After watching shows like Extreme Couponing, you realize it’s possible to save money on your groceries. But really, who has time to cut all those coupons, organize them, and then plan out your shopping trip? The gals that truly save tons of money, spend loads of time doing this. You can still see great savings on your grocery bill, but… Read the rest
Articles written by: Amy Roskelley
On one hand, it’s nice to be in the stage of life when your kids are old enough to be left home alone. On the other hand, if you have a daughter like mine, leaving the house can cause much grief and anxiety. It took a long time for us to put together a “communication center”, but once we finally… Read the rest
Stephen Covey’s popular book on being effective has one habit I never forget: : Begin with the end in mind. This not only applies to goal setting, but in Time management. I’m not even talking about personal productivity here, I’m talking about managing actual time.
You are meeting with a co-worker in your office. The only way to… Read the rest
Being productive is often easy as just getting started! Why is getting started the hardest part in cleaning and getting things done? When I’m struggling with motivation, I will often repeat the following phrase to myself:
An object in motion, stays in motion. An object at rest, stays at rest!
Is that true, or what? As soon as you can… Read the rest
Moms: Taking care of your bodies is vital if you want to have the energy to take care of your children. Exercise is a great way to take care of yourselves, and necessary to fit into your busy schedules. The benefits of exercise include:
Maintaining and building strong bones
Maintaining a healthy weight
Building vital muscle
Keeping you sane! (Seriously,… Read the rest
One record that plays over and over in my mind is that I don’t have time to finish all the things I need or want to do during the day. I will catch myself saying things like:
There is NO WAY I’ll get to the laundry today.
I can’t possibly get dinner on the table with all the places I… Read the rest
“Time Management” for a mom is all about doing things faster and more efficiently, right? And what do we spend the most time doing? CLEANING UP! I recently purchased Better Homes and Gardens cookbook called 365 Last Minute Meals. In it I found some advice for quick after dinner clean up! I thought I would share:
Clean as you… Read the rest
If you don’t think your collection of inkless pens and rubber bands in your junk drawer effects your time, think again! The more stuff you accumulate, the less time you have! Whether your clutter accumulates in your closet, in your drawers, stuffed under the bed for a quick “clean up”, precious productive time is wasted in sorting, sifting, cleaning, containing,… Read the rest
Mom’s who are effective at running a smooth household all know one thing. They prepare the night before! This one extra step in the evenings can have a huge impact on your day. It can not only help your morning to be more efficient and less chaotic, but it can set the tone for the whole day. Here are few… Read the rest
Moms! We only have so much time in the day. It’s impossible to finish all the things you want to do, or even start! The laundry is literally never done, and there are all those little chores you hope to get around to someday, but that day never comes. The best thing I ever did was teach my kids how… Read the rest