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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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

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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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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