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50 Quotes by Women About Everyday Life

Your Formula for Life

There is no universal formula for having it all.
You have to design your own.

Designing a formula for your life starts with the choices you make.  You truly have the power to choose your own path.  An acceptance of anything except a life that suits you exactly, is not living by design, but rather going through the motions.

I've spent bits and pieces of time over recent years documenting my own unique formula for living life my way.  The process of consciously thinking through my formula and why it suits me created such clarity for me.  It helped me define my priorities and be honest with myself when I wasn't actually living by them.  This is the process I want to share with you!

My “formula” for managing responsibilities while keeping time for me is a work in progress and will always constantly be in motion (and yours will be too!)  But having an awareness of what is or has worked for my formula allows me to tweak and improve upon it as priorities change and things in my life shift. It's this design process that I want to convey to you through the information contained in this site.  Let me help you design your very own formula for life!

  About Kelly


This journey, creating my formula for life, has solidified my commitment to continuous growth and development. In addition, and maybe even more importantly, the journey has helped me define the most critical tenets I want to live by.

Love yourself first and be glad you are different, for how boring would it be if we were all the same!

Speak up!  You have a voice and you have great ideas, so don't hold them back. Throw them out there into the universe.

Trust your instincts. You already know the answer, so never accept that the status quo is inevitable, when it doesn’t feel right for you.

If it's not exciting, don't waste your time on it.  You have unique passions; know them and pursue them. You can always make it work.

Pay attention to what you want to grow and let go of what drags you down. We are all capable of both with a little bit of conscious effort.


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About Kelly

Kelly McCann, Co-Designer of Your Formula for Life
Kelly McCann

Life System Design Strategist

I'm an almost 40-year-old lady with active children, a husband, a dog, a career, great friends, a home and an unbelievable desire to help others learn how to create space in their life for their passions!

My own "formula for life" came about as I came to the realization that somewhere along the path of all of the above, I had gotten bogged down in responsibility and was losing site of the direction I wanted to point myself in life.

With some research, reading, and education from life design experts, I began to remember that life is all just about choices I am capable of making every day, and that I can design my life and live it however I choose to.

That's why I'm here and what Your Formula for Life is all about!  I'm going to help you create systems for the responsibilities in your life so you can have more time for fun!  I take an unbelievably practical approach to life systems strategies because I want you to succeed!  I will help you every step of the way as you decide where to start and how to take control and move forward in designing your formula for life!


Try Before You Buy!

Your Formula For Life is currently offering some excellent free programs and resources!  Click the links below to sign up for any and all free resources and get a better idea of what YFFL is all about!

Sign up for the YFFL newsletter and get exclusive content from me including links to awesome resources I've found like books, podcasts and apps that can help you in creating your Formula for Life!  Sign up today and also receive your free Guidebook "50 Quotes by Women About Everyday Life"


Want to hear how other women manage the chaos of kids, career and everyday life? Click below to sign up for the YFFL Guest blog series and receive weekly blogs from women with fresh perspectives on living a life that suits them exactly!


The Healthy Habit Reset series includes 12 challenges delivered to your inbox over the course of 4 weeks with an intention placed on helping you to reset basic healthy habits so you can get back to feeling your best!


The Organize Your Life program includes 12 challenges delivered to your inbox over a four week period and will help you set up the basic building blocks of a more organized life!  Organize personal finances, your calendar & to-do list and create a system for home responsibilities!


Stayed tuned to this section of the YFFL site for more free programs and resources as they are released!  I'm really looking forward to this journey we are about to embark on and to hearing about the final results as you develop, improve and tweak your own formula for living your best life!

Who Can Benefit from This Information?

  • the woman who is searching for more space in her life, more time for self and less chaos
  • the woman who is seeking efficiencies in how she utilizes her time
  • the woman who wants more time for family and less time spent on everday responsibilities
  • the woman looking for that ever-elusive element of balance, the delicate juggle of family, career, friends and fun!
  • the woman who really wants to learn how to say no to all of her perceived obligations
  • the woman seeking self acceptance, improved energy levels and overall better health
  • the "grumpy mom" wanting to reduce stress and be more present for her children and spouse


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Start Designing


What if you are overwhelmed with all of the changes you'd like to make to your current formula for living?  What if you simply don't know where to start....

Start with your biggest pain point right now!

What is the one thing that is giving you the most angst?

What is the one thing that if changed, could make so many other areas of your life easier?

What is the one thing that unecessarily consumes too much of your mind and your energy?


The YFFL guidebooks step you through some brainstorming and introspection to help you to define your priorities. Even if you can't come up with your pain point right off the top of your head in this moment - I guarantee, we are going to get to the bottom of it!

And then you can systematically work through the guidebooks based on your priorities, nailing down your formula for your everyday responsibilities, so that your approach to these elements of life, suits you exactly!

And guess what?

Once you are through this process - the chaos dissipates, the small stuff no longer consumes your mind, you feel so much better and you have S P A C E to figure out how you really want to be spending your time!

We can complain about our numerous responsibilities and go through the motions, or we can see that today is the day that we take control, decide what is truly important and start desiging the life we really want to live!


  The GuideBooks

"Kelly makes wonderful suggestions for balancing work, life, family, and adding those all together, happiness. There is a focus on taking an honest look at your life and priorities. If you aren't serious about wanting to make your life better, whatever that means to you, then this may not be for you. I love the comments about not feeling guilty for making your own happiness as much of a priority as your family's. The sections and stories are relatable for every single person!"

- Bobbi-Jo Schweitzer -

"After reading and participating in the programs from the various guidebooks included in “Your Formula for Life”, I found a variety of subject matter within the program that was relevant to my life style and life expectations. The lessons, examples and suggestions offered give the blueprint to success but allow for lots of personal adaptation. The topics and ideas in the program bring to the forefront a life that we often react to instead of plan and prepare for. Kelly is very open and honest in sharing her pursuit to achieve her own formula."

- Lynne Musselman -

"Kelly is one of the most organized and motivated people I know. I often wondered how she managed it all without sacrificing time with her family. I'm glad she's finally sharing her "secrets" for achieving a healthy balance of personal happiness, family harmony and professional success."

- Catherine Hibbard -


Take this opportunity to do some exploration about your own formula for life.  The guidebooks will lead you on a journey of discovery about yourself as I ask you to consider what's really important in your life right now.  Learn how to implement practical tools to aid you with the basics like meal planning, personal finance, home organization, working efficiently, balancing your to-do list and calendar commitments AND finding time for you!  Follow the multi-day step by step program included at the end of each guidebook to ensure you create habits for the changes you are looking to make!

Want to learn more about my style and the practical advice I provide before you buy?  Subscribe to my monthly newsletter!  Right now when you sign up, you receive a free guidebook "Balance & Self Care: 50 Quotes By Women About Everyday Life."

Balance and Self Care 50 Quotes By Women About Everyday Life


A compliations of 50 quotes by women who have written posts for on managing balance and self-care in lives where responsibility threatens to overwhelm them daily.  This resource was created to prove to you that you are not alone in your quest to find some form of balance in your life and to provide motivation as you seek to live your best life.  Enjoy!


Create Your Formula for Life Guidebooks


Have you ever described your life as busy or chaotic?  Looking for some specific, practical advice to help you put systems in place to manage your everyday responsibilities?  Really hoping to design a life that suits your personality and priorities?  If you said yes to any or all of these questions then this 200 page guide is for you! It includes chapters on your own self-care, clean(er) eating, fitness that's fun for you, personal financial budgets, family schedule coordination & home organization...... Ideas are layed out clearly and are followed by step by step actions for you to take so you can design your own formula for living a life that suits you exactly!To sweeten this deal, when you purchase this package you will receive a bonus guide for office workers looking to gain efficiency at work so you can get in and get out and back to the rest of your life!  Finally, this purchase includes personal email coaching from me!  Take the opportunity to ask me your questions and pick my brain for 30 days from the date of purchase and let me provide support specific to you and your formula!



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The Four Crucial Elements of My Formula

17 April 2017

For me, success in motherhood isn’t just about staying organized, being proactive, having a meal prep day, scheduling in date nights and keeping my cup full. While all of those are crucial elements to my formula, there is so much more to my formula for life.

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My Kind of Chaos

8 April 2017

Being an entrepreneur has been the most terrifying and exciting decision I’ve ever made. Like many people who are willing to venture into the world of self-employment, I had to overcome the fear of the unknown. Would my business be something people seek? How would I pay my bills? Would people want to hire me?

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My Formula for a Calm and Successful Return to Work From Maternity Leave

4 April 2017

Perhaps it’s because new working mamas are simply exhausted and don’t have time to create resources. Or maybe it’s because there’s still some cultural resistance to mothers being in the workplace. Whatever the reason, when I became a new working mom, I was somewhat shocked at the lack of resources available on how to plan and navigate a return from maternity leave.

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Take Back Your Day

3 April 2017

Are you in a place where each day looks like a chaotic mess? You have fallen into a routine of the same frantic response to your calendar, rushing from one thing to the next. Exhausted. Uninspired. You’re ready for something different.

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The Best Kind of Busy

1 April 2017

One realization I have had in looking over how I live my life is that it is important for me that my formula is fluid- but yet not so fluid that I fall off track and land myself in a rut that I can’t seem to break out of.

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Stuck In A Rut

20 March 2017

So anyway, while I have been moping around in a haze of germs feeling sorry for myself, I started thinking about some of the decisions I make for my life every day. I have spent an inordinate amount of time on the couch due to illness – and I have basic cable… so that leaves lots of time to think about my life in general. I have discovered that I’m exceptional at thinking about doing things, but terrible at actually doing them.

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It’s 11 O’clock. Do You Know Where Your Children Are?

17 March 2017

If you’re a Gen Xer or Baby Boomer, you remember this familiar query from late-night Eyewitness Newscast intros. While the sentiment is not completely antiquated, often times we know where our children are these days. They’re in their rooms, of course. But the bigger issue today is knowing where they are online.

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Admitting I Don't Have a Clue When It Comes to Parenting (and hoping the kids don't find out!)

10 March 2017

Honestly, these changes in him scare the crap out of me! I totally rode the tide of easy parentdom the entire time between the ages of 6 and 12 and enjoyed as he gained independence and eventually didn’t need to yell “mom!” a million times a day. I’m not sure I’m ready to wade into these murky tweenage parenting waters – and yet, here I am.

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Changing Your Spots

9 March 2017

I was definitely a self-professed, Type-A personality…or at least I proudly wore the badge. Everything had it’s time, place and order. I felt that things didn’t get done unless I had a hand in it and then resented those around me when I felt I was left to do all the work.

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Have questions about designing your own life? Contact Me


Have questions about how to get started? Want a recommendation for designing your formula for life? Send me an email and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.