Archive for the Organizing Category


Time management: use note cards!

All parents are busy, and time management does not come naturally to most people. As my kids have gotten older, I’ve realized how important it is to find time for your work, your kids, your spouse and yourself. But, how do you find it? And more importantly, how do you make sure everything you need […]

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Five ways to save time using social media

I remember back in the early days of social media, when I thought, wow, that sounds like a great way to waste time. As a communications professional, I quickly changed my tune. I’ve been on LinkedIn since 2005, and joined Facebook and Twitter in 2008. Though you can certainly find ways to waste time on social […]

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Friday Five: save time and money

The “Friday Five” series shows five items that could save you time or money. I hope you enjoy this week’s list! 1. Garage trash can Before I had kids, my mom friends warned me that my car would be a disaster. I vowed not to let it happen, and so far, I’ve succeeded.  I think […]

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Artwork overload

Clay has been in preschool for two weeks now, and at first, I thought we got lucky. He only brought home two “projects” in the first week. I kept the very first one for his memory box, then tossed the other one into the recycling after he went to bed. Yay, no clutter! My joy did not […]

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What’s in your purse?

Before I had kids, my mom friends would eye my small purse saying, “when you have kids, you’ll buy a huge purse.” I just smiled and wondered if they were right. When I was a kid, my mom had a purse the size of a small child. She’d put it in the front seat of our car, and it took up […]

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Easy fixes

We’ve lived in our house for almost two years, and I finally feel like it’s starting to come together. This is the first time I’ve owned a home, and before we moved in I’d done very little decorating and no DIY renovation. Without a permanent home, it wasn’t worth my time or money. My dad, however, did plenty of work […]

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Are you packed?

Some people hate packing. Me? I don’t mind it because it means I’m going on a trip! My mom worked for United Airlines, so we traveled often and I learned to pack light. And, if I haven’t mentioned it, I’m generally pretty organized. Maybe just a little compulsive. Chase loves it though, since he’s always anxious to get out of town. When he […]

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Craigslist cash for baby gear

My friends all know I love craigslist. Before I had kids I used it occasionally, finding both good deals (a rental condo we ended up living for two years) and bad (a BMW convertible, that, between the monthly payments and repair costs, probably cost as much as our rent). I even sold a few things (couches, TVs, etc.). I have […]

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