Wren Fledglings and Gratitude.

We’ve got a new family that moved into a flower pot on our front porch. A house wren couple and babies!

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First we noticed the two adults building the nest, and a few days later they had laid at least 8 eggs!

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Two weeks went by and a couple eggs had hatched, and I checked yesterday and it seems that the rest have hatched! Some of the babies are bigger than the others. I’ve never watched birds before this closely, so I’m not sure if that’s normal or not.

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My daughter has really enjoyed watching the babies and is learning a big lesson in self control. We don’t go near the nest when the mommy bird is around because we don’t want to scare her and we definitely haven’t touched the nest. I’ve heard touching the nest causing the mom to abandon the nest is a myth, but I don’t want to interfere in any way.

I’ve seen the dad bird bring the mom food and it’s been incredible to see the miracle of life.

This brings me to a deeper point, and what I feel the universe is telling me through these birds.

I recently went back to work at a salon doing hair after being a stay at home mom for three years and it was a big change for our family. It was only part time, but my work days are my husbands off days, so we haven’t been spending a lot of time together.

It’s unsustainable for me. It’s smothering me. I tried to quit, and my boss told me she would keep me on the books and just call if she needed cover, but that she wouldn’t schedule me anymore. It’s nice to not burn any bridges in that regard, but I wonder what I really was trying to gain by working outside the home.

It was a really spur of the moment decision to even apply for that job, and I definitely am realizing that it may have not been the correct decision.

I’m one of those people who like to make their own mistakes, a “can’t tell me nothin” kind of person. What comes with that, though, is the pain of realizing you made a mistake that negatively impacted not only you, but your family.

That’s not to say that my husbands job is more important than my career (I technically made more than him with less hours) but that I lost my gratitude. I lost the love for caring for my home and family, and I didn’t even realize how important that was to me.

The other side to this situation is that I volunteer for a non-profit kindergarten readiness program for at-risk children, and have for almost two years now. I really click with the director and she recently offered me a position as half volunteer coordinator and half home visit teacher. We have very few English speaking families and I would be the only non-Spanish speaking teacher. I never went to college, but the director seems to think I’m qualified.

So this dilemma of leaving a job making money for a company and fake smiling my way through 30 different haircuts in one day and selling products I don’t believe in, jumping to a position that scares the crap out of me.

Back to the birds, they have really been encouraging me to slow down and focus on what matters. The parent birds are solely focused on providing for their babies, and probably make decisions based solely on the well-being of those fledglings. I am no different.

I believe with all my heart that the most important thing on this entire planet is nourishing our children. Every baby is born with the potential of the entire world inside them, and nurtured in the right ways, has the ability to do anything.

I’m not a Christian, but a phrase I heard once went something along the lines of “You could recognize the mother Mary if you saw her, but would you know the Christ child if you saw him?” Every child has that potential. I believe that with everything in my heart.

Ok, now I’m crying and lost my train of thought, but I just wanted to update the blog with what’s on my mind, and I appreciate you reading what I have to say.

I hope this finds you well. xo

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The Battle of the Online Grocery Pick-up

Say what you will about Wal-Mart as a corporate entity, I’ve had my own fair share of gripes with their business practices. If you live in a rural area though, sometimes Wal-Mart is your closest option around to buy just about anything you find yourself in need of.

I almost exclusively by my groceries at Kroger. I love their member card benefits and I used my 3 free trials of their pickup already This last shopping trip, I was pretty much willing to pay the 5$ for my next pickup because I value the convenience, but then I heard Walmart’s pickup was free. ohhhh-kay I’ll download the app and see what’s up.

I found browsing the app (Walmart Grocery not Walmart )  easy to navigate the different departments (not just grocery) really intuitive and the search function brings up related items as well. Kroger does this too, but the department categories aren’t as broad and easy to find.

I selected my items as per my two-week meal plan and found everything I needed. Except store-brand fritos, because it didn’t occur to me to search for “corn chips” instead of fritos. (Hellooooo frito burritos, anyone??)

I started shopping around 7am (this was the Friday before Easter) and it gave me several time slot options, and seemed to have sooner openings than Kroger usually does on Friday mornings. I ended up choosing a 12pm-1pm spot as I had some chores to catch up on and it asked if I wanted to be notified when my order was available. They had 3 options: email, text and app notification and I ended up choosing all three.

There was a place near the payment options to insert a promo code, and I searched Google for “walmart pickup promo code” and found one for 10$ off your first order. I entered it in and it took my 91$ bill into 81$ Pretty cool!

I was on my way when I got all 3 notifications at 11:56, so 4 minutes before my scheduled time which I was really happy about. When you arrive, you can check in with the app, or call the number on the parking spot marker. It will ask you on the app what space you’re parked in and what color your car is.

There was 10 or so spots, each numbered with a sign. The whole area is an orange color and there are signs pointing your way, but since Wal-Mart parking lots are always a cluster of people who don’t know how to drive, seeing the tiny signs was not super easy. Thankfully, it shows you on the map which side of the store it’s on, so it really wasn’t difficult to find the space.

I sat for about 10 minutes which is a little bit more than I would have liked to, but that’s the price of convenience and was a teachable moment for my daughter about patience. ha!

There seemed to be at least two people working, and there were two other cars besides me, so I understand they need to take their time with other people. No biggie! The man who gave me my order was super nice and gave me a little baggie with treats and wildflower seeds and a pen since it was my first time ordering. Nice touch, I thought.

He told me he was originally an IT guy just helping figure out the new computer system, and was very deliberate in where he put my bags. I asked if he was allowed to accept tips to which he said he wasn’t allowed to. I understand tax reasons blah blah blah but it’s kind of a raw deal for them if you ask me.

He asked if I would complete the survey on the app and when I got home I tried, but I accidentally answered that I did have a family member who worked there and it shut me out of the survey. That was my error as I actually don’t, and I would have honestly given a pretty good review. I’m pretty satisfied with the service.

The quality of the food was as to be expected, I didn’t need any substitutions and everything seemed fresh and in-date. I sometimes have trouble with longevity of onions when I order from Kroger’s pick-up.

I absolutely don’t mind paying more for a service like this, but I’ve concluded that Wal-Mart’s is comparable if not slightly better considering the app navigation. And it’s free, so my hands are kind of tied here!

I struggle with the ethics of the company, and admittedly am not as educated on their current practices as I maybe should be. Being an informed consumer is really important to me, and supporting businesses who have values I agree with is one of the only ways I have control over a world where companies have so much power over the people.

Is my affinity for convenience causing me to overlook things I don’t agree with? What impact do people like me have on their local economies?

Food for thought! Thank you for reading.

6-Ingredient Bread Recipe Tutorial – EASY

I’ve made this recipe a million times, I could make it in my sleep. I might be sleeping right now, who knows? I’ve added this and that to transform it, but every bread I’ve made, starts here.

When I was breastfeeding my daughter, we realized she had trouble digesting dairy and soy. We had a hard time fitting special dairy and soy-free pre-made breads into our budget, so I resolved to make my own. I just really love sandwiches!

I had never made anything with yeast in it before this whole dairy-free soy-free ordeal, and I had very little experience baking at all.

I dove right into it, I made 850 million loaves. I ate bread, soy-free hummus, and lunch meat for 18 months straight. Then, all of a sudden she weaned, and I’ve now turned myself a pretty whippy chef. We still buy loaves of cheap regular bread, but sometimes I make a little extra effort and pound this out.

Ingredients:

2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast

2 Tbsp sugar

2 1/4 cup warm water

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 Tbsp salt

5-6 cups unbleached flour

Here we go

First, proof the yeast. 2 ¼ tsp (or one packet) yeast with 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar and 2 ¼ cups 120-130 degree water (just hot enough to hurt your wrist a little when you run water over it)

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After about ten minutes of proofing, add the 2tbsp oil, 1 tablespoon salt and 2 cups of the flour.
Mix until combined.

 

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amount of flour top left to bottom right- 3 cups, four cups, 4.5 cups, 5 cups

Work the rest of the flour in, one cup at a time, until dough is sort of smooth.

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This is too sticky

It should be juuuuuust barely still sticky. If your hands get sticky, slap that flour pile, and keep working a little flour in at a time.

You can coat with a small amount of oil in a large bowl and cover to let rise for about an hour or until it’s doubled in size. I just let mine rise on the counter with no oil, because I like the crust it kind of makes.

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The amount of added flour depends on a few different things, including the humidity in your house. What’s important is the texture of the dough. I had a lot of flour left over but I didn’t waste it, I made two little tortillas, ha.

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Punch down and divide into two rolled loaves and set in oiled bread pan, and cover to rise an additional 45 minutes.

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I manhandled one of the loaves, but it ended up rising evenly. What a metaphor…

Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for about 35 minutes, when tapped it should sound hollow and the outside should be a golden-y color

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See, the lumpy loaf ended up being totally fine!

Let cool on rack, then you can either freeze it or cut it right then and there for a sandwich or something. If the bread doesn’t come out on its own, you can wiggle a knife around the edges to loosen it, just remember to oil that pan a little more next time.

 

I like to dip mine in soup since I tend to under knead, and sometimes that makes for a more loose texture.

I hope you try this recipe, it may seem like a lot to take on, but you really have only about 20 minutes hands-on time. Even less if you use a stand mixer! I used to use a stand mixer for this, but for some reason cleaning the machine hurts my brain and I end up neglecting it. I knead the bread on a roul-pat, so clean up couldn’t be more simple!

Bread is my favorite food, there’s a million different types of bread and you can eat it with basically any meal. Homemade bread can turn any boring BLT into a masterpiece, or any vegan soup into a belly-filling weekly fav.

You may be able to substitute the ingredients with different types of flour, or even use more sugar for a sweeter bread. Playing with it is half the fun!!

Have you ever made homemade bread before? Did it turn out? What problems did you face? I could ramble about it forever if you’d let me, so feel free to share in the comments!
Thanks so much for reading, have a great day!

19 Self Care Tips for Busy Moms

There’s nothing more true than the statement “You cannot pour from an empty cup”
You can’t care for everyone else and what they need if you are neglecting yourself and your own satisfaction. It can feel selfish and hard to carve out time for yourself, but it is so essential if you truly want to be present with your family and goals.

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I talked about my self-care habits in this post about how, during my kid’s naptime, I do something for myself. Here are a few examples of ways I fill my own cup.

  1. Drink water- It’s so important and almost self explanatory that I know I have to put it first on the list. You NEED water, literally. Half my bodyweight in ounces is my goal but I usually end up drinking a little bit more than that. I bought myself a cute little tumbler cup to help and because I know it’s a 16 oz. cup, it’s easy to add it all up.
  2. Yoga- I’ve never been to a yoga class, but I watch videos on youtube. Yoga with Adriene is great for just about any type of yoga you’re into. Sometimes I lay in child’s pose until my legs fall asleep, but just being mindful and present in my own body is great for me to reconnect with myself.
  3. Painting nails- I can never get away with painting my nails when my daughter is awake, I always end up scuffing the polish or interrupting myself for this or that. I never took care of my nails when I worked, and now I have the time to properly care for my cuticles, and I’m better off for it.
  4. Bath- At the end of a long day, or the night before a busy week starts, I like to throw some epsom salt into a bath and light my candles and bathe in the dark with some headphones in. I ignore the rattling handle and pleas for MOMMA and let my husband handle it. Feels good!
  5. Face mask- Usually during the bath, I slap a mask on my face just to rejuvinate my skin. I like to mix up special sugar scrubs for my lips or legs too.
  6. Writing- Feelings, fiction, mantras, whatever, just putting the “a;skdfhj;asdkf” out of my head and onto the page is very cathartic to me.
  7. Painting- When my daughter was little, I would lock myself in my bedroom while my husband watched the baby and I would listen to Lana Del Rey and watercolor paint flowers or vaginas or whatever. It was a neat outlet for me. I wasn’t particularly good, but it felt good.
  8. Coloring- I taught my daughter to hold a crayon very early, and we love to color together. I use colored pencils and mandala coloring books, and just let the scribbling flow.
  9. Crocheting- This helps for a nervous energy day, when I need something to keep my hands busy. I LOVE making little animal characters out of yarn. Scarves and pot holders are nice but I can make some pretty cute doggies and the like. (Amigurumi)
  10. Tea- When I drink green tea, I feel like I’m doing something good for my body. My favorite though, is a vanilla chai tea with some dandelion root tea. It’s a good way to flush your system out and always makes me feel better when I haven’t been particularly kind to my digestive system.
  11. Candles- I light candles when I pray or need particular guidance about something or wish to connect with the universe. Sounds cheesy but whatev.
  12. Incense- Not much is better than opening up the windows and light some good incense. I don’t like to have the smoke around my kid, but naptime near an open window lets the good air in and the incense smell tends to linger.
  13. Dye your hair- I was a hairdresser a million years ago, so I know more than most how life-changing a new hair do can be for someone. Either changing up the color or just refreshing those roots always gives me a new round of confidence.
  14. Makeup- Some days I feel like I wasted my makeup by not going anywhere or taking any selfies, but sometimes it just feels good to catch yourself in the mirror and go “oh, damn” because you forgot you had eyeliner on.
  15. Pick some flowers- Many days of laziness and apathy have been cured by taking a walk around my property and picking the weeds and flowers that speak to me, and honor them with a little sugar water in a mason jar on my mantle. Flowers are a great way to revamp the mood of a room.
  16. Long poops- maybe TMI but my husband would spend the rest of his life in the bathroom if I would let him. I’m the opposite, always so worried about spending too much time in there because you never know what catastrophe could occur while you’re indisposed. But sometimes, I load up a good long article, shut the door, and just chill.
  17. Massage- I got a gift certificate for a massage last christmas and took until august to get around to using it, but man when I did… I felt like a new person for like an entire week afterwards. So worth it, I wish I could make it a regular habit.
  18. Tarot- I pull cards for new and full moons consistently, but sometimes I just pull a card for the day and use it as a point of focus for the day. Like devotionals, but a little more interpretative. This may not be for everyone.
  19. Meditation- Noon is about the time when some good sunshine comes through my front window, so sometimes I lay on the floor with my face in the sun and just meditate. I’ve done guided meditations on youtube but mostly I just lay there in silence.

Are you noticing a trend with these? The point is to just get some time for yourself and make your own happiness a priority. Maybe you have to schedule in your planner some time for self care but JUST DO IT. You can’t keep up with every else if you don’t even know where you are. Being a martyr is noble, but when you aren’t connected to the why of what you do and love the efforts you make, you’re going to find yourself feeling dissatisfied.

What are your favorite ways to take care of yourself? Do you find it hard to relax?

I want everyone to live their best life and feel as empowered as possible. 2019 is the year of getting it together and together starts with YOU!

My routines explained

A parent’s work is never done. I break up my cleaning into morning, naptime, and before-bedtime routines. This is separate from my regular to-dos which comes more on an as needed basis. Other things I commit to doing them weekly, monthly or seasonally.

You can use the basic outline of this routine to shape your own and organize the tasks important to your home and get them all done!

The ‘structure’ to my routine has greatly boosted my morale and has helped me identify my goals in a clear and concise way.

Morning-

Play candy crush and drink coffee– I’m on a 306 day streak on candy crush and it’s just a silly way to spend time inside my own brain before my child wakes up. I’m on level 1552ish!

Make bed– While making the bed, I clean the room from last nights water glasses and clothes. I take this time to open the curtains even if the sun isn’t up yet. I love sunshine!

Wrangle dishes– Gather dishes from all rooms and put in dishwasher or prepare to do so

Clean coffee pot– after I dump the rest of it in my cup

Sort laundry and load in- Usually I can gather a load of laundry just by doing a lap around the house with a basket

Wash face– Sometimes with cleanser, sometimes just a wet towel. I need to wipe the sleep off my face somehow.

Brush hair- Some days I’ve gotten all the way gto 5pm realizing I hadn’t brushed my hair at all that day, so I moved this to my morning routine just to keep tabs on myself.

Change clothes- I could just wear my jammies all day, and sometimes I just change into different jammies, but day 3 with oatmeal on your shirt can catch up to your self esteem real quick.

Check schedule and order priorities- I glance at my top to-do’s or appointments, and figure out how it will all look, then execute!

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Naptime-

I don’t like to clean while my kid naps, it seems like I’m doing myself a disservice. I could be napping too y’know!

Toys picked up- Before she heads to bed, get all the little pieces at least back into the bin

Dishes in dishwasher- Snack plates, breakfast dishes etc out of the sink

Wipe counters- They are always gross by naptime.

Journal/yoga/self care- When she’s finally asleep and I’ve set myself up comfy on the couch, I do something for myself. Sometimes I need to write my feelings, work my body or do something relaxing (napping) or painting my nails. Nap time is MY time!

Set up wake-up activity for daughter- She’s sometimes grouchy, so having something for her to focus on when she first wakes up really helps the grump. Could be chicken nuggets, or a learning activity. It could even be an episode of Storybots while I finish whatever I was doing. Every day is different!

Before bed-

Food cleaned off dishes/put in dishwasher- I can’t go to bed when there’s food sitting out, I lay awake picturing that scene from creepshow with the cockroaches and I just can’t relax. The dishes don’t have to be done, just food scraped off is fine.

Make sure husbands clothes are in place for morning and lunch is ready to grab- I like easy mornings and a grumpy husband who can’t find his socks isn’t a fun start to the day

Coffee maker reset for morning- We have a timer set so it goes off at 5 and it’s ready when we wake up

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Weekly-

Each day has a focus room, and I do a deep cleaning chore per the room of the day. I alternate wednesdays and tuesdays because I’m typically out of the house volunteering, so I don’t commit to much cleaning those days.
Change sheets- Comforter too, also toddler’s bedclothes

Dust- We have lots of knick-knacks so I dust them and rearrange them. It’s sort of therapeutic.

Vacuum baseboards- Getting the attachment in there and getting all the stale cheerios

Deep mop kitchen and bathroom- I spot mop during the week with my homemade swiffer pads, but once a week I get the real mop out and do the rooms that have tile. Kitchen first!

Go through toys- There’s always fridge magnets or tupperware or something hiding in my kids toybox. While I love the Montessori aspect of kids playing with household stuff, I also need my mixing spoons back.

Scrub toilet and shower- Set the toilet bowl cleaner in to do the work, spray the shower and wipe off any weird soap spots, then swish the toilet. We have hard well water, so we get that weird ring in the toilet and it drives me nuts. TIP: I learned to let the scrubber dry by wedging it between the toilet seats, and it changes the yuck factor BIG TIME

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Monthly-

Wash throw blankets- I’m forever huddled with a blanket no matter the temperature, so I get spaghetti stains out about once a month or whenever they get weird.

Wash windows- My husband has a glass cleaner recipe that we swear by, so once a month we pop the windows down and get the inside and outside and all the cobwebs out.

Spot treat carpet- Whether it’s milk spills or someone stepped on a strawberry, there’s always something to get up from the carpet. I currently have some paint in my carpet I’m doing some experiments on.

Sage the house- I do this with the new moon, which is basically once a month. I also will do it after we host an event or something. Clear all that yuck out of here!

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I’m sure I’m forgetting something but I just wanted to show a more in depth look at how I keep things going. I keep my routine sustainable and realistic and I’m rocking it! I hope this gave you some inspiration on how to make your own routines that work perfectly for your own home.

Do you already have a routine that is important to you? How do you keep your life running hot? I’d love to discuss it with you! Talk at ya later ❤

Why is a morning routine so important?

Nothing is ever set in stone. I’ve sometimes been scared of the unknown. Will I be ready for what is coming? Should I just hide and avoid it all? Can I face everything?

Spoiler alert, I can handle it, I am very capable. So are you!

I’ve thought holding myself accountable was setting myself up to fail. This isn’t true. Sometimes my routines are the only structure I have. I set my own goals, my own time tables. I run this house (with help, but mostly it’s my gig) and this is exactly what I want. I want the freedom of making my life into exactly what I want.

But setting your own goals and not being held to anyone else’s standards is also intimidating. Where do you go? What direction do you want to go in? What do you value?

It’s a complicated concept that I am unraveling little by little every day. I am a visual person, I like data, I like charts and patterns. It’s helpful to me to look back on my journals and plans of the past to get a sense of what I plan versus what actually happens. More often than not, I get everything done. My goals are always accomplished, but still I can feel things are out of reach…

I catch this thought, and resolve it by planning. Writing out what needs doing, and how it can be done. Seeing it all laid down is one step closer to action. Proving it’s possible, and holding myself to the goals I set.

But what does it take to set a goal? What if it’s the wrong goal?

There is no right or wrong, I think. I can’t remember where I heard it, but I think of this quote when I start to worry if I’m going down the wrong path.

everyone needs a beautiful island to row to”

It doesn’t matter if you reach the island, or if you see a better island on your journey and choose it instead. The point is that you keep rowing. If only for a moment, you have a direction and you choose it.

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My most important routine is in the morning, and is my most strict. Getting my goals accomplished as soon as possible in the day is essential to my growth. I do these things every single morning no matter what. Not because I’m anal retentive, but because if I don’t, the order and comfort level of my home goes right out the window. I spend 85% of my time within these walls, and it hurts my soul and frankly makes no sense to have everything out of whack. There’s usually more to my routine in the morning, but if I get absolutely NOTHING else done in a day, these four things are non-negotiable.

-Make the bed

I full-on fluff the pillows to make it comfy and inviting as that’s where we relax and communicate the most after tiny human is in bed for the night.

-Dishwasher run or emptied

depending on if I filled it the night before, I put dishes in or take them out.

-Coffee maker cleaned

No moldy coffee grounds! 

-Load of laundry in

It doesn’t matter what it is, but if hubby needs work clothes cleaned then that’s top priority, a close second is towels. I do a load every day and put it away as soon as possible. I started Konmari folding my laundry and it is definitely more work, but also causes greater satisfaction once finished, which is good for me.

I choose to nourish my home and my family. To honor the land on which my home sits, and make it a comforting and safe place for the people I love most. It’s basically a never-ending journey and a complicated task. There is a lot that goes into keeping my house a well oiled machine and I take pride in the value of my home space.

Waking up every day and choosing to hold myself to certain standards isn’t always a natural action. Sometimes I get up and go through the motions of my routines, not seeing the value of it in the moment. But I have those routines for just such moments. The routines aren’t just so that the laundry stays in check and there’s never any dishes in the sink. They exist so my family can thrive. Thriving and rowing to whatever island they choose. To nourish the mind of my child. The comfort of my husband, so he can focus on being the incredible father and man that he is.

Most importantly, it fulfills me. I feel whole when I feel valued and when I do valuable work. When I can sit back and ACTUALLY relax. Being present with my loved ones and KNOW that my rowing and planning and doing is in line with my values.

I am working on a full post about my cleaning and self care routines, so keep your eyes peeled! If there’s anything else you’d like to know more about, I can expand on that, so let me know in the comments and have yourself a great morning!

 

Time Management Resolutions

 

I don’t necessarily have new year’s resolutions. I typically make “resolutions” every time there’s a new moon. One of my recurring resolutions is to better manage my time. I sometimes catch myself scrolling on my phone wishing I had more time. I’m working on it.

I’ve been feeling the highs and the lows of the holiday season roller coaster. First the prep and presents, then the execution, finally the cleanup and getting life back to reality. As much as I would love to live in an antique Santa and christmas lights wonderland forever, I have to reclaim my life and home or I will go off the deep end.

This year I really nailed it though, had all the supplies way ahead of time, wrapped early and got some great responses from the handmade gifts I made this year. My family had a good time, I got to spend real quality time with my side of the family, and had a great Christmas day with my husbands family.

Good food, too.

We made a ham with brown sugar and maple syrup with pineapple juice in the crockpot. My husband poked little cloves all over it and it was so cute and tasted amazing. It was really sweet and had a lot of depth to the flavors. I made my mac and cheese, obviously delicious.

We ate off that ham and mac all the way till payday! Total win, I’d say.
I owe this success, and the happy proud feelings I have about it, to really focusing on where my time was being spent. I think I have a sunshine deficiency lately with this bummer weather, so sometimes my schedule is one of the things that really helps me get off the couch.

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Time management will look differently for everyone. For me, it starts with breaking it down into what I actually value. What drives me? What are the most important things to my overall success. Checking in with yourself is a great way to really look at why you work so hard, and getting your priorities clearly defined.

This gives you the ability to cut yourself some slack. Or at least to tell yourself “if I get absolutely nothing else done, I am still meeting my goals” What is the bare minimum required to still be moving forward with whatever growth process you are going through? Whether that’s weight loss, spending time being present with your children, or anything, really.

Keeping those “bare minimum” requirements in mind, and doing them as early in the day as you can. I like to make deadlines for myself such as ‘this must be done before nap time’ or ‘at least before husband gets home’ This approach gives me the grace that my brain needs to not feel pressured. If I feel pressured, I run for the hills (gemini sun mercury and venus, smh) so the trick that I have a broader deadline is helpful. Some pressure is necessary though, I still must hold myself accountable.

That’s the whole point!

Finding your “why” and putting your pen to paper is an important step into truly understanding time management and how it works for you.

If you’re interested in hearing more about my specific routines and processes, let me know and I can make separate posts diving a little deeper about it. Thanks for reading, hope you all are well!