More Than Resolutions: Limit Screen Time

Join us all month for 31 Days of Organizing for a Better 2010! As a work-at-home mom, I'll admit that my kids sometimes watch more TV than I'd like, especially during the cold winter months. To be honest, I'm not completely against TV. I've seen my girls play for hours with an idea sparked by…

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Win a Copy of Jamie Martin’s Steady Days!

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When Jamie Martin, who blogs at Steady Mom, asked me if I would be willing to review her new book, Steady Days: A Journey Toward Intentional, Professional Motherhood, I was excited by the tie-in with today's post in my series on resolutions, become a more intentional parent. Steady Days is a small book that holds…

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More Than Resolutions: Intentionally Parent

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Join us all month for 31 Days of Organizing for a Better 2010! As parents, it's easy to fall into the rut of simply reacting to life rather than intentionally approaching parenthood. With four children five years old and under, I know what that's like! In fact, this is our top goal for 2010, that…

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More Than Resolutions: Take More Pictures

Join us all month for 31 Days of Organizing for a Better 2010! Do you take a lot of pictures of your kids? When our oldest was born, we lived, literally, on the other side of the country from our entire family, so we got into the habit of taking lots of pictures from the…

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More Than Resolutions: More Crafts and Activities

Join us all month for 31 Days of Organizing for a Better 2010! The start of a New Year is a great time to evaluate your goals and priorities as parents, and a fairly common resolution is to take the time to do more crafts, play more games and just spend quality, focused time with…

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Teaching Children to Fight Clutter

Yesterday I had the privilege of guest posting over at Unclutterer with some tips for teaching children to fight clutter from an early age. There's already been some great discussion in the comments, and I'd love if you'd pop over and add your thoughts! Last night, I thought of another one that I'd add to…

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Quick Tip: Pack a Nursing Basket

As a side note, I call this my nursing basket, but this post is not meant to exclude bottle-feeding families. I don't really know whether having a basket like this would be helpful for moms who formula feed because I don't think it takes nearly as long or requires as many supplies as nursing does…

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Nesting: Preparing for a New Baby, Part 2

Lately, I've been nesting in my head (if there is such a thing!), trying to think through what life with four little girls under five years old is going to be like, remembering how having a newborn changes things and trying to come up with a plan to simplify and streamline our routines so that…

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Nesting: Preparing for A New Baby, Part 1

Sometimes I think I live in a permanent state of nesting, always looking for ways to make our run more simply, be more organized and have less clutter. But then the real nesting kicks in, and I start noticing things in a kind of 4D vision that makes me want to clean and organize frantically…

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Coordinating Outfits Revisited

This is probably a bit off-topic, but I was fascinated by the response to my question about dressing children in coordinated outfits, and I wanted to share more about what I meant by coordinating (okay, and maybe I wanted to show off my cute girls too!). Actually, I'm going to borrow from Angie's comment, because…

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