Author: The Mother

How to stock your pantry when you use Lean business principles

Do you ever wonder if there’s a ‘right’ way to stock your pantry?  Like, what you should or should not have in it?  And how much?  After all, those Pinterest pantries look awesome…maybe you should just copy one of them? Actually, the main thing when you’re…

Just make one tiny improvement today

This post is not going to be long, I promise!  Life is happening at break-neck speed right now.  The days are packed.  I’m willing to bet they are for you, too. It’s easy when we are this busy to postpone (or eliminate) continuous improvement from our…

How (not!) to be a successful stay-at-home mom

Do you mind if I go off on a little rant for a minute?  Thanks.  It won’t be long, I promise. As you know, I am a total newbie to Facebook.  So a little while ago, as I was trying to learn my way around Facebook,…

Leadership training for moms

If you don’t think that moms are leaders, here’s a small experiment for you to try. For the next week or so stop providing any sort of leadership for your family, and see how things go.  Watch how little gets done around the place.  Will your…

5 habits of successful stay-at-home moms

It’s a funny thing. The habits that contribute to the success of gazillionaires and CEOs are the very same ones that will help you to be a success as a stay-at-home mom.  No, they are not necessarily easy to master, but they are habits and they…

Asking ‘why’ when something goes wrong

The 5 Why’s Is there any mother out there that has not been bombarded by “WHY?”  I doubt it!  It turns out, we need to take a lesson from our toddlers. When frustration hits or something is not going as it ought, it is important to…

3 tips to make this the best school year ever

Have you had your first round of parent/teacher conferences this year?  Whether Junior is leading his school to glory and honor, or forgetting his homework 8 days a week, here are some tips to help make this the best school year possible. People, people, people The…

How to set up a home filing system that actually works

Having a well set up, easy to run filing system at home can make all the difference between success and failure for a stay-at-home mom.  It took me years to conquer the paperwork pile, and still I can suddenly have a pile show up apparently overnight,…

Pumpkin Dessert (or breakfast…)

I don’t want this to become a total recipe blog, but I don’t mind occasionally sharing a recipe or two that keeps our family going.  This one has been a big fave this year, and in the last few weeks slices of it have kept friends and…