Author: Nicole Carpenter

12 Productivity Tips for Work-at-Home Parents

Did you know 3.7 million employees (that’s almost three percent of the American workforce) work from home at least half the time? That’s not counting those who are self-employed. In the last three years, the telecommuter population has grown 5.6 percent and the self-employed, home-based business population has grown by 18.7 percent. With computers in our pockets and office systems in the cloud, more of us are choosing to work from home. This flexibility is nice but, if we are parenting kids while working, productivity is hard to come by. As a work-at-home mom and a coach for work-at-home...

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It’s Pinners Conference Time Again!

  I am so excited it’s Pinners Conference Time! My 11-year-old daughter and I had so much fun last year, we’re making an entire weekend out of it this year!   I’m speaking on Saturday morning and bringing back a favorite topic from 3 years ago – “10 Time Tricks to Get More Done.” I’d love to meet you!! There are AMAZING classes all weekend; you won’t want to miss it. Plus, you can use promo code: ‘momentity’ at registration to save 10%!  (That will give you some extra spending money for the expo booths!) Admission passes range from $7...

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Uplift Families Parenting Conference

Being a happy, strong, capable parent is hard! And, if we’re being honest, we need all the help we can get. That is why I’m so excited for this years Uplift Families Parenting Conference. Uplift Families (a non-profit foundation) is the official initiative of First Lady of Utah Jeanette Herbert, dedicated to providing resources for parents that can improve parenting skills and keep children safe from negative societal influences. And each year she hosts a parenting conference to reach out and support Utah parents. So, if you’re in Utah (or near Utah) I’d love to have you join me! We’re...

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3 steps to ‘turn down the heat’ on overwhelm

For a moment, imagine you are standing in a beautiful gourmet kitchen. Right in front of you is an extra large gas range. With 10 burners, this stove top rivals all you’ve seen before. And then you realize you are this stove top. Seriously. Your roles are like the burners on your stove top of life. Most people can handle six to eight roaring burners at a time. And some of the roles we have are back burners that stay off or on “simmer” most of the time. But if we keep more than seven-ish roles always rolling on...

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How to Release False Guilt and Replace it with Better Thoughts

In my last post, we got a little personal discussing some of the guilty thoughts that plague us. I wrote about three questions you can ask yourself to eliminate any of this unnecessary guilt and we worked through a “ditch it” or “fix it” process. But once you determined if you should “ditch it,” I just left you hanging there with little information on how to truly ditch your guilt — for good. And that’s not good enough. Previously we evaluated our guilt based on three questions: Does my guilt come from an external expectation? If you answered yes...

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