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Taking Breathers: Mental Pauses for Perceptive Goal-Setting

"Some things are worth digging for, even if they come up swinging when they are unearthed." Margaret Becker in Coming Up for Air Women are known for being superb multitaskers. Simultaneously, they can answer the phone, caution an errant child with a look, work on a dissertation, and anticipate (and fulfill) the combined needs/wants of all those within their current radius. It truly is a remarkable skill. Getting more done in less time, being super-efficient, and expertly task-oriented...it's what women do. Kudos to women everywhere, right? » Read more

Speed Cleaning: Tips & Tricks to Get Your Home Clean in a Hurry

Who has time for thorough housecleaning these days? With these speed cleaning tips, you’ll be able to clean your home in record time with surprisingly satisfying results. » Read more

Simple Mommy Secrets to Choosing the Right Chores for Kids

By Dr. Michele Borba

Several years ago I learned a Mommy Secret from my girlfriend about kids’ chores that I’ve never forgot. Cindy and I were busy chatting away when she announced to her kids: “Chore time!” » Read more

Planning a Yard Sale

Is your home becoming over run with useless clutter? What a better way to tidy up your home and put a few extra bucks in your pocket then to have a yard sale? Sound overwhelming? It doesn’t have to be. Yard sales can also be a lot of fun with the proper planning. » Read more

Money Matters: Strengthen Your Marriage by Putting Finances in Order

by Cynthia Cooper, Ph.D The Marriage Medics Did you know that 43% of all married couples argue over money issues, making it the major reason couples fight? If you and your spouse handle money differently, now is the time to talk, establish expectations, and draw up a financial plan. » Read more

Making the Transition to be a Stay-at-Home-Mom

By Maria T. Pepin Once your maternity leave is over, you may find yourself debating whether or not to go back to work full time or stay home with your new baby. If you are leaning towards being a stay-at-home mom, here are some great tips to get you started on this rewarding journey. Review Your Finances Take a look at how much money your family will lose if you decide to stay home.  You need to determine if working is a financial necessity. Grab your checkbook and write down all the expenses/bills your family has every month. » Read more

How Generosity Redeems Time and Engenders a Healthy (More Efficient) Outlook

"The world delights the generous but seldom overwhelms them." Mark Buchanan   Ever notice that the more guardedly we hoard our time the quicker it seems to take flight? Interruptions give cause for anger, irritation, and the like. The stingier we become with our hours, minutes and seconds, the further behind we get. It's basic life truism, whatever is grasped is eventually rendered ineffective, unsatisfying, or altogether destroyed. » Read more

10 Grocery Shopping Tips - Save Money and Time

We’re all pressured for time and (especially!) money these days, so here are some easy ways to save both when you do your grocery shopping. Make a List Know what you’re shopping for before you leave the house, and you’ll save time wandering the aisles at the supermarket. By focusing on things you need, you’ll be less tempted to make impulse purchases while grocery shopping. » Read more

Husbands and Housework: How to get him to help out more

A common complaint of both stay-at-home and working moms is that their husbands don’t do enough around the house. Even the women who were happy with the division of labor before they had kids often find that a disproportionate amount of the household jobs now fall to them. » Read more

Green Cleaning: Make Your Own Natural Cleaners

Environmental awareness is more and more common these days, and people everywhere are looking for ways to “go green”. » Read more