All Blog Posts Tagged 'balance' (74)

Something's gotta give

Career-wise, I don't know what I want to be when I grow up. (I think we've talked about that before.) Once I dropped ballerina and astronaut off my potential job list, life got a little less interesting. But, I've always known that I wanted to be a mom. And now my life is interesting every day because of my son. I never know what that kid will say…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 5, 2014 at 6:06am — No Comments

The elusive work/life balance

There is a legend passed down amongst mothers. The details differ depending on who tells it, but it is about a woman who is able to fulfill her duties in a rewarding job, then be the perfect wife and mother to multiple children, all while still volunteering at PTA events and holding monthly cocktail parties. She also makes an excellent souffle.

It is the myth of the…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 24, 2014 at 6:35am — 1 Comment

Guest Blogger: 7 Ways Entrepreneurial Stay at Home Moms Can Carve Out Work Time

Mommy Masters welcomes Ryan Currie, who shares great tips for mompreneurs.

Being a mom is the hardest job in the world…everyone knows that! But combine the responsibilities of motherhood and entrepreneurialism? It’s a recipe to quickly becoming overworked, overstressed, and overextended. The toughest part of all is figuring out how to find the time to work on business while staying home…

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Added by Ellie Hirsch on January 23, 2014 at 11:21am — 1 Comment

Starting Again

So much hope and time can be put into the New Year and resolutions, but what happens when it's January 3rd and you already have forgotten to do whatever you set off to do...Do you wait until next January- 362 days from now. 

I'm over at Mamalode talking about starting again and how resolutions have shifted for me over the years. I'd love for you to join me there!…

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Added by Kelly on January 3, 2014 at 6:55am — No Comments

Become Emotionally STRONG & MATURE

Emotions are integral part of any human being. All the behaviour, attitude rather the whole well-being depends on how emotionally you are balanced.

If you are emotionally imbalanced then you might face many issue associated to every aspect of life, also might attract sufferings and struggling that lead to more difficulties and life becomes burden.
I met a person, he is leading a very abysmal life now a days. He is emotionally so weak that every time having a terror of…
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Added by Rinki Srivastav on December 10, 2013 at 6:32am — No Comments

For a happy marriage you should lower your expectations...wait, what?

At our wedding, my husband and I asked our guests to give us advice on how to have a happy marriage. We received all the usual suspects:

  • Happy wife. Happy life. (This is a big one on my side of the family. Sorry, honey.)
  • Never go to bed angry. (I disagree; things often seem better after a long…
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Added by Lauren Markman on December 4, 2013 at 7:13am — No Comments

Intentional Time

A year ago, when I first started envisioning my time home, it looked very much like now- more time to write, to read books without having to create lessons for extra digestion; time to create with my wee people, and most importantly time to pause, breathe, and be in the moment. Time as a working mother was going just too fast. The…

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Added by Kelly on November 12, 2013 at 11:32am — No Comments

Simple Needs

I'm finding that there are just two things- two simple things- that if I give my attention to, make the world of difference for me and my wee one- …

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Added by Kelly on August 22, 2013 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Sunday Nature Walk

Thoughts on nature, walks with family, and finding stillness

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Added by Kelly on August 18, 2013 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Transitioning

For nine years I spent most of my days surrounded by other people's children- teaching them to love to read and write (or at least not hate it). For nine years I desperately tried to balance my school room hat and my mama hat. Things were lost in the mix. Life was good, but always fast paced- too fast. 

There were external things going on too- issues I could no longer overlook. After a year of deliberation, I left my job to stay at home, homeschool our preschool age daughter, and find…

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Added by Kelly on August 16, 2013 at 4:11pm — No Comments

The Ebb and Flow of Motherhood

These days, after being a full time working mom, I am home with my two slowly figuring out the balance in being home. These days I am a single mom while my husband takes time to finish research. While we are used to summers like this, there is always a learning curve. I have grand plans of all the things I can accomplish now that I'm not working- all the things that I wished I could do August through May. It's a tall order, and soon I figure out that it's too tall. These days I'm reminding…

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Added by Kelly on July 10, 2013 at 9:33am — No Comments

Balance Work and Home to Avoid Excess

It is fantastic to balance obligations at home and work by avoiding concentrating on either area to excess. Excess is commonly defined as an amount that is more than necessary, permitted, or desirable. It is not ideal to live in excess. Balancing our obligations to home and to work is a balancing act. When I think of it I always think of a seesaw with the things I need to do for home on one side and the things I need to do for work on the other side. A reality is that many women work at home…

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Added by Janeane Davis on May 29, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Fall in Love with Work - It Makes Home Possible

It is fantastic to love work because it makes good things at home possible.
For many people going to work is a chore, something they do because they must, something they hate. As a result, these people start the day with a bad attitude toward work and continue with a bad attitude throughout the day. Imagine what would happen if instead those people started the day with a good attitude and continued it throughout the day. Instead of hating work and dreading the approach of each…
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Added by Janeane Davis on February 11, 2013 at 9:57am — No Comments

Love - Satisfying Work and a Good Family

Readers of a certain age will remember the movie Mahogany  starring Diana Ross and Billie Dee Williams. There was a great line in the movie where Billie Dee's character told Diana Ross' character that all her success at work meant nothing if she had no one at home with whom to share it. For me, having a loving, caring family at home to share my successes and accomplishments is more valuable than the accomplishments and successes.

I like to call myself a Proverbs Wife.…

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Added by Janeane Davis on February 4, 2013 at 11:59am — No Comments

Balancing Home and Work By Sharing Stories

Many people go to work each day, perform their duties and then come home to their families and never talk about work. Similarly, many people go to work each day and share nothing of their personal lives with their co-workers. On the surface, this may seem like a good way of doing things, keeping work and home in separate categories. However, things are not always what they seem. By keeping work and home in separate categories that never intermingle a person keeps her life out of balance.…
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Added by Janeane Davis on January 26, 2013 at 11:21am — No Comments

Is Time Getting Away from You?

Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D.

 

As you settle into the new year, do you sometimes feel like time is getting away from you? I make list after list of what I want to accomplish each day – and often get a large chunk completed - but never seem to get everything done. Now that I make my lists on my PDA, it's easier to just change the date and roll the reminders over to the next day. Yet the sense of satisfaction that I feel when I do finish a…

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Added by Sandwiched Boomers on January 24, 2013 at 1:42am — No Comments

Fantastic Friday - Balancing Home and Work with Technology

Fantastic Friday - it is fantastic to use technology to balance home and work.

A few months ago my husband, Darren, was doing work that required him to travel out-of-state for two weeks at a time and then work at home for two weeks. Our family is a close one. We enjoy each other's company and like to hang out, laugh, watch movies and music videos together. So having him gone for extended periods for a long period of time was hard on all of us. But, I put on my big girl panties and…
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Added by Janeane Davis on January 4, 2013 at 11:16am — No Comments

Fantastic Friday All Play and No Work Make You Broke

Fantastic Friday - it is fantastic to balance work and play so you are not a broke girl.

 

Each Fantastic Friday throughout the month of December we will be continuing our exploration of ways to balance work and home.  Last week we explored the notiion that all work and no play makes you a dull girl. Today we will be looking at ways to balance things because all play and no work make you…

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Added by Janeane Davis on December 14, 2012 at 11:43am — No Comments

Fantastic Friday - Balancing Home and Work When Priorities Change

Fantastic Friday - it is fantastic to be able to continue to balance home and work when priorities change.

Each Fantastic Friday throughout the month of November has been dedicated to the work//home balancing act. Previous articles have covered the plan fail dichotomy and balancing work vacations and school schedules,  and…

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Added by Janeane Davis on November 23, 2012 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Fantastic Friday - Balancing Home and Work - Family Time and Networking

Fantastic Friday - it is fantastic to be come up with a plan to balance work and home.

Each Fantastic Friday throughout the month of November will be dedicated to the work//home…

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Added by Janeane Davis on November 16, 2012 at 10:23am — No Comments

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