Question of the Day: How Do You Refresh Your Home for Spring?

I don’t know about you, but I have been anxiously awaiting spring since about mid-November. Now that it’s here, we’re opening the windows to let fresh air in whenever the temperature peeks above 50 degrees, and we’ve been busy spring cleaning and decluttering. All I need now are some fresh tulips for the kitchen! I […]

Question of the Day: When Was the Last Time You Poked the Box?

I just finished reading Seth Godin’s Poke the Box, the first title released through The Domino Project, founded by Seth Godin and powered by Amazon.com to try to change the way books are published and spread. The premise of this book is that it’s not enough to stick with the status quo or even have […]

Question of the Day: Can Your Life Be Busy and Simple?

All this week, we’ve been talking about simplifying family life. Although one of our first topics was simplifying your schedule, I don’t think that being busy is always a bad thing. There are seasons when busy is just fine, as long as every one in your family is on the same page and handling it […]

Question of the Day: Do You Think Blogging is Dead or Dying?

Every few months, a media outlet or internet guru will proclaim that blogs are a dying medium being usurped by Facebook or Twitter or some other new platform. While I think blogs and the blogosphere are definitely changing, I personally think they’re far from dead.  At least I hope so, both as a blogger and […]

Question of the Day: Do You Enjoy Cooking?

  Cooking has never been my favorite chore. It’s always been just that to me — a chore. But a funny thing has been happening lately. I don’t know if it’s just because I want to provide healthier meals for my family or because I suddenly have more time on my hands now that Tara […]

Question of the Day: Are You Distractable?

Are you distractable? I’ll admit that I’m highly distractable. I get distracted by my to-do list, distracted by fun projects, distracted by something someone said or an article someone sent me. Even though the things distracting me aren’t necessarily “bad” and might not qualify as actual time wasters, they’re still distractions that take my attention […]

Question of the Day: What Are Your Favorite Green Living Blogs?

I have categories in my Google Reader that correspond to every category here at Life Your Way because I love discovering other blogs and highlighting great posts from around the blogosphere. Unfortunately, the green living category is fairly pathetic. I’ve deleted a few this month because they just weren’t providing the kind of content I […]

Question of the Day: Tricks for Remembering Your Reusable Shopping Bags?

I have so many reusable shopping bags that they’re overflowing in my closet. And yet, I still regularly take piles of plastic grocery bags back to the store to be recycled. Three years after I bought my first set of reusable bags, I still can’t remember to take them with me when I go to […]

What Would You Do If You Had More Time?

Because my schedule for the last couple of months has included a chunk of time dedicated each day to writing the book, I’m really looking forward to turning in the manuscript and gaining several more hours in each day. I’m hoping that I don’t fall back into the trap of taking on more projects and […]

Question of the Day: What Do You Do When You’re Unmotivated

When I’m feeling unmotivated, I tend to take that as a sign that I need a break. I’m a fairly motivated person in general, and I’ve found that pushing through unmotivation — although sometimes necessary with deadlines and responsibilities — just leaves me worn out and more unmotivated, while taking a break usually leaves me […]