Stay on Top of Your Game. Juggle Priorities.

Sometimes the day is clear — get up, get fed, get out the door. But life has many phases, and days aren’t always so clear. When you’re in parenting mode, your children’s needs come first on the list. And when you’re earning a living, money pretty much dictates...

Making Room for Change

Starting my new year off right means clearing the decks, I mean cleaning my desk. Wiping the slate clean so I can start fresh, if only in my mind, is rather like the Monday morning diets people promise themselves. Only this is one time, not 52. Clearing the clutter...

Do Only What Really Matters – 10/10

I’m a writer who isn’t writing. I’ve moved twice in the past six years and could blame it on that, but the truth is I’ve let it happen. All those obligations and activities that “come up” rule my life, until the squeaky wheels get all of me. At the time it felt like I...

Weed Out Your Closet – 9/10

Packing for a trip is always a wrenching decision making process for me. Because I only want to take one suitcase, I always think carefully about outfits and matching and looking halfway decent when I get there. Have you ever noticed that it’s only the “good” stuff...

Retrieve Your Child – 9/09

In helping to plan a Halloween dance this year, it became apparent to me how much our fun sides decline as we get older. I’m surprised by the number of people who have refused to come because they have to wear a costume. Isn’t that the funnest part? When did they...