Spring cleaning means breathing in new life. Businesses need that. So ask yourself these questions.
If you live in the northern half of the United States right now, you’ll know that this last month of winter has lasted 39 years. We’re on our … third? … fourth? … fifth? … snow day of February. Between a vacation we took in early January, previously scheduled no-school days, sick days and the […]
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.
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. […]
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 […]
One of my favorite anecdotes stems from a tragedy. Julie Andrews — world-famous singer, “Mary Poppins” and “Maria von Trapp” to us all — had surgery on her vocal cords in 1997. It was botched, her singing voice irreparably damaged. “I was mourning [the loss] one day and Emma said, ‘Mummy, you must find a […]
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. […]
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 […]