getting organized

UNPACK THE BACKPACK (end of school year style)

UNPACK THE BACKPACK (end of school year style)

Whatever coast you are on, the piiiiiiiles from school are coming home soon. (I always wonder where the teachers have been storing this STUFF all year long but that’s another post.) Whether it’s your middle-schooler’s Trapper Keeper (they made a comeback, you know!) or your 2nd grader’s farm diorama, these creations create chaos at home. To take control of the situation (central theme of all of my work), follow these guidelines.

5 LESSONS LEARNED IN 3,000 DAYS

5 LESSONS LEARNED IN 3,000 DAYS

Almost 3,000...I'm 2,994 days into my career as a mom. While I know I have learned something each day, I also am more aware than ever before of how, let's get real, hard motherhood is. Throughout the ups and downs, I find the following principles to be carrying me through...lately.

MICRO CHOICE, MACRO IMPACT

MICRO CHOICE, MACRO IMPACT

Micro choice (as defined by Less Mess. More Life.) – quick actions you can take and decisions you can make to lead a more organized life.

A simpler, calmer life is not created solely by the quarterly purge. The dreamy state is the result of minute-to-minute, day-to-day decisions you make. You've made the decision to sign up for this newsletter. Now it's your turn to implement a few of these (she says with such a loving nudge).

PACK LIKE A PRO

PACK LIKE A PRO

"Spring Break 2019!" she yells in her 20-year-old voice like she’s headed back to Key West. Time to pack up the family (because the packing-for-one days are long gone) and head somewhere. Let’s do things in a more organized way this trip. Sound good? Thought so. Implement these 3 pack-like-a-pro tips to get your crew on that flight/road trip with just what you need a lot less stress.  

WHY MY SON’S LUNCHBOX COSTS MORE THAN MY OUTFIT

WHY MY SON’S LUNCHBOX COSTS MORE THAN MY OUTFIT

Five mornings a week a lot of us do the same thing. Sigh about packing lunch(es). Dig for containers to pack lunch. And then, finally, pack the lunch. It gets old – quickly.

I hated packing lunches mainly because I never had the right, or enough of, the right container. Dirty containers, lost lids or my husband snagging the good sandwich Tupperware, I was always digging…and annoyed by it.