Category Archives: Inspiring and Motivating

Announcement! + Free Printable

Hey! We’re so excited! You came just in time to see the new #shaatra52 Weekly Planner. In addition to the #mydayplanner Daily Planner, we now have the weekly planner. I’m passionate about helping women feel in control and organized with their days, and am excited to be able to serve different needs for women going through different seasons of life. And now for the good stuff…(because the announcement wasn’t good enough lol.) Don’t fret about school ending in a month. With a simple plan, you’ll…

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My One Word for 2016

You know how everyone talks about making a “New Year’s resolution”? Well…if you know this, then you know that it also doesn’t take long for this “resolution” to become a whispering memory in the back of your head… A few years ago, I came across this blog post which changed the way I thought about New Year’s resolution. Crystal talks about how she chooses just one word which becomes her mantra for that year and how it’s much easier to stick to it because it’s just one…

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6 Things I Learned from Boutique Shows

Being that Hanuka Boutique show season has just ended, I thought I’d share some things on how I tackle these shows. 1. Greet everyone with a smile Smiling is FREE! Besides for that, wouldn’t you want to talk to someone who has a happy face on instead of someone who looks bored, indifferent or unwelcoming? To give a hello and welcoming face to whoever walks by your table can go a long way. They may or may not be your customer, but they’ll walk away…

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A Pesach Lesson

I was at a friend’s house today. We were talking while the kids played in the basement. My friend was making dinners to put in the freezer for Chol Hamoed, which I thought was such a good idea. (at the time of this writing I still do!) As I watched her go about her way in the kitchen, I started feeling like I was not doing something right. After all, it’s the week of Pesah and I still have to clean my kitchen and do…

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*GUEST POST* It’s Not the Circumstance

Melissa is a results life coach and a trained innate health  counselor. She has been helping the community for over six years. Check out Melissa’s blog Moving Forward Brooklyn Life Coach and download her brand new e-book! By Melissa Cohen    Today I hired a cleaning lady to help me clean my house. every time I asked her to do something she said ok, then proceeded to continue to do what she was doing and ignore me. After this happened a couple of times I started to feel…

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winning mornings

*CHALLENGE* Win Back Your Mornings!

WIN BACK YOUR MORNINGS CHALLENGE Challenge for September: Hey, Summer, I had a really swell time with you this season. I guess it’s time for you to go for now… 🙁 While you’re gone, Summer, I’ll be trying to stay active and energized throughout the year so I’m ready when you visit again! OUR GOAL: WBYMC is here to provide accountability and encouragement for women to wake up early and create a healthy morning routine habit. THE PLAN of ACTION: This challenge starts September 1 and…

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My Summer Routine

I like routine. I like knowing what goes next on my schedule. I also think it’s healthy for kids to know what to expect every morning (or evening).  So when it comes to summer, I don’t shy away from routine during summer break. However, what works for my family during the winter/school days doesn’t apply now…that’s why I am making a loose schedule. I don’t feel the need to be stringent with it, because after all, it is vacation time! Morning Wake up Pray, Exercise, Breakfast Dress…

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The New Camp in Town

I am so excited to share my newest adventure with you! But first, I have a confession: I don’t send my children to camp. Yet. My kids are still young and although the going gets hard, I prefer to leave them home and do fun things with them than send them to camp (for a number of reasons). But I will tell you that sometimes, the idea of dropping off my kids and having the day to myself sounds tempting. 😉 Anyways, here is my…

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