Category: Time Management & Priorities

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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I Am A Sandwich

My generation is frequently referred to as the sandwich generation, with one generation of small children at home, responsibility for caring for ailing parents, and the need to work full time in the face of pensions that have long gone by the wayside.  Right now, I am a sandwich.  I am THE sandwich stuffing in…
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Sometimes I Just Fire On The Cylinders I Have

Sometimes my life is really, truly overwhelming.  This week is one of those weeks.  I’m in the process of getting my dad moved to a different place to live because his condition has declined rather quickly.  While I’m doing that, we’re working on engaging hospice.  I’m also working with my daughters on a Girl Scout…
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