Thoughts on time and simplifying schedules

Each day, I get a daily email from the website DailyOM. Sometimes the topic speaks to me; other times I see the subject line/title of the post and I know it’s not for me and I delete it. Last week, I got an email with the subject line “Simplify your schedule.” I couldn’t read it [...]

Unexpected wellness tools

I was thinking about this recently because I know I’ve been pretty vocal about my passion for productivity and time management tools. I’m a huge fan of Laura Vanderkam, a well-known writer on time management. She offers a lot of great tips in her books and on her blog. The other day, a light bulb [...]

Paper planner or digital?

I recently wrote a post about my love/hate for all things digital. I’m in a weird place because I’ve tried to cut back on social media lately and have been trying to not just use my phone mindlessly. But after so happily ditching my digital calendar last fall (except for Outlook at work) and switching [...]

My love/hate relationship with all things digital

If I had to describe my current relationship with the digital world, “it’s complicated” would be the best descriptor. Back in December, I jumped back into blogging and started to increase my social media postings to help promote it. Shortly after the new year began, I started to re-evaluate how much time I spent distracted [...]

Musings from a busy fall

Fall is always an active time in our household, with the start of a new school year, after school sports, Saturday cross country meets and getting ready for the holiday season. There’s a part of me that loves the fresh start of a new school year. There’s another part of me that hates it. There’s [...]

Taking Time for Mom

I love having my nails done—I loved nail polish when I was a little girl and was always giving myself manicures, complete with base coat and top coat, even when I was 10 or 11. I generally find going to a salon for a mani/pedi to be a relaxing experience. I used to joke with [...]