I am fortunate to have several wonderful women in my life with whom I have shared friendship and guidance over the years. My parenting and my heart have been blessed by their wisdom, love, honesty, and good humor. Last week my friend Lainie wrote about using Lines to teach kids how to clean up.… Continue reading
Our credit card number was just hacked for the third time in the last year. While this isn’t a problem for our day-to-day purchases, it’s a huge inconvenience for all of the bills we have set on auto-pay with this card.
When you’re running late or barely on time, every little hiccup feels stressful. The fact that your child wants you to help him with his shoes, the need to run back upstairs to grab your reusable shopping bags, or having to slow down on the road due to road construction or a biker taking his time riding down the hill can all feel frustrating.… Continue reading
My son frequently takes off his clothes and then leaves them in a pile on his room’s floor. Then, he feels irritated when I walk past his room and remind him to pick up his clothes and put them in the hamper.… Continue reading
I love, love, love books. I love to read them. I love to hold them. I think they make fabulous decor. They bring me great joy.… Continue reading
Some people shop recreationally. In fact, a lot of people shop recreationally. In all honesty, I was raised in a family of recreational window shoppers. While my family rarely had money to spend on extras, one of my mom’s favorite past times was (is!) window shopping.
However, I quickly left that by the wayside once I ventured out on my own.… Continue reading
It’s no secret that I’ve been slowly working to simplify my life. Whether it’s decluttering my home, my schedule, or my mind, I’ve been seeking out ways to get rid of the superfluous so that I can focus on what’s truly meaningful and important to me.
While I’ve had a lot of discussions with my 6-year-old about our simplification efforts, and included him in a lot of our decluttering – especially when his possessions, art, or other items he’s concerned about are involved, I haven’t overtly directly discussed most of this with my 2-year-old.… Continue reading
This week I’m simplifying my life by setting aside my To Do List. Generally, setting aside my list is, for me, a bit chaos inducing. I use my calendar and my daily list to organize my days and make sure that I don’t forget about the things that I need to do.
However, this week and next I am visiting my extended family.… Continue reading
The winter holidays are upon us. And if you’re like most families, this means there will be an influx of things into your home, especially for your children.
Over the years, my husband and I have done a good job of reminding our loved ones that we don’t need more stuff.… Continue reading