Set Yourself Up to Succeed

Written by Starla, Contributing Writer On the heels of New Year's come the New Year resolutions that we all make.  Whatever the goals or resolutions: healthier way of eating, weight loss, financial goals, marriage goals and/or spiritual goals they all can be accomplished if we set ourselves up to succeed.  I prayfully chose a word and a Bible verse to focus on throughout this year.  Now that a theme word, goal or resolution has been chosen, what's next? How do we … [Read more...]

10 Tips for Setting Goals this New Year

Written by Karen @ To Work With My Hands, Contributing Writer Setting Goals is probably practiced in January more than in any other month of the year. It's a new beginning, and with it, we usually want to make positive changes in our lives and homes. That's a good thing! But, as with most things, setting goals is a learning process. Since I began setting goals, I've had some successes, some bumps, and some downright failures.  Here are 10 tips I've learned for setting goals for the … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get Things Done (in the future)

Written by Christine @ So Domestically Challenged, contributing writer A few weeks ago, I was invited by Rachel to be a contributor here on Day2DayJoys.  I read her invitation.  I got excited.  I closed my email and made a mental note to get back to her...and I did get back to her a few days later. She invited me to do a post.  Immediately, at least 6 great ideas popped into my head.  I was thrilled.  I was energized.  I was ready to go.  But here I … [Read more...]

5 Tips For a Successful Homeschool Year

Written by Karen @ To Work With My Hands, Contributing Writer Today is the first day of our new school year. Today the books are out again, all fresh and crisp. Everyone is excited, and everything is new - for now. But within a few weeks - maybe even days - the newness wears off and my children will wonder how they got duped by those pretty, crisp-covered books again. Sound familiar?  After 20 years of homeschooling, we still sometimes struggle. But along the way, I've learned a … [Read more...]

7 Simple Ways To Improve Your Diet This Year

Please meet Karen, a new contributor here. She is a mama to many, with a passion to inspire you to be creative. I hope you will stop by her blog To Work with My Hands! Today she is sharing some simple ways to improve your health.  Written by Karen @ To Work With My Hands, Contributing Writer Are you one of the many people looking for ways to improve your diet this year? We all tend to realize after the food overload throughout the last few weeks of the year that we need to … [Read more...]

Capturing Moments, Resolved

Written by KT @ One Organic Mama, Contributing Writer So I strive, each year, to create a book of photos of my family.  I take thousands (seriously) of pictures, and my 5 and 2 year old would never see them if I never printed them out and looked at them - so I started making one photo book a year.  They love to sit down with them and talk about our friends and family.  I love that they can enjoy the many pictures I take. I wanted to add a new touch to my 2015 photo book. … [Read more...]

Natural Oven Cleaner… Easy as 1, 2 & 3!!

It's a new year, which means new goals right?  Well, a HUGE goal I've had for a while now was to clean my oven. Boy or boy was it yucky and I have been using it almost a year without cleaning it, yes- I did just confess that.  You see, we bought our first house, a Log-home and moved in (in January of last year), got mostly unpacked, had a homebirth, started a new school year and got on with life. Time passed and I kept telling myself I'll do it later. Later came and went but while my … [Read more...]

Finding Harmony and Productivity for the Work-At-Home-Mama

Written by Karli @ Feed Me Mama, Contributing Writer More and more mothers are turning to working from home in order to maintain the family budget but still stay home with their children. Whether it's working for a network marketing company or hand making goods for an Etsy store, mamas across the country are finding ways to be home with their little ones- but it's not always easy! I am one such mama, and I am here to tell you- it is NOT all rainbows and butterflies and paychecks here in … [Read more...]

Mom-Friendly Exercise Ideas

Written by Jenn @ A Simple Haven, Contributing Writer Last fall, not taking great care of myself finally caught up with me: I was exhausted, stressed, sick more often than usual, and emotionally all over the place. After catching what I’m pretty sure was shingles, I finally went to my doc, who asked some basic questions: Was I getting enough sleep? Exercise? Water? Um, not so much. Except the water. Thanks to what I lovingly refer to as “my sippy,” I excel in hydration. She ran … [Read more...]

Successful Goal Planning for Any Time of the Year

Written by Kari @ Living Strong Health & Wellness, Contributing Writer It’s that time of year when people all over the world are bringing out their goal sheets and making their New Year’s Resolutions. I love this attitude and drive that so many of us jump into, but unfortunately, for the majority of people, the excitement isn’t long-lived. This leads to unsuccessful resolutions, goals going unchecked and tons of frustration, which ultimately leads to people who just give up on having … [Read more...]