Preparing Breakfast Ahead of Time

A Gift from Friends Recently, some friends stayed in our home while we were away for a short holiday.  When we returned, they had left a pan of baked oatmeal in our refrigerator as a thank you gift.  It was one of the best things they could have given us! Not only was the baked […]

Simplifying Holiday Thank-You Notes

Growing up, my mother always had me write thank you notes whenever I received gifts.  I appreciate her doing that (especially since I’m sure I didn’t cooperate all the time).  But now it’s second nature, and I enjoy sending them because I know they’ll make someone feel good.  Here are a few tips to make […]

Back Up Your Digital Photos

Back Up Your Digital Photos

I can’t tell you how many parents I know whose computers have crashed and have lost hundreds of photos of their children’s early years.  When it happens, it kinda makes you sick to your stomach. So I have a personal policy that my special photos must be stored somewhere besides my personal computer. I usually […]

ADD Strategies- Why Fidgeting is Fine

ADD Strategies- Why Fidgeting is Fine

Have you or your child been diagnosed with ADD? Have you been told to turn off the music while doing homework or to stop doodling in class? How about being told to sit still or stop trying to do two things at once? Fidget to Focus In their book Fidget to Focus Outwit Your Boredom: […]

Four Questions for Deciding Where to Store Things

Remember in grade school when you were assigned a desk in the classroom?  It made the teacher’s life easier, right?  A large part of organizing is deciding where things will “live” in your space and assigning them a particular “home”.  This is true for everything from kitchen gadgets to computer gadgets, paper plates to paperwork, […]