Okay, I’m Ready for Christmas Now

Good news, Internets! After more hours than I care to admit, I have finally finished the last of the Christmas stockings for the boys. This was one of those “seemed like a good idea at the time” ideas: 4 of those felt and sequin stocking kits you can get from craft magazines. Do you know […]

Teaching Time Management: Some Strategies

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Keeping Stored Clothing Fresh

My Friday post at ForeverParenting is all about storing clothes and keeping them smelling great.  There’s a sewing and a no-sew solution to the plastic smell clothes can get when you keep them in totes for a long time. My sister gave me a great idea when we started having kids, and that was to […]

Paper is Evil: Dealing With Kids’ School Papers

Another big and often overwhelming source of paper is kids’ schoolwork. There are a few things you can do to manage the oceans of paper that sneak into your home via the backpack. First, decide whether you’re going to keep it all or just a few select items. If it’s a “keep it all” situation, […]

Paper is Evil: Cut Junk Mail Off at the Source

Okay, here are some tricks to stopping the junk mail from hitting your mailbox in the first place. Credit card offers: you can opt out for 5 years or permanently at OptOutPrescreen.com. You can also choose to opt back into offers should you change your mind in the future. Alternatively, you can call 1-888-5-OPTOUT (1-888-567-8688) […]

Paper is Evil: Dealing with Mail

Paper comes at us from all directions, doesn’t it? I know I’ve had my share of piles over the years. Okay, to be honest I still have piles. One to file, and one to go through (crazy mail carrier! Keeps bringing me more paper.) Here are some strategies to help keep that tiger under control. […]