The Sound of Distraction

My brother spent time in Tokyo and he told me the most surprising cultural difference in that city and Boston?  Noise.  Part of what we love about Bostonians is their exuberance.  Walk through the streets of Beantown and hear loud conversations, bursts of laughter, elaborate ringtones and bass beats pumping from cars passing by.  We […]

The Responsiblity of Change

“Action springs forth not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.”  Dietrich Bonhoffer Are you really ready for the responsibility of true action, true change, in your lfe and the lives of your loved ones?  If so, get ready for some real work, real sweat, and maybe some real tears that will make room […]

Oh happy day! Post-It Brand Removable Labels!

Oh happy day!  Post-It Brand Removable Labels!

The sticky note has become one of those indespensible tools for both home and office.  But sticky notes have their limitations.  Sometimes that little strip of temporary adhesive just isn’t enough.  Post-It has solved the problem.  Removable labels! And not just in one size or in one color.  Post-It has made labels in many colors […]

One Size Does Not Fit All

Let’s face it, kids come in all shapes, colors, and sizes.  Their personalities, interests, and schedules are as varied as their appearances – although for a couple years there, it seemed like everyone was wearing Uggs and Northface, but I digress. It is important to keep this truth in mind when deciding on the perfect […]

What do “Organizing” and “Nourishing” have in common?

The title of my most recent presentation is “Nourishing Home, Peaceful Life,” and I’m sure there are a few people out there wondering whether I’ve gone on a health food kick or something. The answer is No. My favorite foods still have far more fat and sugar in them than any respectable dietician would approve. […]

Break It Down, Write It Down

After the rush of getting married, a honeymoon, a name change and finding homes for the gifts, we are left with the task of writing the thank you letters to our guests.  Contrary to many people, I do not mind writing thank you letters.  In fact, the wording comes rather effortlessly for me.   Regardless […]

Who is happiest?

“He is the happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Image: John Evans