Organized and Productive Living

A Christmas Book Countdown : A Favorite Holiday Tradition

One of our family’s favorite holiday traditions is reading a holiday book each night during the month of December. I read about this idea when my children were little and I was trying to sort out some meaningful holiday traditions we could begin. As a lover of children’s books, the idea of a Christmas book… Continue reading A Christmas Book Countdown : A Favorite Holiday Tradition

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

Self Care

When Mother’s Day Feels a Little Overwhelming

Mother’s Day. The words alone bring up so many expectations. Flowers. Cards. Phone calls. Gifts. A day of rest and relaxation. A day to celebrate. But Mother’s Day can bring a mix of complicated feelings and emotions. There are so many dynamics that come into play on a single day that got it’s roots in Europe.… Continue reading When Mother’s Day Feels a Little Overwhelming

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

31 Days of Organized Living: Sort Holiday Decor by Person

If you look past the Halloween decor around early-mid October, you will start to notice stores pulling out holiday decor. They sneak it in around the fringe edges of the seasonal department, usually starting with lights and outside decorations; things no one is typically paying attention to. The next department that begins to implement holiday items… Continue reading 31 Days of Organized Living: Sort Holiday Decor by Person

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31 Days of Organized Living: Create a Portable Gift Wrapping Station

Chances are you don’t have an area of your house that you can devote to one of those “Pinterest perfect” gift wrapping stations. You know the ones I’m talking about; it usually contains rolls of  wrapping paper and spools of ribbon hung above a table full of wrapping supplies and gift bags. That’s okay, neither do… Continue reading 31 Days of Organized Living: Create a Portable Gift Wrapping Station