Organized and Productive Living

Celebrating Valentine’s Day When You Have Children

Hollywood has created a vision of what Valentine’s Day should look: flowers, chocolates, expensive jewelry, candlelit dinners, and nights out on the town that end with frolics under the covers. I don’t know about you, but I think that’s a lot of expectation from one day, and there’s something I know a lot about, it’s… Continue reading Celebrating Valentine’s Day When You Have Children

Organized and Productive Living

Getting Organized in January: Create a Plan

So it’s the start of the year and you feel pressure to get every area of your life organized, right? Social media is pushing posts about how to “Get Organized in 2017” and “Resolutions for Your Home” and “Inspiring Organization Projects to Jump Start Your New Year.” The big box stores have everything you could… Continue reading Getting Organized in January: Create a Plan

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Uncovering Good Goals for the New Year

Setting goals can be overwhelming. Short term goals, long term goals, goals for your personal life, goals for your professional life, all of it. It can be hard to know where to start and it can be hard to know what to focus on. One thing that can help you in your process is to… Continue reading Uncovering Good Goals for the New Year

Self Care

Hygee: Bring More Coziness Into Your Home

  The people of Denmark are considered some of the happiest in the world. It’s thought that the practice of Hygee (hoo-guh), which is loosely translated as “cosiness”, is not just a way of life, it’s a state of mind. “The closest word would have to be coziness, but that doesn’t really do it justice,”… Continue reading Hygee: Bring More Coziness Into Your Home

Self Care

Five Ways to Manage Seasonal Depression

The end of Daylight Savings Time in most of the United States this weekend means shorter days and along with that, for 10 million Americans, comes Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Another 10-20% of the population suffers from a more mild form of SAD, and it’s 4 times more common in women than men. Many people who… Continue reading Five Ways to Manage Seasonal Depression

Organized and Productive Living

Organized Living: Deciding Where to Begin

Once you’ve decided to live a more organized life, it can be hard to know where to begin. In fact, it can be downright overwhelming. I wrote a recent post on dealing with the overwhelm when it comes to organization, but that doesn’t help with  day-to-day living. If you read my post on spring cleaning I… Continue reading Organized Living: Deciding Where to Begin

Organized and Productive Living

Does Organization Have You Feeling Overwhelmed?

If you are new to organized living, or if your life circumstances have kept you from keeping organization a priority in your life (I’m looking at you college, jobs, kids, and chronic illness), you may feel overwhelmed with the whole idea. Stores dedicate entire sections to organization. Websites are devoted to the practice, as are magazines.… Continue reading Does Organization Have You Feeling Overwhelmed?