Reclaiming Your Home

Everywhere you look are ghosts. They are memories best not remembered, at least now, while they are still raw. They hit you when you are least expecting them, taking your breath away. It is time to reclaim your home. After any emotional trauma you need to make peace with yourself, …

Love Spring Cleaning At Last

Every post-holiday brings with it a desire to clear the decks and start fresh. They generate so much clutter. The front hall is piled in bags of old wrapping paper and suitcases, the living room is half consumed by decorations and the dust is piling up, and the laundry is …

Losing My Parents

I recently lost my parents and I am looking forward to the day I can remember them fondly without just feeling sad. The good news is that there is a lot of good stuff to remember.

Time Management’s Top 5

Nobody has enough time. It’s not a new problem, but it is getting worse all of the time. Every day our expected workload increases. More work with fewer staff, longer commutes, and gone are the days of admins and secretaries. 24 hour communication, endless emails and impossible expectations have made …

5 1/2 Step Meal Planning Guide

Make dinner a family affair – share the work or even outsource some of it. Meal planning, grocery shopping and recipe guide and printables.

Your Guide to Outsource Christmas

Outsource Christmas?!? It probably sounds ridiculous, but how many of your traditions are actually chores that you don’t enjoy anymore? Do you scramble around the month of December trying to get it all done before your family and friends descend? Meanwhile, at the office, nothing is slowing down despite everyone’s …

Best Christmas EVER! and a Christmas Planner

Don’t forget to read to the end and get a Christmas planner. Ask people their best Christmas and they will tell you about their childhood, or their children. I would like to tell you it was my daughter’s first Christmas, but she spent the week vomiting, so that is definitely …

Managing Your Household Checklists

Household checklists are they single best tool for keeping control of a busy home. Household management binders, folders, or something similar will save your sanity especially when life is changing fastest. If you are considering outsourcing any of your house work, they become even more critical Create Household Checklist Binders …

Dig Yourself Out of That Pile

Laundry is daunting and overwhelming, and it never ends! As soon as you get the basket empty, someone comes along to fill it again. If you want to control it, first you need to make it manageable. Figure out your laundry style. Don’t know your style? Find out here: Get …

Get That Load Off Your Back

Of all the chores in my house; laundry has always been my weakness. Only when I couldn’t do it, did I finally master it. Nothing to Wear When I was young, I had to call in sick to work twice because I had no clean clothes. More than once I …