Keep a tidy home with the one-minute rule.featured

If you’re anything like me, you have a few little piles dotted around the house. Cups on benches. Clothes on the floor. Mail on the countertops. These little piles eventually add up, till the house feels like a mess. But at last, I have a solution. The one-minute rule is so simple, yet sticking to Read more


25 of the best quality time date ideas.featured

My love language is quality time. My second is physical touch. It’s the same for my husband but in reverse. That’s why most nights, when we are having some down-time, you can find us on the couch with me stretched across it, getting a leg rub. Don’t worry, he wins here too, because as long Read more


Clutter-no-more: How to declutter your bathroom.featured

You’re tripping over empty shampoo bottles in the shower. You rummage through three glittery eyeshadows and some caked-up mascara, but still can’t find your eyeliner. You have twenty tubes of toothpaste. You know you need to do something, but you have no idea how to declutter your bathroom. Luckily for you, it’s one of my Read more


Why my word for the year is HABIT.featured

Kindness? Compassion? Health? Habit. When I saw the “word of the year” idea on both various blogs I follow and groups I belong to, I knew that was something I just had to do. I’m soon-to-be 43 and for most of my life I’ve set goals and created plans to achieve them. This is never Read more


10 ways to keep your home tidyfeatured

For many years, I had a cleaner, but when the children left home and we had a ton of expenses around supporting them, it became a cost we could no longer justify. Having a cleaner was awesome on many levels. But there was one level on which it was not- for the cleaner to clean, Read more


How to redefine work-life balance.featured

Work-life balance. It’s a loaded term. I still remember a time a few years ago when I was at my dad’s for dinner, which showed to me its dangers. At this dinner was my sister-in-law, who had no children but was thinking about it. For some reason, the discussion turned to working mothers. My sister-in-law Read more


Simple daily routines for children.featured

My babies have left home now, but when they were younger they had regular routines, just like me. These started before they were even in school. I credit these routines with helping them develop self-responsibility. Not only that, their well-honed homework habits meant that once they reached high school, I could back off and leave it to Read more