How to make time for the things you NEED to do, and still do the things you WANT to do.

How to make time for the things you NEED to do, and still do the things you WANT to do.
I KNOW BUSY. 

I live it. Every single day.

So, when I told myself I was writing a blog post today, I made the time to do it. I looked at my list of blog ideas, and realized this topic was perfect.

Which is why I KNOW you need to hear this too.

We all have the same amount of hours in the day. We decide what we are going to do with those hours. If we have set obligations, we have less hours to get our other tasks done, but still need to do them.

This may look like working out for 30 minutes a week if that is all you can squeeze in, as long as you make the time to take care of your body. 

75 Hard (even though I am on my 3rd reboot at the time of this writing...) is teaching me about prioritizing the things that are important to us. I am spending 1hr 30m a day working out. 


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Working from home.. Yup... I got a JOB

Technically, I have been working from home for a year and a half now, but now I get paid and have benefits while never having to leave the house (or my pajama pants).

I have been doing this job for a little over a month now, and let me tell you, I am so glad I know this isn't permanent. 

You may be wondering why an entrepreneur who focuses on being a full-time homemaker would take a full-time job... and there really is a good reason!


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Homeschool Secrets with Tabi Rae

I recently started bringing what I call my Wonderland Friends into my Facebook Group From Stuggling Homemaker to Thriving Home CEO. And started with one on my good friends who is a full time Homemaker with 4 kids.

Tabitha also has an online book shop she just started running and does a few other things that keep her super busy. As a Marine wife, she has had to move her family a few times, and adjust to new schedules and routines on a regular basis.

We discussed some of the secret sauce she uses to keep her kids active and engaged in her homeschooling, Some of the things that didn't work for her kids, and how important is know not only your own homeschool style, but also your kids learning style.

One of the big topics we touched on was about "unschooling" your kids after they have been in public school systems. I loved that she has helped her kids (17, 14, 12, and 9) get out of the check it off and get it done mode, and back to a love of learning all the time.

You can check out the interview and if you have any questions, leave your comments and I will make sure to get Tabi in here to answer them!



How to Declutter Your Digital Life... Without the Headache

How to Declutter Your Digital Life... Without the Headache
We have to get it under control. As our world becomes more and more digitized, it's more important than ever to keep our digital clutter under control.

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Prepping for the little disasters is more important than prepping for a zombie apocalypse.

I almost lost our $4000 Zero-Turn to our pond not too long ago.
 
I woke up that morning to a beautiful sunshiny day. With dreams of completing some work in the yard, and getting ready for spring.

10 minutes later the mower was stuck in the mud 😂

Using the jack and some plywood, I was able to get it on a steady platform so it could get traction. That didn’t work. So I jacked up the front end and realized that the mower had sunk down and was stuck on the 4-inch tall stump (maybe 2 inches wide) that had been in the middle of the weeds (4 inches tall, because the mower is a BEAST and cut through it - also a good reason we probably needed to buy new blades recently.)

Off to the garage for the chainsaw... cut that baby down, dropped the mower, and I was back in business.

The dogs and I went for a ride around the property, mowing down bits of weeds.
I took the dogs inside for a water break and decided to mow around the pond....

And that’s where the trouble happened...
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Creating a well balanced life

Creating a well balanced life
When I woke up late on Monday (because I stayed up too late... again), I didn't have time for a slow morning routine before getting ready to go to the vet. I usually write my morning social media posts, emails, and work for a little bit before really getting going for the day. 

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An Apple a Day...

An Apple a Day...

Apples are one of my favorite fruits. 


If you are buying them from a store, they can also be the most pesticide-exposed fruit available. They remain high on the EWG’s dirty dozen list because they are sprayed with pesticides post-harvest to prevent them from discoloring during cold storage.  

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Who is a homemaker?

Who is a homemaker?
What comes to mind when you think of a homemaker? Do you think of old TV shows depicting women in dresses and heels or your Grandma baking pies for dessert to a homemade meal? You may be wondering what a homemaker is, who a homemaker is, and if you are or can be a homemaker.
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How negative people affect your life

How negative people affect your life
Whether the negative people in your life are sharing a bathroom with you, exist on the internet, or happen to acquaintances in the workplace, you can make the choice to limit the time you allow them to impact your life. Sometimes, we don't notice someone is a negative person until we start working on ourselves. Readjust as you need to. Remember that if your thoughts drift to negative space, it's time to evaluate who you are spending your time with. 

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The cost of eating healthy

The cost of eating healthy
I have found that anytime we eat at home is cheaper than those fast-food menus. Even if they lure us in with the dollar menu. By purchasing ingredients and making meals at home, from scratch, we can eat healthy, delicious foods every day. Without breaking the bank.

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