Wednesday, June 10, 2015

7 Ways to Encourage Summer Reading for Your Kids

Do you struggle to get your kids to read in the summer?  You're probably aware that it's really important that kids keep their skills strong so they don't have to play "catch-up" when they go back to school.  But how do you encourage your kids to put down their screens and pick up a book?  Today's post will give you ideas to help you this summer to make reading a priority.

Friday, June 5, 2015

365 Items in 365 Days: My April / May Update

How are you doing in the 365 Items in 365 Days Declutter Challenge?  It's the 156th day of the year today so if you started in January, your target is to have purged 156 items by now.  But don't worry about that if you've just started.  Just jump in!  It's always a good time to declutter :)

Today I'll be sharing what I've decluttered since my last update in March. By doing these monthly updates I hope to give you ideas of things you can purge from your home!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Ever Feel Overwhelmed?! Here's a Great Solution!

Do you ever feel overwhelmed before you even get your day started? Like you're behind the 8-ball before your feet hit the floor? Ever wish you had more time in your day to finish your never-ending to-do list? Do you struggle to find time for yourself with so many responsibilities pulling you in every direction?

Have you ever had one of those days? You know the kind I’m talking about.  Where you’re literally scrambling from the minute one of your kids wakes you up in the morning -- until the time you fall in bed that night. You know you’ve worked hard and taken care of needs nonstop throughout the entire day, but it seems like there is very little to show for it.

I've often felt this way, especially lately with a busy family schedule (gotta love when end-of-the-year activities overlap with the start of summer sports!) and a very full client load for my organizing business, not to mention trying to keep up with this blog and the 365 Items in 365 Days Facebook group!