Time Management

How to Actually Get Things Done

Image

This is a guest post from Elaine of SuperRadChristianWriterChick.com Do you ever wake up in the morning with an endless stream of to-do's racing around in your head, only to crawl back in bed at night with none of them done? One of the characters of my favorite Jane Austen novel, Mansfield Park, says it [...]

12 Things NOT to Do to Save Time, Money & Sanity

Image

Here at Living Well Spending Less we talk a lot about the things you can do to save time and money, and hopefully your sanity. And while these tips can be helpful, I think sometimes we can end up with such a long list of things we are supposed to be doing that we become [...]

10 Smart Ways to Multitask

Image

If you are anything like me, you probably multitask without a second thought. In fact, it is probably a rare occurrence that you find yourself focused on a singular task. Like, ever. To be perfectly honest, I have a hard time remembering the last time I managed to focus all of my attention on just one thing. [...]

10 Simple Habits That Might Just Change Your Life

Image

It’s easy to think of all of the good habits we wish we had: putting money away each month, getting up earlier, working out every day. As it turns out, setting good habits can be a powerful way to achieve our goals and help keep us focused and organized. Once a good habit is etched in our [...]

10 Freezer Meals in One Hour: Part 4

Image

  Here at Living Well Spending Less we are 100% committed to bring you easy recipes that taste great and don’t take a lot of time, effort, or expensive ingredients to throw together.  As a busy mom, I also want meals that can be made and frozen ahead of time to save time on hectic weeknights, especially as [...]

How to be an Effective Goal Setter

Image

If you've read this blog for any length of time, you've probably figured out that I am pretty passionate about goal setting.  (Some, including my husband, might call it obsessive.  I like to think of it as focused!)  And while for me, achieving my goals has usually meant getting up before dawn or working 12 hour [...]

Setting My Goals for 2015

Image

Happy New Year Friends! I don’t know about you, but to me there is nothing quite like the promise of a whole new year, of a fresh start and a new beginning, where I can reflect both on where I’ve been and where I want to go.  There is nothing I love more than goal-setting, and [...]

How to Start Your New Year on the Right Foot

Image

I hope you all had a wonderful joy-filled (and drama-free) Christmas with your family and friends! After a very busy Thanksgiving, our Christmas was actually pretty low-key this year, celebrated with just the four of us and a few close friends. We stayed in our pajamas for two whole days, which is just the way I [...]

Holiday Planner 2014

Image

Happy November! Is it just me or has this year seemed to fly by?  I am having a hard time believing that it is already time to start planning & preparing for the holiday season once again. As my girls get older and begin participating in more activities, my husband and I are finding it [...]

10 Freezer Meals in One Hour 3: Comfort Foods Edition

Image

As you all probably know by now, I am pretty much hooked on easy recipes that taste great and don’t take a lot of time, effort, or expensive ingredients to throw together.  As a busy mom, I also want meals that can be made and frozen ahead of time to save time on hectic weeknights, [...]

How to Create a Morning Routine That Works for You

Image

Do you ever wish you could run your mornings on autopilot? Sometimes the sheer number of things that have to get done before the day officially begins can feel like a full day’s work!  This is especially true if your morning routine includes not just getting yourself out the door, but one or more little people as [...]

5 Ways to Say No

Image

Why is it that one of the most common words in the English language is the hardest for many of us say? It’s in the very core of our human nature to want to please people. Saying no is perceived as being negative or mean or unhelpful. We fear we may miss an opportunity. Or [...]

Sunday Prep

Image

Like many other families across America, my kids headed back-to-school this week. As much as I’d like to think I am the picture of organization when it comes to setting up a school routine, the truth is that our weekdays can be hectic on a good day and pure chaos (and misery) on a bad [...]

10 Freezer Meals in One Hour 2

Image

A few months ago I shared my first 10 Freezer Meals in One Hour plan, which included 5 great recipes that could be prepared together in about sixty minutes to make TEN separate meals.  It was a huge hit, not only with my own family, but with many of your families as well! At this point I [...]

How to Take Back Your Schedule (Like a Boss)

Image

This is a guest post from Tammy of Grace Uncommon If you're anything like me you're well enough into parenting and life to know that the calendar isn't slowing down anytime soon. In fact, it's quite possible it may never let go of it's fierce hold on me unless I get downright bossy about it. [...]