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 […]

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).  […]

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 […]

Vampires – Good or Bad?

Vampires – Good or Bad?

I couldn’t resist sinking my teeth into this topic as the teens in my life breathlessly anticipate tonight’s screening of New Moon   (the film based on Stephanie Meyer’s hit novel.)   My vote:  Edward = GOOD     Energy vampires = BAD  You know the ones I’m thinking of – the people, places, activities, behaviors and things that […]

Shift Happens

I adore this time of year. To me, September means new beginnings, new things to learn, new possibilities to explore. I heard an ad on the radio for a college program designed to help people who don’t fit the traditional structure. A student is heard saying: “It’s not that I can’t learn- it’s just that […]

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 […]

“What does body image have to do with your home?”

I confess that I struggle with my weight, and for that reason I intentionally don’t subscribe to magazines that show women with "ideal" figures.  I’ve been working hard on getting healthy and I don’t want to sabotage that momentum by comparing my body to what it will never be. So when I was in a […]