Getting Tons Done, Stressing Less – Time Management

the focus funnel
the focus funnel

I have been getting so much done lately! I have been stressing a lot less!

A friend of mine posted this Blog post on facebook.

How to get more done when you have small kids.

That post lead me to Continue reading


My New Blogs

miathriver avatar2Hello all my followers. I have divided my blog posts out to several different blogs based on posting topics. It did not seem right to have a blog post about Homeschooling one day and then the next day have a blog post about being a Survivor of Abuse all on the same blog. Continue reading

Crock Pot Cooking

no processed foods crock pot style1 600x400
no processed foods crock pot style1 600×400

Sometime in this last week. I was talking with my five year old. I had mentioned my crock pot in a conversation and he wanted to know what that was. I was surprised he did not know what a crock pot was. But as I thought about it, I really have not used my crock pot in a long time. Continue reading

Thursday – Mom’s day off

moms-day-off-logoSo I have declared Thursday as Moms day off. Why? Because Thursday is the one day I am not running crazy busy ALL day, just PART of the day. So, no, I do not really get the whole day off. But I try to take some time in the day for me. Today in the middle of the day I sent my kids off to play, had the house to myself, and I could not think of what to do, just for me. I kept almost starting to-do tasks, or working on projects. I kept having to remind myself that I was taking a break. I relaxed, caught up on some blogs, wanted to blog some new posts… But my brain seemed blocked and could not blog. So now…. I have stayed up several hours after bed time blogging about all the things I wanted to do on my day off. Ah well… Best laid plans… I had fun blogging, and, I did spend some time not doing any important tasks, just taking a break, so that was good.

What did I do on Saturday


  • Ballet Practice Son
  • Ballet Practice for daughter
  • Ballet Practice for daughter
  • Started Etsy Shop
  • Promoted Slice of Life coloring page.
  • Promoted Free page on Facebook
  • Set up a Facebook page
  • Clean Frontroom
  • Clean Hall

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What did I do today?

what-did-you-do-todayThat feeling when you get down to the end of the day. You are exhausted. And you cant remember what you did all day. Instead all you can see is the to-do’s you are surrounded by that you did not get to.

In the past I have blogged about my to-done’s so that I can feel a sense of accomplishment. Instead of feeling frustrated at all I did not do. Continue reading

Dyslexia Breakthrough

Dyslexia-280x165My third daughter has struggled quite a bit with dyslexia.  We happily stumbled upon a wonderful reading tutor who has been helping her with reading quite a bit.  She has been making steady improvements because this reading tutor knows exactly what my daughter needs to work on.  We have been very happy with her and with the steady improvements in my daughters reading. Continue reading