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 […]

Summer’s Coming: Time for Giggles or Groans?

Summer’s Coming: Time for Giggles or Groans?

Time and time again I hear parents speak about summer as a double edged sword.  It’s great to have the kids schedules slow down.  It’s nice to let loose a bit about bed times and homework and having to always BE ON TIME.  It sometimes reminds me of life when my kids were under 3, […]

Spring Clearing

Spring Clearing

Sunny days are here.  The flowers are blooming and I want to leave my doors open and air out my home.  I’m ready to release winter and bring in spring energy. How about you?  Are you ready to freshen things up? This is the perfect time of the year to spring clean, but what’s even better is spring […]

Spring Fever

I’m pretty diligent about writing my blog and newsletter.  I’ve got time set aside each week plus I enjoy exploring topics and free writing in preparation for the articles.  But, I must have spring fever, becuase I can barely sit at my computer to check email and keep up with clients.  I’ve actually snuck off (not […]

But That’s not Fair!

But That’s not Fair!

I’m not sure if it’s a 10 year old thing or what, but Ms. Feisty is very indignant lately because…”It’s not Fair!” (Feet stomping, fists clenched etc.) I love her personal outrage over the injustices of the world, her curiosity into why we humans have acted in such atrocious ways, but when she’s most passionately […]

Cut the Organizing Overwhelm with Inside Secrets

As I’m finishing up an organizing session with a client, they are usually feeling motivated and excited to keep going. They want to do it on their own between our work sessions- that’s great, inertia is working. But invariably they ask me how to continue and what I’ve noticed is they all get stuck or […]