Take Back Cleanup Time and Get Unstuck

Take Back Cleanup Time and Get Unstuck

About a year and a half ago, I was working with a woman named Sarah. She is a stay at-home mom of a toddler and a preschooler, and she runs a little side business out of her home. Sarah’s house was not large enough to dedicate an area exclusively for toys (or an...
Why a Pinterest Perfect Wardrobe is Not the Goal

Why a Pinterest Perfect Wardrobe is Not the Goal

Have you ever gone on Pinterest to find ideas for organizing your home? Me too! Just the other day I was searching for chore ideas that are appropriate for my kids’ ages, and I found several great ideas. It can be a wonderful resource. But it can also be dangerous. We...
Super Smart Back to School Shopping

Super Smart Back to School Shopping

If you have school age kids, you know how easy it is to slip into the vortex of back-to-school shopping. Sales on clothes and shoes are hard to resist, school supplies start popping up in all kinds of stores, and we’re pounded with commercials all giving the...
Getting Your House in Shape

Getting Your House in Shape

When I first moved to Hawaii, my son was 1 and my daughter was 2½. They had a lot of energy that was already difficult to keep up with, plus I was busy unpacking boxes and setting up our new house. Unfortunately, I was woefully out of shape. Truth be told, I had never...
Challenge Yourself: Use It Or Lose It

Challenge Yourself: Use It Or Lose It

If you have been toying with the idea of decluttering and downsizing, I have a challenge for you! It’s easy, it’s simple, and anybody can start at any time. You can probably guess by the title that the challenge is to use up what you already have. Do you have eight...