Category: Work-Life Balance

Restoring Order in the Post Baby Chaos

My youngest is just about to turn 18 months.  18 long months after having a baby – and my life has not restored order.  But being number 4, this isn’t my first rodeo with restoring order after having a baby.  Here are some steps I find helpful in restoring order to my life post baby.…
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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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Driving My Children’s Teachers Crazy

I believe in teaching my children to question nearly everything.  And the correct answer to most questions in social studies, science, and literature is “It depends”.  Math is the only class where there is such a thing as an absolutely right answer.  Since my younger daughter likes to argue with nearly everything, including inanimate objects,…
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YAB- Yet Another Business

My friends who know me very well know that I own several businesses, not just the two I talk about here the most.  I actually also own a real-estate investment business as well as a couple of other, smaller businesses/holding companies in addition to Extension of You Home Care, and the Care Patrol of the…
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To My Younger Self

To my younger self, Please understand that working hard isn’t enough.  You’re going to have to accept recognition for what you’ve done, and make sure that people understand how awesome you are. Recognition is a good thing, even if you’re embarrassed.  Learn to smile and say, “Thank you”.  Don’t let anyone else take credit or…
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Always Get Better

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ Even if you’ve been doing the same job for the last 5 years, you can always get better. There are always to learn to be more efficient, more pro-active, and generally do things better. One of the things that I’m learning as I get older, is that even when I’m the…
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Important or Urgent?

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ In life, and in work there are always too many things that need to be done.  It can be difficult to figure out whether an issue is important or urgent.  Trying to figure out the difference can be hard, especially when work is coming at you at a hundred miles an…
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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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Take Time To Enjoy the Snow

      I’m pretty sure that by now, most people have heard that the south is snowed in, and have been having a field day with the cars stuck on the roads, and the pictures that went viral on the internet.  I posted one of them above.  The roads are a mess, and let’s…
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Are You Living Your Values?

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ Being consistent is important to me. That means being consistent across all facets of my life, and being the same person everywhere I go. I don’t have a “work persona”, “home persona” or a “church persona”. It also means that I live my beliefs every day, and try to follow and…
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