Let’s talk about back-to-school systems — what are the things you do each year to make the school year go more smoothly?
Do you take meds yourself and have problems remembering if you took them or not? How do you keep track of whether you’ve given meds to a child (especially if another caregiver is involved)?
How do you handle clothes your kids have outgrown? Are you holding them for a younger sibling? Do you try to resell any of the clothes? Or do you just get ’em out the door as soon as possible?
What do you do on the nights when you’re surprised by dinnertime (i.e., it’s 5 PM and no one’s planned anything)? Here’s my new method for making dinner at the last minute that isn’t just ordering pizza…
What have you done to improve your happiness, whether for yourself, your family, your kids or your marriage? (We’re asking the same Q at Corporette today!)
Readers, what are your best tips on decluttering with kids? What advice has been a gamechanger for you and your family? What have been your biggest decluttering struggles through the years with your kids?
Do you make your kids’ beds? (Do you make them do it?) I thought this might be an interesting conversation about what we do for our kids.
I’m really into digital journaling lately — these are some of my favorite tools…
What are your favorite organization tips as the school year gets underway? We’ve shared tips for preserving your kids’ artwork, as well as why I think a family email address is great for all working parents — but today I thought I’d explain an easy trick I’ve figured out for how to use your iPhone to … Read More about How to Use Your iPhone to Store School Paperwork
Kate and I were talking recently about how we keep track of kid-related paperwork and information, and I mentioned I was using Evernote for a lot of stuff. I really love it for my mom-related research, so I thought I’d write something up. A couple of years ago over at Corporette, we shared the busy woman’s … Read More about Evernote Tips for Moms
You know, I finally realized the other day that I haven’t seen my cache of wrapping paper, bows, or ribbons since… I got married, it seems. (Kidding. Not really.) I keep buying them, and then they disappear. My husband keeps moving them to different places, including with our Christmas storage stuff. Sigh. I’ve just bought … Read More about Organizing Thursday: Hanging Wrapping Paper Storage
OK, guys, let’s hear it: how do you organize your makeup? I feel like I am forever hunting for that ONE pencil or that one lipstick. My current system involves an organizer like this one and, honestly, one of those long plastic boxes meant to help you organize your silverware drawer — I pull everything … Read More about Organizing Thursday: Cosmetic Makeup Organizer