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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....

My Keys to Living Light

My Keys to Living Light

October 2, 2018, it happened. I turned 60. It really didn't bother me in the least. I feel great, and age is just a number. What I didn't expect though, was how that "number" on the scale would change! I've never really worried too much about my weight. I am active...

Importance of Labels

Importance of Labels

It happens to all of us. We know we have an item somewhere, but where?? When our son was baptized April of 1990, I bravely broke family tradition. Up until that time, all babies born on my side of the family, whether male or female, were baptized in the same gown....

“I Can Do It Myself!”

“I Can Do It Myself!”

"I Can Do It Myself!" says my 2 year old granddaughter every 5 minutes or so. Then, after a period of struggling to get both of her legs into 1 pant leg, spilling milk all over the floor, or messing up the remote beyond nana’s capabilities to fix, she may accept some...

Weight and Clutter-What’s the Connection?

Weight and Clutter-What’s the Connection?

Keys to Living Light was founded on the premise that losing weight and losing clutter can and often do go hand in hand. What is the connection here and is this really the case? If you look carefully, most articles on decluttering and organizing have at least 1...

Our Virtual Lives

Our Virtual Lives

As I write this, our world is in the middle of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Within the last month, life as we knew it changed. Everything. Schools, churches, stores, malls, gyms, restaurants (except for take out) are closed. Many are without jobs as a result. Most are...