Christine and I share six key tips for staying focused on the necessities and letting go of the guilt related to shopping, activities, mealtimes, and the quest for back-to-school perfection.
If you’re trying to establish good habits or break bad ones, Gretchen’s book will help you succeed for good.
Design Mom helps you make home design choices to foster the family life you want to live.
I HATE buying small, overpriced packages of anything. Because of this hack, the money I save on dog food will pay for the fancy pet food storage bin I now keep in my basement. I admit, I'm feeling pretty pleased with myself about this one. I invite you to follow me on Instagram — I […]
I love "new uses for old things" -style tips. The cheapskate declutterer in me can't resist a) reusing an item I already have and/or b) avoiding buying another "unitasker" which will eventually make its way into the giveaway pile. As I've been sifting through the archives for book research, I've discovered that we've got the makings […]
I associate my kids’ first week back at school with a return to routine and a predictable span of hours to work and think. Much as I’m sad to see summer fade, I think: it’s easier during the school year.
But it isn’t. At least not right away.
This could work well over a kid’s desk to stash art or homework supplies. OR as a charging station for the family’s mobile devices.
No more April anxiety! Let’s get our taxes organized NOW while the work is fresh in our minds. What’s your best tip for organizing your tax paperwork? Please leave your tips + links in a comment here or share on Twitter (I’m @parenthacks) or Facebook.
This post is sponsored by Goodwill. "I might need it someday." That, friends, is why decluttering is a constant challenge even though I wrote a book that celebrates decluttering. Calling it an excuse might be a bit harsh. It's a reason, and it seems like a good one. After all, I paid money for that […]
Nancy needs help handling the Stuffed Animal Invasion. DON’T WE ALL. I share a few ideas, and I’d love to hear yours.