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, […]

Organizing Spices for Travel

Traveling to a lake house every summer has made me somewhat of an expert of all things travel-sized.    We rent a cottage and while the “fully stocked kitchen” might sound perfect, experience has shown that the contents of said kitchen can’t always be trusted.  It wouldn’t be a problem if I didn’t love cooking […]

De-Cluttering: Can It Bring Happiness?

In her New York Times Bestseller The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin starts her year-long Happiness Project with a focus on vitality and a plan to boost her energy.  One of the things she tackels is her clutter, noting that “Household disorder was a constant drain” as well as acknowledging the “psychic clutter of loose ends”.  She […]