How to Keep Busy and Productive When You own a Small Business

When you own your own business, you will find no problem staying busy, but you may find between meetings, preparing meals, and carting everyone to soccer practice, that, at times, it may prove difficult to stay productive. When your day is full, it’s easy to get tricked into thinking that you got everything accomplished that you needed to get done, but in the craziness of it all, it’s likely to leave things out....more

10 Online Tools (you haven’t heard of yet)

This is an online tool list for tips on new tech to try out for total syncage across devices and maximum efficiency. ...more

Just Give Me 2 Minutes

My kids have a special sensory frequency to detect when I am concentrating on something other than them.  Even when I think it is safe for me to sneak away (perhaps they are engaging in a game of "dress up" or curiously studying Pokemon cards) - they catch me as soon as they realize I'm trying to pay attention to a task that does not involve them.  Most of the time, I just give up on whatever else I was trying to do - dishes, folding laundry, blogging, email, reading, etc....more

Secondhand Stress

This post is inspired by an article that just came out in the Wall Street Journal, entitled "How Busy Colleagues Spread Secondhand Stress." The premise is more complicated than I'll describe so I highly encourage you to click on the link if you want details....more

The Trap We Set For Ourselves

Perhaps it’s just me and the books and articles I’ve been reading or my current role in our family, but it seems that questions of feminism are everywhere....more

Why Do We Act Like "Just a Mom" Is a Bad Thing?

Usually when I hear the phrase "just a mom" it has a negative connotation. It's as though being a mom is not nearly enough, and it somehow needs to be prefaced with "just" to emphasize this. In fact, moms are often the ones who are using this phrase in such as way. We downplay all we do and belittle ourselves. I, however, decided that being just a mom was just what I needed....more
I watched the Makers documentary the other night and I believe that the negative association ...more

Smell That?

  Did someone fart?Who tracked in dog shit? ...more

A Thankful Reflection

I often get the question after I’ve completed a 5k, 10k, 1/2 or full marathon, ‘who did you run with?’ Alone is my usual response. It’s hard enough getting myself motivated let alone finding someone to run with. Too much unnecessary pressure. This past Thanksgiving, our town, like most towns, hosts a 5k and I signed up.  Exercising in the morning prior to an all day feast is my way to go....more