Separating Mommy time from work time

The following post is from Katie of Making This Home and Gadanke: The worst thing about being a work at home mom is focus. You won’t have much if you’re trying to juggle children, housework, and work all at once. Not too long ago, my infant son and I were both a little stir crazy from…

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How Do You Make Decisions? {And Why We Decided to Sell Our Dream Home}
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How Do You Make Decisions? {And Why We Decided to Sell Our Dream Home}

Sean and I are a lot alike in a lot of ways, which is both good and bad, I suppose. One way we're very similar, though, is the speed with which we make decisions. Basically, thinking means doing in our family. As I was thinking about our decision-making process this weekend, I realized we've been…

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If You Ask Your Mom for a Glass of Milk…

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: If you ask your mom for a glass of milk, she'll have to go into the kitchen to get it. When Mom goes into the kitchen, she might notice that there are dirty dishes in the sink. She'll feel compelled to put them in the dishwasher.…

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The Time Cost of Our Stuff

You’ve probably thought about the cost of various knickknacks, doodads and gadgets around your home — at least for a minute or two — but have you ever stopped to think about the time cost of these same items? How much time do you spend moving things? Cleaning them? Thinking about them? According to Julie…

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A Little More on Quiet

The following post is from Amanda of ohAmanda.com : The last two months I've written posts on Family Your Way about quiet and margin. This whole idea of slowing down, silencing some of the busy in your life and cutting back on the to-do has been following me around lately. I've seen the same idea…

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How to Quiet Your Mind

The following post is from Amanda of OhAmanda.com: My kids are outside playing today. It's a gorgeous day with a cool breeze and a bright sun. When I first shooed them out the door my 7 year old said, "Can we bring the iPad outside so we can have some music?" I hesitated. I really…

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How to Create Margin in Your Family’s Schedule

The following post is from Amanda of OhAmanda.com: At the beginning of my college career, we could hand write our papers. I clearly rode to school on a dinosaur's back. However, by the end of college (I squeezed four years into five), we had to use computers. Like any good student, I was concerned about…

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Reconciling Frugal Living and Unnecessary Splurges
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Reconciling Frugal Living and Unnecessary Splurges

We all have them -- things we're willing to spend more money on even though we try to live a frugal lifestyle overall. For some it may be Starbucks, while for others it may be designer shoes, eating out as a family, a more expensive hair stylist or a trip to the most magical place…

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Taking Back Your Time By Saying No More Often Than Yes

The following post is from Lisa of Working Naked: When my sons were younger, I was at the top of the volunteer list (translation: sucker). Whenever someone called me to help with an event, class project or anything else to do with school, I said yes. I did the same thing with two professional associations…

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Why Moms Need To Learn To Quit

The following post is from Kat of Inspired To Action: Yesterday, Lisa talked about the difference between quitting and being a quitter, but this isn't just a lesson for business; it's something that affects us as mothers too: Moms are notorious overachievers. We have an inner drive to do the best we can for our…

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