Kids, Summer

Getting in a groove/ summer schedule

We’re almost a 2 solid weeks in to summer break now. Inevitably, I feel like we always go through a slightly bumpy transition period when we shift from school to break or back again. Maybe this is my “fault”, for lack of planning or foresight…I’m not sure. I mean, we never really sat down and sketched out summer “rules” or…

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Deep thoughts, Life

No such thing as normal

I spent probably ~35 minutes last night doing a modified version of my weekly review. Namely, updating my planner and entering events into Google Calendar (so they will show up on the Family Calendar on the fridge). I had gotten a little behind on this and had a bunch of changes/edits/additions to get on there. I have been realizing lately…

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Morning Routine

Current Morning Routine Staples

In my perfect world, I’d have at least ~2 hours to leisurely enjoy my morning routine. 🙂 I used to get up at 4:30 a.m. (although back then, I would often work for 2 hours before the kids got up! Now that they are older, I can work later into the afternoon and these early morning work hours haven’t been…

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Podcasts, Productivity


On Monday, I had two podcast episodes back to back in my podcast subscription feed that were, ironically, both about the topic of routines. I am a big fan of routines in general, so these were fun to listen to! They were very different styles and sort of tackled different angles of routines. 1- Best Laid Plans – Routines and…

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Productivity, Work

Parkinson’s Law + work/time expansion…

Since we’ve been home all week 24/7, I’m missing most of the “anchors” in my life right now. It’s nice, in a way, to have some total “free for all” days, but also still odd. (Less odd now than it would have been a few years ago, since we have become fairly used to this slower pace throughout the pandemic,…

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