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I’ve decided that fall is actually my New Year’s.  Every fall, inspiration hits to recommit to exercise, schedule engaging family nights, be more intentional about fostering relationships, and wow my familywith  several new, revolutionary, enticing recipes.Ha. We’ll see how I do :)I started a new weight-training program today and it felt SO good.  Although I’ve lifted off and on since I was 18, I’ve had a hard time committing to it again~ well, if I’m honest, a hard time committing to exercise in general ~ since we moved three years ago.  I’ve always been a firm believer in lifting weights, especially for women.  Not only does it strengthen your muscles and bones, it boasts an added benefit of building mental & emotional strength and confidence as well.Couldn’t we all use more of that?Now that I’m 41, physical strengthening is especially crucial.  I’m certain I’m losing bone mass and muscle mass and balance and elasticity each and every second. I…

Today I thought I’d share with you my method of organizing my to-do list.  I’ll warn you in advance: this is not fancy stuff.  But it hit me last night that my planning method has become a system I fall back on over and over again.  And if it consistently works for me, perhaps it is worth sharing with you :)For busy families, planning is important any time of year.  However, fall seems to be a great time to start fresh with the beginning of school, new Bible studies & programs at church, first days of extra-curricular activities, yard & house maintenance…..whew!  My mind can whirl for days with all the to-do’s I need to accomplish.My pattern goes something like this:1. My mind is whirling with everything I need to do, and every time I walk in a room of my house, or have a conversation with someone, or read a magazine, or…