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...

The Ultimate Teachers Gift Guide

Whether you're scouring the interweb for a teacher's gift for Christmas, your kid's teacher's birthday, or teacher appreciation, one's things for certain--he or she probably doesn't want a damn apple!! And even though I thought it was a little presumptuous the first time I saw it,...

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 Your Home Delightfully Clean for Fall

  So, the last few years I've always given my oldest kids the option on backpacks: Either buy the more expensive and nicer one and keep it for 2 years, or buy the cheapo one and get another one when school starts again. It feels like...

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 Meal Plan Tech-Free

https://www.stellanadene.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/TechFreeMealPlan_PIN-3-200x300.jpg https://www.stellanadene.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/TechFreeMealPlan_PIN-4-200x300.jpg https://www.stellanadene.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/TechFreeMealPlan_PIN-2-200x300.jpg So, in another post I talked about DIY Meal Planning the digital way, where I use the Mealboard app to plan and shop for our weekly meals. This post, though, is for those of us that like a physical, tangible paper that you can write...

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...

6 ESSENTIAL GOALS FOR NEWLYWEDS-OR ENGAGED COUPLES

As much as I'd like to be the hopeless romantic here, weddings and marriage are really and truly the beginning of a (hopefully) lifelong partnership. Don't get me wrong, there's love and affection and romance and all that jazz. But there also have to be...

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 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...

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 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...