You Can Learn Online

Online learning can be a great solution for the mom who needs to juggle life's demands with pursuing a degree. This article was written for military spouses by instructor Craig Gilman, but the advice he offers can help anyone pursuing an online education. I hope you will find the advice in  Success in the Online Course helpful and share any additional tips here....more

4 Ways I Tamed the Facebook Monster

Recently, my friend Annaliese wrote a blog post about breaking up with Facebook. When I read it, I felt a little twinge of jealousy. Ah, to be free of the social media demon. I longed for her new found time for reading and simply soaking up life. I fantasized for a moment about deleting my Facebook account and never looking back. Then I remembered, there are a few things I still like about Facebook. ...more
This is great stuff.  My team and I spend way too much time on Facebook and I am always trying ...more

Claiming the Gift of Time

It's said that we don't appreciate what we have until it's gone... that we have a tendency to take for granted that which is valuable in our lives and then, when for whatever reason it is no longer a part of our experience, we gain a sudden and deep appreciation for its meaning and worth. But in another way, sometimes the value of what you have becomes apparent only when it's been given to you. For me, that something is TIME. ...more

Now is the Time to Get Control

Do you really mean it? Are you finally sick and tired of being a day late and a dollar short? Do you really want to step up and embrace a tool to help you be more organized on a daily basis? Are you willing to make a few changes in your life in order to reap the benefits? Are you ready to lower your blood pressure by reducing the number of panic attacks you have daily? Are you sure? Is that your final answer? Well okay then. Let’s do it!...more

Top Five Apps For Moms

I've only had a smartphone for a little over a year.  Before then, I only had a "dumb" phone -- one that made calls ... and that's it.  Now, I'm not sure what I would do without one!  I use it for almost everything.So, without further adieu, here are my Top Five Mom-Tested Apps:(read more ...)...more

Simple Living: Creating a Routine (Lessons 8,9,and 10)

     These last few days' lessons have been things I have already been working on.  This is nice, because I don't feel overwhelmed with a bunch of new things on top of my already hectic life.  It is a nice breather.  My last post was about managing my time, and in this one, I am going to get more into what our routine looks like. ...more

10-Minute Ways to Unleash Your Inner Athlete

How much can you improve in a sport in just 10 minutes a day? Every month I pick a different goal and spend 10 minutes a day on it. The goal is almost always motivated by frustration – a perpetually messy house inspired Declutter Month; not having a handle on our finances led to Money Month....more

Get Outta My Head and Onto My Blog Please

Do you ever have so many thoughts going on in your head that you don't know where to begin? Do you have a blog and wonder how to create content with those thoughts?...more

How to Escape a Schedule

Sometimes you've just got to get away. Meetings, chores and other to-do's pile up and make it impossible to give your creative work the time that it needs--let alone he peace of mind to focus on it.But never fear! With the right moves you can give yours schedule the slip and give yourself the time you need to do the stuff that really matters to you. Here's three ways to do it....more

May Challenge: Take 10 Minutes of "Me Time" Every Day This Month

May is supposed to be mom's month -- not just one day where after getting breakfast in bed it's pretty much business as usual. How can moms take back the month? Probably not with an indulgent vacation, or a chef to cook dinner every night. Instead, we'll have to do it a little at a time. It has to look like "business as usual" to everyone else, as we sneak in a few minutes of "me time" for ourselves....more