Ep. #108 – Balance is time management

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How do we organize life and keep all the plates spinning and ourselves in balance? Time management, obviously, is crucial. Today’s podcast episode is all about how to manage your time to keep up with your responsibilities. PS – If it seems hard, it’s because it is. September’s theme topic inside Simply Convivial Membership is balance, and one of our members, Julie, summed it up perfectly: “I think that’s why so many programs and planners and classes or groups are … Read More

10 Reasons Not to Homeschool

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Perhaps you are two or more weeks into your homeschool year and you’re wondering who thought this was a good idea. Not that you need them, but here are some reasons not to homeschool you might not have thought of yet. Then again, you probably have. At first, homeschooling seems fun and simple. But it ratchets up in intensity the more children are added to the student pool and the older those children get. It’s no longer mornings outside and … Read More

Ep. #107: A Balanced Life – is it a thing?

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People talk all the time about living a balanced life, but what do they mean? What do we mean when we say we’re trying to balance our lives? Some mean they are working on work/life balance, a seemingly elusive goal. On the hunt for how to organize their lives, it seems most moms are looking for some secret formula to make juggling our many responsibilities possible – and maybe even equitable. Inside Simply Convivial Membership this month, we’re talking about … Read More

5 Ways to Prepare Your Kitchen for Back-to-School

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We are pulling out the books and starting back to the daily school routine, and it seems like whatever time I once had in the kitchen evaporates as soon as the school books open. It’s a shock to the system- because not only do I have less time, but I care even more about what my kids are eating. Did they get fiber and protein for breakfast? How can I make sure they have what they need to stay focused … Read More

How to organize your calendar

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Learning how to organize your calendar is one of the first steps to take when you want to get organized, because your calendar is your most important organization tool. If you are are learning how to organize your life, your calendar is the best place to start. Learn how to organize your calendar! If you’re a busy mom and you want to be organized, you absolutely MUST have a working, accurate calendar. These 3 tips will have you using an … Read More

How to organize thoughts

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If you’ve wondered how to organize your life, you’ve probably also wondered how to organize thoughts about your life. If you’ve ever tried to be a more happy mom, then maybe you’ve realized how important your thoughts are to shaping your life – or at least your perception of your life. Even our thoughts – especially our thoughts – need to be organized. Let’s dig in and figure out how to make that happen. A mind is a terrible thing … Read More

5 Things I Learned in July

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July just whizzed right by – like most months, I suppose. But it’s good to pause and see what the big takeaways are from the month. 1. Constitutions 18 years after 18 differ. My husband and I celebrated our 18th anniversary in July. He asked for and received permission to take me out just before my 18th birthday (those swing dance lessons at 16 definitely were not dates). When we would go out to eat before we were married and … Read More

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