The Joys of Imperfection

I used to try to do things perfectly and as a result, not much got done. OK, that’s not entirely true- I did go to college, got married, had kids and in general those things turned out pretty well. But there are a lot of things in life that I struggle to do perfectly, like [...]

The Joys of Imperfection2022-05-16T18:51:15-05:00

Where Are My Keys?!

It is the number one cry in America on any given morning.  Without keys, your life stops. You are stuck in one place, racing against the clock and feeling your blood pressure rise. Every possible disaster is perched to pour down on you within minutes of the lost keys.  You can rail against the idiocy [...]

Where Are My Keys?!2022-04-11T23:36:25-05:00

What’s for Dinner?

I love dinner.  For me it signals the end of the day and it’s time to unwind.  I start to think about dinner while having breakfast.  Sometimes I’m even thinking about dinner the day before and in my family, we may even be thinking about dinner at Easter while eating dinner at Christmas! We are [...]

What’s for Dinner?2022-03-21T15:23:09-05:00

The Pleasure Of Memorabilia

My grandmother had a little pot of beaded flowers on her kitchen table; it was charming and iconic in my childhood memories. I remember sitting at that table with my cousins, eating our fancy grapefruits together. Secretly, I coveted that little arrangement but tragically it was lost in the sweep of my grandmother house and [...]

The Pleasure Of Memorabilia2022-04-11T17:31:16-05:00

Is it Time to Move?

My mother has threatened to move a couple of times, but that’s not happening. At this point, she has enough of her marbles and resources to stay put in a house that’s too big with a barn that needs painting and a yard that needs professional gardeners. I’m not mad about that; it’s the right [...]

Is it Time to Move?2022-04-11T17:31:16-05:00

Organizing for Moms (& Dads!)

When my kids were little, it seemed like there was never enough time to get organized and keep the house neat. We were just happy to get them on the bus in time with clean underwear and a lunch! The truth is, you will not have enough time until they move out. So for now, [...]

Organizing for Moms (& Dads!)2022-01-26T09:01:03-06:00

Organizing for a New Year

OK, the holidays are finally over (sniff) and the New Year is here. For some of our families, the holidays lingered into the New Year because of travel, taking turns with the epidemic and then there’s the good old work schedule. When did work interrupt our ability to have a good time?! But of course, [...]

Organizing for a New Year2022-01-10T14:26:57-06:00

Rules for Gift Shopping

At this time of year, it is so easy to get caught up in the stress of holiday gift shopping. The sales and atmosphere are intoxicating and the energy can make your head spin. Because there is an actual deadline for many, it can feel like we’re cramming for a test. It’s hard to be [...]

Rules for Gift Shopping2021-12-13T13:26:57-06:00

How to Count My Blessings

At this time of year, we count our blessings because we have so much, sometimes too much and anticipate getting even more! According to the Cato Institute, Americans of all income levels are much wealthier today than we were only a few decades ago.  All this may have created a case of too much of [...]

How to Count My Blessings2022-04-11T17:31:16-05:00
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