Learning to ask for help and other lessons learned from the #FringeHours.

Making Time for You

I’ve been a fan of Jessica Turner’s blog, The Mom Creative, for a long time. When I found out she was writing a book, I couldn’t wait to read it.

One of the main reasons I was excited to be a part the launch team for The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You is because Jessica and I are very similar in that we’re both mom bloggers who work out of home full time, in PR and marketing. I was very interested to take a peek into her life and find out how she “does it all.” (Spoiler: she doesn’t.)

The book is broken up into four sections: Explore, Discover, Maximize, and Live Well. Each section is chocked full of information to help you.

What I love about this book, is that Jessica not only gives you the information, she also made it interactive. She poses questions to the reader and leaves space for them to answer. It is those questions that I found the most helpful. They weren’t softball questions. They were deep, emotion-stirring questions that really made me stop and think before answering. It is in those questions that I found out many things about myself. Things that I hadn’t allowed myself think about before.

My advanced reading copy is marked up with notes in the margins, circled paragraphs and highlighted sentences. I just know this book will be one that I refer to when I feel myself getting too “busy” to make time for me.

After reading The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You, I developed a list of goals I want to accomplish:
1. Wake up earlier
2. Take lunch – away from my desk
3. Always have a book with me
4. Go to bed earlier
5. Begin journaling regularly
6. Be intentional
7. Spend less time on social media
8. Learn to ask for help
9. Learn to get proper rest

I cannot recommend this book enough. It’s for every woman – not just wives and moms. There are tons of books that tell you to take time for yourself; The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You tells you how. It goes beneath the surface to find out what you need to do, in order to find those little “pockets of time.” Time for you.

The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You is available for purchase today.
Order where books are sold, including: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million and DaySpring.

Visit www.FringeHours.com to learn more and find some really cool resources.

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My Obsession with the Tiny House Movement

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Have you guys heard of The Tiny House Movement?

“Simply put it is a social movement where people are downsizing the space that they live in. The typical American home is around 2600 square feet, while the typical small or tiny house is around 100-400 square feet. Tiny Houses come in all shapes, sizes and forms but they focus on smaller spaces and simplified living.”  – The Tiny House Life

I am totally obsessed.

Not sure if I could ever live in one, with both the hubs and the kid. But, if it was just me? I’d totally go for it.

There’s just something so minimalist and simplistic about it all.

A simplicity I crave.

With all the crap we collect, how awesome would it be to just chuck almost all of it and live small?

Even if it doesn’t interest you, like it does me, you should totally check it out. It’s so fascinating.

A couple of my favorite sites to visit are RowdyKittens and The Tiny House Family.

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When Three Became Four

Happy New Year, friends! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday.

I just wanted to take a minute to introduce you all to our new family member, Johnny.

If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram then you’ve already met him. If you don’t, let me explain…

Johnny is the kid‘s new puppet that he got for Christmas. Originally, he asked for a vintroliquist dummy. However, those are super creepy and totally freak me out. So, we compromised.

The Kid loves him and he is now our second son.

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At @Target getting John an outfit. Seriously. #puppet #TheKid

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Johnny’s new outfit. #puppet #puppetlife #TheKid A photo posted by Bree Glenn (@breeglenn) on