This week’s Monday Morning Reminder is to Recharge Your Batteries. When you feel relaxed and rested, you are able to do better and be better. This is important for everyone, but I’m going to emphasize the need for parents in particular.     How to Recharge Your Batteries:  As parents, we are constantly putting our kid’s needs before our own and it can become exhausting. The kids eat before you eat and before you know it you’ve skipped lunch and it’s now 3 p.m. and you are starving.  Little dude is up again at night. Will I ever sleep again?  No nap time means no break.  As a parent, we are the number one caregiver to our kids. If you also work full time, that leaves little time for “me time.” It can be almost impossible to carve out time for yourself, but it’s so important to do. I’m not suggesting that you take…

Last week we talked about the different options for printing invitations when you work with an independent designer. To refresh your memory, there are three options:  Using an online printer Going to a local copy shop such as Staples Printing at home I do print some smaller batch items at home, especially those for parties: banners, food tent cards, party favor tags, party signs. I find that I don’t need many of these at a time so it isn’t worth sending to a printer. I buy a pack of cardstock from Staples to keep on hand. I also have cardstock in fun colors if I want to layer my white cardstock on top of colored stock.    For the types of printing where quality really matters, or I have a higher quantity, I always send it out to an online professional printer. These items tend to be invitations, holiday cards, birth…