Housekeeping: Beginning the journey to housekeeping mastery

Housekeeping involves cooking and baking
What is housekeeping?  And why do I say it is a skill?  Wikipedia gives a perfect description of housekeeping::

Housekeeping refers to the management of duties and chores involved in the running of a household, such as cleaning, cooking, home maintenance, shopping, laundry and bill pay.  These tasks may be performed by any of the household members, or by other persons hired to perform these tasks. (Wikipedia)

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5 characteristics of life dreams

Characteristics of life dreamsHere is a question, what is the driving force behind your life?  Do you have life dreams and what are they?  I am convinced that everybody has at least one life dream, most of us have many life dreams.  Some of us have given up on our life dreams, others actively pursue them and then there are those that want to pursue their life dreams but find something is lacking in their ability to do so.

How do you recognize your life dreams?  I have found that the following are characteristics of life dreams:

  • They were created in childhood or as a young adult
  • They were the result of a fond memory or life changing moment
  • They have never gone away, it is always at the back of your mind
  • The themes behind the dream are intertwined with your personality
  • Choices you made that pulled you away from your dream are the ones you regret the most

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Bullet Journal: The easiest task management system

Simplest Task Management System - Bullet Journal

There are many task management systems out there to manage your to-do lists.  You could use David Allen’s Getting Things Done for example, but I have found that Getting Things Done is over complicated for entry level workers, and people who do a lot of work as it shows up.  That is why I love combining GTD with the Bullet Journal system by Ryder Carrol.  The Bullet Journal is an effective and easy task management system.

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Second Baby Announcement

I thought I would take a moment to share with you the Facebook announcement Mark and I made for our second child.  Not only did we mention the due date, but we also did a gender reveal.

Second Baby Announcement -

While Mark and I had a lot of fun with our first baby announcement, coming up with a second baby announcement was a little more difficult.  Especially since Andrew doesn’t quite grasp what is going on yet!

So how did we do it?  

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Mark & Ash family news – 21 May 2016

Wow, it has been so long since I did a blog update.  There have been so many ups and downs, so much news and so many hundreds of things going on since I last wrote anything on my blog.  I am so sorry for my long absence.  I’m going to try and give you as decent an update as possible.  This won’t be in any order, just as soon as stuff pops into my head.  So here I go. Continue reading “Mark & Ash family news – 21 May 2016”