Microsoft Office for All of Your Holiday Planning

I'm a Microsoft Office geek through and through. I create most of the Life Your Way printables and ebooks in Word and there's nothing like using an Excel spreadsheet to track your budget or freelance income! So when Microsoft offered me the opportunity to try Office 2010, I couldn't resist. They've made some really great…

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Creating a Digital, Online Home Management Notebook

Using a home management notebook is a popular topic here at Life Your Way because a notebook allows you to organize your family's information in one, easy-to-reference place. Whether you include everyday information like daily schedules, menu plans and phone lists or big picture information like financial accounts, medical information and your family mission statement…

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Fall Projects for Your Home, Yard, Body & Mind

Today I'm over  at Simple Mom sharing tips for preparing your home, yard, body and mind for winter: Fall is a season of celebration and goodness, full of apple picking, baking and enjoying the crisp autumn air.  Sometimes I forget that I should also be “storing up for winter” during all of the fun. But…

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Question of the Day: What Magazines Do You Read?

Although I've given up most of my paper books in favor of my Kindle, there's something about magazines that I'm just not ready to let go of.  I love to flip through magazines, make notes and tear out pages to add to my tickler file for later reference.  It's a different kind of browsing than…

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Creative Ways to Use Happy Tape

I desperately want to buy some Happy Tape, but before I buy it, I need to know what I'm going to use it for! Why do I want to buy it if I don't already have a use in mind? That is a very good question. It's just so...happy! Seriously, how can you resist this…

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Eliminating Common Household Odors

One of my favorite things about the mild temperatures of spring and fall is that I can open all of the windows in the house to let the cool breeze blow through and air it out. We've all heard that indoor air can be extremely unhealthy, but with six of us cooped up in the…

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Creating a Cleaning Calendar for Household Chores

The following is a guest post from Tan at Tan/Green: My first baby was due on a Wednesday and I started maternity leave the Friday before. In those few intervening days, I experienced a fit of organizational nesting: how was I going to keep track of household chores and keep the house clean once I…

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Laundry Stain Removal Basics

The following is a guest post from Taylor at Stain-Removal-101.com and Household Management 101: As the Mommy to three young children, I inevitably find stains on the clothes whenever I do laundry. In the past, I would just grab a commercial stain remover, spray it on and hope for the best no matter what the…

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Using a Quick Clean Checklist to Get Everything Done Fast

The following guest post is from Becky from Clean Mama: With two littles and a busy life, I need to do a little bit of cleaning every day to keep up with the dirt and laundry.  Some weeks are crazy and I fall behind on my cleaning,  and some weeks everything appears to be under…

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Question of the Day: What Summer Projects Are You Working On?

As I've mentioned before, getting organized isn't something you just do one time and then sit back and forget it. As you acquire new things, as your children grow and as your circumstances change, your systems will need to be revamped as well. If you're anything like me, you may have an area you're currently…

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