Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day – Part 2 of Map in My Lap Series

 Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day – But I Bet they Had a Plan! This is Part 2 of a series of 7 blog posts that are intended to help you successfully walk through creating All Done Day plans for your family. There is no greater long-term project than raising kids. But too often we […]

A Family GPS – Part 1 of Map in My Lap Series

In my last blog post I talked about how I like a physical map in my lap when I go on a road trip. I’m hoping to stir up a new trend – go buy an atlas!  Whether it’s a map, or GPS, we need to know where we are going. There are so many […]

Map in My Lap

I got a GREAT gift for Christmas this year. It was something that I had hinted at for many years, and my husband finally took me seriously. When I tell people what it is, I get different responses. Younger people shake their heads and smirk – my daughter in law held up her phone and […]

Word Gifts

“Your words have power. Speak words that are kind, loving, positive, uplifting, encouraging, and life-giving.” -Unknown “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” -Mother Teresa As we enter the season of holidays and gatherings of friends and family, there is a sweetness in celebrating traditions. Especially when […]

Helping Your Kids Achieve

Have you ever wondered what your child could really achieve?  Do they have what it takes? Maybe they don’t seem gifted, or talented, or motivated. Well, how do you know? Often it isn’t that a child doesn’t “have what it takes,” but it could be that they just haven’t explored the possibilities. They may not […]

Stress Relief Comes from Great Routines

Do crazy schedules stress you out? Well, join the club! Whether you are a super-planner or a seat-of-the-pants, go with the flow person, having some things you can expect or count on in your day can fend off the loose ends and create some stability in your day. I find that having a plan for […]

Teachable Moments Start with a Plan!

The other day I was in a slow-moving grocery checkout line. I had things to do and places to go. My impatient self wanted to sigh very loudly and let everyone around me share my pain. I watched the mom with four kids in front of me almost finish up paying and I was thinking […]

Learn Something New – It Will Blow Your Mind!

When I got my first car, I purposely chose a stick shift because I wanted to learn how to drive one, and knew I would be very motivated when it was going to be my only mode of transportation! It was fuel efficient – and probably the most important factor was that my boyfriend thought […]