Welcome to my second Girl Hearts Camera blog circle post! I have been thinking an awful lot these days about work-life balance, it can be tricky! Between work, the kids school & related activities, running a business, ugh! There is so much to do and never enough time. I want to make sure that in the crazy hustle and bustle of life that I am authentically connecting with my husband and children. Here are my top three tips:

1) Maintain Family Calendar – My husband and I have a shared Google calendar that sync to both of our phones, seriously this is a lifesaver! It helps eliminate surprises, makes sure we both know what is going on with the kiddos and generally keeps the sanity.

2) Take a Minute – When I feel like things are spinning out of control and I will never finish that list of things to do, I just stop . . . take a deep breath and evaluate. I like to sit down with a cup of coffee and just think, what needs to be done, what can wait, and how can I best accomplish it all.

3) Have Fun! – Laughter keeps our household running smoothly, we giggle, snort, chuckle, guffaw, chortle and titter as often as possible in the moments in between. Take time to be silly and have fun!

portraits with a fisheye lens

I would love to know what you do to keep the balance!

Take a peek at Michele’s Blog to see her tricky post, and as always I recommend Girl Heart Camera to anyone who loves photography and needs a little encouragement from time to time.