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Coming Clean: It’s Gotta Get Worse Before It Gets Better

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Day Three hasn’t progressed as well as I had hoped. I got a late start — that darn twitter. And I’m exhausted now at 11:05. I had about 5 hours sleep last night because I stayed up too late yesterday. Plus, allergies have got me wiped. So, enough is enough. I’m almost done with dejunking […]

Coming Clean, Day Two: The School Room

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In Simple Mom‘s ebook, Spring Cleaning for Normal People, she recommends a basic plan of action for decluttering and cleaning your entire home. It takes about two weeks, depending on the size of your house and the quantity of your junk possessions. Day One, as I explained yesterday, is a quick clean sweep: putting things […]

Coming Clean, Day One

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Hoping to make dreams a reality this month! As you know, last week was the last week of school. We’re taking a 6-7 week break before our new school year starts. I’ve made some plans for our summer vacation which include fun stuff to do with the kids and some cleaning and organizing goals for […]

More Ways to Streamline Your Life (Part 7)

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Looking for more ways to streamline your life? You can simplify and maximize the enjoyment you take from your home and family time. I love the title of a Calvin and Hobbes book, The days are just packed! Ain’t that the truth?! Between 6:11 am (about when FishBaby awakes) and 11:39 pm (about when I […]

Eco-Living

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I’m really enjoying my stash of reusable shopping bags. It’s amazing how fewer trips we have to make to the car now that we’re using heftier packaging for our groceries. I love it! If you didn’t get a chance to read the Going Green series, it’s right here. My guest bloggers did a great job […]

Time to Streamline Your Life (Part Six)

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There’s no better time to streamline your life, simplify, and put systems in place to help you enjoy your home and family more. Do it now! The life as MOM can be a veritable labyrinth of twists and turns. You never know what lies around that bend in the track. Could be a smooth ride […]

50 Ways to Streamline Your Life, Part Five

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Streamline your life so you can enjoy it more! It won’t take a ton of effort, but you’ll feel so much better once you do. You’ll enjoy your home and family so much more. Motherhood is not without its challenges. You know this. There are many demands on your time. And you just can’t do […]

Modifications Permissible

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From The Mommy Manual: Keep in mind that modifying your standards is not always a sign of laziness but sometimes of intelligent decision making. When we lower our standards because circumstances defeat us or we feel weak, we don’t feel good about the result. But when we evaluate the demands on our time, our children’s […]