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.


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.


And each of my kids got a little costume starter too. Joseph’s crocodile hat is so adorable… I’m not a huge fan of masks because they make you breathe in all their nasty fumes, get damp from the condensation of your breath, and limit your visibility… so this hat was perfect. All I would need to do to complete the costume is dress him in green from head to toe, and make him a simple crocodile tail.

If you’ve been following my blog, you’ve also been following our road trip… after over a week of basically living in the car, I really wish we had taken the BISSELL LiftOff part with us… the car wash vacuum hose doesn’t get in all the nooks and crannies in the car seats, and it looks pretty greusome in there.

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