Think you know how to do laundry? Think again. I was interviewed for this awesome collection of laundry tips and tricks on, and I shared some of my favorite laundry secrets: How to avoid musty smells while saving money. How to save time and (electrical) energy. & Permission to be a bit lazy (and

Menu Planning - Are you making these 3 mistakes?

Menu planning is a great way to get ready for your week. On grocery day, you’ll have a list of everything you actually need to buy (and nothing you don’t). Each day, you will know exactly what to prepare and cook. And every night, your family will gather around your table and be able to

How to Clear Your Mind When You Don't Have Time

When you don’t have time and your mind is muddled, you need to clear your mind quickly. Here are 4 great (fast) ways to quiet your mind.

How a Busy Mama Crafter is Whipping the WIPs (in 5 Steps) - Get your crafts under control.

Do you have too many craft works-in-progress (WIPs)? I know the feeling. Here’s how to deal with them, get some done, and let go of guilt.

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.

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

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

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