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Saving Time Versus Saving Money

» by May 15th, 2010 at 1:09 pm » Comments (0)

Despite my normal enthusiasm to use the Internet for anything and everything possible, online shopping is something I still have hesitation for. Probably the biggest reason is my impatience, I hate waiting for my purchases to show up days or weeks later. The second reason for my dislike is the shipping costs although I will […]

June Recap And What’s Ahead For July

» by June 29th, 2009 at 8:10 am » Comments (0)

This month we talked about chaos in the home, family, mind, and career. Today’s lives are hectic – overscheduled and overwhelming. I hope some of my ideas and advice help bring a little peace and serenity into your soul. Next month we’ll get back on the career track with tips on being a successful Internet […]

Thursday Thirteen – 13 Ways To Keep Chaos Away

» by June 25th, 2009 at 8:42 am » Comments (1)

Routines – Nothing calms the storm better that sticking to a well thought out routine. Take a Timeout – Take 15 minutes for yourself and unwind. Have a cup of herbal tea or a glass of water. The calmer you are the better you’ll be able to handle anything that comes your way. Aromatherapy – […]

How To Make A Meal Plan That Works

» by June 15th, 2009 at 8:58 am » Comments (1)

Nothing does more to control the chaos in a household than a good meal plan. Never again will you panic at 4:00pm that you have no idea what to make for dinner. Meat? Needs to be defrosted. Pasta? Maybe but you had that a couple of days ago. In the end you decide to boil […]

Take Time For Yourself Every Day

» by June 13th, 2009 at 8:03 am » Comments (1)

Between the last post and last month’s theme, I’ve gone over taking time for yourself and how important it is to fit this “me” time into your day. Today I want to talk about those individual minutes and where they can come from. If you don’t know, I am married with three kids, own a […]

Learning How To Say No

» by June 11th, 2009 at 8:22 am » Comments (1)

Much of the chaos in our lives is out of our control – house needs to be clean, work done, kids gotten ready for school, appointments kept, and on, and on… But some of the chaos we bring onto ourselves by over-obligating ourselves when we really shouldn’t. Some of us are people pleasers who never […]

Running Your To-Do List Without Letting It Run You

» by June 9th, 2009 at 8:49 am » Comments (0)

I make no secret of the fact that I love my to-do lists. But as with any list of activities it is important to not let the list run your life. Sometimes, somethings will not get done. I usually write up a to-do list for work a month at a time and set deadlines for […]

The Importance Of A Good Schedule

» by June 5th, 2009 at 1:38 pm » Comments (0)

Sticking to routines and schedules has always been a challenge for me. It seems the more I try to stick to a schedule, the worse it gets thrown off track. I mean how do you schedule a phone call from your mother that unexpectedly lasts an hour? I don’t understand how anyone with children, family […]

This Month At Living My Big Dream

» by June 2nd, 2009 at 8:15 am » Comments (0)

Ah…the beginning of summer. Trips to the beach, park, carnivals, zoos, and┬átheme parks are all being planned with enthusiasm. Vacations, holidays, birthdays, graduations, and pool parties take up every weekend. In fact┬ásome Sundays you are actually looking forward to going back to work. Obviously the end of the school year (with its projects, exams, recitals […]

Using Lists To Get Organized

» by December 10th, 2008 at 7:17 am » Comments (0)

One of the most important things about running a business while taking care of a family and household is staying organized. I have many tools to help me stay on track but by far the tool I use most is the “list”. Lists are great for reminding you what needs to get done, what you’ve […]