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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All About To-Do Lists: Starting with a Brain Dump
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All About To-Do Lists: Starting with a Brain Dump

Lucretia from GeekMommy recently shared her fear of forgetting something important because of her lack of organization. She said: I keep telling myself that if I could just sit down and get organized, I would sleep better - because I wouldn’t lie there thinking about what it is that isn’t organized and therefore must not…

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All About To-Do Lists: Thinking Through Your Needs

There's been one time since I became a mother that I had nothing on my to-do list – no short-term to-dos, no long-term goals. Nothing. It was kind of a bizarre feeling. As a stay-at-home mom with a tiny infant, I had no idea what to do with myself with nothing left on my to-do…

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Survival Mode: Scaling Back to the Basics

When I wrote my "Organizing as Lifestyle..." post over the weekend, I really thought I was coming out of the six weeks of fog that have characterized this pregnancy. Unfortunately, the morning sickness is not content to leave me alone yet, and I'm back to feeling pretty useless for the most part. I'm really not…

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Time Management Secrets: Getting Past Others’ Expectations

When it comes to time management, let's face it -- there is really only so much you can squeeze into a day, regardless of how organized or disciplined you are. When we try to do too much, not only can our families suffer from a stressed out mom or dad, but our health and productivity can suffer…

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Time Management Secrets: Discipline
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Time Management Secrets: Discipline

I often get asked how I balance everything on my plate – working at home full time while taking care of three little girls 4 and under, being the best mommy to them that I can be, making homemade Christmas presents, blogging, etc.  People ask me what are my time management secrets? While I'd like…

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