November is here! We are coming up to the end of 2020 and it seems crazy that it’s already so late in the year. These last couple of months have really flown by and I’m starting to get excited for next year, but first, we need to get through the next two months. As always, a new month means I take some time to review my previous month’s goals, make any necessary adjustments, and then get busy setting my November 2020 goals. Before we get into November’s goals, let’s take a moment to go over how well I did with October’s goals. October goals reviewRead More →

Can you believe that October is here already? I don’t know about you, but it seems like the last few months have really flown by. Perhaps that is because we are now in autumn, which is my favorite season. Or perhaps it’s because I have been so busy lately that the days have been zooming by. Either way, it’s a new month and that means it’s time to assess my monthly goals, make any necessary adjustments, and get busy setting my October 2020 goals. If you haven’t started setting monthly goals, I highly recommend doing so. They really help you keep on track and sharingRead More →

The November Use It Up Challenge is here and it's all about tackling sentimental clutter.

Grab your board games, consoles, controllers, and stacks of unplayed video games! It’s time for the October Use It Up Challenge. We all know that decluttering can be a hard process. So this month, let’s have some fun. This month’s focus is on games – specifically video games and board games. These two types of games can provide hours of entertainment, yet they can also be a source of clutter. Games that you no longer play are often shoved into closets and other spaces. It’s time to tackle this clutter. Let’s go through all of those games, play them, and ensure we are keeping onlyRead More →

As the school year gears up to start again, many parents are looking at a very different set-up. Since March, parents have been dealing with some form of at-home learning. Some schools already had some online classes, while others scrambled in the first few weeks to set things up – my son’s school fell into the latter group. Now that a new school year is approaching, many parents have had to make the decision on whether to send their kids to school or keep them home to attend online classes. For those who are choosing at-home learning, there are some steps you can take nowRead More →

August has arrived and that means it’s time to set up another month’s worth of goals. I don’t know about you, but July seemed to zoom by. One moment it was the beginning of the month and then suddenly the end of the month had arrived. In a way, a month that goes by quickly is good. It means you aren’t waiting desperately for every day to end. However, the way this month went by felt like I was in a constant race. But I digress. Each month, I set several goals that will keep me busy every day and work towards some long-term goals.Read More →

July has arrived and that means we are officially in the second half of 2020. This also means that we are solidly in summer, the kids are finally out of school and the weather is turning nicer – though some days it has been unseasonably hot already. You may find that life is getting busy, but that doesn’t mean you should skip setting monthly goals. Even just a few will keep you moving towards a greater long-term goal. For me, a new month means it’s time to set some goals. Before we get to my July 2020 goals, let’s take a minute to review howRead More →

Can you believe that it is already June? The sixth month of the year means the arrival of summer. This means warmer weather should be heading our way and that the garden season is finally starting in Northern Ontario. With the chaos of the previous months over, or at least dying down a bit, I am truly looking forward to seeing what June has in store. Plus it’s my birthday month! Before we go over my June 2020 goals, let’s take a moment to look back at how I did with my May goals. May goals review May was such an incredibly busy month! IRead More →

It’s hard to believe that May is already here. Despite everything that is going on in the world, the last few months have flown by and we are steadily approaching the middle of the year. However, unlike March, April was a solid month. Sure, there is still plenty of uncertainty in the air and some of us are still adjusting, but for me, everything fell into a rhythm. The arrival of a new month means it’s time to reassess my goals and tailor them to my needs. Before we get into my May 2020 goals, let’s take a moment to look over how I didRead More →

March was a crazy month, wasn’t it? This was by far the strangest and most unpredictable month. We all had setbacks to overcome, changes to embrace and a new way of life to adapt to. A lot of people struggled, while some had an easier time. Regardless of these life-changing times, we will get through it. I know a lot of people set monthly goals and will likely be disappointed that they didn’t reach them this month. Don’t worry about it. Be happy with what you did get done, no matter how big or little it was. I know I also had to adjust toRead More →

Life has changed vastly for most people in the last few weeks. Many are finding themselves being sent home for weeks when they are used to going out every day for work and pleasure. It can be a challenge for those who are extremely social to have to adjust to a life at home with minimal contact with the outside world. As an introvert, this transition has been pretty easy for me. I had previously spent a lot of my time at home, going out only when necessary. However, for those who are new to this and are looking for ways to fill in theRead More →