How to travel with kids and pack light

My latest post at OrgJunkie gives you three real-world tips for traveling with kids while still packing light. Which tip did you most need to hear? I think #3 is hard for a lot of families, but every time we travel, it’s reinforced more and more, so it’s become an easy one for us to


declutter your craft materials

I’m so so so so so excited that Laura asked me to be a regular contributor on her blog, I’m an Organizing Junkie. She’s fantastic to work with, and her entire website pretty much rocks my socks. So, here’s my first post on her blog as an official contributor!  5 Simple Steps for Taming Your


simplify these three things now

Here are some things you can simplify NOW so that you’ll be able to stop wasting time and have a few more hours for what’s really important in life.


Emilyinstagram-lunchspiration

Check out my guest post at Extraordinary Mommy about how to never run out of ideas for your kids’ lunches. Ever. It’s my step-by-step guide to figuring out what to feed the kids in general, getting them involved so they have a sense of ownership, and how to use the system on a daily basis to


Huffington Post - 5 Myths About Decluttering

If you don’t want to fall into the same traps as everyone else when it comes to decluttering your home, you need to read these 5 Myths about Decluttering Everyone Believes in my post at Huffpost Home. I also share 5 steps to actually decluttering properly at the end. BS Fact #1: Decluttering is a


This post brought to you by Miracle-Gro. All opinions are 100% mine. When the overnight temperatures warm up just a little bit more, my kids' Montessori school is going to plant their community garden. Students, teachers, parents, and siblings will all participate. I'm hoping I can attend (the date was moved indefinitely, so I'm not


3 mistakes you're making when decluttering

Read my post at I’m an Organizing Junkie about the three mistakes you’re making when decluttering. It’s not just about winning a 15 minute battle. It’s about winning the war. And in this post, I show you some common pitfalls and how to avoid them. Mistake #2 is life-changing for me, and my solution makes


why you need a mother's helper

Maybe you feel like you should be able to do it all. So you struggle and push and cry in the bathroom while you eat candy and your kids pound on the door. There’s really an easier way, and I don’t mean shipping your kids to boarding school. I mean hiring a friendly neighborhood mother’s


Mar 10 2014
Category: Organize. SDDMove
wrangle your contacts

A place to keep business cards and other contact information before you’re ready to enter it into your official address book.


a place to record your genius and mental mush

I write down contact information, grocery list items I think of at random times, notes from meetings I attend, great ideas, and other mental mush.


water beads essential oils

I let the water beads grow to their full potential over about 6 hours, then stirred in a few drops of lemon essential oil and eucalyptus essential oil. In no time, the kids were breathing clearly and feeling much better. Plus, they were having lots of fun, of course!


Tough Love Guide to Outgrown Kids Clothes

Maybe you’ve sorted, organized, and stored all of your kids outgrown baby clothes. It’s all labeled, so you’re good, right? Wrong. Here’s your guide.



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