5 Steps to Start Your Day With a Better Attitude

5 Steps to Start Your Day With a Better Attitude

By Crystal, Contributing Writer Ever have mornings where you wake up with a sick feeling in the pit of your stomach? Maybe you overslept, perhaps you made a big mistake the day before, maybe you have something you are dreading in your life right now, or maybe you just woke up feeling “blah” for no known reason at all. Whatever it is, if you let that sick feeling cast its gloomy shadows over your whole morning, it will spread its dark wings around your entire […]

Managing Life as a Work-at-Home Mom: How to Juggle It All, Part 2

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Did you miss the first two posts in this series? Find them here and here.  Let’s continue on with the practical, shall we? Making Work More Productive Part of the balancing act is learning to work smarter, not harder. This includes developing the ability to see what doesn’t need to be done, and not just learning to do too many things more efficiently. Doing unnecessary work “efficiently” is still a waste of time! Here are some productivity tips that work for me: Batching. Rather than processing emails […]

Managing Life as a Work-at-Home Mom: How to Juggle It All, Part 1

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As I shared last week, I think that working-at-home is an amazing and viable opportunity for many women who wish to (or need to) work but still want to remain at home with their children. Today, I want to get really practical and start sharing some of the things you can do to really make it work for you. There’s no denying that it is a challenge to manage the tasks of maintaining a home and a business, while still having time to care for […]

Managing Life as a Work-at-Home Mom

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As someone who has a firm conviction that being home with my children and keeping my home is the best thing that I could possibly do in this season of life, I never really considered any sort of career or business work once that first sweet baby arrived. Becoming a work-at-home mom was not part of my original plan. I love the idea of focusing only on my home, my children and my husband and not balancing hours of other work on top of it […]

How to Keep a Clean Home: It’s all About Prevention

Written by Emily McClements, Contributing Writer We’ve been talking about a lot of different natural preventions and remedies here at Keeper of the Home over the past several weeks, but today I’m going to venture off the beaten path a little bit and talk about a different kind of prevention – around the home. We’ve all heard the saying, “An ounce of preservation is worth a pound of cure”, but I’ve come up with a little different version that I use to motivate me around […]

How I Plan to Keep Blog Time in Check

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Image by DeclanTM Based on my recent announcement that I’m going to be scaling back a little on my blogging efforts, and the absolutely enormous (and incredibly encouraging) response that I received, I thought I would just share a few thoughts on how I am working to keep blog work minimal while I continue to keep up my blog: Write shorter posts- If I notice that I post is getting too long and I can’t finish it as I’d like to within the time that […]

Get More Organized This Holiday Season: ListPlanIt Review and Giveaway

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I’ve always been a list maker. I make lists of what needs to be done in the day, what food is in the fridge that needs to be used up, what meals I’m going to make, what to pack for a trip, what gifts to buy, what errands to run and what order to do them in, what blog posts I want to write, and what I’m going to wear each day (okay, so that last one isn’t true, but the other ones all are). […]