Organizing with Your Kids: Practical Suggestions

This blog post is the last in a series on how to organize toys with your kids.  I’ve received several questions about organizing toys, and I’m happy to offer you some tips and ideas here. Clean-Up Time – As They Play or Once A Day? It would be nice if the kiddos cleaned up one […]

Time to cut the apron strings?

Not so fast!  I love wearing them in my kitchen. They’re cute, comfortable, and make me feel like Betty Crocker even if I’m microwaving a frozen dinner.  But I ADORE wearing them in my car.  I keep one stashed in the back seat and when the urge to down a latte or gulp a hamburger […]

Organizing with Your Kids: Weeding the Toys

Organizing with Your Kids: Weeding the Toys

In our culture, we have very good skills when it comes to acquiring things, but we have lost (or perhaps never had) the complimentary and very necessary skill of weeding.  Getting your children in the habit of “letting go” of toys they no longer use is good training for the rest of their lives.   […]

You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling

…and it’s gone, gone, gone Have you fallen out of love with your home?  Do you remember when you decided to live here?  Was it love at first sight?  Did you dream of possibilities?  Can you conjure up the  hope you felt as you first walked through those empty rooms on moving day – ready […]

Organinzing with Your Kids: Your Role

For all you frustrated parents out there who think that the playroom will never be clean unless you do it all yourself, I have good news. As a preschool teacher, I have learned that children are entirely capable of cleaning up their own toys (and not just by dumping them all in a hidden spot).  […]

Tossing the Bouquet

Thursday was my 8th wedding anniversary, and I’m finally ready to toss the bouquet…for good. My wedding bouquet was beautiful- orange and cream roses, fresia and dark orange tulips.  It was perfect for me and for our wedding day.  It was also a gift from my dear friend Leslie. I’ve kept it all these years.  […]

Scarves got you tied up?

I’ll admit that I’m addicted to scarves.  I blame it on my Inner French Girl! They don’t disappoint me when I gain weight, they cover a multiple of sins, they jazz up old outfits, create multiple looks when added to the same basic pieces, reclaim bad-hair days, brighten my mood– what’s not to love? But […]

Happy CUYI Week!

Happy Clean Up Your Inbox Week (January 25-29)!  I’m not kidding.  Marsha Eagan, Email Productivity Expert, created this week 3 years ago as a way of challenging us to rethink how we use email. According to her press release (1/6/10), it is estimated that 247 BILLION email messages are sent EACH DAY. That is the […]