When productivity tools get in the way of actual productivity

I recently got a new iPhone. As I was choosing apps to download, I realized I've gotten to the place where I really just want the basics -- social media, email, weather and driving directions, etc. I'm a sucker for new technology, cool apps and fancy systems. I like to try them just to see…

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Happy 4th {And Finding Freedom from Other People’s Expectations}

I love the 4th of July! Not only because I'm that girl who cries every time I sing The Star-Spangled Banner but also because it's such a celebratory holiday. While there are certainly sad parts about Independence Day and the war that followed, it's really about commemorating the birth of our country, which makes the…

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Why Parents Need More Sleep and How to Get It

The following post is from Kat of Inspired To Action: Honestly? Sleep is amazing. It's like a parent's magic bullet. Sleep can make you more patient overnight. It can make you look years younger and it can dramatically increase your energy. These aren't wild claims;they're basic facts. It seems so simple, so … magical, yet…

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How a "Clean Kitchen Counter" Will Make You a More Peaceful and Happy Mom

The following post is from Kat of Inspired To Action: You know that feeling you get when your kitchen counters are nice and clean? If you're like me, you might need to jog the ole memory banks.So let me remind you... It's a feeling of peacefulness, like all is right with the world. It's a…

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Get Kids to Listen Without Nagging, Reminding or Yelling

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I'm so excited to partner with Amy McCready, founder of Positive Parenting Solutions, to offer a free live webinar. Various dates and times are available. The session is… Get Kids to Listen without Nagging, Reminding or Yelling, and Amy promises that we’ll walk away with concrete tools we can use right away to see results.…

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