Yearly Archives: 2018

Don’t multitask. Multipurpose.

I’m not talking about multitasking. Lord knows, my house doesn’t seem like my house unless I’m simultaneously doing laundry, washing dishes, cooking dinner and teaching someone to read, multiply or tie their shoes.
I’m talking about multipurposing — the art of making one task work for more than one purpose.

Motivation Monday: How kindness wins the world

Kindness wins

Today at least, this story ends with a $296 check. It started with a flood. On Aug. 20-21, 11 inches of rain dropped on Madison, WI, and the surrounding areas, killing one man and destroying homes and vehicles. Among those left homeless and without their cars were two elderly people, a man and a woman. […]

Motivation Monday: Live as citizens of heaven

Citizens of heaven

Searching for inspiration a few weeks ago, I came across this: “Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven … ,” which Paul wrote in his letter to the Philippians. Isn’t that beautiful? Can you imagine? How often do we get weighted down by the realities of life? Even when we’re happy and all […]

Inspiration Well run dry? These resources will replenish you.

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Inspiration is like airplane oxygen masks: You can’t help others until you’ve helped yourself. I try to write blog posts that encourage and inspire mompreneurs in their journeys as women, moms and business owners. Lately, though, it’s been a struggle, and I’ve realized why my inspiration well has run dry: I haven’t been filling it. […]

Motivation Monday: It’s time for a celebration!

Aww, the last week of summer vacation, the time of year I look lovingly at my kids, realize how much I’m going to miss them — and berate myself for all the things we didn’t get done. I didn’t teach my kindergartner how to tie her shoes. My kids didn’t earn all the library’s summer […]

Motivation Monday: The tragedy and lessons of Quake Lake

Quake Lake

This Friday marks the 59th anniversary of the tragedy that killed 28 people and created Quake Lake. Haven’t heard of it? You’re not alone. “How have we never heard of this place?” I asked my husband last week, during our anniversary trip to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone national parks. “What’s Quake Lake?” asked Steve, […]