30 Ways to Put Yourself First

30 Ways to Put Yourself First (Without the Mom Guilt)

Why and How to Prioritize Yourself In This Post Pin it for later In this post, you’ll find: Does the Term Self-Care Annoy You Too? What if You Re-framed It? What Does It Mean To Put Yourself First How to Put Yourself First Without the Guilt 5 Tips to Put Yourself First Without the Guilt […]

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Is the Motherhood Penalty Happening To You

Motherhood Penalty Checklist In This Post Pin it for later What’s being said behind closed doors Does the motherhood penalty apply to you? So What? What Now? One Crucial Step Most People Skip Take the Quiz Free download – Ultimate Career Planner for Corporate Moms You Might Be Surprised At What’s Being Said Behind Closed […]

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Take Back Your Day

5 Steps to Do More of What Matters In This Post – How to Manage Time, To Get More of What Matters Most Done Pin it for later Can you relate to these scenarios related to how to manage time? What does it mean to take back your day? Why bother? 5 Steps to take […]

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The best Alexa skills for moms, to save time, get organized, keep the kids entertained, make dinner more easily, fit in a quick workout, and simplify.

Best Alexa Skills for Moms

50 Skills To Get the Most Out of Your Alexa In This Post  Pin it for later Do you have a smart speaker? My favorite skill Simplify dinner Remember all the groceries Make entertaining easier Make sure nothing falls off your to-do list or calendar Be prepared for the day Fit in a workout Be […]

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How To Deal With a Bad Boss

7 Options for Managing Up In This Post: How to Deal With a Bad Boss Pin it for later  Are you working for a bad boss? 7 Keys to handling a difficult boss What if none of these 7 options work for you in how to deal with a bad boss? Are You Working For […]

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How to Eliminate Overwhelm

Feeling Overwhelmed? 3 Steps (& a Cheat Sheet) In This Post Pin it for later What is Overwhelm 3 Steps to Reduce Overwhelm Download The “Reduce Your Overwhelm” Cheat Sheet Are You Overwhelmed? Are you feeling overwhelmed? So many of us are. The funny thing about it is that this the word overwhelm almost sounds […]

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How to Journal: Get Results Without Wasting Time

How to Use Journaling to Reach Your Goals In This Post Pin it for later The benefits of journaling How to journal What to write in your journal Why the questions you ask yourself matter (see the video on this) The answer to “are you kidding, who has time for this? Download the complimentary daily […]

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What Is a Life Coach?

And do you need one? In This Post Pin it for later What is a Life Coach Types of Coaches How Coaching is Different from Therapy What Life Coaching Isn’t What Makes a Coach Great Who Uses Life Coaches? Styles of Coaching What to Expect When You Work With A Great Life Coach My Personal […]

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Returning To Work After Maternity Leave: 10 Considerations

From a Mom Who Has Tried All The Work Arrangements In This Post – Return to Work After Maternity Leave Pin it for later Have you been agonizing about whether or not to return to work after maternity leave? My personal decision about working after kids (hint: it was messy) Make your decision deliberately 10 […]

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Overcoming Perfectionism: The One Tip That Can Change Everything For You

The B- Approach In This Post – The One Tip You Need for Overcoming Perfectionism Pin it for later Is perfectionism your badge of honor? One example of how perfectionism has held me back What perfectionism really is Using the B- Approach as an alternative 3 tips for using the B-Approach Do you secretly wear your […]

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10 Easy Steps to Create a Weekly Schedule that Reduces Overwhelm

How to Reduce Overwhelm In This Post Pin it for later Why Take Time to Plan for the Week, to create a weekly schedule? The 10 Things to Include in an Effective Weekly Schedule and Plan Free download checklist to help you execute this weekly schedule and planning process Why Take Time to Create a […]

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Not Enough Time in the Day? Try This Simple Tip.

The 15 Minute List In This Post Pin it for later Do you feel like there’s not enough time in the day? Do you ever blow off 15 minutes when you have a short window between meetings or activities? What if you used that time intentionally, to get something quick done, to complete a habit, […]

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What is the Third Option? A Unique Choice for Working Moms

My Personal Story of Balancing Work and Family In This Blog Post In this post, I focus on: What is the Third Option for Working Moms My Own Story of Accidentally Implementing the Third Option My Advice for Anyone Interested in the Third Option A free Planner for Your Own Third Option This Is Rare […]

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6 Unique Back to School Tips

Back to School Tips You Might Not Have Thought Of Pin it for later In This Post Getting ready for school is more than buying clothes and school supplies. It’s an emotional time due to the transitions and an opportunity to put solid systems in place, to streamline the day-to-day. In this post, I share […]

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New Month New Goals: One EASY Way to Stay on Track to Achieve Your Goals

What’s Your Theme? In This Post – New Month New Goals Is it a waste of time to set goals – can you relate to one or more of these goal-setting types? My story on how I let my job define my goals, and finally took back my own agenda New Month New Goals Time […]

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5 Keys to Accomplishing Goals in the Second Half of the Year

MAKE THIS YEAR COUNT Pin this for later In This Post If you’re like many of us, you don’t have time for leisurely reading. So, I’ll get right to it. In this post, you’ll find a quick guide to accomplishing goals in the 2nd half of the year: Can you believe the year is half-way […]

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10 Creative Ways to Find a Babysitter

How to Find a Babysitter & Create a Group of Sitters You Can Count On Pin it for later What’s in this post If you’re like most of the Crushing Motherhood readers, you have no time to leisurely read this article. So I like to get to the point! In this article, you will find: […]

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Sending Kids to Camp

The Benefits of Sending Kids to Camp Pin this for later In this post… My story of accidentally sending the kids to camp, grandparents camp that is How sending kids to camp benefits them How sending kids to camp benefits the grandparents How sending kids to camp benefits the parents How sending the kids benefit […]

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50 Tips: How to Get Stuff Done

Get Stuff Done Even If You’re Over-Scheduled & Overwhelmed Pin this 50 Tips to Get Stuff Done for later Download the free PDF checklist: 50 Tips to Get Stuff Done Do you feel like you’re drowning? I have to be honest, there are many times where I feel like I can’t keep up with real […]

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How to Save Your Kid’s School and Art Work Without the Clutter (or Guilt)

Tips for Organizing School Papers and Art Pin it for later – https://pin.it/fwye645w6ehf6q Are you buried in an avalanche of artwork and school projects? The school year is out for some of us, and almost finished for others. Are you staring at a pile of artwork, special projects, and journals your kids brought home? I […]

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8 Tools to Automate Your Life – Try These Life Hacks to Reduce the Time You Spend On The Mundane

Simplify All That You Do with These Life Hack Tools Would You Like To Simplify Your Responsibilities and the Time You Spend on the Mundane Each Day? Have you ever thought about those repeated tasks you do every day and every week and wondered if there’s a better, faster way to accomplish them? Or, do […]

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84+ Ways to Automate Your Life

Eliminate and Reduce the Mundane Do you feel like the day-to-day responsibilities are overtaking you? Are you ever in the mood to just let it all go? The dishes are piling up, the mail is out-of-control, and the laundry is sitting in a massive pile on the dining room table? You’re out of milk, bread and […]

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The One Mistake to Avoid When You Make a To Do List

Make This Simple Adjustment To Exit the To-Do List Crazy Train Do You Feel Like You’ll Never Get Ahead? Do you start each day with a long to-do list? Do you feel deflated at the end of each day when you haven’t finished everything on your list? Are there days when you create a solid […]

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One Simple Trick to Re-Ignite Your Goal-Getting

Simple way to Motivate Yourself Have you lost some momentum? try this simple trick to motivate yourself I’ve started on YouTube! Do you like watching videos or reading? I’m experimenting with both and would love to hear your preference. Anyway, in this first video, I share my one quick tip for re-igniting your motivation. It’s […]

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Need to conquer a goal that’s been elusive? Try this approach…

kick-start your goal-getting 30 day challenges aren’t just for exercise Do you set the same goal for yourself over and over, and struggle to reach it time and time again? Do you have a goal that you keep putting on your list, determined to reach it this time but only to continuously fall short? You’re […]

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The 7 Best Photo Apps for iPhone (for non-photographers)

Get your photos ready for your annual family photo album quick and easy photo editor apps, to make your pictures photo album ready What Kind of Edits Do You Want to Make To Your Photos? Do you ever feel like editing your photos but there are so many apps, you’re not sure where to start? […]

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8 Habit Tracker Apps: Improve Your Consistency to Reach Your Goals Faster

The Best Habit Tracker Apps advice to find the best habit tracker app, one that you will actually use Pin it to read later Are you trying to build  some new habits this year? Have you set some big goals for yourself this year, but are already finding that you’re slipping into old habits? Making […]

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8 Habit Tracker Apps: Improve Your Consistency to Reach Your Goals Faster

The Best Habit Tracker Apps advice to find the best habit tracker app, one that you will actually use Pin it to read later Are you trying to build  some new habits this year? Have you set some big goals for yourself this year, but are already finding that you’re slipping into old habits? Making […]

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6 Best Organization Apps to Save Yourself Time and Frustration (plus they’re fun to use)

Top 6 Apps to Help You Get Organized This Year No time to read right now? Pin this to read later. Are You Ready To Get Organized? Are you ready to get organized this year? Do you have lists floating around everywhere –  notes in your phone, important info in your email, sticky notes all […]

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What is a BHAG and Why It Will Make a Huge Difference For You

How To Create a BHAG (Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal) What’s your approach to goal-setting? How do you feel about setting goals? Are you a goal-fanatic, setting goals each year, quarter and month?  Or, do you avoid goals altogether, thinking “why bother?” I used to set goals regularly but then I took a long time off […]

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What’s the Best Planner?

  What is your Planner Personality type? How to choose a planner you will actually use. 6 OPTIONS to customize your approach to getting organized in 2018. Do you buy a planner at the beginning of every year? Are you so excited at the prospect of starting a new year with a renewed focus on […]

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15 tips and shortcuts to create amazing, easy holiday cards

  Take the stress out of creating and sending your holiday cards this year Shortcuts and tips for creating a memorable holiday card without needing a full-blown professional photo shoot, hours to create and address the cards or an enormous budget Have you made your holiday cards yet? We’ve received a few in the mail […]

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21 Days of Family Gratitude – A Project for the Whole Family

Start a family gratitude practice in time for the holidays ​ Shift the family focus from candy and gifts to gratitude  Do you notice this time of year is especially challenging to get the kids (and yourself) to focus on being grateful?  For the kids, they can be so focused on counting their Halloween candy, […]

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5 Tips to Create a New Habit Once and For All

What is the significance of 66 days?

  It takes an average of 66 days to form a habit, the number of days left in 2017. 5 tips for creating new habits and making them stick once and for all. Make a change and start the New Year with momentum. Don’t wait for a New Years Resolution. Can you believe we have […]

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5 Simple Tips to Automate and Optimize Your To-Do List

Easy tips to keep track of all the to-dos that pile up Organize and keep track of it all in a simple way that quickly becomes a habit. Automate and optimize your to-do list and stop important tasks from falling through the cracks. Do you feel like you get nothing done and you’re spinning your […]

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An easy way to get control of your to-do list: The best apps for getting control of your out-of-control list

An easy way to manage your to-do list and make sure nothing falls through the cracks. Plus, a great tool to make sure you’re working on the highest priorities first. Are you drowning in to-dos? Is stuff falling through the cracks? Do you have lists everywhere — on your phone, on your calendar, and on […]

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4 Steps to Finish the Year Strong and Avoid the Year-End and Holiday Frenzy (plus a list of 25 ideas to jump start your plan)

It’s already October and we’re quickly coming to the end of the year and into the holiday season.  How does the year typically end for you?  Peace and accomplishment or chaos and stress? This post provides 4 steps to finish the year strong and avoid the year-end and holiday frenzy. Read to the end for 25 […]

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Motherhood triggered a self-identity crisis for me and 5 tips if it did the same to you

Have you experienced a self-identity crisis after becoming a mom? In this blog entry, I want to share with you a little background on why I started this blog, in hopes you might be able to relate to some of the struggles I describe below.  In short, I call it the ‘Motherhood Identity Crisis.’  I […]

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Some tools to assist with the “Miracle Morning”

In my last blog post, I talked about the concept of a Miracle Morning (a book by Hal Elrod).  Here are some tools I’ve found that help with the routine Hal recommends.  I’ve combined the apps I mention below into a folder on my phone called ‘Miracle Morning’.  I’ve arranged them in the order that I use them in the […]

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How (and why) to become a morning person

Have you tried to become a morning person and failed? This tip will help. Are you a night owl or a morning person? My typical schedule has been – go to bed at 11pm and wake up at 6am when one of the three boys comes crawling into bed asking for food or saying the […]

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How to hit your goals, and not let them slip through the cracks once again

Do you set goals and then quickly forget what you wanted to accomplish, falling back into old habits? Do you make progress toward a goal, lose momentum and then give up? I used to make my personal and business lists for the year in January and then I would get distracted by day-to-day ‘noise’ until […]

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Water is a key to overall health and curbing cravings

Are you drinking enough water? Many of us have started the year with health-related goals. One thing I always focus on, regardless of my goal, is water intake.  I used to derive my daily water from 8-10 diet cokes a day.  Wow, that was a bad habit!  Awhile back, I cut out soda and started […]

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How to Get Control of Your To-Do List, Instead of It Controlling You

How to keep your to-do list from overwhelming you and from things falling through the cracks. I hope your goals for the year are going well and you’re making steady progress toward them!  I want to share a tool that I have used consistently (almost daily) for the last 4 years.  It’s called Toodledo and […]

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How to maximize your stay at Great Wolf Lodge

What to buy, what to eat and how to maximize your investment at Great Wolf Lodge We went to the Great Wolf Lodge last week for the first time.  I thought I’d share some tips on how what we learned.  (We live about 20 minutes away and we have 3 kids ages 6 and under […]

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Get Control of Your Budget Once and For All

Is one of your goals getting control of your finances? A few years ago, we went from a double-income, no kids family to a single-income, growing family.  One of our first steps when we made this change was to get immediate visibility and control over the way we spent our money. I’m a little nerdy […]

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