IMG_2824This summer has been all about relaxing and recharging for my kids and me.

And now, as the Back to School frenzy is ramping up I’m even more grateful I gave myself this season of reprieve from the onslaught of busyness and constant “go-go-go”….

Because now, I’m excited about the pace quickening a bit. I want to jump back into my own work with more focus. I’m ready to get more productive and manage a faster-paced schedule.

But I also don’t want to spiral into the extreme on that side.

I don’t want to ping-pong into overwhelm or frazzled living either.

So, I decided put together a mini-series for the blog beginning next week about how to maximize productivity without sacrificing our sanity. Because I need to proactively order my schedule in the coming months, too!

Does that happen to sound good to anyone else out there?! πŸ˜‰

In the coming weeks I want to tackle that central desire that I believe most of us share- how to be in the active, high-productivity stretches of our days without sacrificing our inner well-being to the throne of busyness.

This 4 week mini-series will begin next week and is jam-packed with practical ways we can maintain our own well being while having the energy and clarity we need for our everyday life.

But before I sign off for today, I want to share about a book, Give Your Child the World, written by my dear friend, Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool.

Even though Jamie is a homeschooling mama and her book was written with that audience in mind- my own copy is dog-eared and noted-up in the margins because I’m a firm believer that regardless of how your children are educated- the family is still the most important place for life-time learning!

Give Your Child the World is a toolkit resource kind of book that weaves Jamie’s personal experience using books and stories to guide her children toward discovering the world –Β  in culture, geography and the landscape of the human heart.

I hope to begin making time for family read-alongs this year and her book has given me great ideas on where to begin.

Maybe this book is worth a look for you, too?

This week, I’d love to give 4 of my WellGrounded Mamas a copy of Jamie’s book, on me!

GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED! Congratulations Katie, Mary, Elie and Isabelle!! You will be contacted by the WellGrounded team via email!

I would LOVE to know the biggest challenge to your own self-care as you return back to the school/Fall/after-summer schedule!


Lisa Grace Byrne

*Giveaway is now closed.