Organized and Productive Living

Have an Organized Christmas with a Christmas Planner

  I used to reach the week of Thanksgiving feeling a dread in the pit of my stomach. I was excited to spend time with my family, sure. But I knew once the day was over, it was just a few short weeks until Christmas, and the stress of organizing all the things that needed to… Continue reading Have an Organized Christmas with a Christmas Planner

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Organization is a Form of Therapy, and It’s Cheaper.

Some people eat when they are stressed. Others turn to coffee, alcohol, or cigarettes. Some people choose to ignore their stress in the hopes that it will all go away. While I have been guilty of all these things in one form or another, my go-to solution for dealing with stress is cleaning and organization.… Continue reading Organization is a Form of Therapy, and It’s Cheaper.

Self Care

The Time Change: Adjusting to Daylight Savings

As we approach the end of Daylight Savings each year, social media blows up with opinions on this seemingly outdated practice. Who is collecting all the daylight, and what are they saving it for?, I wondered as I got up with my dog one morning at 4:30am. Dogs can’t read clocks, and a week out… Continue reading The Time Change: Adjusting to Daylight Savings

Organized and Productive Living

Organize All Those Papers (school or otherwise)

Take a look around the areas you spend the most time in. Are there piles of papers on your desk? Stacks of mail on the counter? School papers strewn across the dining room table? There is a reason why every organizational book, method, or guru mentions paperwork: we are overrun with it. From junk mail… Continue reading Organize All Those Papers (school or otherwise)

Self Care

For the Mama Sending Your Kid Back to School

To the mama putting your child in day care for the first time: I see you over there, agonizing over your decision. Will your child flourish under the care of someone else? Will she cry when you leave them? What if he doesn’t? What if the day care provider doesn’t know the correct way to… Continue reading For the Mama Sending Your Kid Back to School

Organized and Productive Living

When Your Summer Doesn’t Go As Planned

“How wonderful yellow is. It stands for the sun.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh. Yellow is a color I associate with summer, but a color that I’ve only come to love as an adult. As a young girl I had a yellow bedroom. I couldn’t appreciate it, however, because as the only girl in a family… Continue reading When Your Summer Doesn’t Go As Planned

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Summer Vacation: How to Deal With the Mess

Oh summer. How we love your longer days, warmer weather, and laid-back attitude. What we don’t love is sand in the mess. Sand in the trunks of our car, pool toys scattered across the yard, and shoes littered everywhere you turn. So how do we find balance between care-free and the mess that comes with… Continue reading Summer Vacation: How to Deal With the Mess

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Summer Vacation: How to Survive a Rainy Day

It’s been a wet June here in southwestern NH. While we are on the tail end of a three-day heatwave, thunder is booming outside my window and rain is pouring down. Rain can ruin the best laid vacation plan. It doesn’t have to. The best way to deal with rain during your vacation is to plan… Continue reading Summer Vacation: How to Survive a Rainy Day