About Me

Hi, I’m Donella Crigger. Welcome to my blog! I am a freelance writer, a productivity nerd and a self-professed gadget geek. More importantly, I am a Catholic, a wife to my wonderful husband of six years, and mom to an amazing three-year-old boy named Ben. My life is not complete without Diet Pepsi and a few good books to read at any given time. Normally, I’m quiet and reserved speaking only when I have something to say. In other words, I’m totally comfortable with those “uncomfortable silences.”

So, why am I here? In the not-so-distant past, I woke up grumpy every single day. I had been working at home for over a year, but our house was a wreck, clutter was everywhere and my schedule–wait, I didn’t have a schedule. The chaos was getting to me, and I could tell that it affected my family, too. I knew that something had to change.

I don’t have all the answers about productivity and organization. I’m learning as I go, and I’m sharing what I learn with you. My goal is for us, together, to create homes (and lives) that are more organized and purposeful. Through routine, simplification and persistence, we can create happy, mostly clean homes, spend time with our families and enjoy working from home without feeling like the work day never ends.

My Blogging Schedule

On Mondays, I blog about productivity and time management. For me, learning how to prioritize my tasks and manage my time have been instrumental in creating a happier home for our son. I hope these tips will help you, too.

On Tuesdays, I share simple recipes that we enjoy. In our home, we’re currently focusing on low-carb dishes, but don’t be surprised if you find a dessert in there somewhere.

On Wednesdays, I blog about home management and all that entails–cleaning routines, organizational tips, menu planning and more.

On Thursdays, I share frugal tips that have helped us along the way. As a law enforcement family, we don’t rake in the big bucks, but we’re learning to live with what we have.

On Fridays, I serve up a fresh batch of work at home job leads. With so many work at home scams, it’s important that moms and dads have reputable sources to turn to when looking for work. I hope you’ll look here first.

On Saturdays and/or Sundays, I blog about crafts, faith-based activities and family fun. Basically, anything goes on the weekend