Minute by minute

my thoughts on making the most out of all of life's minutes…

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More tomorrow….

Happy Monday Everyone!

So – I’m haunted by the fact that I’ve done very little writing this year.

I ask myself why is that?

I tell myself – I’m in a rut, I’ve lost my momentum, I need to change things up, I need to find a new angle.

I think it is all of those things….

I think the one thing that really resonates with me is  the “change things up“.

I’d like to change this blog a bit, I just don’t know what direction to take in.

Here’s my vision or dream of what this might become:

A place where people turn for inspiration so they in-turn are inspired to do the things that bring them joy and happiness.  

How do I do this?  How do we do this?

That’s the key – I’d like for this to be more of a WE.

I’m motivated by people!

I love hearing people’s stories; their challenges, their triumphs, their frustrations and how they overcame them.  I love hearing the daily processes that we all go through and still end up being happy.

I love hearing from you!

I’m working on changing the angle of this blog and my vision overall.  I’ll keep you posted along the way.  I’m hoping we can inspire each other and learn from each other.

I’d love it if you continued on this journey with me.  Invite a friend, join a conversation…stay awhile.

More tomorrow….



PS – I always think of the movie Happy Feet and the quote when I hear the word trimuph


“The word triumph starts with “try” and ends with a great big UMPH!”

Happy Feet



100 to start – will you help me

Hi Everyone!

My friend Mindy loves alliteration.  Anytime we work on a project together she needs to name it and it always needs to have some sort of “flow”.

She was the inspiration to my themed weekday blogs – –  you know “Not-me Monday“, “Tips on Tuesdays” and so on…..

So I thought we’d go with a little alliteration for a challenge I’d like to propose for May.  But it didn’t quite work out – because all I could come up with was  “A Million in May“.

I’m asking you help in getting my eBook, Making Time for Dinner, launched.  I’d love to get some traction in the sales, but I can’t do it alone.

I’d love to say – help me sell a Million copies in May – – but that might be getting a little greedy.  So instead we’ll forget the alliteration for this challenge and go for

100 in May!

So – will you help me sell 100 copies of my eBook this month.  This is a really doable goal.  It is less than four a day.  We can do it – right?

Here are a few ways to help:

  • Buy a copy for yourself.
  • Buy a copy for your friend.
  • Buy a copy off of Amazon.com and post a review.
  • Buy a PDF version and send me your review to share on this blog.
  • Share this challenge with your friends and ask them buy a copy.
  • Ask your firends to ask their friends to buy a copy.

You can buy either a PDF version here or  you can follow this link to buy it for your Kindle.

Here’s what one reader said about the eBook:

As a new mom, I found this incredibly helpful.  Making Time for Dinner is chock full of good, practical ideas that I look forward to implementing.  From shopping and pre-planning to tidying up afterward, this will help your family make – and keep – great habits.”   ~Elsa

Thanks for the help and for the support!



Not Me Monday…..Use your words

Lately I’ve been saying this to my three and a half-year old son, “Use your words“.  Truthfully, this saying that I’ve heard many parents say to their kids always grated on my nerves a bit and now I find myself saying it…and I get shivers down my spine.

For some reason, he seems to have stopped talking and is grunting, moaning and pointing whenever he wants or needs something.  And what’s frustrating is the fact that he was a late talker to begin with and has only really been talking for about seven or eight months.

I mention all this because I read a teaser post on one of the groups that I follow on Facebook and it made me think.  It asked the question:

You are going to say about 7000 words today….how are you going to use them.

I found the idea of 7000 words intriguing.  Is 7000 a lot?  I don’t really know.  Maybe if you count out your words in a ten minute span, it might give you some insight on just how many words a person actually says over the course of the day.

But it got me thinking:

What  if we only have 100 words to say each day?  What would we say?

Along the same thoughts….

Who are we talking to and talking with?

One more thought….

Are you all talk?

So I ask you these questions…and then I’ll close with a couple of quotes to ponder:

What are you going to say today?”

What are you going to not say today?

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
~Walt Disney

It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much.
~Yogi Berra

I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions.
~Lou Holtz

Happy Monday!


PS – today’s blog had many thought-provoking quotes…check out my other blog of a Minute…a Thought for a daily quote to jump-start your day.