Productivity

A habitual list-maker and recovering washy-tape addict, I have a special affinity for all things related to being organized and productive in our day-to-day lives.  Here you’ll find lots of ideas you can immediately implement for how to be productive and get things done.

 

 

My Secret to Getting Things Done

My Secret to Getting Things Done

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Hello friends! I hope y’all are having a great week! About a month ago I shared the routine chart I made for my son and it has been going really well. I’ve been waking up early and I will wipe off the previous days’ checkmarks, write today’s date at the top, put a sweet note at the bottom, then set it onto the counter for James to fill out as he completes the tasks in the morning.

I also fill up a cup of water for him and sit it nearby with his vitamins.

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Kids Summer Routine

Kids Summer Routine

Hi friends! I hope your Summer is off to a great start! There’s no denying that this has been a crazy year with everything going on and we’re not out of the woods yet with Coronavirus and staying in most of the time.

Last Summer we had such a great time doing all kinds of fun things, going here and there and James was in a wonderful three week academic camp where he really thrived.  Unfortunately, the camp canceled this Summer and we haven’t enrolled in anything else. We also haven’t made any travel plans. 🙁

So,

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Planning the Rest of 2020 (The Year of Change)

Planning the Rest of 2020 (The Year of Change)

Hi friends! Welcome back, I hope your week is off to a great start.  Today, I want to talk about how to make the most of the rest of the year.  The start of 2020 held so much hope and promise for a new decade, then so many devastating events occurred starting with the fires in Australia, Coronavirus, and the heartbreaking deaths of Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd.

George Floyd was laid to rest in Houston where he grew up and our city is dedicating this day to him.  May George rest in peace with his mama whom he called out to during his last moments here on earth.

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Weekly Routines & Printable

Weekly Routines & Printable

Good morning friends!  I hope your week is off to a great start!  Real life talk- I got a mammogram yesterday, so if you’ve been needing to get one yourself, here’s your sign to go ahead and get it scheduled!  I’ve never had one hurt and it really only takes about 10 minutes for the imaging process.  Just do it!

Now let’s jump in and talk routines.  If you subscribe to my weekend newsletter, you may have read this, but I’m sharing it again for those that missed it.

It’s no secret that the last year of my life has been pretty challenging as I’ve walked in the divorced parenting shoes. 

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Top Posts of 2019 | Get Productive

Top Posts of 2019 | Get Productive

Hello friends! Welcome to the start of a brand NEW YEAR!  Are we all loving it??  I know I am!

We celebrated the start of the new decade at Marianna’s home with her lovely family and several good friends, including Ali-Shaun and Stephanie.  Marianna is from Venezuela and definitely has a knack for entertaining, providing delicious, beautiful food, and is just an awesome person to be around.

We ate, drank, talked and laughed and even Jordan lasted until the NYC new year countdown!

DECEMBER LOVES WINNER!

Before we dive into today’s post,

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Top 5 Things I Do to Rest & Recharge

Top 5 Things I Do to Rest & Recharge

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I recently shared on Stories what I do on the weekends when I’m home alone and I got tons of feedback from y’all.

Whether you’re single, married, divorced, with kids or without, taking time to care for yourself is critical for your well-being.  The older I get, the more I learn that I don’t do well when things are too crammed together, overscheduled or chaotic.  I need that ‘white space’ in my life to unwind and decompress.

I’m choosing to look at my weekends as a gift,

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How I Went from Lawyer to Blogger | Part 2

How I Went from Lawyer to Blogger | Part 2

Hi friends!  Welcome back!  Thank you for your patience while I got my thoughts together for this post.  I’ve been surprised by how emotional writing about my journey has felt.  I’ve cried many times while writing both posts.  Remembering Dennis and now for this part, my Dad, has brought back so many feelings.

I hope parts of my journey inspire you in your own life, or that it simply helps knit us closer together. Opening up and being vulnerable tends to do that.

If you read Part 1 of my lawyer to blogger journey,

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HOW I WENT FROM LAWYER TO BLOGGER | PART 1

HOW I WENT FROM LAWYER TO BLOGGER | PART 1

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When Jordan started preschool this year and I shared how emotional it was for me, many of you sent me the sweetest messages saying you’ve been following me since I was pregnant with her and can’t believe how time has flown!  I’m with you- it goes so very fast!  But did you know that I’ve been blogging since my son James was just 4 months old?  He’s nine now!  My 10 year blogging anniversary was this summer!

So many of you have been with me (and James!) from the very beginning and I’m so very grateful for you! 

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10 DAILY HABITS AND HOW TO TRACK THEM (With …

10 DAILY HABITS AND HOW TO TRACK THEM (With FREE PRINTABLE)

Good morning friends!  Can you believe we’re already to August?!  Where has this summer gone?  I shouldn’t be surprised- every year it seems to fly by and before we know it, school is about to start again.  For us, the official first day of school starts on August 14, but the two days before that is when the kids get to meet the teacher and see who will be in their class.

This is an especially big deal for Jordan this year since she’ll be starting PK3.  Luckily, she’s familiar with the school and even many of the teachers since James has been going there since he was in PK3.

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Mid Year Life Reset

Mid Year Life Reset

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Good morning friends!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  I’m back from a quick girls’ trip to San Antonio and cannot wait to share the trip recap with you.  We ate, drank, shopped and most importantly laughed til we cried!  James mentioned to me yesterday that kids laugh 400 times a day and adults just 15!  Isn’t that wild?!  Bring on the FUN!

It’s so crazy to look back and remember how s l o w January felt and now we’re looking up and are already halfway through the year!

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8 Ways to Stay Positive

8 Ways to Stay Positive

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Good Monday morning friends!  I hope y’all had a fabulous weekend and are looking forward to this fresh, new week.

Everyday, I’m grateful to receive messages from you commenting on my positive attitude.  For today’s post, I wanted to dive into that because my true passion for this blog is to inspire you to ‘take care of YOU’.  If you’ve been with me for long, you know that mantra was passed down to me from my Grandma Nola and I want to pay it forward.

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Morning Tips for a Productive Day

Morning Tips for a Productive Day

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I’m finally back to “normal” after our Memorial Weekend trip – it always takes me a few days back home to recover.  And we’re looking at just one more day of school before summer break officially starts.  This year started off so slow, but sure has sped up these last few months.

MORNING TIPS FOR A PRODUCTIVE DAY

Today, I’m sharing how I start my day so that I can get things done (GSD!) and be productive.  I’ve found that when my morning is off to a good start,

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GSD

GSD

Oh yes, baby!  It’s time to GSD! If you’ve followed me for awhile and especially on Stories, you know I love to Get Sh*t Done!  Some of you smarties even recommended that we name the fitness eBook “Get Fit Done” and I have to say, I like it! 😉  So what does it look like when I GSD?  I don’t usually preplan or schedule in my GSD days, it’s more like I wake up and suddenly feel like I need one and then I get to it!

HOW TO GSD
START WITH A QUICK WORKOUT

First things first!

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How to Organize Kids Papers & More Organizing and …

How to Organize Kids Papers & More Organizing and Productivity Tips

Good Monday morning friends!  How was your weekend?  We spent Saturday and Sunday in the country with my friends and it was such a welcome retreat!  Just the last hurrah we needed to be ready to really start the new year today!  I was in such a foggy first new year week of not knowing whether to sleep in and relax or set my alarm and get going.

But, I’m one of those people that can only laze around for so long before I get ansty and want to get up and get productive.  Well friends,

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How To Plan Your Week with FREE Printable

How To Plan Your Week with FREE Printable

I don’t know about you, but that first week back to school really kicked my booty! Planning my week is so important to stay on track, especially once back to school comes around. So today I’m sharing how to plan your week (with a free printable)!

We’re on to week three after back to school so we are in the groove now, but it was hard to let go of those lazy summer days!  We got a little bit of summer feeling by heading to the pool this weekend though!

I wore my swimsuit from my Amazon fashion haul and two ladies stopped and asked me where it was from while we were there. 

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Meet Shannon, My Blog Assistant!

Meet Shannon, My Blog Assistant!

Today  is a super exciting day, like realizing it’s serious with you and your boyfriend and finally bringing him home to meet your parents!  I have that same giddy feeling today because I’m introducing you to a special person, Shannon, who’s been working with me on my blog for the past several months!  I’ve come to know and love her and I hope you do too!

Gingham Tank • Similar Jeans • My Home Office

Let’s start at the beginning so you can understand why I brought Shannon on to work with me. 

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How To Grow Your Blog

How To Grow Your Blog

Good morning friends!  I’m finally over my lingering cold and had some time to get my life together, so I could finally give you a recap of the Dallas blog conference!  And as promised, I brought you back some blogging tips to help you grow your own blog!

BLOG CONFERENCE RECAP

This girls’ weekend is always a blast and the conference is really well done with gorgeous details, fun parties, and one-on-one time with brands you have worked with in the past or may partner with in the future.

More than that, it’s an opportunity to hang out with friends that you don’t normally get to see since we’re all over the map!

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10 Daily Habits for a Productive Day

10 Daily Habits for a Productive Day

I had the Mondayest morning ever yesterday walking into my living room, being very confused as to why Jordan was standing in a huge pile of sand.  And then I saw the empty breadcrumb container a few feet away.  These toddlers are quick I tell ya!  They don’t miss an opportunity for mischief!  But today is a new day and I think y’all are going to like today’s post!  It’s Part 2 in collaboration with my favorite fitness brand, Zella at Nordstrom, and it’s all about how to kick butt and be productive every day!  I LOVE writing these kinds of posts and sharing things like this,

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