Tree that says "just say no"

Saying “No” Without Guilt

Of all the topics I hear people discuss, one stands out as seemingly universal: too much to do, not enough time. Admittedly, we have little influence over our “mandatory” workload (e.g. assignments, work tasks, childcare obligations, etc.) However, we frequently become own worst enemy by taking on voluntary positions and projects even when our inner

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Shedding Sentimental Possessions

One of the toughest aspects of sorting through our possessions is deciding which of our most sentimental items to keep. Clothing of a loved one, photographs of a special memory, knick-knacks from a favorite vacation… these items are especially difficult to part with because of the stories that accompany them.  Nonetheless, each item we own

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A Little Time Trick

There is no doubt that the pace of life has picked up. The first wave of change was ushered in by the industrial era, and since then technological advancements have accelerated the speed at which we function. Recently, the advent of the smart phone – with its associated 24 hour accessibility – has made many

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Organizing With Preschoolers

With Mother’s Day around the corner, I’ve got parents and families on my mind. I remember the preschool days well, and although they were fun and precious, they were also exhausting and often frustrating. Maintaining order with toddlers and preschoolers around can be a challenge because… many of the toys and supplies are large new items

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Where Do I Start?

Here are some comments I frequently hear: “My house is a disaster!” “My kids make the mess faster than I can pick it up.” “My husband dumps everything all over when he comes in.” “I don’t even know where to begin.” If this sounds like something you might say, and you’d like to make a

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