Five Favorite Planning Resources

  I love to plan even more than I love to implement. Yep, it’s true….although I’m working on that. On the other hand, the adage of “Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail” is absolutely correct. So here are a few of my favorites: Homemaker’s Friend Daily Planner I met Sue Hooley, the designer of this

July Building Blocks

  July. The lazy days of summer just seemed to pass us by, and we were running full speed all month. Building Spiritual Life I finished the New Testament epistles and did a study on Proverbs 31. You will be hearing more about that later. Building Relationships We spent time with Jeff’s family for Independence

Interviewing a Work-At-Home Mom: Kimberly Bagley

Kimberly has been homeschooling her four beautiful daughters since 2008. She loves to organize and find awesome tools to help make life simpler for others. Get 100’s of Tips on Organizing your Homeschool, Family and Business on her website at Here is the conversation we had over e-mail in the “fringe” hours of our

Five Tips to Organize Your E-mail

  Everyone in business laments the amount of e-mails they get. It is one of the biggest productivity blockers, but at the same time it is necessary. I will venture to guess that even if you don’t work on the computer, your e-mail inbox is often overflowing. Some people have a goal of inbox zero.

June Building Blocks

June. The first month of summer and so many other things. Building Spiritual Life I read Hebrews, James, I and II Peter this month. The Lord taught me more about faith and fear this month, and I’m learning to rest in His will for me. Building Relationships Jeff and I celebrated our 17th anniversary this month. We

3 Misconceptions We Have About Gifts

As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all

3 Ways to Fit Self Care Into a Packed Schedule

Managing a household, parenting, working from home or homeschooling can each feel like packing a suitcase. When you put all of them together, you might feel as if the whole thing might explode open at any minute. You have heard the recommendations to take care of yourself first. Yes, you are exhausted from all the

My 5 Favorite Business Podcasts

  Back Story I know I might be more excited about business than the average mom since I work from home. However, I come from a line of entrepreneurial women. My grandmother on my mother’s side loved business. I remember sitting through many a conference on multi-level marketing with her before I was 10. I remember helping

May Building Blocks

  May. It is always a busy month, finishing up the school year and preparing for the summer. Building Spiritual Life I read Luke, I and II Thessalonians, I and II Timothy, Titus and Philemon this month. The Lord has been working in my personal life in amazing ways, teaching me new things. Building Relationships Jessica and

How a Mother of Littles Can Pray Without Ceasing

Note: I wrote this over three years ago. I am sharing it with you even now that I have older children. The principles still ring true even without little ones hanging on to me all day long.  They are three little words that at once create a hunger and frustration within me: I Thessalonians 5:17,