My Imperfect Yet Perfectly Functional Approach to Eating Healthy (Enough) – Quick Tips on Healthy Eating

I like to keep things as simple as possible.  That is a key element of my personality.  So, in that spirit, here are a few quick tips on healthy eating.  Let me qualify that a bit more: here is my simplified approach towards enjoying healthy (enough) eating.   Breakfast I see breakfast as a time […]

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Exercise Doesn’t Need to be Complicated – How to get Motivated to Exercise

Getting good exercise does not have to be complicated.  It does not need to rip you away from your life for hours of grueling and painful maneuvers.  It doesn’t have to be boring or tedious.  You don’t have to drop everything else to make it happen.  It is possible for it to be short, simple, […]

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How your Dishwasher can Help Simplify your Life – Uses for Dishwasher

A few months ago I read something that really clicked.  Apparently, you use a lot less energy running the dishwasher vs. washing dishes by hand.  (Feeling a little dubious about that one?  Okay.  Check out the energystar.gov website for a little info.)  There are many uses for a dishwasher.  Since the dishwasher is also better […]

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Follow your Nos…They Always Know….Saying No to People

Way back when the kids were younger, I was a stay-at-home mom.  I felt an obligation to say yes to everything.  Yes, I will be the homeroom parent.  Yes, I will volunteer for what no one else wants to do.  Yes, your kids can always stay at my house during the day.  Yes I will […]

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Drop Zones – How to Organize Stuff

So, you have stuff – lots of stuff.  You bring stuff into your house – every day.  There is new stuff – like daily mail and food.  Then there is the everyday stuff to deal with – backpacks, gym bags, keys, etc.  So, the question becomes, where am I supposed to put all of this […]

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Wardrobe Management – Living without Drawers

 People are always shocked when I tell them that we don’t have any drawers in our bedrooms.  Not even in the kids rooms?  No, not there either I respond.  Then, oh wait, my husband and I do have a total of 8 small drawers in our closet.  Really?  Where do you put your clothes?  Well, […]

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Wardrobe Management … Getting Ready for a New Season

Wardrobe management does not need to be difficult.  Twice a year I do a wardrobe changeover.  In the spring, I sort, purge and store all of the fall/winter clothes and replace them with spring/summer clothes.  In the fall, I sort, purge and store all of the summer/spring clothes and replace them with fall/winter clothes.   […]

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How to Handle Picky Eaters

So you have picky eaters, huh?  Well, so do I.  As a matter of fact, I have four picky eaters in my home.  By sheer coincidence, I also have four people who live in my home!  J  So, the question is, how should you handle the picky ones?   Let’s discuss how to handle picky eaters. […]

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Tips to Eat Healthy – How to Plan Healthy Meals and Snacks

We all want to eat better, right?  However, it is so hard.  Your life is  hectic.  Everyone in your household is busy -always running to and fro.  If you could just get a few quick tips to get you on the right track!!!  Well, you have come to the right place!!  Today we are going […]

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Getting Ready To Go Back to School ….. Your Back to School Game Plan

I know, I know, it is still July.  Why should you already be thinking about getting ready to go back to school??  Well, this is the perfect time to work on it because so few are!  This means that as of this moment, the best selections of everything are still out there!  So, I am […]

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