Adding Deep Cleaning Tasks to Your Cleaning Schedule

Last week, we talked about making a cleaning schedule to handle your weekly tasks. However, if you want a truly clean house, you will need to add deep cleaning to your list of chores. This can seem daunting when it is viewed as a nebulous cloud of labor, but we can break it down to … Continue reading Adding Deep Cleaning Tasks to Your Cleaning Schedule

Parenting with Depression: 7 Tips

Depression is difficult, and parenting is difficult. Throw the two together, and you have yourself a monumental struggle. When you parent with depression, you are torn between two facts: 1) the love you have for your child, and 2) the overwhelming sadness and exhaustion that you carry every day. In consequence, your days are filled … Continue reading Parenting with Depression: 7 Tips

When the Grass is Greener Elsewhere, Choose Your Side of the Fence

Here's a scenario that's all too common in my life: I think of a situation and am unhappy with it because something--let's call it x--is missing. The thought occurs to me that if only x were true, then I would be happy or things would be easier or life would run more smoothly. But x … Continue reading When the Grass is Greener Elsewhere, Choose Your Side of the Fence

What I Do (Or Would Like to Do) at the Beginning of Each Month

I like my life to be organized, and I want to see it move forward. Therefore, at the beginning of every month, I sit down with my computer, my planner, and my notebook and map out a few things to help make that month a success. It takes a little bit of time, but I've … Continue reading What I Do (Or Would Like to Do) at the Beginning of Each Month