The best thing I ever delegated to my kids was their own laundry.
Never have I ever been reading a book or laughing at instagram videos and thought. “Shucks! I wish I could do the kids’ laundry for them again! This free-time I have now is really a drag.”
I could watch Fixer-Upper on HGTV aaaalll day. I mean all day! Couldn’t you?
It’s so fun to see a space go from neglected to stunning, especially when you don’t have to do the heavy lifting yourself! (more…)
Last week I talked about Doing it all. Since we can’t actually do everything, how can you figure out what things are most important for you.
There is no cookie-cutter model for balancing work, family, and self. I think that’s because people have really different priorities. For some people, an organized house is not nearly as important as being successful in their career or traveling around the world. For others, having a place for everything and everything in its place is what keeps them sane. So for those people, an organize house is quite a high priority. (more…)
Even the beloved Ellen Degeneres is talking about Marie Kondo’s book “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up“. As Ellen points out in the video above, Kondo, or KonMari as she calls herself and her organizing method, does say some things in her book that make you giggle or at least roll your eyes and reach for another sip of your martini. (more…)
My son just turned ten and for his birthday he got a lot of gifts from relatives in the mail. Now, we have been through many occasions together, my son and I — enough for me to know that him writing thank-you notes is not going to happen. (more…)