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Donella Crigger

Low Carb Staples to Keep On Hand

Starting a new diet or lifestyle change can be extremely difficult, especially when it restricts what you can and can’t eat. The low carb diet (whether it’s Atkins, South Beach or some other variation) is no exception. As you start out on this adventure, it might seem a bit intimidating. But, don’t let the challenge …

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Work at Home Productivity Tips – Part 3

For the past two weeks, we’ve been talking about work at home productivity tips that can help you make the most of your work time at home. The series continues this week with three more tips that, when implemented, can help you start getting more done TODAY. Using just one of these tips each week …

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7 Tips for Camping With a Toddler

Preparing for a camping trip is a job in itself. Preparing for a camping trip when you have a toddler is another thing completely. Whether it’s keeping them safe or keeping them entertained, camping with toddlers requires plenty of preparation. If you’re looking for a few ideas to make sure your toddler is a happy …

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My Child Is a Picky Eater (And I’m Okay With That)

Before I had a child of my own, I had a lot of opinions about children who were “picky eaters.” Why wouldn’t their toddlers try new foods? Weren’t their parents offering them enough variety? Didn’t they try the “just two bites” trick? What about a reward system? Yes, I was that person who thought I knew …

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5 Essential Productivity Apps for Work at Home Moms

As work at home moms, we have many hats to wear. Heck, moms of any type (stay-at-home, work-at-home or work-out-of-the-home) do. But working at home has its particular challenges, especially when it comes to staying on task and being productive while at the same time being attentive to your children. Personally, I struggle sometimes. On …

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Why Hitting the Snooze Button is Bad for Productivity

I used to set my alarm half an hour before I needed to wake up. Why? I wanted some extra time to wake up every morning. Hitting that snooze button felt delicious—like I was giving myself a little treat for every 5 or 10 minutes I allowed myself to sleep. The thing is, it didn’t …

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How to Stop Working at the End of the Day

Although I love to study productivity and have picked up some good habits, I’m not entirely immune to terrible habits like pulling all-nighters. Though they’re less frequent than they were in my college days, not long ago, I found myself tapping at my computer keys well past midnight (until 5 a.m., to be exact). Ever …

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Work at Home Productivity Tips – Part 1

Working at home is wonderful. You’re in charge of your schedule, you get to spend lots of time with your family, and you can work wherever you like. It’s also challenging for the same reasons. How can you avoid distractions? How do you stay motivated when you don’t have to answer to a supervisor? This …

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