Communicate Your Expectations

Communicate Your Expectations

Communication is key when working toward maintaining a home with others.  Everybody is “wired” differently and may not be aware of the the same household tasks that need to be accomplished.  For example, if the dishwasher contains clean dishes, my first thought is, “the dishwasher needs to be emptied as soon as possible.”  My husband […]

Grandma’s Got The Idea!

My grandmother has the right idea.  She is currently cleaning out her attic and determining what she wants to keep and what she would like to offer to family before it goes to the yard sale.   After collecting a category of items (games, books, holiday decorations), she sends in invitation to her family to […]

ADD in the Family

Having both a husband and a teenage son with ADD, I have learned a few strategies for coping with the challenges each of them face.  While the diagnosis was not a surprise, it was simultaneously comforting and disheartening.  I was glad to know there was a medical condition which could be blamed, but the day-to-day […]

Creating a home for love to bloom

 I was having a girls-night recently. I love these chances to catch up and frequently explore topics that only close friends would wander into. Even still, I was surprised when my update about joining Living Peace as a Professional Organizer triggered one of my friends to reveal that she had grown up in an extremely chaotic […]