fell in love with this story.It was about a boy who came up with a new word for “pen”, and he managed to convince a bunch of people to start using his new word instead. As a young writing nerd, I thought that this idea was just the coolest thing ever.And as I’ve grown older, I’m continually fascinated by words and their meaning....more

What to do about Writer's Block?

Have you ever had extended writer's block?  It's pretty much the story of my life.  I've had two or three failed attempts at blogs before.  Even this one got off to a rocky start.  See, I'd have all kinds of ideas of things to write about.  Then, when it came time to actually write, I would get super self-conscious about what I was writing.  It would take me days of writing and editing before I was satisfied. ...more

week 44 moleskine planner

Awesome! I'm a bit of a planner addict, heh. (I use two Filofaxes, two few lines a day planners ...more

Are You Ready?

Are you ready to ask for what you want?Are you ready to do what is required to prepare for it?Are you ready to get it?This quote from Maya Angelou struck me like a bolt of lightning when I read it.  It’s all well and good for us to set our intentions and hope for the best.But are we really ready?  Am I really ready?...more

What's your stress hour look like?

Most nights, when I get home from work, I immediately start cooking dinner. The first hour after I get home is a bit of a blur: There is food to prepare, people to greet and those morning chores to complete (if I didn't finish them earlier). If I can get dinner on the table by 6:45, then it is a really good day....more

The Fit Empress’ Definition of Fitness

 The Fit Empress began as a place for me to document my weight loss and fitness journey.  A way to keep myself on track, or at the very least, accountable for when I fell off the wagon.&n...more

Meal Planning 101

Amber @ Fit, Foodie Runs: Family, Fun, Fitness and FOOD! Visit FFR at Recently on Facebook I shared my latest sales receipts from the grocery store. My family is on a weekly budget, which means we can’t spend every dollar on high-end organic food like we would love to do. From sharing my shopping experiences, I received quite a few emails on meal ideas so I thought I would share some meal planning tips....more