How I maximize my time every day

There are 24 hours in a day and 168 hours in a week. We all have the same amount of time, yet we all use it differently. I've been following Laura Vanderkam for the last year and have become a little obsessed with finding ways that work for me (and my family) to maximize the [...]

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 [...]

What else should you be doing right now?

I could be typing up a news journal for geology class. I could be figuring out our online checkbook register, but the security of the school's wifi network concerns me, so that's my excuse for not going to the bank's website. I could be writing an outline for a paper. I could be organizing my [...]

Why I haven’t blogged much lately……

The end of the semester is near, and my first academic year back in college is almost complete.  Between now and May 10, I have four projects due, two final exams and a paper due.  My youngest dude also makes his First Communion on May 5.  If I don't lose my mind, it will be [...]

Reducing distractions one blinking light, beep and notification at a time

I love technology.  I always have and I make no apologies for it.  I embrace it and try to utilize it in a way that makes me more productive. (Google Tasks and Google Calendar are a lifesaver. You have no idea.) But there are times when technology takes over and my phone  becomes an additional [...]