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Forget Time Management. Manage Attention Instead.

Forget Time Management. Manage Attention Instead.

Time management tools are fun and all. But I think part of their allure is that they make it seem like, with enough “hacks” and willpower we can truly “make” more time. I’ve got some hard news. No matter your hack or willpower status, we all still have 24 hours in the day. In our… Continue Reading

Mindful Mama: The Practice of Being Myself

Mindful Mama: The Practice of Being Myself

Lee Lee Thompson is a writer, mother of two, and editor of The Perpetual You. This post is the second in her series about mindful motherhood that she is graciously sharing with the Create Balance Community. You can read part 1: Mindful Mama: The Moment I Became Okay here Mindful Mama: The Practice of Being… Continue Reading

How to be the parent I want to be, even at my worst

How to be the parent I want to be, even at my worst

Last night I led a parenting workshop, and we were discussing what “cues” lead us to make parenting decisions we regret or find ineffective. Specifically, we were talking about what we want to say or do with our child when things get tough, and what might lead us to less-than-ideal reactions as parents. One of… Continue Reading

Batching: a tool for meal prep and so much more!

Batching: a tool for meal prep and so much more!

In a world that demands more, more, and more from us, it’s important to look at the other side of that equation. Sometimes we need to do less. When I’m feeling overwhelmed, overworked, or over-scheduled, I look at where my time and energy is going. And I usually find that I’m spending quite a bit… Continue Reading

Mindful Mama: The Moment I Became Okay

Mindful Mama: The Moment I Became Okay

Lee Lee Thompson is a writer, mother of two, and editor of The Perpetual You. This post is the first in a series of writing about motherhood that she is graciously sharing with the Create Balance Community. Mindful Mama: The Moment I Became Okay I remember the moment like it was last night. My second… Continue Reading

4 Productivity Tips for Parents

4 Productivity Tips for Parents

There are plenty of productivity gurus out there who can tell you how to manage your time at work. And there are plenty of people who share hacks for being organized at home (Marie Kondo anyone?). I love all this stuff as much as any type-a organizational freak. But I also have a problem with… Continue Reading

Video: 2 tools to get your To-do list out of your brain

You have too many reminders, ideas, dates floating around in your head. You have a nagging fear of forgetting something important. Here is a strategy to help you get rid of that all AND have the mental energy to do the stuff that matters most. Here are two tools to free up that mental space… Continue Reading

Strategy Seminar: The Organized Parent

We’ve all got too much to do, and not enough time to do it. In this strategy seminar I guide you through my 4-step process to getting organized (aptly names The Organized Parent. Have a pen and paper ready to go! We’re going to clear out that mental clutter and start taking action today! Continue Reading

Strategy Seminar: How to Replace Reaction with Response

Many of us know how we want to respond to our kids (or our spouse or co-workers). But too often our less-helpful reactions get in the way, especially when we are tired or frustrated. In this strategy seminar I teach you all about the “Reaction Loop.” More importantly I actually guide you through the steps… Continue Reading

The Golden Rule of To-do Lists

The Golden Rule of To-do Lists

Repeat after me: My to-do list is not a measure of my self-worth. One more time. My to-do list is not a measure of my self-worth. Nice job. I wanted to start off by making that truth very clear because we’re about to discuss the golden rule of a good to-do list. But I don’t… Continue Reading

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