Quick Tip: Where Do You Do Your Best Thinking?

Tara from Deal Seeking Mom and I have been joking for years that all of our best ideas come to us in the shower. Maybe it's because that's the only time that there are no little people vying for our attention! It turns out we're not the only ones, and Jeri recently shared some options…

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Simple Menu Plans: Considering Your Options

Today we're going to look at three different menu planning systems. Remember, the idea here is not to just pick the prettiest or the simplest or the niftiest – although you should consider all of those things – but to think through which features of each system will work best for your needs so that…

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Decorating to Declutter: Wall Organizers and Calendars

The following guest post is from Shaina at Food for My Family. A little over a year ago I became obsessed with getting my mail off the counter in my kitchen. Mail had been collecting on the corner of the kitchen counter top since the day we moved in. Not only is it annoying in…

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Simple Menu Plans: Week of 3/30

When it comes to menu planning, I prefer to just make a list of meal ideas for the week (and I always include breakfast and lunch as well) and then grocery shop according to the list without specific days in mind. I appreciate the flexibility that this system gives me, but I'll admit it has…

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Simple Menu Plans: Thinking Through Your Needs

I'm so excited about this Weekly Hot Spot, and I can't wait to get input from each of you on the role menu planning plays in your home. This will definitely be a meaty week (no pun intended!), as there are dozens and dozens and dozens of great posts across the blogosphere dealing with menu…

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Mission: Decluttering

I've really made decluttering my mission for the next few months. In fact, I set a goal for myself to get rid of as much stuff as possible before our fourth child is born in August/September. Ironically, after I mentioned my plan to my husband (to which he responded with an exaggerated eye roll...), I…

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Creating a File System that Works: Thinking Through Your Needs

As I mentioned yesterday, file systems are actually my organizing passion (all of you who are organizing junkies like me are nodding your heads, appreciating that I have a passion for this, and the rest of you are shaking your heads wondering if I'm nuts...am I right?). I realize it's kind of a mundane thing…

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All About To-Do Lists: Finding a System That Works for You

Chances are that if you're a list maker, you've seen – and perhaps drooled over – dozens of different systems for creating your daily to-do list. From fancy Franklin Covey planners to PDAs to those systems tailored for moms and everything in between, there is definitely no lack of options to consider. So how do…

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All About To-Do Lists: Starting with a Brain Dump
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All About To-Do Lists: Starting with a Brain Dump

Lucretia from GeekMommy recently shared her fear of forgetting something important because of her lack of organization. She said: I keep telling myself that if I could just sit down and get organized, I would sleep better - because I wouldn’t lie there thinking about what it is that isn’t organized and therefore must not…

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All About To-Do Lists: Thinking Through Your Needs

There's been one time since I became a mother that I had nothing on my to-do list – no short-term to-dos, no long-term goals. Nothing. It was kind of a bizarre feeling. As a stay-at-home mom with a tiny infant, I had no idea what to do with myself with nothing left on my to-do…

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