Time Management

What’s your deal-breaker?

Sharing another secret today … I’m okay with a little bit of clutter around the house! I’m a firm believer that each and every one of us has a deal-breaker, that one thing that we just can’t live with in our homes. For me, it’s dirt. Walking across

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Spring & Summer Reflections

I am an avid gardener! I love it. It makes me feel good and accomplished. It helps me get outside, enjoy fresh air; get a little color in my cheeks, and you can work out lots of issues when you garden. I love the Fourth of July

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What’s in your child’s backpack?

School’s out!!! Teachers clean out classrooms, students clean out desks and lockers, and it all comes home! Did your children come home on the last day of school and drop their backpacks in a corner? Hang them on hooks? Stash them in their bedrooms? Or, did they

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The Monster Called Laundry

laundry, organization, control, schedule cleaning, pattern cleaning,, make cleaning and laundry a habit

Laundry in a house with six people is quite a job! Just one outfit per day, per person makes a large pile. Add sheets and towels, workout clothes, sports practice clothes and uniforms, swimsuits and those giant beach towels – WOW! There are, I’m sure, many laundry

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Sowing Good Seeds

sowing good seeds, planting, organization, chaos, control, decluttering, straighten your paths

How does that saying go, better late than never? When I finally had time to begin planting my garden this year, it was a little late … like 30 days late. Peas, potatoes and onions should be in the ground on Good Friday! Oh well … as

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Order in the Fort

order, delegate duties to children, organization, decluttering, straighten your paths

Have you ever said “never” or “never again” and had it come back to haunt you? Maybe more than a few times? It’s often said with the best of intentions, however, the “never” will without a doubt present itself again when old habits die hard. In the organizing

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Simply Summer

end of school year, summer break, planning activities, organizing

Oh, the end of the school year. I love my children, honestly. But, for years I have dreaded the end of the school year almost as much as I look forward to the beginning of the next school year! I am not a born organized soul. I generally

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A New Season

a new season for straighten your paths, Shine, decluttering, housekeeping, refugees

If you’re like me, you are finding a certain kind of joy as we enter a new season. The word “season” has many definitions and I like them all. I can’t imagine living anywhere outside the Midwest where the beginning of a new season holds more vividness

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Spring Cleaning Your Kitchen

Don’t adjust your screen. This is what my kitchen looks like after a home-cooked meal with the help of my two sweet toddlers. (Or something incredibly close to this). Dishes piled high. Dried food on the burners. Spilled milk on the floor. A far cry from a

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The Right Decision for You!

Tip of the week: Have a big (or small) decision to make? Try to 10-10-10 it. Confused? Let me explain. 10-10-10 is a “life management tool” created by Suzy Welch, super woman of the business world who also writes a column for ‘O’ (Oprah Winfrey’s magazine). The

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