Archive for August, 2013


Five Benefits of Early Risers

I’m lucky my kids are good sleepers, but Clay has always been an early riser. He’s slept past 7:00 a.m. maybe five times in his entire life. Unfortunately, once Avery turned two she followed in his early-rising footsteps. They are usually up by 6:30 a.m. and for some reason it seems to be earlier on […]

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No More Monday Marine Layer

In San Diego, we have what is called a marine layer – clouds that hang over the ocean, usually in the mornings. They typically clear out by late morning, but sometimes they hang around all day. For the last few months at my job, I felt like the marine layer matched my mood on Monday […]

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Friday Five: Save time and money – and get organized!

The “Friday Five” series shows five things that could help save you time or money – or help you get more organized. 1. Google Shared Calendar Every family is busy with work and social commitments. I have a cute photo calendar of the kids, but I don’t ever write on it. When events come up, […]

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Get Ready for Guests in 30 Minutes!

I love having people over to our house. That being said, I would not love having them over to a messy house. My friends have this impression that my house is never a mess. I wish that were true. I’m organized and hate clutter, so I pick up a lot, but I have two young […]

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Kindergarten Smiles

I didn’t realize how many friends had babies the same year as I did until I started scrolling through my Facebook news feed this week. I loved all the adorable photos of kids with new backpacks and new shoes, ready for their first day of kindergarten. Today was Clay’s turn! At the orientation in the […]

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My Good Napper

Clay is two days away from starting kindergarten, and he’s down for a nap right now. I have no idea how I got so lucky. Like I’ve written before, no child is perfect, but Clay is pretty darn close when it comes to napping. Don’t get me wrong, he had some times when he was […]

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Friday Five: Save time and money – and get organized!

The “Friday Five” series shows five things that could help save you time or money – or help you get more organized. 1. Target clearance bathing suits In many parts of the country, it is the end of summer. Not so much here in San Diego, as our warmest months are often September and October. […]

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Business Challenge: Asking for Money

I write a blog about money, so you would think I’d be very comfortable asking for it, but I’m not. I love working for myself – except the money part. I love writing and helping clients. I even enjoy putting together proposals for potential clients, until I get to the final line: cost. I don’t […]

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Feeling Homesick

I might be the only person in San Diego with a subscription to Southern Living magazine. My kids took long naps the other day, so I had time to read this month’s issue, and it made me homesick. It was an end-of-summer special issue. It’s funny how one little thing can trigger homesickness. The photos […]

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Friday Five: Save time and money – and get organized!

The “Friday Five” series shows five things that could help save you time or money – or help you get more organized. 1. Gymboree Uniform Pants We were going Chase’s cousin’s wedding reception when I realized that Clay didn’t have any pants to wear. I ran to the mall with my Gymboree 20 percent off […]

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