Category: Time Management & Priorities

Ninja Mom Skills

After four kids, taking care of my parents, and all the rest, I’ve developed some serious ninja mom skills.  They enable me to survive the insanity that is having multiple kids in different places, and activities.  These tricks and tips have ensured that I have skated by motherhood only semi-scathed and mostly unscarred.  Use some…
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“Expert Time Management”

It’s just a few minutes before midnight as I finally find time to focus on writing another blog post.  11:51 PM, in fact.  That information will probably confirm to you that I don’t really sleep. I’ve been going since 8:00 this morning, because I overslept.  I woke up to my personal trainer banging on the…
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Go. Be. Do.

My wish for my children, my family, my employees is that they all reach their full potential.  Go. Be. Do. Try things out. See what works, and what doesn’t.  Try something else.  Get off the couch, away from Tumblr, and become creators instead of consumers.  That’s not to say that all consumption is bad.  I…
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Be Very Aware of Your Time

It is excruciatingly easy to fritter away hours, days, weeks, and months of your life, if you don’t have plans, and don’t track what you’ve been doing.  Being mindful of how you are spending your time is extremely important, and crucial to your success.  Why do I say that?  Because when you are not aware…
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5 Ways to Do Nothing and Become More Productive | LinkedIn

I got an email at 5 in the morning that made me angry. It pressed every button. It accused. It threatened. It cc-ed people. It attempted to make me feel guilt. It attempted to make me feel fear. I can go on. I started to type a response and then I stopped. I’m not so…
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Dealing With Crazy

It seems that no matter where you go, or what stage you’re at in life, there are always people that are crazy.  I don’t mean crazy in a good way, but rather the bat-shit, stupid, revenge-seeking, blind kind. Whether it’s at work, with the colleague who is out to drive their knife into your back…
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My Daughter’s Homework Is Killing Me – Karl Taro Greenfeld – The Atlantic

My Daughter’s Homework Is Killing Me – Karl Taro Greenfeld – The Atlantic. As a parent of kids in today’s schools, I understand where he’s coming from.  Sometimes the amount of homework that comes home is mindboggling, and overwhelming.  When we see 3-5 hours of homework per night, I have to really feel for these…
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Hobbies

One thing I’ve noticed that’s a bit different between me and other people are my hobbies.  My hobbies include blogging, leading my Girl Scout Troops, sewing, building web pages, and reading.  Notice that none of those includes playing video games, or watching TV, going to movies, or even going to sporting events.  I can’t count…
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5 Tips to Teach Kids Life Skills

I’m really big on teaching my kids life skills.  Right now, I have a 15 year old who’s currently visiting friends in Germany.  She flew there by herself, and is taking trains between cities by herself.  My 12 year old is learning to fill out forms for various activities that she wants to participate in.…
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Put One Foot In Front Of The Other

When the going gets tough, and sometimes it gets to going very tough, then just about the only thing you can do is put one foot in front of the other, and keep on moving.  This week has been one of those weeks for me.  My dad died last Saturday, while I was out of…
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