7 Things to Organize Before Baby Arrives

Here's a real-life checklist of 7 things to organize before baby arrives. You don't need a list of 101 things to do. This is basically it. Stay sane.


Organizing - 3 Things I Learned From a Trip to the Museum

My family loves to visit museums. We visit aviation museums, science museums, children’s museums, art museums, and more. After we went to the Calvert Marine Museum in Maryland, my 2-year-old son sobbed in his car seat, “I just want to go to anovver museum. I don’t want to go to lunch. I want to go to anovver museum.” Clearly, there’s something awesome about museums, if even a 2 year old feels it in his bones how cool they are. I don’t think it’s the subject matter. Basically every museum I’ve ever been to is super interesting and makes for a really fun day. Even...


Teach Your Kids to Clean Their Rooms ... Every time you ask. (Without threats, bribes, or punishments.)

Kid Stuff. It’s everywhere. Toys and books litter the living room floor, clothes are all over their bedrooms, and somehow there’s garbage mixed in with everything. Food wrappers, scraps of paper, pieces of trash that look to your child like they could be “something” with just a little bit of glue, glitter, and ribbon added. Why are there dress-up clothes on my kitchen counter? And wouldn’t it be nice to crawl into bed without smashing my legs into a Lego creation that magically found its way beneath my sheets? I know this is reality for SO many of you. I’m...


What's your cleaning style? Here are the 5 types, and how to create a cleaning routine that works the best for YOU.

There isn’t really one right way to clean. Some of you might be frustrated about that. I understand. I’m the kind of person who likes to do things the Right Way whenever possible. I always liked school rules and guidelines, etiquette books that instructed me in the one correct way to eat a piece of chicken at a formal event, and “rules of thumb” that would help me figure out if I was on the right track in any area. But when it comes to cleaning, there aren’t a lot of rules. Really, you just have to do it. That’s...


My #1 Kitchen Organizing Tip (Plus, the no-holds-barred, open-cabinets TOUR)

I loved this kitchen. It was huge, bright, open… the granite countertops let me put hot things down on them or cut directly on them without worrying for their safety. There was plenty of room for my kids to pull step stools over to help me with food prep, or they could work on activities on the other side of the counter while I cooked. Or, I could watch them play in the living room while I bustled around … Oh, Maryland kitchen, I miss you. There were some weird things too though… there was no pantry, so we made...




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