While you may be personally guilty of not always knowing the difference between a want and a need (#target), you can still preach what you don't practice. At a young age, kiddos begin to understand the difference between needing a big ol' box of cookies and having enough food to pack school lunch for a week.Read More
You're a stay-at-home parent and you're ready to enter the work force. Maybe it's the first time. Maybe it's the first time in a long time. No matter what phase of your career development you're in, coming out of a stint at home can be daunting. What have you contributed? What have you learned? What skills could possibly translate to the workforce? How do you even update your resume? Fortunately, the answer to all of those questions is "A lot, actually!"Read More
There are a few things I take seriously in my family: bed times, boxed wine, and meal prep. It used to consume a huge amount of my time, finding recipes and building grocery lists week after week. Because like most mothers, I force myself to parent on expert mode meaning no meal could be repeated within a 30 day time frame. Rational, I know. But times have changed, and meal prep has become automated. And it's time you automate too.Read More
We as humans have the tendency to covet what we don't have. It's in our DNA somehow. And if it isn't in our DNA, it is certainly a hideous learned behavior. This "grass is greener on the other side" notion is remarkably toxic. It ruins marriages, professional relationships, finances, families. Envy, or the reactions caused by envy, ranks up there with hurricanes, tsunamis, and wild fires as one of the most destructive forces of nature.
And like most natural disasters, you can't prevent the covetous feelings. But you can take steps to prepare for it.Read More
You've heard it a million times. Meal prepping is an incredible way to simplify your life and save you money; but, we gals at #upwardalways hope you will finally give it an earnest try. It doesn't have to be a big, drawn out production, but it will make your life easier.
Here are a few tips to make it easy!Read More
Now, obviously these are not fool proof solutions. Nor are they guaranteed to help you experience less disappointment in your life. But it's certainly better than sitting in your own frustrations stewing in your own steaming pile of hate.Read More
Suddenly, this need to connect with other parents morphed into this desire to teach other women to push past self-imposed boundaries, exalting themselves as capable human beings without the need to apologize for being great at something. Great at everything, damn it.Read More
First off, I'm not advocating neglect here. That's a different post about teaching your kids to feed themselves and work the DVD player so you can sleep in on Sundays.Read More
As if life itself wasn't already stressful enough, let's throw the act of perfecting Christmas into the mix. Because DIY Halloween costumes and Martha Stewart Thanksgiving tablescapes weren't enough.Read More