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June Recap And What’s Ahead For July

» by June 29th, 2009 at 8:10 am » Comments (0)

This month we talked about chaos in the home, family, mind, and career. Today’s lives are hectic – overscheduled and overwhelming. I hope some of my ideas and advice help bring a little peace and serenity into your soul. Next month we’ll get back on the career track with tips on being a successful Internet […]

Thursday Thirteen – 13 Ways To Keep Chaos Away

» by June 25th, 2009 at 8:42 am » Comments (1)

Routines – Nothing calms the storm better that sticking to a well thought out routine. Take a Timeout – Take 15 minutes for yourself and unwind. Have a cup of herbal tea or a glass of water. The calmer you are the better you’ll be able to handle anything that comes your way. Aromatherapy – […]

Flylady – My Clutter-Free Queen

» by June 23rd, 2009 at 8:20 am » Comments (0)

Three years ago I happened upon a website about cleaning and managing the chaos in my life. I didn’t realize I was about to step into a different world. A world of Flylady. is more than just a housecleaning and home management website. Flylady creates a family (of Flybabies) from the women who join her Flygroup. […]

Keeping Organized Household Records

» by June 21st, 2009 at 8:58 am » Comments (0)

As you get older and your family gets larger the amount of paperwork necessary to keep your life in order grows from a molehill into a mountain. Depending on how disorganized you are, your paperwork might be a literal mountain. So what is the best way to keep your household records organized? Whatever way works […]

Calming The Chaos Of Clutter

» by June 18th, 2009 at 8:15 am » Comments (0)

Sure, life is messy but that doesn’t mean your house has to be. We all have our “non-collectible collections” those large groups of items we keep adding to even though they’re not worth much to anyone but us. For me it’s books, magazine articles, and information printed off the Internet. As time goes on and […]

How To Make A Meal Plan That Works

» by June 15th, 2009 at 8:58 am » Comments (1)

Nothing does more to control the chaos in a household than a good meal plan. Never again will you panic at 4:00pm that you have no idea what to make for dinner. Meat? Needs to be defrosted. Pasta? Maybe but you had that a couple of days ago. In the end you decide to boil […]

Take Time For Yourself Every Day

» by June 13th, 2009 at 8:03 am » Comments (1)

Between the last post and last month’s theme, I’ve gone over taking time for yourself and how important it is to fit this “me” time into your day. Today I want to talk about those individual minutes and where they can come from. If you don’t know, I am married with three kids, own a […]

Learning How To Say No

» by June 11th, 2009 at 8:22 am » Comments (1)

Much of the chaos in our lives is out of our control – house needs to be clean, work done, kids gotten ready for school, appointments kept, and on, and on… But some of the chaos we bring onto ourselves by over-obligating ourselves when we really shouldn’t. Some of us are people pleasers who never […]

Running Your To-Do List Without Letting It Run You

» by June 9th, 2009 at 8:49 am » Comments (0)

I make no secret of the fact that I love my to-do lists. But as with any list of activities it is important to not let the list run your life. Sometimes, somethings will not get done. I usually write up a to-do list for work a month at a time and set deadlines for […]

The Importance Of A Good Schedule

» by June 5th, 2009 at 1:38 pm » Comments (0)

Sticking to routines and schedules has always been a challenge for me. It seems the more I try to stick to a schedule, the worse it gets thrown off track. I mean how do you schedule a phone call from your mother that unexpectedly lasts an hour? I don’t understand how anyone with children, family […]