Category: Life Management

Engage | Choosing What to Do with Confidence | GTD for Stoners

GTD for Stoners The Stoner Mom’s Crash Course in Life Management Created in 2001 by David Allen, Getting Things Done is a method of managing and maintaining all of your life’s commitments.  In this blog series, I am breaking down the Getting Things Done method, but for stoners. Because stoners can be productive. They are industry leaders and stay-at-home moms. They are doctors, teachers, grandmothers, combat veterans and so much more. If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed with your life’s responsibilities and don’t know where to start, then this is the series for you!   Hi friends! Here we are, the...

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Reflect | A Weekly Ritual for a Clearer Mind

GTD for Stoners The Stoner Mom’s Crash Course in Life Management Created in 2001 by David Allen, Getting Things Done is a method of managing and maintaining all of your life’s commitments.  In this blog series, I am breaking down the Getting Things Done method, but for stoners. Because stoners can be productive. They are industry leaders and stay-at-home moms. They are doctors, teachers, grandmothers, combat veterans and so much more. If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed with your life’s responsibilities and don’t know where to start, then this is the series for you!   In our last post in this...

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Clarify | Decimate your To-do List while Getting High | GTD for Stoners

GTD for Stoners The Stoner Mom’s Crash Course in Life Management Created in 2001 by David Allen, Getting Things Done is a method of managing and maintaining all of your life’s commitments.  In this blog series, I am breaking down the Getting Things Done method, but for stoners. Because stoners can be productive. They are industry leaders and stay-at-home moms. They are doctors, teachers, grandmothers, combat veterans and so much more. If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed with your life’s responsibilities and don’t know where to start, then this is the series for you! Welcome back productive stoners! In our previous...

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Capture | getting it out of your brain and into your system | GTD for Stoners

GTD for Stoners The Stoner Mom’s Crash Course in Life Management Created in 2001 by David Allen, Getting Things Done is a method of managing and maintaining all of your life’s commitments.  In this blog series, I am breaking down the Getting Things Done method for stoners. Because stoners can be productive. They are industry leaders and stay at home moms, doctors, teachers, grandmothers, combat veterans and so much more. If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed with your life’s responsibilities and don’t know where to start, then this is the series for you! Welcome back productive stoners! In our previous post...

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Getting Things Done for Stoners | a Crash Course in Life Management

  Getting Things Done vs Curlicues + Doo-dads The internet is bursting with women and their journals. Bullet journals, Filofax planners, Moleskin grids, and Leuchtturm notebooks. Fancy pens and 300 count marker sets. Browse through Pinterest and you’ll see hand drawn, two-page spreads by people who have clearly dedicated a weekend to creating them. While I do admire the talent behind pins like that, I also have a bit of skepticism about organizational tools that are so beautiful they make other people sick with envy.   What are you Measuring Success Against? Please, don’t say Pinterest. Or Blogs like...

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Setting Goals for Stoners | Starting 2017 with Intention

  Welcoming 2017! Okay, you guys, I just gotta say it, I adore the new year! As a girl who collects calendars, notebooks, and self-improvement techniques, I never miss an opportunity to evaluate and readjust my life path. Whether it be reflecting on past situations, celebrating the present, or planning for the future, I take an extreme interest in my destiny and how I can shape it. In 2017 I will be sharing a lot of my life management tools; from classic mom techniques, lessons learned, time management tips and more. This post is about my end of year reflection process,...

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From the Vault: Back to School Guide For Stoners

Note: This back to school guide was originally posted in August 2015. The year may change but the challenges a new school season brings stay the same. Enjoy this throwback guide to getting the school year off on the right foot, and good luck to stoner parents everywhere!    The Back To School Rush With August comes the Back to School Rush. Rush for everything. To get supplies, to get into the pediatrician’s office, to get the haircuts and the new shoes and the lunch box system that is finally going to work right this time. It’s the rush...

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It’s Motivational Monday! Spring Cleaning for Stoners

Lessons in Adulting: Spring Cleaning is for Stoners too The annual deep-clean is a beloved ritual in the life of a home. Meant to rid the domicile of the winter’s stagnant air; spring cleaning starts off the new, warmer season with a fresh smelling, reorganized home. Opening windows and shaking out dust accumulated over the previous months. In the US it coincides with tax season, our annual reminder to look at our finances, change the batteries in our smoke detectors, and rotate our mattresses. I guess, not everyone likes the idea of spending several days doing housework. I mean,...

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The Stoner Mom’s Habits of a Well-Run Home

Efficiency is one of my weird obsessions. I’m not always perfect about it, but efficiency and ease of use are something I think of daily. In general, anything that you do often can be broken down into an efficient “system”. Being a mom means handling the lives of everyone else and the family as a whole. The expectation that mothers not only nurture 24/7 but also manage a modern household, often as well as working outside of the home is outdated and can end right now. MOMS ARE TIRED FOR A REASON. IT’S A BIG GODDAMN JOB.  I believe...

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A Stoner Miracle Morning

What or Who are you Waking Up for? What wakes you up in the morning? Is it an alarm? Who set the alarm? And why for that time? Most of us wake up because we have some place to be. We take the time we need to be there, subtract the time it takes for us to get ready and travel, and that, is our wake up time. Maybe you’ve got work, or maybe your morning entails painfully getting your kids off to school. Whether your mornings are organized or chaotic, either way it’s about getting up on someone...

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The Second Wife: Advice for the Second Time Around

      One in every four women you run into is a second wife. For many of us, the title “second wife” has negative connotations, as if the woman herself were a concubine or something. We imagine a 22-year-old bimbo, a succubus that snuck in and stole him away. Truthfully, we don’t know why a first marriage ended, so it’s really crappy of us to always assume that infidelity, abuse, or bimbos were involved. For the most part, second wives are identical to first wives. Women. The major distinguishing characteristic is that they might already be experienced mothers. Mothering...

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EDC- The Stoner Mom’s Everyday Carry

The Stoner Mom’s Everyday Carry Everyday Carry is one of the many blogs that I love following for daily inspiration. Peeking into the purses and pockets of various professionals is a delight for the voyeur. When attempting to record my everyday carry, I realized I have more than one kind of “carry”. The bag I carry depends on what I need to have at hand that day, so there are a few different scenarios. During the school year I spend a lot of time in my minivan either shuttling kids around or waiting for them to get out of some activity, so...

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Building a Summer Schedule

Summer frightens the mom of school-aged children. Those mandatory hours of peace and an empty house go away and now it’s up to Mrs. Mom to entertain, educate, and be responsible for their knees and brains. For the divorced mom though, summer can seem like a blessing. Joint custody means there are times I don’t have them, and when I do have them they are in school for many of those hours. The summer is a unique time for the kids to see a slightly less regimented Mama. Road trips and no homework after dinner. A steady stream of...

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Mom Tip: Eat the Frog

There’s a quote, often attributed to Mark Twain, If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first. Your “frog” is the days worst task, the ONE thing you have to do but don’t want to do. The idea is if you get that out of the way first, your day can only get better. No matter what, you’ve at least eaten that stupid frog you were supposed to eat. Today’s Stoner Mom’s tip is...

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Surviving the School Years: A Stoner Mom’s Morning Routine

Waking up is something I struggle with. I’m the type that can sleep through conversations and shoulder shaking. I sleep on my stomach, cocoon myself deeply into the blanket, and block out all those who seek to disturb me. That’s what happens when you have children. You guard your sleep with the fierceness of a stoner guarding the last of their stash. When my oldest started kindergarten I suddenly had to start getting up at an obscene hour to be sure that she was ready for school. IT WAS SO DIFFICULT. I would wake up in a panic and...

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Modern Parenting: The Stoner Mom’s Essential Apps

Addressing the Generation of Plugged-In Parents Though terribly addictive, smart phones are handy little devils for parents. Directions to everywhere, 24/7 access to all the information we can’t keep in our heads, and useful kid distractors at the bank. My phone can act as my wallet and computer. It’s my stereo in my car and how I control music throughout my home. Already my kids are the same. One of the things I adore about our elementary school, is its commitment to technology. It is mandatory that grades K-2 have an iPad, and all grades above that must have a chromebook....

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Q&A: What should a stoner mom’s smoking schedule look like?

Here’s a great question from a reader: I am a first time mom to a 14 month old baby girl. I also like to vaporize. How do you feel about medicating in the morning, not to get so stoned where you can’t do anything, but just enough to handle anxiety and enjoy the day. Do you think this is wrong to do? Do you like to smoke after kids go to sleep or do you sometimes do it during the daytime? Would love to hear your response on this. I always feel so guilty about smoking weed and taking...

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A peek inside The Stoner Mom’s pantry

No, not panties. God. What is wrong with you? PANTRY. (I have typed panty instead of pantry way too many times). I know I promised to focus on organization this month, and while there isn’t that much left of October 2014, I’d still like to share my favorite tips for organizational success. Today I’m letting you peeping toms take a peek at how I organize my kitchen with kids in mind. I’m a nosy girl and love checking out how other people organize their lives, hopefully some of you are the same way. A quick note on Stoner Mom’s...

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Scheduling for Stoners

Tackling the Pothead Fog: Scheduling for Stoners This month on The Stoner Mom, I am focusing on organization and how it can vastly improve your parenting and personal life. You know the saying, failing to plan is planning to fail, and this holds true for me. As a Pisces and a stoner, it’s very easy for me to get off track, off schedule, off routine, forget why the hell I walked into the room, etc. That’s the beauty of scheduling. If you sit down and make all the decisions about how to live your day, for the rest of...

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