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20 tips for finding your routine with kids

Reader Marilyn asks, “I am struggling to set some kind of schedule for my family. I’m new to the SAHM thing (I went back to work after my son was 5 months) and have a 5-month-old and a 3-year-old who is now at home with me.  I’ve been kind of going with the flow, but (read more…)

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The fine art of making choices (hint: it’s usually not good versus evil)

We moved back overseas two weeks ago, and while life was definitely topsy-turvy those first seven days or so, last week resembled much more closely a normal life. So I was tempted to jump back in to blogging full-force, saving the huge lot of guest post submissions for some other time. But I relented, and (read more…)

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Q& A Tuesday: How do you get motivated every day?

Today’s Q&A comes from Rachel of Small Notebook, one of my favorite blogs (and fellow bloggers).  She’s a mom of an adorable little girl – with another one on the way – and her words are succinct, meaty, and punched with meaning.  If you don’t already read her blog, you should. Rachel’s question is a (read more…)

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Introducing: the Daily Docket’s little sister

Photo by J.B. Hill One of my unexpected surprises with this blog is the spread of my little old Daily Docket.  It makes my day that so many of you have written to tell me you use this simple tool to manage your day.  And it thrills me when you tell me in person, and (read more…)

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Start your day by eating a frog

Photo by Valerie “Eat a live frog every morning, and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” -Mark Twain My husband is currently reading a classic business tome called “Eat That Frog.”  The basic idea is that if you do the worst thing on your plate first thing in the morning, (read more…)

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