How To Be Successful At Home And In Your Business – a radio interview with Chris Miles

How can you find more time to be successful at home AND in your business? You CAN be successful at both, and you can do it guilt-free! I was honored to join Chris Miles as a guest on his radio show Money Ripples as we talk about roles, parenthood and being a work-at-home entrepreneur. The interview is only about 20 minutes but it’s packed with goodness! You can listen right over here or click the image below. About Chris: Chris Miles, the “Cash Flow Expert,” is a leading authority showing entrepreneurs and their spouses how to quickly free up and create...

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Meet Ashley Ludlow

This month I’m reintroducing our Meet A Mom Spotlight! I’m so excited to introduce you to Ashley Ludlow, a mom on the verge of accomplishing a HUGE dream of hers – recording an album!! Ashley, tell us a little bit about yourself. I am a songwriter, recording artist and mother of four. And I’m just finishing up my very first studio album. I’ve been married for 8 ½ years, and we live in a small town in Southern Idaho. How old are your kids? I have a 7-year-old daughter, 5-year-old son, 2-year-old son and a brand new baby boy who’s...

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4 Strategies to Avoid Summertime Overwhelm

We stopped nagging our children about their homework weeks before school actually ended; and keeping a decent bedtime is increasingly more difficult as the sun stays in the sky just a bit longer each night. Thankfully, summer is here, and most of us have really good intentions and a second-wind of purpose. We hope for family activities, organized fun, fight-free afternoons, stacks of finished books and swim towels that hang up themselves. During summer break, we are trying to balance all the kids’ activities with our own — all the while knowing kids without a school schedule often means...

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How To Create a To-Do List You Will Actually Complete

There is a rush of satisfaction that I feel each time I use my chunky, black Crayola marker to cross something off my daily list. All right, so maybe the marker actually belongs to my kids, but I still love that quick sense of satisfaction. I know I’m not the only one who likes the feeling of accomplishment that comes from crossing things off their list. Maybe you are even the type of person who puts something on your to-do list just so you can cross it off. That used to be me — placing things on my list...

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Finding The AND In Motherhood

My mother always told me, “you can be anything you want to be if you put your mind to it.” It’s probable your mother told you something similar, and we say the same thing to our children. As mothers, we tell our children to dream big and work hard — and we mean it. But the reality is we often don’t believe it because we have little evidence of it in our lives. Sure, we became mothers, and we always wanted to be a mother. Motherhood is a dream come true. But then — after we reached motherhood —...

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Porn Proof Kids: prioritizing that first talk with your kids

  I was honored when PornProofKids.com contacted me and asked if I’d write a piece about creating time to have “that talk” with our kids. As a mom of four – three of them boys – this is really important to me. And with images from the internet always at our fingertips (even their little cubby fingertips), it should be important to all moms everywhere! So, scroll down to read the entire guest post I shared with them. We make time for the things in life that are important to us. We all have an equal 24 hours each day....

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The 6 Most Important List

Ready to create a to-do list you will actually complete? This free printable and how-to video is all you need! Just leave your email below and I’ll send them right over. What ever will you do with all your newly found free time? 😉 Get your 6-Most Important List Printable & Video Training! First Name * Email * Yes! Please Send It!        ...

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HGTV Star Joanna Gaines Shares Her Story of Faithful Dreams

My kids and I just adore HGTV’s new(er) show Fixer Upper. Each week we climb on the couch and pile under blankets and watch Chip and Joanna Gaines as they update and remodel a house into a beautiful home. Even my boys love watching. I love how real and authentic the Gaines family is and love their dedication to family and God. We need more families like this on TV. Today I ran across this video by Baylor University of Joanna Gaines telling her story and was so inspired — moved to tears really. I just had to share this with you!...

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5 Ways to Foster Truth-telling In Your Home

While scrambling eggs over the stove, I listened in on my son telling my daughter about the surprise left under his pillow. At 7 1/2 years old, my son has waited for ages for wiggly teeth. The night before, he lost not one, but two of his bottom front teeth. The Tooth Fairy has never seen something so exciting at our house, and apparently that epic moment left room for, well, inflation. “Yeah, I got $2 … and two quarters,” he told his older sister as he took his place at the breakfast table. “What!?” she questioned, knowing very...

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Coupon Code For The Bomb Shelter

You know those products that stop and make you say, “why didn’t I think of that?” I have a new one for you! This is a fabulous mom-invention. The brain-child of my friend Jordan from Fun Cheap or Free. I discovered this new nursing cover I’m obsessed with called The Bomb Shelter. And no, I’m not even a nursing mom! It’s a full-coverage, 360-degree cover that allows you to nurse on-the-go in complete confidence. You could literally be nursing in the middle of the park while pushing your older child on a swing, and not flash anything to anyone!...

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How to Deal With Mean Girls And Other Rude People

With a smile, I opened the front door to greet my two oldest children home from elementary school. Right away I noticed my fourth-grader’s slumped shoulders. I noticed how she dragged her feet as she climbed the front steps. I knew it had not been a good day for her at school. “What’s wrong?” I asked. Often she’ll shake her head and grunt “nothing,” even though I know very well we have a problem. I waited for the grunt and instead she started to cry. “Someone at school called me stupid,” she quickly confessed as she leaned in for...

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How to Create Deliberate Moments With Your Kids (video and printable)

Happy Friday! Although as moms, we don’t really get a weekend off! LOL! I wanted to post something to give you some encouragement to get you through. Here’s a little video sharing “How to Create Deliberate Moments With Your Kids” Hope it helps you reengage with your kiddos.  Don’t miss the printable below it. 😉  Click here to download this 1-page printable that matches the video above:...

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4 ways organizing your closet is just like organizing your life!

My closet is relatively clean … except for my shoes, my jewelry, and the two high shelves I throw things on because I’m just too short. Which leads me to realize my closet is actually far from organized. Thankfully, I recently interviewed Leanne Jacobs, professional organizer and owner of Organize & Decorate Everything. She offered some great tips for creating an organized clothing closet. What I realized very soon after our conversation is just how much organizing one’s schedule and life is just like organizing a closet: Protecting your roles uses the exact same principles. Here are four organizing...

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Join us for a free webinar! “3 Strategies Busy Moms Should Know to Find More Time”

Is the chaos in your life too much to handle? Are you busy all day but don’t seem to have quality time with the people you love? Does Monday’s to-do list follow you until Friday? Join us for a complimentary webinar “3 Strategies Busy Moms Should Know to Find More Time” —-> More Info Here  In this class, you will learn: Where to really look for life-balance How to stay present with your kids and still get your work done A formula to say “no” respectfully, without guilt How to create more time in your day The right way to tackle...

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5 Things to Know to Love Yourself More (video and printable)

It’s Valentine’s Day! I’m sure you’re sending hugs and kisses to all those in your life who you love the most. But I’m hoping you remember the most important person who needs your love today – and every day. YOU! Here’s a little video sharing “5 Things You Need To Know to Love Yourself More.” And I promise it WILL help you love yourself a lot more! Don’t miss the printable below it. 😉  Click here to download this 2-page printable that matches the video...

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