How to Reach Your Summer Fitness Goals by Starting Right Now

>>>Bikini bodies are made in the winter.<<<   My sister says this all the time. Have you ever heard that gem of wisdom? If you have, that's because it's true! And if your summer fitness goals are based on getting to a certain weight or building mass...

Creating Effective Annual Goals That Will Stick

As any good New Year rolls in, so do the Resolutions. But once you figure out that you need more than just a statement of resolution to make good and ambitious things start crack-a-lacking in your life, you'll also realize that setting effective annual goals...

The Easy Way to Determine if You Need Resolutions or Goals

As the New Year approaches, and we're caught up thinking about where we'll spend New Year's Eve, or that party that we may or may not want to attend, one thing will ALWAYS be brought to the forefront of our brains (usually thanks to the...

Review of the ‘Letters to Santa’ Plus Why I Adore It

I'll readily admit that I pretty much regret getting a damn elf after figuring out how much work it is to come up with a new place to put the darn thing every night. But mostly having to remember it is what's killing me. So...

4 Steps to the (Nearly) Perfect Christmas Morning

You know how when you merge 2 households, you have lots of 'discussions' about the proper way to do things? I mean literally anything here: washing dishes, paying bills, peeling potatoes, changing a diaper...

How You Can Get ANY Stella Nadene Journal for Just $7 for Black Friday!!

It's that time of year again!! Yep--the day created for crazies.     Just kidding. (sort of) Seriously, I have to give props to those folks that can hack this day of deals. Cause I'll be frank: Cyber Monday is my jam. In my jammies. And really, whatever day is more...

How to Get Exactly What You Want For Christmas

Look, Ladies, I'm gonna get right to the point here. My husband may be one of the nicest people on the planet, and he may be an awesome dad. But for the life of him, he cannot read my mind, and he especially can't take...

How and When to Use Affirmations for the Ultimate Effect

The 2 Basic Rules of How and When to Use Affirmations in Daily Life for the Ultimate Effect.   I’m sure you’ve had a day like I do every once in a while. You know—the ones where you can’t take one step forward without taking two steps...

5 Amazingly Easy Steps to Conquer the Paper Monster

One of my most disturbing #adulting memories of my older sister involves learning a valuable lesson about the paper monster. The memory is going into her house one day before I was married and seeing this giant pile of paperwork and mail that I swear...

Have Smoother School Mornings: A 5-Day CHALLENGE!

Dear #Bossmom,  Is this is your current school morning situation?:   slow moving kids +   unreasonable meal requests +   socks have disappeared +   clothes don't match +   only one shoe in sight +   school papers have mysteriously vanished +   nerve wracking whining and crying +   Mama losing it =     Your basic complete chaos of a normal...

How to Automate Your Life and Eliminate the Crazy

First of all, I swear this isn't a post on artificial intelligence. That shit kinda creeps me out. No, this post is on the basic and general concept of how to automate your life with systems. Ok, so some of the systems may involve electronics....

HOW TO DO A MID-YEAR GOAL REVIEW

Can you believe it's already halfway through the year??!!! Yeah me neither. But the way my first half-year has gone, I'm super excited to re-evaluate and make the second half doubly as awesome!! I did already touch on the mid-year goal review in a previous...

HOW TO HELP YOUR GRADUATE CREATE HIS OR HER OWN PATH

Graduation time is such a cool place to be in your life--whether from high school, college, trade school--whatever. It's a bittersweet ending to a whole world of possibilities. The problem is that many people get completely overwhelmed with all the different paths they can take,...

7 Types of Goals EVERYONE Should Have

The first time in my life that I realized I was totally and completely adrift happened after I was married. It was a shock--I mean like a really friggin big shock! I wasn't quite into the life-stage in your 30's where you really start evaluating...

5 ESSENTIAL GOALS FOR GRADUATES

  Graduation is the beloved (and sometimes bittersweet) ending of an educational journey. But also the exhilarating beginning of another. Of something big, and exciting, and...

How to Use Your Phone Wallpaper as Your Daily To Do List

It's no secret that I constantly look for ways to be more efficient. Especially since I can't focus a lot of the time. This means a lot of lists surround (and threaten to smother) me, and post it notes freaking everywhere. But for a while now...

5 COMPELLING REASONS TO LIST YOUR GOALS

Making lists is one of my favorite things--if you could take a look around my work space(s)--yeah, I tend to spread out through my office and the dining room--you'd see probably like twenty different lists. Now, admittedly, I have ADD and can't remember everything I...

BASIC GOALS Every MOTHER Should Have + FREE Worksheet

As Mother's Day approaches, and us mothers get to reflect upon all that we're grateful for as (hopefully) those spawn shower us with presents and love, we really and truly need to also reflect upon what we'd like to accomplish in the remaining half of...

5 Ways to REFOCUS Your RESOLUTIONS

So I have basically taken two entire months away from blogging to regroup and get some serious shit done around my house. (And by serious shit I mean the mounting piles of projects we've been dragging our asses on for the last six months...

How to Make Your Goals Time Bound Using SMART Goals

Have you determined if all your goals are relevant to your overall life plan? Eliminated anything unnecessary? Awesome!   This post is Part 5: Make Your Goals Time Bound! (If you haven't already, head HERE to download the FREE SMART Goal Setting Workbook!)   That Brian Tracy dude is pretty...

How to Make Your Goals Relevant Using SMART Goals

Have you got your goals rewritten and in manageable chunks? Sweet!!   This post is Part 4: Relevant! (If you haven't already, head HERE to download the FREE SMART Goal Setting Workbook!) And this, my friends, is how to start narrowing your 876 goals down to the ones that...

How to Make Your SMART Goals Attainable

How are you doing on chunking your goals so far?? This post is Part 3: Attainable   (If you haven't already, head HERE to download the FREE SMART Goal Setting Workbook!) This quote is so relevant to this step because once you really start chunking your goals into mini-goals,...

How To Make Your Goals Measurable Using SMART Goals

So glad you're back for Part 2: Measurement!! If you haven't already, head HERE to download the FREE SMART Goal Setting Workbook!         I love this quote because so many things (especially mini-goals and micro-tasks) can cloud the view of your path when working toward goals. You need...

How To Create S.M.A.R.T. Goals: A 5-part Series {Part 1}

Walt Disney said:    "The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing."   (And who in the world doesn't want to listen to Walt Disney??) So you've quit talking and have decided to start doing. But where do you start...

4 Reasons You Need Mini Goals and How to Create Them

    Several years ago, when the hubby and I were deep in credit card debt, we got to the point that we knew something had to give. We were paying so much every month on just credit cards that it could've paid for me a housekeeper...