6 GoodLifeFamilyMag.com MARCH APRIL 2016 - Sheryl THE GOOD PEOPLE at goodLIFEfamily ABOUT US There are two things parents hope to give their children roots and wings. But its often hard to know if the decisions were making are the right ones especially when the world is changing so quickly. GoodLifeFamily is a resource for parents with kids tweens to twenties. Extensive and insightful content addresses the daily joys and struggles of finding a balance between kids and parents while keeping ourselves sane in the process. Youll meet inspiring women and men who have stared down lifes challenges survived and now are willing to share their journey with you. GoodLifeFamily is committed to making a difference in the lives of our families friends and communities as the go-to source. Were living were learning and most important were laughing.We hope you will too. Contact Us SUBSCRIBE GoodLifeFamilyMag.com ADVERTISE Kim Brown at 214.280.6838 or kimberlygoodlifefamilymag.com SUBMIT EDITORIAL IDEAS TriciaWhite at triciagoodlifefamilymag.com EDITORIAL TEAM Sheryl Lilly Pidgeon FounderandEditor-In-Chief Sherylgoodlifefamilymag.com Direct 214.476.8131 TriciaWhite ManagingEditor Triciagoodlifefamilymag.com Direct 214.725.1981 EDITORS Bobbie Ames FoodEntertainingEditor Bobbiegoodlifefamilymag.com Melissa Chaiken SocialandPhilanthropyEditor Melissagoodlifefamilymag.com Amy Levenson Krumholz FashionEditor stylebyamyhotmail.com Rick Seaney TravelEditor Farecompare.com COPY EDITORS Tracy Graivier Bell Senior Copy Editor Logan Blakely Copy Editor Audra Glidewell Copy Editor WRITERS Lisa Beach Karyn Brodsky Kristin Cicciarelli Suzan Dees Jeanne Glick Stacey Kam Dennis Prager AliciaWanek ADVERTISING Sonia Black AdvertisingAccountExecutive Soniagoodlifefamilymag.com Direct 214.232.3040 Melinda Bogoslavsky AdvertisingAccountExecutive Melindagoodlifefamilymag.com Direct 214.264.0975 Kimberly Brown Advertising Manager Kimberlygoodlifefamilymag.com Direct 214.280.6838 BUSINESS OFFICE Deborah Leshefsky KeeperofTheBooks Michael Doyle CPA PRODUCTION TEAM Beth Donahue CreativeDirector bethgoodlifefamilymag.com James Bland Photography Jamesjamesbland.com Bill Brock Videographer Savannah Peer DigitalManager savannahgoodlifefamily.com GOOD LIFE FAMILY 3308 PRESTON ROAD STE 350 PMB 113 PLANO TX 75093 GoodLifeFamilyMag.com LIVE.LEARN.LAUGH.HURRYREPEAT. Im Running 10 Minutes Behind People who are organized never cease to amaze me. They never double book a meeting always write a thank you note plan their spring break trip at Thanksgiving and they KNOW where their car keys are. Organized people are never late. They have mastered time management. How do they do it Is it a genetic gift or a learned behavior My brain simply does not operate with that type of efficiency. Dont get me wrong. I get more done than the average bear but its not a neatly contained operation. Its more of an its on fire mentality getting to that only after Ive finished this and not a minute sooner. Ive tried to change. I really have I set alarms. I make a list. Where did I leave that list I make files and even mark them Scalding Hot and Warm but I have found that once I file something my brain thinks its done. This is not new. Its been a lifelong issue. I have always been on the creative high-energy side of things. I say yes. A lot. I overschedule. A lot. And I always ok almost always deliver on my word. Fortunately I surround myself with left-brained people and pay homage to their efficiency. I especially appreciate those left-brainers who dont judge the chronically tardy. We are good people We just try to do too much. Squeeze. One. More. Thing. In. In spite of all my commitments I am unwilling to give up family time. Its just going too fast to miss out on. Sure I am making dinner at 800 p.m. ok 830 but we are together. One of the reasons I am excited about this issue of GLF is because I want to be better at planning ahead and being more organized. So as you read this issue packed with ideas and advice for how to welcome whatever comes next please dont feel stressed if you fall short of your goals. Sometimes the best laid plans are those paved with love and not a Franklin organizer. In an upcoming issue we will focus on sleep deprivation. Now thats something I can really sink my teeth into.