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How to Make a Personal Planner that Rocks

Want to put a little order in your life? Consider making a personal planner to suit your life and needs. Here she is, in all her glory, my new planner. She may not look like much. But, trust me when I say she is a powerhouse just waiting to be unleashed. She holds all my […]

What Do You Want in an Organizational Tool?

Photo source This is your brain. This is your brain on paper. How do you make sense of everything swirling in your head? As the new school year approaches and with it, a busier schedule, I’ve spent some time over the last few weeks putting together a new household notebook and personal planner. Recently I […]

Teaching Kids Responsibility

It seems that toddlers are always willing to help. If you are cooking, cleaning, or otherwise working on a project, chances are a small voice will say, “Can I help?” Of course, it’s when they’re very little that they most want to help but are least able to help you really make a difference. As […]

Organizing Your Music

It’s a whole new world out there when it comes to music, how it’s packaged, and how you store it. When I was a kid, we traveled across country in a VW-bus, listening to 8-track tapes. My, times have changed. Today our family buys CDs or single-song downloads and burns them to our iTunes library. Then […]

Kids, Chores, and MyJobChart.com

As my family has grown in size and age over the years, one of the challenges has been to make sure that I’m teaching my children responsibility as well as keeping them accountable to those tasks they’ve been assigned. And, boy, it’s a tough job. With my younger ones, the Morning High Five works really […]

Get Organized to Welcome Unexpected Guests

The following post is from LifeasMOM contributor, Prerna: We’ve all had those moments. Doorbell rings, we open the door, only to be faced with a totally unexpected guest or guests, yelling, “Surprise!” And while you stand there with the goofy smile, your thoughts race to the living room that is a disaster, the bathroom that’s been […]

Gear Up For Summer

Are you stocked up on summer supplies? This list will help you gear up for summer and never be caught unprepared. This post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support! Summer vacation has commenced! What this means at our […]

4 Cheap & Easy Ways to Go Green

As I mentioned earlier in the week, I’m a subtle shade of khaki when it comes to “green living.”  I’m not really brown, but I’m not a vivid green, either. But I am definitely trying to learn more and incorporate better stewardship and healthier habits into my home. Finding ways to make this convenient is […]