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Guest Post: Practicing “Good Enough Parenting”

Guest Post: Practicing “Good Enough Parenting”

S.B. Castaneda is a new mom with a 9 to 5 and a side hustle. When she isn’t spending time with her family, she enjoys writing for her mom blog Baby Brain. Check out her recent article on the best jogging strollers. You can also find her on Twitter or Pinterest. How This New Mom… Continue Reading

The Scariest Question About Your To-do List

The Scariest Question About Your To-do List

The scariest question you can ask about your to-do list is also the most important question: Do I actually care about this? Don’t run away! I’m NOT telling you to only do things that you really care deeply about. I’m a parent for goodness sake. When I was changing poopy diapers I wasn’t thinking “gosh, this… Continue Reading

Why you need to make your invisible work VISIBLE!

Why you need to make your invisible work VISIBLE!

There is a fantastic comic making the rounds on the internet. It’s all about the “mental load” that women carry in families. I think at this point I’ve shared it about a billion times. The “mental load “ is the work of remembering, noticing and planning. It’s tracking children’s needs, nurturing family relationships, being aware… Continue Reading

3 Ways to Delegate

3 Ways to Delegate

To delegate simply means to entrust someone else with a task or responsiblity But there is more than one way to delegate both the tasks and mental load that comes with being a parent, especially a working parent. Video Notes: 00:30: Defining “delegate” 00:49: 3 Ways to Delegate (to another person, to your future self,… Continue Reading

How to Clear Mental Clutter

How to Clear Mental Clutter

We’ve all got it. The noticing, the remembering, the planning that we hold in our heads, day in and day out. It’s the nagging feeling we’re forgetting something as we rush to pick up kids, and then to run errands. It’s the thoughts we hold on to while we pretend to listen to our spouse… Continue Reading

You might as well lay down some good track

You might as well lay down some good track

I love a good metaphor. So when I came across this gem in The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes (creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal) I had to share it: At this point, I thought this metaphor highlighted the excitement and the adrenaline rush Rhimes got from writing scripts, from laying that track. I… Continue Reading

Essential Values Sample Lesson

Making time for what matters most means naming what matters most. Creating a balance life starts with naming your essential values. The things that matter most. Naming essential values is what stage #1 is all about. Do it with this sample lesson. Want to get the entire The Complete Guide to the Create Balance Method?… Continue Reading

Today Parenting Was a Job

Today Parenting Was a Job

They say the days are long and the years are short. Well, some days feel longer than others. Today, parenting was a job. I could tell what kind of day it was going to be when my kids started the morning by arguing about who was going to use the bathroom first. And we have… Continue Reading

Uncomfortable Reflection, and Why It Works

Uncomfortable Reflection, and Why It Works

Most reflection tools start with two basic questions: What’s working (or “what’s going well?” or “where are you finding joy/success/strength?”). What’s not working (or “where is there struggle/discomfort?” or “what do you want to change” or “what do you want less of?”) These questions are fine. But there is an assumption in these questions. The… Continue Reading

The HEART of Routines for Kids and Parents

The HEART of Routines for Kids and Parents

A routine is simply a sequence of actions that happen on a regular basis. Routines are not inherently “good” or “bad.” The real question is, are they serving our purpose and or child’s needs. When you want to build a routine that serves you and your family, you don’t start with a schedule. You start… Continue Reading

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