Question of the Day: Are You a Perfectionist?

As we've started talking about home management notebooks this week, a lot of you have said, "I've been meaning to start one, but..." It got me thinking about the things get between us and getting organized. I know my perfectionism is an obstacle in my own life because I never want to start something unless…

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Using Cozi’s Free Online Tools to Simplify and Organize
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Using Cozi’s Free Online Tools to Simplify and Organize

In the interest of full disclosure, I have been asked to be a featured contributor on Cozi's Live Simply site, and that is how I learned about this amazing productivity suite. However, they never asked or even implied that they'd like me to blog about the program, so all of the enthusiasm in this post…

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Starting Your Day Out Right

As a work-at-home mom since our first daughter was born, I've learned the value of getting ready for especially busy days before the day starts. Waking up to a clean house and not having to worry about finding clothes for everyone, deciding what we'll eat or keeping the girls entertained helps me balance what can…

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All About To-Do Lists: Decoupage a Notebook

We've talked in the past about the different methods for creating a to-do list that works for you, and I wanted to share more of my system with you today. While I continue to love and use Microsoft OneNote faithfully, I've found that I've moved back to a paper list for my weekly and daily…

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The Importance of Focus

Whether you work at home, home school your children, run a blog or Etsy shop, or volunteer on a committee of some sort, chances are you have some kind of "work" that needs your attention each week. I've been sharing my time management tips as part of this series, and today I want to talk…

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10 Ways to Get Motivated

Last week I asked the question, "How Do You Handle Lack of Motivation?"   There were a variety of answers in the comments with some great ideas for getting motivated. I tend to take a break and find something enjoyable to do until my motivation returns (even if that means I wait until the next…

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The Importance of a Routine

If you read many organizational or home management blogs, chances are you've seen this topic covered before. The reason it's covered so often, of course, is that it works! Having a routine in place, which is different than a rigid schedule, gives everyone in your home an idea of what to expect and when to…

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Question of the Day: How Do You Handle Lack of Motivation?

I suppose I could make this a poll, but I'd rather hear from you in the comments, and I've posted my response to get the conversation rolling (so please don't leave me hanging!)... How do you handle those days when you just can't seem to get motivated? Do you push through and go about your…

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Quick Tip: Where Do You Do Your Best Thinking?

Tara from Deal Seeking Mom and I have been joking for years that all of our best ideas come to us in the shower. Maybe it's because that's the only time that there are no little people vying for our attention! It turns out we're not the only ones, and Jeri recently shared some options…

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All About To-Do Lists: Finding a System That Works for You

Chances are that if you're a list maker, you've seen – and perhaps drooled over – dozens of different systems for creating your daily to-do list. From fancy Franklin Covey planners to PDAs to those systems tailored for moms and everything in between, there is definitely no lack of options to consider. So how do…

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