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Just the phrase “back-to-school” automatically brings to my mind thoughts of fresh, new school supplies and the excitement of new beginnings! Regardless of the type of school – public, private or homeschool, all families share the... More
Getting kids to clean can be a challenge! To help motivate my own kids, I made a checklist for each room which they are responsible to clean. This teaches the children what my expectations are for cleaning and allows them to see their progress as... More
Laundry, Laundry, Laundry!
Every family has it. Some of us like to let it pile high throughout the week before tackling it all in one or two days. Some of us prefer to wash smaller loads each day. And some of us like to just close our eyes tightly and wish for the Laundry... More
What's the Latest?
Ever had a doctor ask you when your last cholesterol check was and you just glazed over? How are we supposed to remember such things when it's challenging enough just to remember the size of every growing foot in the family! After one occasion of... More
Sharing from our Abundance.
Do your kids outgrow their clothes and toys in less time than it takes you to drink your morning coffee? Try keeping their rooms and closets organized more easily by placing a "To be Donated" storage tote in a central location in your house (laundry... More
"Purse-suit" of Order
Are you constantly digging in your purse for a little piece of paper to make a note? Or do you find a crumpled phone number at the bottom of your purse that you've been searching for, for a month? One great way to eliminate this frustration is to... More
Mr. Sticky and Mrs. Freshandfluffy
Having trouble wiping sticky faces and fingers? This is one of our favorite family cleanup solutions that we have done for years and years. You're not going to believe this, but I have a rag that is over 30 years old. Yes, it's raggedy and frayed!... More
At every season of life, it is important to define 5 to 7 non-negotiables. Non-negotiables are those foundational commitments that you make to your family that "come what may" you will hold firm to them. Understandably, at times life will... More
When I took Isaiah and Samuel, then three- and two-years old, to their first dentist appointment, we were shocked to learn that they had nine cavities between them both. I felt embarrassed in front of the dentist, receptionist and other moms in the... More
A good way to remember those once a month tasks (i.e. giving the dog his heart worm medicine, adding salt to the water softener, touching up paint on a finger printed wall, etc.) is to do them on the date of your birth each month. For instance, if... More
Traffic Jam of Children's Artwork
Do you have a traffic jam of children's artwork trying to make its way to your refrigerator? If so, try taking your children's beautiful art pieces to a printer (Office Max or Kinko's). Here you can have the art reduced down to a 4 x 6" size that... More
First things First
A common phrase in our house was, "Do the things you have to do first." You can ask any of my kids today and they will still tell you that this was a phrase they heard often. We want to be teaching our children to develop a good economy of time.... More
Think about the amount of stuff that is brought into your home. Other than the day you moved in, what percentage of all the weekly items collected for the home, are brought to it by Mom? If your home is like mine, I find that I, Mom, bring about 90%... More
Make Travel Easier
When packing your kids' things for a trip or vacation, consider placing each day's outfit (including hair pretties, socks, undies, pants/shorts, shirt) in a large ziplock bag. Each evening, you just pull out the next day's bag for each child. They... More
“I’m hurrying as fast as I can!” They may be "moving fast" but only because they waited until the last possible moment to "move". Procrastination can be a form of manipulation used by children. It can become a bad habit; a character weakness that we... More
Although this weekend’s earthquake in Chile was considerably stronger than the recent one in Haiti, there were significantly fewer deaths. Experts are saying one of the reasons for this incidence is the stricter codes by which structures in... More
The 4 Gold Chores
We made the decision not to pay our kids for general chores because we prefer that as members of the family, they learn to help out around the house. But there are four things that I can't stand doing, and I am happy to shell out money to get them... More
Have a file or folder for everything
I thrive on being organized. A professional organizer once told me that organization is not necessarily being clean, but how fast you can retrieve something. For me, a file for everything is the easiest and fastest way to get to the information... More
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