Win a Copy of Jamie Martin’s Steady Days!

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When Jamie Martin, who blogs at Steady Mom, asked me if I would be willing to review her new book, Steady Days: A Journey Toward Intentional, Professional Motherhood, I was excited by the tie-in with today's post in my series on resolutions, become a more intentional parent. Steady Days is a small book that holds…

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More Than Resolutions: Intentionally Parent

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Join us all month for 31 Days of Organizing for a Better 2010! As parents, it's easy to fall into the rut of simply reacting to life rather than intentionally approaching parenthood. With four children five years old and under, I know what that's like! In fact, this is our top goal for 2010, that…

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More Than Resolutions: Take More Pictures

Join us all month for 31 Days of Organizing for a Better 2010! Do you take a lot of pictures of your kids? When our oldest was born, we lived, literally, on the other side of the country from our entire family, so we got into the habit of taking lots of pictures from the…

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More Than Resolutions: Get Organized

Join us all month for 31 Days of Organizing for a Better 2010! If getting organized -- or finding better ways to organize -- is one of your goals or resolutions for 2010, you're not alone. It is definitely one of the top ten resolutions made each year. Earlier this week, I shared 5 quick…

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More Than Resolutions: More Crafts and Activities

Join us all month for 31 Days of Organizing for a Better 2010! The start of a New Year is a great time to evaluate your goals and priorities as parents, and a fairly common resolution is to take the time to do more crafts, play more games and just spend quality, focused time with…

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More Than Resolutions: Take the Trash Challenge

Join us all month for 31 Days of Organizing for a Better 2010! Last year I introduced The Trash Challenge, my own attempt to be more  aware of what we were throwing away and decrease our amount of trash to one bag per week. However, despite my realization that I needed to finally take the…

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More Than Resolutions: Read More

Join us all month for 31 Days of Organizing for a Better 2010! Reading is a great way to relax and unwind while sharpening our minds and challenging our perspectives, and it's worth making it a priority in our lives. When I was in high school and college, I never could have imagined that I'd…

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More Than Resolutions: Improve Your Marriage

Join us all month for 31 Days of Organizing for a Better 2010! Whether your marriage is struggling, surviving or thriving, there's always room for improvement. It's interesting that this is not actually a very popular resolution. Too many marriages stay stuck in a "good enough" rut without realizing that marriage can become more beautiful…

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More Than Resolutions: Exercise More

Join us all month for 31 Days of Organizing for a Better 2010! Raise your hand if any of your New Year's resolutions have to do with getting healthy? Anyone? Maybe you're determined to eat better, cook from scratch more, lose weight, drink more water or exercise more. Now, how many times have you made…

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More Than Resolutions: Create a Budget

Join us all month for 31 Days of Organizing for a Better 2010! When it comes to the most popular New Year's resolutions, there's probably a tie between those related to health and those related to finances. Obviously both of those categories have a huge impact on every area of your life, so it's no…

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