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…

The 8 wastes that need to be eliminated

The 8 Wastes OK, I get it – this page is about as exciting as wallpaper glue.  But understanding The 8 Wastes is as important to Lean, as wallpaper glue is to holding up wallpaper.  So learn the 8 wastes, and then head over to a…

How to get ready for the busy times ahead

Just a guess, but is it possible you might have some extra busy times coming up? (You can grab the Busier Than Usual downloadable template by clicking that link!) When you know there’s a particularly busy time coming up, it is tempting to jump in and try…