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Homeschooling: Strategies for Success

If you’re a parent of school-age children during this pandemic, you experienced the joys (and pains) of homeschooling this past spring. We had hoped it would be a short season: we were rounding the bases and heading for home plate by summer.…
Sourdough Bread

A Sweet Gift: Baking Sourdough Bread

Have you jumped on the baking bread bandwagon yet? If not, here’s your invitation to join the ride! Sheltering in place has brought out the chef in many of us. All of these weeks of staying indoors, eating at home, preparing three meals…

Declutter Your Digital Life

Decluttering Your Life Series, Part III As we work from home right now, we are given a unique opportunity to press “pause” on the craziness, stop the busy-ness and b r e a t h e. It’s also a time when we can simplify our lives, declutter…

Working From Home: 3 Tips to Make It Work For You

When I left the corporate world 10 years ago, the opportunity to work from home was a gift. No longer would I need to endure the 2-hour daily commute to my office; I’d be there for my family in the morning and be able to prepare dinner in…
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Declutter Your Mind

Decluttering Your Life Series, Part II When I work with clients to declutter and organize their spaces, I often find that there is another type of clutter lingering in the background that is contributing to the disorganization: mental clutter.…

Declutter Your Stuff

Decluttering Your Life Series, Part I Decluttering! One of the most challenging things I do with my clients is helping them edit their belongings to make their spaces more organized, functional and beautiful. There are just so many questions…

5 Packing Tips for Summer Camp

It’s summertime! For many of us, we will soon be sending our kiddos off to sleep-away camp. The weeks leading up to camp can be daunting: there is so much to think about, plan, do, get and pack to prepare for your little (or big!) ones’…

Organizing Your Recipes

One passion I share with many of my clients is the joy of cooking. There is nothing more delightful than bringing a random assortment of ingredients together and creating something magical. We love exchanging recipes, talking about how this…
3 Things You Must Do to Prepare for an Emergency

3 Things You Must Do to Prepare for an Emergency

With the recent spate of natural disasters – Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, two earthquakes in Mexico and multiple fires in California – we’ve been given a wake-up call to get prepared. You never think it can happen to you, and then…
organization tips for protecting your memories

Protecting Your Memories

Along with the devastation that Hurricane Harvey wreaked on my family, friends and countless others in Houston*, there was another sad consequence that haunted me: what about all those precious memories that were lost? Houses were chest-deep…