Oh What Fun We Have – Easy and Free to Low Cost Summer Break Ideas

Summer break has been here for about a month or so now, the kids and I are no where near ready to kill each other. I have been enjoying the Summer break quite a bit, sure the lack in routine can occasionally be a bit of a challenge for my son Aj, but overall things are going awesome! As a Mom who has been a penny pincher for as long as she can remember, I wanted to share some tips on how our family has a blast without spending any money, or maybe just a little tiny bit of money […]

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My Theory Regarding Chores for Kids

When my kids were super young we had a chore chart up on the fridge, I created it and it worked awesome. At some point it was magnetic and at other points it was simply a tally mark system. Each child had set chores, for the boys brushing teeth was even one of those chores to encourage good teeth brushing habits. The tally mark would represent a penny or nickle, whatever it was back then. Each child could lose a tally mark though, if they misbehaved or didn’t follow rules at some point. It was a wonderful system that worked […]

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How to be More Productive at your Computer

With the whole world at your fingertips it can be difficult to stay on target. Whether you’re working at home or in a crowded office, those deadlines aren’t going anywhere and they need to be done. Time to shake off the old habits and make a new years resolution to become a model worker. This article is going to show you some tips and tricks to help you knuckle down and get work done. While these pieces of advice might seem daunting at first, a few small changes will grow into positive habits and maybe a few compliments from the […]

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Trying to Get Back on Schedule

I have to laugh at myself because I am often saying how I am not routine driven, that I am a free spirit and not a planner but then things happen to mess up my normal schedule or routine that set me off for a loop, taking me a long time to get back on track. It even goes so far as to make me tense, the shoulders get hard as boulders and my mind is completely frazzled. But I am not routine driven like my middle child, nope nope nope! I lied. I am.Totally. 100% routine driven. So when […]

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Four Tips from Hunter Douglas to Save and Simplify For a Festive Holiday Season

This fall and winter, set aside the stress and enjoy all the wonders the season has to offer by whittling down your to-do list and saving where you can while still creating the ideal holiday home. Just in time for the holidays, Hunter Douglas, the leading name in custom window fashions, has launched the Celebrate the Season rebate promotion, so you can enjoy significant savings as you spruce up your décor in preparation for entertaining family and friends. In celebration of the promotion, which has ended, Hunter Douglas shared some tips for me to share with you all. Simplify by […]

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Take One Thing at a Time

I know it is very easy to look at your desk and see a pile of paperwork staring at you and realize “oh man I have so much to do” then you get that panicked feeling of “how in the heck am I ever going to finish all of this work”.  You see it is all too easy to look at the pile of projects to get completed and feel overwhelmed, but I am going to share with you how to make that situation become a breeze time and time again …. My Side Story I am famous for allowing […]

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How Do You Determine Work at Home Schedule?

This is a topic I am struggling with lately. I want so badly to work all day and all night but I also want to be a Mommy who laughs and plays with the munchkins. Next year will be different as I will have two children in school, but while I still have two children at home with me 24/7 I know that I must tend to them first and foremost. I had thought when we moved into the new house we would set up a new schedule, one that didn’t involve me working til the wee hours of the […]

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Juggling Time

As a work at home parent you have to juggle your time between many areas of your life such as family, networking, marketing and completing tasks. I would like to think that I have become pretty good at time management, I am the type of person who thrives on multi-tasking, I seriously love having my plate full. I rarely stress over it, but when you mix in personal life I certainly can have my moments of down time where I just let the personal issues consume my mind. As a work at home parent you must learn to block those […]

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Playing Catch Up

One of the ways I organize my inbox is to create a to-do folder where I place (after reading) any tasks that need to be completed or I must follow up on. The problem with this organization method, which used to work wonderfully, is that since my husband left his job back towards the end of August, all organization went out the door. I was tossed into juggling not only my blog to-do’s but my business, the kids and while doing all that I had to take on a bit more of the responsibilities of supporting my husband in a […]

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My Binder Is My Best Friend

Image via Wikipedia I have discussed organizing and some time management tips, but have I told you about my love for binders and how they will help keep you organized? My binders along with Avery big tab page dividers are what keeps my daily paperwork and contract details in order. Binders can be every inexpensive and if you are lucky they can be free, no matter how much this binder costs you it will save you time. Every entrepreneur should have their own binder that contains daily forms, contracts and any FYI’s that are used on a regular basis. After […]

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