time management

Fight the Pressure to Over-schedule: 10 Tips to Take Back Your Family

By Susan Newman, Ph.D. Author of The Book of NO: 250 Ways to Say It-and Mean It and Stop People-Pleasing Forever

From early morning to late evening most families buzz with non-stop activity that shifts into overdrive during the school year. Once school gets underway—and before—extra curricular sign up sheets abound, and the impulse to engage your children in multiple endeavors becomes hard to resist. » Read more

Time with the Kids vs a Home-Cooked Meal? You can have both!

By By Elizabeth Yarnell www.GloriousOnePotMeals.com

Believe it or not, today’s mothers spend more hours focused on their children than the mothers of the 1960s did. While we like to hark back to the Leave It To Beaver halcyon days of mothers greeting kids after school with milk and cookies as an ideal for raising happy children, the reality, according to a University of Maryland study, actually looks better these days. » Read more

Eight Time-Saving Cooking Tips

by Rachel Paxton CreativeHomemaking.com 1. Plan meals at least a week in advance to incorporate the use of leftovers. For example, have baked chicken, mashed potatoes, and gravy for dinner Sunday, and then use the leftover gravy as the base of beef stroganoff Monday. 2. If you know you're not going to have time to cook one evening, prepare two dinners the night before and just reheat one the next night. » Read more

Working at Home with Kids

How to Get Work Done with the Kids Around » Read more

Wouldn't It Be Nice if TIME Grew on Trees?

By Lori Radun

The top two things that people seem to want more of are money and time. As a matter of fact, more money and more time are the top two issues people come to life coaches for (they also happen to be the top two excuses people use for not hiring a coach). It would be great if we had a money tree and a time tree in our backyard. » Read more

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

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

A Goal a Day

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. » Read more