Setting goals gives you clear direction. Setting goals can enable you to make wiser decisions. Taking the time to set goals will help you spend your time and money on things that align with your values. Having clearly defined goals isn’t a magic pill, but it is a great motivator. Here are some steps for defining your goals, establishing how you want to meet them, and stating your motivation in completing them. It is important to set goals, but it is equally as important to take the time ... Continue Reading
Learn how to set goals, plan for them, and determine why you want to achieve them.
Good resolutions have three things in common. They are specific, timely and measurable.
Whether you are successful at achieving them or not, chances are, every January 1, you start off with a new list of resolutions that you intend to keep this year. Some of us are better at setting and reaching these resolutions then others. So what’s the trick to making sure the goals you set for yourself the first week of January don’t fall by the wayside in a few weeks? Good resolutions have three things in common. They are specific, timely and measurable. Be Specific. How many times ... Continue Reading
Learn how to choose a New Year goal and resolution to start the year off on the right foot.
Everyone starts out the New Year with goals and resolutions but most people can’t or don’t stick to them. We all have things in our life we’d like to change, improve and get better at. Make this the year you actually do the things you want to see changes in. For 2012, I have two solid athletic events that I’ll be training for, along with lots of small goals in the weight lifting arena. I am an athlete and this part is easy for me. The hard part is focusing on something else ... Continue Reading
Here are five steps you can follow to help launch your home business.
Having your own home business can offer independence and great satisfaction. And working from home is one of the most convenient ways to make a living. If you add to this a home business within an area of your passions, then you have the makings of true joy. Working from home may sound like a dream to some, but it’s a dream that is more realizable than many people think. The kinds of businesses that can be run from home are diverse – from professional services such as bookkeeping and ... Continue Reading
The envelope system helps control your spending and allows you to stick to your budget.
Is the Envelope System Right for You? So you’ve taken the first step in getting a grip on your finances and you’ve set up your budget. As hard as that was to do, you may realize that creating your budget was actually the easy part. The hardest part of a budget is sticking to it, and for many the envelope system is a great solution. With the ease of banking online, automatic drafts, and check cards, it can be very hard to keep track of your spending. How many times have you looked ... Continue Reading
Effective tips to ease a mom’s “back to school” stress
As mothers we look ahead to back to school with mixed emotions. On one hand, we’ll miss the lazy mornings and late nights, but on the other hand we like the return of a regular routine. Unfortunately, one thing our regular routine brings that we’d rather do without is that good ole familiar ... stress. Days of school shopping, mountains of back-to-school paperwork to fill out, schedules to juggle, carpools to organize, checks to write, and on and on. Did you know it is impossible and even ... Continue Reading
Working from home can offer moms the best of both worlds – a thriving home business and the ability to be there for their kids. However, to keep both worlds at their best, there are five things that work at home moms (WAHMs) should NEVER do: Never lose track of your time. For WAHMs, time … [ Read full post ]
Working from home can offer moms the best of both worlds – a thriving home business and the ability to be there for their kids. However, to keep both worlds at their best, there are five things that work at home moms (WAHMs) should NEVER do: Never lose track of your time. For WAHMs, time is a big factor. Not having enough of it is one of the biggest complaints from moms who work from home. If you plan to be successful as a work at home mom, it’s important to establish a schedule. This ... Continue Reading
Get out with your children and make memories to lower your stress levels. Check out more advice from experts in our series on moms and stress.
In our Moms & Stress series, Lea Curtes-Swenson talks with leading experts on stress management and life balance. She brings you tips, tricks, and advice for understanding your stress and getting it under control - so you can enjoy your time with your kids and teach them to live stress-free too. Now that you’ve learned about modeling stress management and reprogramming your stress responses, it’s time to address one of the ultimate questions when it comes to being a mom in today’s ... Continue Reading