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Snacks: How Planning Ahead Equals Healthier Choices

How often do you find yourself grabbing a certain snack because it’s easy? How about the snacks you send to school with your children? One thing I’ve learned is that easy does not always equal healthy, especially if you failed to plan ahead. This past weekend I found myself on a five hour round trip… Continue reading Snacks: How Planning Ahead Equals Healthier Choices

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It Doesn’t Have to be Pinterest Perfect

I used to be a page collector. For years, whenever I read magazines, I would carefully tear out pages of things I wanted to save. Recipes, garden tips, home decorating ideas, you name it. (Okay, I have to be honest. I still do this. I even have a file folder system that keeps them sorted.… Continue reading It Doesn’t Have to be Pinterest Perfect

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Composting with Kids: Earth Day Action Step

Saturday is Earth Day. In schools across the country, kids are learning about the environment and global warming and how important it is to take steps now to protect the future. They will read books, watch short videos, and participate in activities designed to foster awareness, promote activism, and encourage conversations. They will also worry.… Continue reading Composting with Kids: Earth Day Action Step

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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31 Days of Organized Living: You Can Always Shut the Door

  Allie Brennan said, “Sometimes opposites attract, and find out they’re not as opposite as they thought.” Being an organized person can have a downside. You may live with people who are, let’s say, less committed to being organized than you are. They might be children who haven’t been properly trained in the ways of… Continue reading 31 Days of Organized Living: You Can Always Shut the Door