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…
Added by Lauren Markman on December 4, 2013 at 7:13am —
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… Continue
Added by Kelly on November 12, 2013 at 11:32am —
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- …
Added by Kelly on August 22, 2013 at 3:45pm —
Added by Kelly on August 18, 2013 at 5:51pm —
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… Continue
Added by Kelly on August 16, 2013 at 4:11pm —
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… Continue
Added by Kelly on July 10, 2013 at 9:33am —
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… Continue
Added by Janeane Davis on May 29, 2013 at 3:30pm —
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… Continue
Added by Janeane Davis on February 11, 2013 at 9:57am —
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.… Continue
Added by Janeane Davis on February 4, 2013 at 11:59am —
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.… Continue
Added by Janeane Davis on January 26, 2013 at 11:21am —
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… Continue
Added by Sandwiched Boomers on January 24, 2013 at 1:42am —
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… Continue
Added by Janeane Davis on January 4, 2013 at 11:16am —
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… Continue
Added by Janeane Davis on December 14, 2012 at 11:43am —
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… Continue
Added by Janeane Davis on November 23, 2012 at 12:09pm —
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… Continue
Added by Janeane Davis on November 16, 2012 at 10:23am —
I remember clearly being asked when my eldest started pre-school, "what are you going to do with all your free time?" At that point I still had a toddler under foot so really, what free time? Same question arose when the eldest went to kindergarten. The 2 yo went to pre-school from 9-12 and the newly minted Kindergartener from 11:15 to 3. The drive to one school from the other, twenty-two minutes in the Batmobile. Finally the youngest started kindergarten, he too went at 11:15 which meant… Continue
Added by Sydney Proctor on July 18, 2012 at 9:14pm —
When we last left our friend, Nancy, she was living the dream… drinking acidic beverages & eating acidic foods; like they weren’t going to make them again. She’s paying for all of this debauchery, friends; Nancy just had her yearly physical, and the numbers didn’t look promising! Her blood pressure rising… check. High cholesterol… check. Endocrine values askew… check. Nancy talking to her doctor about her low-energy, achy-joint, bad moods, migraine-suffering state of life… check, check,… Continue
Added by Nicole Kimmel on June 4, 2012 at 11:46am —
"Mommy guilt", I don't want my baby in day care, I don't want anyone else to raise my baby, and finally going back to work just isn't worth it. Each year more and more new Mothers are leaving the Corporate Life in search of the ever elusive, "Work Life Balance." Mompreneurs, with our new companies and our new inventions are driven and motivated to change the business World and create the ideal family work structure. I'm not going to use the word balance, because truly are you never really… Continue
Added by Bed Rest Concierge on May 5, 2012 at 12:31am —
Welcome to part 2 of a very important discussion about magnesium. The last entry talked about the abundance and importance of magnesium in our bodies. The primary focus in the last blog was the benefits magnesium holds for women. Ladies, if you missed the last blog, please read part 1 “Magnesium...Miracle Mineral!” Don’t miss out on a mineral that could change your life. That being said, let’s continue skipping down the path of magnesium enlightenment.
Added by Nicole Kimmel on April 15, 2012 at 9:36pm —
Have you ever heard the question, “what’s the matter with you, do you have rocks in your head?” I must admit that as a kid, I heard that more than once. I was a little “day dreamy”, and often lacked complete focus on what I was doing at the time. Happily, most of that focus problem has subsided (please don’t ask my wife!). The good thing is, however, I still have rocks in my head…and so do you. Without them, our brains couldn’t form a thought. They’re called minerals and without them, we… Continue
Added by Nicole Kimmel on April 4, 2012 at 3:30pm —