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Time To Take Action

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on January 30, 2014 in Business, life, Moms |

  I recently heard an African proverb, “As you pray, move your feet” and it really struck a chord with me. One of my pet peeves is a person who complains yet does nothing to change their circumstances. I am not someone who can listen to someone complain for hours about how they have the [...]

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Managing Email Clutter

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on September 6, 2013 in Business, life |

I did it again. I have only done this once before….but after I do it, the feeling I get is a sense of freedom. I hit delete on my unread emails. I should correct that by saying my husband hit delete on my unread emails. I had over 1,400 in one account alone. I even [...]

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Perfectionism Kills Action

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on July 12, 2013 in Business, Family, life, Moms |

Every week I wait until the last minute to write my blog post. I have a deadline. I know when it is. But even knowing that, it seems like it isn’t until the last minute that I finally settle on the “perfect” topic. I reflect on the week and see what themes kept coming into [...]

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Time To Create Your Stop Doing List

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on June 21, 2013 in Business, Family, life, Uncategorized |

I will admit it, most days I have a mental to do list a mile long. On the days that I write my list down it tends to get overwhelming. I have always supported the idea of saying “no” to things and have written about it in the past. But then I came across a [...]

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Paper Clutter Be Gone!

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on January 4, 2013 in Business, Family, life, Moms, money |

Photo: see end of article whose paper clutter this is Are you like the majority of people who have listed organizing at the top of your resolutions list, right behind being healthier?  At the very top of that organizing wish list are the dreaded papers. We get papers in the mail, we get papers from [...]

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I’m Late, I’m Late, For A Very Important Date!

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on November 23, 2012 in Business, Family, life, Moms |

Are you one of those people who is late or early for appointments? I consider myself on time or early for most but every once in a while I am late. I have friends who are chronically late. It doesn’t matter what it is for, they are always late. The theory is that they are [...]

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Are You Smarter Than Your Smart Phone?

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on October 12, 2012 in Business, Family, life, Moms |

With the advent of the Smart Phone has come the beginning of our journey toward becoming paperless and relying on fewer gadgets. I started to think of the many uses that I now use this one gadget for as compared to the paper and other electronic gadgets. I am starting to realize that maybe my [...]

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How To Rid Yourself Of Mental Clutter

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on April 24, 2012 in Business, Family, life, Moms |

When you think about clutter I am sure you imagine those stacks of paper on your table or the pile of toys on the floor. But clutter is more than physical, it can be mental clutter as well. The physical clutter we can see. The mental clutter is more difficult to pinpoint. So imagine if [...]

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The Lost Art Of the Handwritten Thank You Note

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on April 9, 2012 in Business, Family, life, Moms |

I have noticed a trend recently that people are not sending hand written cards or notes anymore. This cannot be more apparent than the hand written thank you card. We were all taught by our parents (usually our mothers) how to write a proper thank you note. But sadly, I think we have all forgotten [...]

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Hi, My Name Is Melissa And I Am Addicted To My Smart Phone

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on March 12, 2012 in Business, life, Moms |

Hi, my name is Melissa and I am addicted to my smart phone.  This statement is not far off from becoming a reality for me! I love my smart phone. How did I know I had a problem? The message I received could not have been more clear; a fall in the bathtub. You see, [...]

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