31 Days of Blending Work, School and Home

Juggling. Balancing. Wearing many hats. If you are a woman, you know that none of these words exactly describe  the myriad of things we do to fill all our roles. Multi-tasking, whether it is in at the moment or out of vogue, is essential. I am  a wife and mom that manages our home, homeschools

The Most Important Work You Can Do

Work. The word casually meandered into our conversation, but it gave her pause. “Oh, you work?” Her question had a hint of surprise in it. She is a mother, now with the great-grandchildren coming, so a snappy comment along the lines of,  “Of course I work! What mother doesn’t?” was unnecessary. She had “been there

Work That Works For You: Hobby, Passion or Both?

Perhaps you have heard business greats like Jon Acuff and Stephen Covey speak about how we need to do work that aligns with our passions. Something about where passion and marketability intersect being your sweet spot. That kind of analysis is good, but it can also be overwhelming. As Acuff mentioned in his book, Start: Punch Fear

Why You Need To Rest

Rest. It seems like a foreign idea to most people. We squeeze 4 – 6 hours of sleep into a narrow window of our time each day and call it rest. However, when we snap at our children or fall asleep at our desk or drag through an afternoon, the fact that we rested seems

Work That Works For You: What to Expect When Working From Home

If the idea of working from home is new to you or if you are transitioning from a full-time job, you might have some expectations that can lead to frustration and burnout. While working from home can be very rewarding, it is also important to know what to expect before you begin. Even if you

The Anniversary That Wasn’t Supposed to Happen

Fourteen years. That’s how long it’s been since we ignored the unsolicited advice of many and hearkened to the counsel of the precious few that loved us best. When the Author of Love itself inscribed it into our hearts in indelible ink alongside, “I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me.”   Allow me to

Summer Routines for a Happy Mom and Kids

It always makes me smile when my friends start complaining about their kids getting out of school. They wonder how they are going to get things done with the kids home all day. My perspective is just the opposite. Since we shelved the school books and completed the last worksheet a week ago, I have

Why Do You Want to Work at Home?

In previous decades, women have been maligned by turns for working outside the home and for not working outside the home. There have been vicious wars with women hurling opinions as weapons. When religion is introduced to the equation, liberal feminists and radical Christians seem to fuel the extremes of the debate. While I have

One Word: Enough

While New Year’s Day is past, we are still just at the beginning of 2013. You may have noticed that many bloggers have chosen one word to simplify their goals for the year. I have done this for the past three years, and it has been a meaningful exercise. This is the word I have