• Career,  Life,  Marriage,  Parenting,  Productivity,  The Productivity Tool Kit

    How to Use a Family Schedule to Be More Present

    Wanna know a secret? This is actually a teaser, a sneak peek if you will, at the type of content that’s inside our course, The Productivity Tool Kit! Now, I can’t give the whole thing away and ruin all of the surprises, so this is actually some extra content that we created for you right here on the blog. But! I did want to try to help with a common problem that so many other mothers talk to me about frequently. And I wanted to give you a little something extra just to thank you for being rad. We’ve been talking lots about being productive and what that means, and…

  • Life,  Parenting

    How to Be a Happier Mom

    I don’t think that I’ve ever been a specifically unhappy mother. But there are definitely times when I’ve been Stressed Out Mom. I’ve also been Frustrated Mom, Perfectionist Mom, and, mostly, Worried Mom. And when I’m all of those versions of myself, I logically know that going down those various emotional rabbit holes won’t do any good for myself or for my family. But, if you’re a parent, I’m sure you know it’s hard to climb out of one. I’ve been doing lots of thinking lately on learning how to be a happier mom. Less worried. Less concerned. Maybe less (dare I say it) uptight? Ryan and I have been…

  • Essay,  Kids,  Life,  Parenting

    I Will Be Happy Because I’m With You

    Every night, we put Maggie to bed. And almost every night, she pops out one single time, to tell me she needs me. “Mommy, I need you to give me water.” Or, “Mommy, I need you to cover me up.” It’s usually just the one time, and it’s usually not for any good reason other than that she wants a little extra love. So okay. The other night she called for me and I went in. “Lay with me for a liddle bit,” she said in her tiny kid voice. So I did. “Let’s have a slumber party.” So we closed our eyes and pretended to sleep. All of a…