The bedtime routine is a battleground. There is the reluctance to get it started, the whining during each step and a six-year-old's attempted negotiations that have to get shut down. After years of this, we are getting somewhat closer to the stage of acceptance and I know that one day, I can send him off to do his nightly…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on November 28, 2016 at 6:58am — No Comments
I know that since I’ve become a mom, my short term (and long term) memory is the worst. Here are a few ways that Google Calendar can help you make up for the fact that your memory is failing:
"Did you sign my agenda?"
"Where are my dance shoes?"
"I need money for the book fair!"
These are all questions that I have heard from Tween Girl as we walk out of the door during an already rushed morning.
With a little bit of preparation and patience (lots of patience), you can get out of the…Continue
Added by Tiffany Benyacko on March 4, 2016 at 9:45pm — No Comments
Cool picks, couple of my faves made the cut. Definitely check them out. Chris Myers has some interesting perspectives to share and I have a few of my own selections to add to the list.…Continue
Added by Kristen Luciani on April 27, 2015 at 7:58pm — No Comments
People are working almost 24 x 7 these days. I have a lot of friends who work in corporate world and here is a short story on one of them:
A friend of mine had a very lucrative sales job and her team was based out of China and U.S.A. When I used to ask her about how that worked out, she told me that she would work with her team in the U.S.A. during the morning hours and then come back home, feed her kids, make them do their homework, put them to sleep and would be on calls with her…Continue
Added by MEGHA MATHUR on February 17, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Added by Mayra Calvani on January 19, 2015 at 9:04am — No Comments
I love what I do. I'm a Social Media Mom who has a chance to inspire others online through writing, videos, etc. but I also am a mom. I'm thankful that have the flexibility to be able to watch my kids grow. However, there are times when the business world and the family world collide. Here I am left wondering if I'm giving enough to each. That's where time management of my time working at home becomes so important. That way I am able to give dedicated time to my work but I'm also not missing…Continue
Added by Krystal Chiarolla on December 5, 2014 at 12:28am — No Comments
Parents develop skill sets that no one talks about. In addition to awesome time management and the ability to function on a lack of sleep, we also have the ability to make up songs on the fly, invent games to distract children while waiting in line and even build super-cool forts out of pillows and blankets.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on November 25, 2014 at 6:29am — No Comments
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…
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 — No Comments
Prioritizing time as parents
By Becky Shattuck, guest blogging from “I’m going to make it (after all)” (http://becky-shattuck.blogspot.com/)
It’s been said before. Parenting is both the hardest and most rewarding job in the world. I’m a stay at home mom. I’m with my kids pretty much all day long, every day, so I can attest to that personally.
Little kids need a lot of attention. Actually, that…Continue
Added by The Raise Foundation on October 6, 2012 at 3:13pm — No Comments
Spring is just around the corner! To most of us, spring represents a time for freshness, growth and re-birth. Flowers start to bloom, animals emerge from hibernation, and birds return to the north from their winter homes to nest, procreate, and chirp away from morning ‘til dusk.
In most parts of the country, days become longer, weather becomes milder, and many people emerge from their own winter hibernations and spend less time indoors. The warmer weather…Continue
Added by Judy Belmont on March 15, 2012 at 8:58am — No Comments
If you are an internet mompreneur who
Added by Single Rose on February 2, 2012 at 5:36pm — No Comments
Each day that I walk home from Aliya's bus stop I chat with one of my neighbors who also has a child that rides the bus with her. We basically share our thoughts on general things like life, kids and whatever we can think of for our five minute catch up as we walk home.
I work from home and I didn't have the previous day scheduled to work so me being my Martha Stewart self (I like to think so) kept myself busy. I told her how I organized Ayanna's entire closet before she came home…Continue
Added by Delicia Jenkins on January 28, 2012 at 4:48am — No Comments
PMS. We are all familiar with it. My boyfriend being the only man in the house of 4 jokingly refers to this as "Pack My Suitcase" time. However, those of us that have experienced it know that it is no joke.
Not all women will experience PMS, but many (about 75%) will experience some of the…Continue
Added by Barbara Gini on October 24, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
Do you find stress creeping up on you when you least expect (or have time for) it? We all do. We tend to view it as "just a part of life". But what we don't realize is that stress does not have to be a part of our life and is not really who we are. Tranquility and balance…Continue
Added by Barbara Gini on October 7, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Each quarter I think it's a good idea to check out my schedules and see if I need to make changes. School is back on the routine and my nephews had to get picked up from school this month. So October is really going to look different. So lets get started.
I want to make time for all of you here at…Continue
Added by jeanette ansell on September 25, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
I get it, actually. There is something very rewarding about jotting down do-not-forget’s and to-do’s on paper. And there is an immediate, tactile satisfaction too in scratching off that “done” item and…Continue
Added by Audreyvp on September 13, 2011 at 7:03pm — No Comments
As summer finally begins to make itself known around here (I know, everyone else is experiencing record highs, right?), last week I found myself feeling outsmarted again by our stuff.
"OK, everyone outside."
"Wait, where's your hat?"
"Do you have sunblock on yet?"
"I don't know. Where IS the sunblock?"
"Who used the sunblock last?!"
I've said it a million times. But here it goes again. My job description oftentimes feels like it must read: 50% SAHM duties /…
Added by Jeanine Ertl on August 4, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments
So, I took a training on time management last Friday, and I am just now getting to post about it. The training itself was enjoyable, and I'll tell you some of what I learned- but first - can someone please explain to me how I'm supposed to manage time that doesn't exist?
Maybe that's a bit dramatic, but it's really how I feel this week. Too many things on my plate, all of which seem pretty important. It stresses me out and makes me feel more disorganized than I already am.…
Added by lindsay bozek on August 2, 2011 at 10:20pm — No Comments