Moving?  Don’t Take the Clutter!

Moving? Don’t Take the Clutter!

My husband and I have lived in the same home for 31 years.  We raised our family here.  While we have no immediate plans to downsize and move, I have been working to declutter our home.  I have especially been working on the basement (we may need it someday, maybe the...
Create a Successful Study Space

Create a Successful Study Space

If you want to raise successfully organized students, you must give them the tools to succeed. A proper study space — that is both comfortable and fully stocked with school supplies — is essential to get kids motivated for after-school studying. Start by deciding...
Getting Kids Organized For School

Getting Kids Organized For School

“Getting organized” is more than eliminating clutter and creating neat storage systems.  One of the most important areas of organizing is task management.  It’s never too early (or too late) to teach kids how to get and stay organized with schoolwork.  The skills they...
Is Moderation Possible?

Is Moderation Possible?

Moderation: the avoidance of excess or extremes, especially in one’s behavior. From the Latin verb “moderare” meaning “to control”. In practical terms; 1-2 cookies instead of a row of cookies, 1 handful of chips instead of half a bag! Why is moderation so difficult...
So far behind, I will never die…

So far behind, I will never die…

God put me on this earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now I am so behind I will never die. These were the words on a sweatshirt I gifted my mother years ago. She loved it and wore it often. My dear mother always felt she was behind in her work....