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, …

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.

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 …

Organize Your Calendar And Maintain It

It is that time of year again. Summer is coming to a close and fall is almost upon us. It is time to get your schedule in order. And get on top of your time before chaos reigns. I love starting the fall with a clean slate. The student agendas …

Get Ready to Go Back to School

It is that time of year again, Back to School, and if you are like me, you are not going to deal with it until you have to. For a planner and a list maker that probably sounds surprising, but one of the advantages of being organized is that you can …

Put Off Back to School Shopping

I was grocery shopping recently and saw the back to school shopping displays and chuckled to myself. It is nice to be older and wiser. Back to School Shopping is a waste of money. My attitude about back to school goes against everything I usually say about planning ahead and avoiding the …

Keep Your Child Happy for 4,000 Miles – Great Activities

These travel activities kept my 5-year-old daughter happily busy for 4,000 of our 5,000 mile road trip. Last summer I spent 10 hours per day for 10 days on the road with my daughter. That’s 100 hours and 5,000 miles; yes I did say 5,000. We had to organize enough …

5000 Miles with a 5-Year-OId or Family Road Trip

What does this have to do with being a working mom? The odds of any working mom getting 3 weeks for a road trip are slim to none; I was lucky. But whether you are going for a long weekend or a couple of weeks, these tips will save you …