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I’ve been using a Bullet Journal for about two years now, and I’m starting to wonder, Is the Bullet Journal a fad? It’s easy to see in hindsight how something that blows up as quickly as the Bullet Journal did can end up being a short-term craze. People get excited about a new gadget, a new system, a new status symbol of wealth or privilege or introspection, and we all dive in headlong without taking stock of the best practices and potential benefits. Maybe I was one of those people who got swept up in the craze. I was mesmerized by…

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In a special Interview Edition of Best Friend Banter, Evie speaks with Ryder Carroll, the creator of the Bullet Journal. Whether you’ve never heard of the Bullet Journal system, you’ve just discovered it, or you’re a seasoned veteran, be sure to tune in for a rare interview with Ryder about… The inspiration for the system The “right” way to Bullet Journal How he uses his own BuJo Plus, something NEW: the Bullet Journal as “the intersection of productivity + mindfulness.”     And just in case you’re wondering what type of person comes up with a system like the Bullet Journal,…

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Ladies, you know that most of the time, I focus my Bullet Journal on the practical, NOT the bells and whistles that turn so many busy moms off to Bullet Journaling. The honest truth is that keeping a Bullet Journal doesn’t require artisitic ability or even creativity. But…if you happen to possess either one of these two, your Bujo can provide a beautiful space to let your creative juices flow. Below, I’m highlighting ten of the Bullet Journal gurus who inspire me to make my own journal beautiful every now and then. Kara Benz of Boho Berry     Dee…

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As I went back and read through the 70 comments on my first post in the Bullet Journal for Moms series on bulletjournal.com, one particular theme emerged again and again: the biggest challenge of parenting once your kids get older is managing their schedules. Sure, technically they’re at school all day, but school-age children are notoriously overbooked after school, with lessons and team practices and playdates and volunteering… Guess who makes that magic happen? Mom and Dad. Scheduling That’s why I wanted to take a really long, hard look at scheduling in a Bullet Journal for this final post in the Bullet…

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One of my favorite things about the Bullet Journal for Moms Email Challenge is the questions subscribers send me, like: “I’m stuck on how one merges a digital and analog life—phones with planners.” This is such an insightful question, and really gets at the heart of why some of us are reluctant to give Bullet Journaling a try. Here’s the thing: a Bullet Journal can’t/won’t/shouldn’t take the place of your phone. Your smart phone can do things a Bullet Journal never could, like set an alert an hour before your kid’s dentist appointment. On the other hand, the analog nature of your Bullet…

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So you made it past the pregnancy, L&D, and bringing home baby. The newborn haze has lifted, and you’re ready to start considering life on this side of motherhood. Now what? Most mothers will tell you that “pregnancy brain” just turns into “mommy brain.” Sleep deprivation does crazy things to people (hey, it’s a form of torture, you know!), and the chaos of living with an infant or toddler or both can leave you feeling less than focused. The thing is, whether you return to the workforce or not after your maternity leave, you’ve got some serious responsibilities, never mind…