Neglected Kid Time

I got to thinking about some of my favorite posts and I realized that I’d never posted one of my favorite posts. This was a post I wrote a couple of years ago for one of my stamping business websites. This relates to my Stampin’ Up! business, but it really applies to any home business […] Read more…

Decluttering with my First Client

I’ve been doing work in the decluttering field for years.  I’ve taught classes and written nearly 100 posts on the subject.  I’ve also done a lot of decluttering projects in my own house and for my family, but this is the first time I’ve worked with a hands-on client.  I’m quite enjoying it – it’s […] Read more…

7 Steps to a Permanently Clean Kitchen

I am going to share a secret with you: The longer you spend thinking about having a clean kitchen, the less time you spend actually cleaning it. Until suddenly the task has become so insurmountable that when you finally do dig in, it will take you hours of back-breaking, toothbrush-wielding work. On the other hand, […] Read more…

Wonderful Caribbean Cruise with Carnival Cruises

Just got home from our cruise with Carnival a couple of days ago.  Oh man, what a blast!  I think that is the most fun week we’ve ever had! Formal night in the ship’s Ivanhoe theater My husband doing Karaoke with a friend we met on the ship.  Pretty awesome! Ironically, I’m the more musical […] Read more…

10 Fabulous Tips for packing for a trip

10 Fabulous Travel Tips

Travel is on my mind these days, mainly because I’m leaving on a cruise in a couple of weeks.  I’m like to think that I’m pretty good at packing, so I thought I’d share some of my tips with you.  1.  Teach your kids how to pack.  My kids have been packing for themselves since […] Read more…

A New and Improved Laundry Plan

Laundry is such a pervasive problem in our homes and it can get out of control SO fast.  I think the biggest part of the issue is that laundry is a multi-step process with unavoidable delays.  Most other chores can be knocked out in just a few minutes, but the wash is a minimum two-hour […] Read more…

How Cut your Power Bill and Save Money

I’m the leader of the local Green Team at my company.  We have designated teams like this at our major locations around the company to come up with ways to help the company be more socially responsible through recycling and other “Green” initiatives.  Lots of easy ways to save on your power bill if you’re […] Read more…

Get Your Kids Out of the Entitlement Trap

I had a chance to learn about a book from Richard and Linda Eyre called The Entitlement Trap.  I was really interested in this book because I have enjoyed one of their previous volumes “How to Teach Your Children Responsibility”.  They have a whole line of parenting books on various subjects and I really enjoy […] Read more…

Time to Refinance? Your Largest Money Saver

Got an Email from my Mortgage lady the other day. Apparently it’s time for another refi. Rates are down to between 4.25% to 4.5% and she has a streamlined refi deal that won’t even cost us any fees. Took me about 3 seconds to decide and I sent her a one word response – YES. […] Read more…

Glenn Doman on Working Mothers

Glenn Doman is my hero and I figured it was about time I devoted a post to him. He’s a little old Santa Claus of a man, but over the last 50 years, he has given children SO much more than toys. His name is Glenn Doman.  He’s literally devoted his life to helping parents […] Read more…

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