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 Smoother, Happier Mornings

Written by Lydia @ Frugal, debt free life, Contributing Writer A school bus rolled by my house this morning. I was sitting at my desk reading my emails, sipping a cup of coffee when I heard the tell tale sound of a diesel engine rumbling down the road. Is it back to school time already? A quick glance at my Facebook feed filled with smiling faces in fresh school uniforms or holding up newly-minted backpacks confirmed it. Even for those of us whose children aren’t yet school-aged (or in my … [Read more...]

12 Days of Christmas {Day 6: Thirty-One Gifts}

Today is the 6th day of the 12 days of Christmas Reviews & Giveaways 2014! Written by Kelly @ Eyes On The Source, Contributing Writer  On the 6th day of Christmas, day2day joys gave to me... A cute and roomy tote from 31 Gifts by Tiffany!  A festive bag to carry all of your goodies to and from holiday events (and more)!   Thirty-One is a tote/purse company developed to help women bless each other through beautiful products and … [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...]

Schoolwork Station

Written by Contributing Writer, KT @ One Organic Mama My oldest son started school two weeks ago. To say the transition was seamless... would be a lie. A big lie.  He is tired, testing boundaries, but loving his school day.  He has wonderful teachers, is making friends, and has a smile on his face when he gets off the bus everyday.  We have created a few things to help us get ready for school in the morning successfully and almost independently, as well as transition back to … [Read more...]

A Sneak Peek into How We “Do” School 2014-2015

Last year I shared with you how we "do" school, which is a combo of a co-op and homeschool. And this year we are following the same system. We take time to reevaluate each year (and pray) to ensure this is the best way we should school our children, plus this works best for our family's schedule. I'm so excited about this year because we have a new school room and I have two school-aged kiddos. I have one year under my belt now so I know a little bit about the structure needed as well … [Read more...]

7 Reasons Why You Should Print Your Photos {and where to do it}

Written by Steph @ Living Surrendered, Contributing Writer When was the last time you got some photos printed? Maybe it's been a while and you're realizing you need to back up your iPhone while you're at it. You're not alone. Smart phones make it easy to snap, post, and share about our lives in milliseconds. But, what about printing the photos you love to share? I'm a photo collector. Not a collector of random framed art, but a person who captures photos everywhere I go. I like to think of … [Read more...]

Are You a Slave to Your To-Do List?

Written by Karli @ Feed Me Mama, Contributing Writer One of the biggest investments I have made in myself as a homemaker is purchasing a really nice, well thought out planner. The most useful part of my beloved planner is that each day has it's own page, with it's own "to do list" section. At night before I go to bed, and then again in the morning, I add to and edit my to-do list for the day, adding things I didn't accomplish from the day before making sure I am not forgetting anything … [Read more...]

Creating a Dreamboard For The New Year

Written by Kelly @ Eyes On The Source, Contributing Writer A New Year always brings new hopes, dreams, plans...We're gonna climb that mountain, lose that weight, change that character flaw.  Hopes and dreams flying about in our heads, but it's overwhelming, we don't know the process to get there and so by mid-January we've already forgotten or given up.  Aren't New Years resolutions made to be broken anyhow? Do you have big plans for this New Year?  Have you put together a list of goals? … [Read more...]

Optimizing Kitchen Storage

Written by Kim @ Good and Easy Eats, Contributing Writer *note from Rachel: This is Kim's last post here, she has a busy family and life and I'd ask that you keep her in your prayers as she moves on to all God has for her! I love bins, bottles and jars! And I've recently been taking advantage of the use of all three in making my kitchen storage areas more efficient. It all began with the freezer a couple of weeks ago. Now, keep in mind, this is the same fridge I've owned for … [Read more...]