Nearing the end of the holiday season usually means last minute shopping,
baking, and celebrating. Then, around the corner, is the New Year.
In the back of my mind, my new year's resolutions are forming, like a
de-cluttered house, a larger inventory and my very own website.
However, the end of the year should be about reflection as well
and what we've accomplished. I started a regular blog, became a
youtube partner as well as being invited to a couple of youtube
conglomerates, and in this last month, I opened my etsy shop. All this
from my home office with distractions like the laundry and dishes begging to be
cleaned, a dog that barks when I'm on the phone and kids who think I am there
to wait on them hand and foot.(And yet,
they are always surprised when I don't <shaking head>)
Along my 2013 journey, I virtually met the procrastination coach. Her
blogs were insightful and useful. I learned about why we procrastinate,
how to recognize it and how it can be …
A new school year is around the corner. I've been doing the First day of school for over 10 years. I thought I'd pass on some tips.
Go to the open houses so you can put faces to names when the kids talk about their teachers. The Vice Principal in elementary school is usually more useful than the principal (and we've been to three different elementary schools). If you want to know what's going on in the classroom, ask the teacher if you can sit in on the class. If you ask nice enough, most teachers welcome it. The difficult teachers are more likely to listen when I get my husband involved. This one still makes me roll my eyes, but there it is. Of course, be sure your husband is on your side. I had a friend who husband would flip-flop and it backfired. I suppose that's why teachers want Dads involved. Lucky for me, my husband and I always agreed. No matter what the school says, you are the biggest advocate for your child, you have seen them grow and know their his…
When I was young, I liked staying home, reading books, watching T.V., exploring the neighborhood, and creating my own adventures. I have 10 brothers and sisters, most of whom would party, go shopping or just hang out with friends.
I can think of three very distinct times in my early life when I was told, I should find some friends. Each time it was painful, probably because each time it came from someone close to me and they were telling me that something wrong with me and that perhaps others saw the same thing. I think this isolated me even more. In truth, I enjoyed being alone. I enjoyed exploring the neighborhood on my bike. I enjoyed getting lost in a book. I practically lived at the library. (Even today when I move to a new place, I first check out the library.) I enjoyed climbing trees, and creating adventures in the woods near the house. As an adult, I see now that I was perfectly fine.
I recently watched the TED video - linked below. Some of the things Susan Cain …