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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.

MAKING YOUR MOTHER'S DAY

MAKING YOUR MOTHER'S DAY

For many of us, this is a day to give AND to receive. We are at the intersection of mother, daughter and caregiver to oh so many. Which is all the more reason you need to take time for you on Sunday, May 12 (and Mon., Tue., Wed., but I digress…). While hugs and homemade cards are soul-filling, you may want a pretty box holding a heartfelt something. Don’t be shy – forward this email full of my favorite things or your own wish list to your partner to make sure you get what you really want.

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.