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 […]
Karen Mansur, Living Peace Education Liaison, offers tips for preparing your child for camp this summer.
In our very busy modern lives, we tend to run from one appointment to the next, jumping from task to task as if we were in a race of “who-can-get-more-done-in-a-day.” But how do we feel at the end of the day? If it’s tired, grumpy, frazzled, or stressed, it’s time to take a fresh look […]
My teenage daughter has become a photographer almost overnight. Last Christmas she received a beautiful digital camera from her grandmother, and now she’s totally hooked. She hardly leaves the house without it! Were it not for the raw talent I can see in her, I’d be worried. Problem is, the system for storing these photographs […]
It just so happens that my kids and I are “Gleeks”, the term used for fans of the show. It’s one of the few programs on TV that we can agree on and watch together. But it was a recent episode where I found myself especially enthralled – the cast was dealing with issues of […]
Karen Mansur, Living Peace Education Liaison, offers tips for dealing with paper clutter.
As a SuperMom wanna-be, I want to believe that I can do anything and everything for everyone in my life. I want to feed my kids delicious and healthy meals, keep a clean and neat home, perform my work duties efficiently and successfully juggle all of the errands while putting out fires as they occur. […]
Funny how there are just some topics that stir up quite a bit of debate – something that folks feel strongly about and love to convince others to join “their side” of the argument. Making the bed is one of those topics. Whenever it comes up in conversation, whether it’s with my other mom-friends, organizer […]
Karen Mansur, Living Peace Education Liaison, offers tips on putting together a cleaning checklist. Real Simple Checklist Martha Stewart Checklist
Recently, I did some work in a small office. Because it was a small office, there were a few things that just never got done. One of them was regular checking and organizing the email inbox. The first time I opened this office’s email account, I found more than 500 emails sitting in the inbox. […]