I'm in a period of chaos. I feel like I'm barely treading water, and it's not that I'm drowning. I just seem to be floating in the middle of an ocean, with a life preserver, but no sign of land. So instead of wallowing in it, I've decided to focus on the good, on the happy in my life. BECAUSE THERE IS A LOT OF IT. 1. I have a job. Yes, my job is completely insane right now. However, when I was initially hired, it was a two year contract which ended LAST WEEK. But I got signed to a new … [Read more...] about What makes me happy?
Have you ever had one of those weeks where you knew you just needed to buckle down and survive? It's been that way for me a lot lately. August apparently has it out for me. I get up each day and think "let's just get through today". Nothing particularly horrible is happening, but everything around me just seems to be piling up. A post shared by Erin Lane (@takebackme) on Jul 31, 2018 at 7:58am PDT The girl child was sick. She had some terrible virus that grabbed … [Read more...] about Not every day is going to be a good day
This week's Take Back You features Gina, a mom of three from Northern Virginia (just outside Washington DC). She's the mom of identical twin daughters age 12 and a son who's 14. She's been been married 24 years and works from home as a blogger and freelance writer/marketer. Her blog is MoneywiseMoms, where she helps busy moms balance the family budget so they can spend on what's important to them. Welcome, Gina! What does self-care mean to you? Self-care means my own … [Read more...] about Take Back You: Gina from MoneywiseMoms
Time management can sometimes seem to be an elusive goal that we're all working toward. We have those days where we feel like we’re rushing from one thing to the next trying desperately to get everything done. There's work and kids and all the stuff that in between and by the time the day is done, it can feel like tornado went through our home! We end up having papers piled high on the counters, clothes NOT in the hamper or laundry room, and when we finally sit down to take care of it all, we’re … [Read more...] about 5 time management mistakes you may be making in your home
Getting fit is a journey, not something with a final destination. We have to constantly work at it. It's been a struggle for me, but here are some lessons learned from Burn Boot Camp that will hopefully help some of you who are also on the journey. I've been going to Burn Boot Camp for the last year and a half. Sometimes I'm super diligent and go 3-4x a week. Other times I'm lucky to go once. But I maintain my membership because it's the best workout I've ever had. I truly love it. One of … [Read more...] about 4 lessons learned from Burn Boot Camp