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Backyard Flex Spaces to the Rescue

  So many of us are working and doing schoolwork from home because of COVID-19. And now a year later, it’s getting harder and harder to do all of these things in the same space. All of us can probably…

Summer is Time to Clean Out Toys

Let's be honest. Summer break can drive us parents nuts. Everyone is out of their routine, and, younger children, especially, don't understand why there is no school.Want a way to ease up the summer stress? Clean out your toys. I…

Time for Chores

I once overheard a father say his 8-year-old will be ready for chores in a few years.Say what?Kids can do chores, starting as toddlers. And if you teach them now about helping keep the house tidy, it will make your…

Manuals, Manuals and More Darn Manuals

With every gadget you buy, you get an instruction manual with it. If you have kids, those manuals seem to multiply like Gremlins because they come with Every. Little. Thing. (Whatever you do, keep the manuals away from water.)When is…

What Do You Do With Baby Blankets?

I love baby blankets. Maybe it's because I loved the baby phase. But, really, most blankets are beautiful. I have some hand-sewn ones from my own crib.But now my babies are no longer babies. And a baby blanket does not…

Instead of Stuff, Give Children Experiences

If your home is exploding with toys, it's time to clean out, get organized and change course. Instead of buying stuff for birthdays, holidays and everything in between, how about buying or doing new experiences with your children?Experiences will keep…

Where to Donate Children's Items

Do you have piles of baby clothes, even though your children are in elementary school? Do you have a portable crib that no one sleeps in? How about all those books your children have outgrown? I advise clients to hold…

Merry Kids' Mess!

It's been a month since Christmas, and your kids now have their old toys, plus a pile of new ones. I have de-cluttered quite a few playrooms recently, and it's hard to not feel anything but stress when you look…