The 6 keys to a disorganized, unproductive day at home :: an introduction

Photo by emiwiki This is the introduction to a six part series here on Simple Mom. Lately, I’ve been getting email after email from readers that sound rather – how shall I put it? – hopeless. A number of you are discouraged in your crucial job of home manager, feeling as though there’s an unreachable (read more…)

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A month-long menu plan

Every once in awhile, I go ahead and menu plan our dinners for the entire month. When I’m getting busy in another area of life, it often helps to simplify another area – and our menus are an easy place to do that. Photo by Thomas Hawk As usual, I rotate between daily themes, but (read more…)

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Link love :: the book-loving, creative-aspiring edition

Photo by Wesley Satterwhite You all know a good book when you see one! There were almost 1,000 entries for The Creative Family, including comments, secret code entries (the code was “underwater basket weaving,”), and additional mentions on your blogs. I wish I could give one to all of you, but that doesn’t mean you (read more…)

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Forming new habits: approach the goal gradually

How did you do on your habit change for July? Photo by Michael Wriston I’ve been testing out the theory that it takes 30 days of consistent action for that action to become a habit. So far, the theory has not really worked for me. I’m sure it has something to do with the fact (read more…)

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Asking the readers: what’s your dream productivity tool?

I’ve got a slightly odd question for you, dear readers. I’m specifically talking to you work at home moms, either with a separate business or solely with your household. Photo by Chelsea Otakan What would your ultimate “productivity system” for managing your home look like? There’s stuff like Getting Things Done, there’s Zen to Done, (read more…)

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