Managing your business’s slow season

The following post is from Katie of Making This Home and Gadanke: This time of year is always our slowest sales season at the Gadanke journal shop. Chances are, if you are a blogger or retailer outside of tourism, it's your slower season, too. From a business perspective, this quieter time is a huge blessing. That…

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How to Work Smart, Not Hard

The following post is from Katie of Making This Home and Gadanke: I’m six months into this work at home mom gig, though I’ve worked from home for a few years. “Home” to me is an airplane hangar on a small but active runway. I can’t just hide in a basement and crank out my work…

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The Productive Morning Routine I Never Expected

I've been a work-at-home mom from the moment I found out I was pregnant (since I was already working from home at that time), and for those 10 years I've lived by one simple rule: get up early and get as much done as possible in the early morning hours. While this might sound stressful…

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Fighting My Octopi-Like Tendencies

I'd rather not admit this out loud (I might ruin my perfect reputation -- ha!), but I've spent the last 6+ months feeling very scattered. While I thrive on keeping multiple balls in the air at once, I felt like my balls were all rolling around on the floor instead of gliding gracefully through the…

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Productive Thinking: What to Do with All Those Ideas in Your Head

The following post is from Prerna of The Mom Writes: My head is often abuzz with ideas. Every book I read sparks a new creative light. Every blog post I go through inspires me to create something. It’s not always work-related. Projects related to the home, crafts to do with my daughter, baking experiments waiting…

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10 Productive Things to Do When Feeling Un-Productive

The following post is from Prerna of The Mom Writes: We’ve all been there. You know when you just don’t feel like doing anything and yet know that you have to do something. Yeah, there.  When working is the last thing on your mind, but things need to get done. I’ve been there more than once. And…

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How to Stay Productive When Business Starts to Grow

The following post is from Prerna of The Mom Writes: I’ve been blessed to have not one but two businesses to work on and even, more blessed that both the businesses are growing. Fast. Naturally, that means, more work, more time, more effort. Growing businesses are great, but they can really impact your productivity especially…

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Why You Should Get It Done Early

The following is a guest post from Crystal Paine of Money Saving Mom: Crystal's new book, 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life, is now available, and it's just $0.99 for the next three days! Get yours today. Mandi wrote a post over on Simple Mom way back in July of 2011, it stuck with…

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5 Instant, Effective Productivity Boosters for Busy People

The following post is from Prerna of The Mom Writes: Let’s face it. We’re all leading incredibly busy lives and even if we try to cut out the busyness, we still have full plates, right? In the midst of this, trying to be more productive is like yet another thing that you have to do.…

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4 Chrome Extensions for Your Workday

The following post is from Michelle of Mommy Misadventures: Everyone has a favorite web browser. I’m a heavy Google user so it’s probably no surprise that Google Chrome tops my list.  And while all major browsers have add-ons/extensions, programs that help extend browser functionality, I have to say that Chrome’s presentation of extensions are by far…

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