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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.

SOUL AND SANITY SAVING SUMMER IDEAS

SOUL AND SANITY SAVING SUMMER IDEAS

I usually greet summer with an eye roll and a few heavy sighs and I don't think I'm alone. It’s crazy time. Kids going every direction. Tears at drop off for camp. Camp is out at noon but costs $500 (whatevs). It’s quite possibly a recipe for disaster for people who like routine, schedules, and consistency (that’s me, folks). If you happen to have owned the same attitude, keep reading for a few ideas on how I’m determined to change it up this year.

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).