Why You Should Create a Household Notebook or Personal Planner

Are you ready for the new school year? Whether it’s already begun or just about to start, there are plenty of ways to troubleshoot time and home management issues as we move into a new season. My days are pretty much packed. But, I find that I often manage better when the schedule is full […]

Time to Reset Your Household Notebook!

The new school year is a fresh start for our kids and for us. Time to get organized! Fall signifies a new beginning, a fresh start, and in many ways, a new year. At least for us moms. For 36 years now I’ve been going back to school each fall. First it was as a […]

Cleaning Out the Linen Cupboard & Laundry Room (Zone Defense)

Are you on Zone Defense with us this year? This month we’re tackling laundry rooms, linen cupboards, and clothing storage. Get in the game! So, last week, I said that we were going to clean out the laundry room and the linen cupboard, right? Confession: I didn’t really want to. Status quo has worked for […]

Zone Defense: Cleaning the Kitchen & a Progress Report

This year we’re on Zone Defense, tackling clutter and disorder. Each month we’re tackling a different zone of home and life. March’s zone was the kitchen. I told my husband that I could just forget working out. If I simply cleaned our house, I could lose weight and have a cleaner house! You can guess what […]

Zone Defense: Organizing Kitchen Equipment

This year we are on Zone Defense, tackling one area of home and life at a time, until we’ve beaten back clutter and disorder. We are going to regain our lost ground. This month? We’re in the kitchen. And head’s up! If you make a purchase through any Amazon links, I do receive a small […]

Zone Defense: Organizing Food Storage

This year we are on Zone Defense, tackling one area of home and life at a time, until we’ve beaten back clutter and disorder. We are going to regain our lost ground. This month? We’re in the kitchen. This month’s zone for Zone Defense is the kitchen. And one of the most important aspects of the […]

Afternoon Reading: 31 Days of William Morris

So there’s this quote by William Morris that you might have heard before, “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” It’s wise and worthy of following. We’d all have a lot less stuff in our homes. Julie took all of last month to do […]

Dressing Your Home for Cooler Months

The following is written by LifeasMOM contributing writer, Prerna: photo source: Pottery Barn I love the winter season. It is my favorite time of the year. Not only am I more productive during this season, I’m also more cheerful and peaceful. While the fact that this is the season where we celebrate my favorite holiday of […]