Organizing the living room is an important part of feeling relaxed at home. Yes, there are rooms you probably spend more time in than your living room. But in most homes, the main activity in the living room is relaxing.
If your house is like mine, toys are everywhere — even the bathroom. They multiply like rabbits! Do you find yourself wondering (or yelling) why don’t my kids pick up their toys?!I have a few ideas why… It’s a new gig The first probable reason our kids don’t pick up their toys is because it’s […]
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.” Never.
Drop your belief that other people care if your house is clean. They don’t care.
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 […]
Time, like money, is exactly what you make of it. If I remain oblivious to how long things actually take and let my days pound me like waves while I paddle to stay above water, it will never feel like I have any power over my time.
Think back on this year that’s ending. What if your next 5 years play out pretty much the same way–your job, your free time, your relationships? Does that projection make you feel glad or sad? Excited or scared?
Some children love organizing. They’ll color code their homework and put their books in alphabetical order. Other children, well, not so much. They’re more likely to think their room is clean if the mess is contained by the walls of their room instead of strewn all over the house. Still, the more you show your […]
Teaching your kids the importance of household work and how they can contribute to the family through chores is an important part of parenting.
The blog party weekend corresponds with the season premiere of Mad Men on AMC. Coincidence?! I THINK NOT. And I can’t wait for either one.