How I use productive procrastination to get more done

On weeks when my schedule and to-do list are overflowing, I always seem to get more done. Does that sound familiar? For a long time, I thought it was because of the adrenaline during those packed weeks. What I’ve realized, though, is that while that may be true sometimes, I think I’m more effective when (read more…)

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Do what you love

If you could do anything, what would it be? Is there something in you that stirs and taps your insides, asking if it can come out and play? In that deep, dark part of the day, when the lights are out and the family sleeps scattered under your roof, what do you hear that voice (read more…)

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Want to work from home? Find your element.

On Tuesday I asked my Facebook followers what work-from-home topics they’d like to see around here. There were some great ideas! There were also a few topics that have already been covered—and instead of rewriting more or less the same posts, I thought it’d be good to republish some. Like this post from last spring, (read more…)

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5 ways to pull back the curtain on your home business

“Where’s Mommy?” my son asked. “Where do you think she is, Brendan? She’s at the computer,” my husband replied in an annoyed tone. I overheard this exchange between my son and husband two years ago (when my son was three) and had a huge realization. While I was working on the computer—writing new posts, planning (read more…)

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Resolve NOT To

We’re almost halfway through January. How are your resolutions holding up? Have you been exercising? Eating better? Is your closet organized, your calendar streamlined? Or are you struggling a little to fit those new goals in? Maybe you’re feeling anxious, like there’s something you know you “should” be doing…you just can’t remember what. Too much (read more…)

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