Email’s a Bitch- Well…. at least something that seems untamable

Email’s a Bitch- Well…. at least something that seems untamable

How many emails are in your Inbox? More than you can count? How important is most of it? If you’re like me, most of its of very little importance. I have two email addresses so that I can keep personal and business lives separate. It works well in that regard but it also means I […]

I’ll Dance a Jig Once I’m Organized.

I’ll Dance a Jig Once I’m Organized.

Yesterday, I did something that felt indulgent and daring. I set up an outside painting area for myself. I’ve been wanting to get back to painting, wanting to move the pigments and mediums around the canvas and see what happens. I’ve been wanting to loose myself in the process of creation. BUT…. I kept postponing […]

Connecting Your Child to Nature

Connecting Your Child to Nature

It’s summertime and whether you have a toddler or a school age kid, getting them outside and into nature is a sure fire way to see their creativity blossom and their stress disappear. Since I’ve got school age kids, many of our afternoons are filled with getting from one activity to another, but now that […]

Road Trip Food

Road Trip Food

I’ve been taking road trips as long as I can remember.  As a kid we would drive up the east coast every summer to go see my grandparents, first in Pennsylvania and then in Massachusetts.  Off we would go, in a wooden paneled station wagon, my brother, my mom and dad. As a single woman […]

Why I Want My Kids to Get Bored

Why I Want My Kids to Get Bored

“I’m Booooorrrreeed” is a common  thing my kids say when they don’t know what to do.  And…I think it’s great for them to be bored.   I watch time and time again as their “boredom” leads to amazing things.  Boredom leads to possibility, to creativity and to learning to live with idleness- a sense of […]

It’s OK to Quit Sometimes

I have a bright shiny object syndrome. I get a new idea and I’m off and running. I hear about something I haven’t tried before and I’m ready to give it a go. It’s made my life full of adventure and I’ve learned a lot long the way, but it means I struggle to complete […]

Did I Pay That Bill?

Did I Pay That Bill?

There are piles of papers on the floor next to the desk, on the kitchen table, in boxes all around the garage.  This is a typical description of many of my clients spaces before we start organizing.  Papers seems to be one of the hardest things for people to tackle.  I have plenty of clients […]

Weathering Summer Boredom

Weathering Summer Boredom

Last month, I wrote about my pre-summer challenge of getting childcare and activities and camps set up for my kids. I’ve got it settled now and feeling better, but the reality of school being out is around the corner and I’m noticing a new stress for parents. The fear of summer boredom. It’s a mix […]

Culture Shocks of Mama Breaks

Culture Shocks of Mama Breaks

One of my natural tendencies is to run away and hide, to tell myself I can’t deal with a situation and find a way to leave.  But… Over the years I’ve worked to stop running and instead, face the problem or conflict.  Yet, there’s still one area in my life where I need to run […]

What’s So Great About Organizing

There are many times I’m asked why is it important to be organized.  Why are people talking about it so much?  What’s it really going to do for me? So I thought I’d write you a list of reasons to take care of the mundane parts of your life. Your outer world can be a […]