Five Minute Friday

Five Minute Friday – Expect

I'm back to participate in this week's Five Minute Friday link up.  This week's prompt is "Expect".  Here goes: I am beginning another Summer here in Northern California.  Summers always begin with high expectations.  I'm going to be engaged with my daughter, productive in getting work done to prepare for the Fall semester, and purposeful… Continue reading Five Minute Friday – Expect

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Ultimate Bundle Challenge Check-in #2 – Stretched Too Thin Pt. 1

I'm back with another Ultimate Bundle Challenge Check-in! This time, I'm reviewing my experience with "Stretched Too Thin" an online e-course from Jessica Turner who wrote The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You (which is on my reading list, but ironically, I haven't had time to read it).  This is a 10-day course that focuses on… Continue reading Ultimate Bundle Challenge Check-in #2 – Stretched Too Thin Pt. 1

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Ultimate Bundle Challenge Check-in Number One – Momming Through Tough Times

Well, here I am to check in on how my Ultimate Bundle Challenge is going.  This being my first check-in, I am obviously still feeling pretty enthusiastic about the whole thing.  To bring you up to speed, I chose one ebook (actually turned out to be a podcast instead, but I will get to that… Continue reading Ultimate Bundle Challenge Check-in Number One – Momming Through Tough Times

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The Year of Living the Ultimate Bundle

If you're online reading blogs or belong to any email newsletters that have to do with homemaking, parenting, faith, or organizing, you've probably seen the advertisements for The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle for 2017.  Let me start by saying I am not an affiliate.  I am simply a desperate homemaker, mom, faith-seeker, organizationally challenged reader who… Continue reading The Year of Living the Ultimate Bundle

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Stray Thoughts Sunday: Planning for a REAL Break

It is unbelievable to me that in one week I will be on Spring Break. And this year, I'm going to work really, really hard THIS week in an attempt to not work at all next week.  I have a lot to do.  I have a lot to do for work, at my house, and… Continue reading Stray Thoughts Sunday: Planning for a REAL Break

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Mind Blown: Mind/Cognitive Loads at Home and Work

You know those days when something becomes so clear to you that it is like when the eye doctor switches those lenses and everything that was previously blurry and dark becomes perfectly clear and strikingly bright?  Yeah, that just happened to me in a way that makes both my personal and professional life so much… Continue reading Mind Blown: Mind/Cognitive Loads at Home and Work

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Five Minute Friday – Cheer

Friday, already?!?  Unbelievable!  Spring 2016 has officially come to a close (Class-wise.  Grading-wise, it has just begun to come to a close.) and I'm feeling both relieved and a little wistful.  So many things I would do differently (and can, next semester).  So many students I hope will keep in touch with me (I had… Continue reading Five Minute Friday – Cheer