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 […]

Create space to grow in your home, in your life

I’m very excited to be working with 3 different groups this January to offer Healing Your Home: Releasing, Cleansing, and Healing Your Space. The first event is tomorrow, Saturday, January 9th at the Newbury Town Library. See our event calendar for details. I feel very passionately about this topic because it speaks to the deep […]

Tips to Building New Habits

Perhaps you are preparing to make some changes in the new year.  I’m not an advocate for New Year’s Resolutions, but for building new habits, one at a time. Whenever you decide to built a new habit, here are some tips to help you achieve your goal: Tie your new habit to an old habit.  […]