Posts Tagged ‘organization’

The Benefits Of A “Staging Area”

Back to school time is upon us again and I’ve been thinking about how hectic life becomes every fall. Not like it isn’t always hectic, but this time of year seems to double-down on the crazy. If your household is as busy as is common these days I have a helpful approach to alleviate the morning madness that sets in as everyone is trying to get out the door on time and with all the accompanying gear and supplies needed for their day.

I call it the Staging Area.

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Organization Ideas

Organization Ideas

I’ve been collecting organization ideas. There are some great ones here…
Check out LilyToad’s Organization Ideas on Pinterest.


Organization Ideas on Pinterest



Parenting a Multiple Children Household

Recently I was reminiscing about my childhood, growing up as an only child until I was ten. I grew up convinced that if I ever had kids I would have at least two. And on top of that they would be closer in age than ten years. No surprise then that my family welcomed two boys – two and half years apart. Ah, but the plot thickens as one of my boys now has a family of four of his own. That’s what got me thinking about the family dynamics of one child, two kids, and then three, four or more children. The required love and attention are the same, but the process can be significantly different when you have one child versus four. So let’s take a look at some of the challenges of parenting a multiple children household. Read the rest of this entry »

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