Posts Tagged ‘parenthood’

How to Get Thank You Notes Done

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

The Christmas season is approaching (or is already here according to Target)…time for parties, decorating, gift giving. It’s one of my favorite times of the year. After all that fun, thank you notes often follow. Ugh. Thank you notes aren’t my strong point; I have the hardest time getting them out. When I run into a task that I never seem to complete, I try to simplify it and increase my chances of success. Here’s how I’ve tried to make thank you notes easy so they actually get done.

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One Bite at a Time…

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

I’m starting a week alone with X-man.  While this may seem like no biggy for some, it stresses me out.  I even felt a little sick when J left – not a good sign.  I have a couple breaks when X-man is with our nanny, but it’s still a lot of one-on-one time with him. (more…)

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Mindful Technology

Monday, March 25th, 2013

I recently read a blog post from The Energy Project, “How to be Mindful in an ‘Unmanageable’ World“, about how corporate executives are focusing on using technology mindfully and with intention.  I love this quote from the piece:

“The addiction of our times is digital connection, instant gratification, and the cheap adrenalin high of constant busyness.” (more…)

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Priorities Straight?

Friday, January 18th, 2013

I learned a lesson about my priorities this week…

As I was scrambling to get to the New Moms Group, I looked in the mirror by the door and saw I wasn’t wearing mascara (I look like I have no eyelashes without it).  Yes, X-man was about to lose it as he sat bundled-up in the car seat.  Yes, I had workout clothes on, and my hair was a mess.  Yes, there were peas on the floor and all over the high chair.  Yes, there was a pile of clothes with poop on them in the bathroom.  Even with all that, I ran upstairs and applied mascara.  While I don’t need to be dolled-up every time I leave the house, I have priorities and today I learned that putting mascara on before leaving the house is one of them!

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Managing the Chaos

Friday, December 28th, 2012

We are spending the holidays with my sister’s family.  My sister’s home can feel a bit chaotic – not surprising since she has three very active boys, ages 10, 7, and 4.  My sister and brother-in-law keep the home organized enough for it to function most days, but when you enter, you can definitely tell kids live in this home.  It gives me an insight into what my home will look like as X-man grows up and makes me a little nervous. (more…)

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