Oh! I have a phone!

Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Moms Voices program and have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.  That doesn’t mean I have any idea what I am doing, which is part of the fun! ~~~~~~~~~~~ Score one for surprise, and some major leans to "yes, Amy needs a phone." Actually, I'm … [Read more...]

Time Management for Families Ebook Bundle, $7.40 for 5 Ebooks

Ahhhh, Monday mornings.  They're my favorite.  Really!  A fresh start to a week full of potential.  What will you do with it? I have long struggled with time management and getting it all done, and have learned that nope, there really isn't a way to get it all done.  That's no longer what I strive for, but to prioritize the most important things and tackle those. Still?  … [Read more...]

Early to Bed, Early to Rise {A Fresh Start}

Growing up, I remember stumbling down the stairs at 7am at my grandparents' farm after spending the night, only to be greeted with laughter and, "The day's half over!"  I suppose for dairy farmers who are feeding and milking cattle at 4am, the day really was half over. I am not a dairy farmer.  Ugh.  This whole early to bed, early to rise things haunts me.  I know beyond … [Read more...]

Better Late Than Never {A Fresh Start}

{ Fresh Start Series: Pick Five ~ Make Time for Family Fun ~ Breathe ~ The Most Important Meal ~  Make a (Menu) Plan ~ Get Moving ~ The Family Dinner ~ Lighten Up ~ Go to Bed With a Clean Slate ~ Just Say No ~ Use It Up ~ Unplug ~ Do Over ~  Hydrate ~ Smile ~  Snack Smart ~ First, Gratitude } This post should have gone up last night or this morning.  Whoops!  Better late … [Read more...]

Do Over {A Fresh Start}

I fail.  A lot. Failure is not the end.  It's not a sign to quit.  Not a statement of worth.  So many New Year's Resolutions are punted by the middle of January.  I give up.  I can't do this. Stop it! One of my weaknesses is that if I don't have a productive morning I'll often "punt" my to-do list and try again the next morning.  I try again, sure, but why not have … [Read more...]