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Organization and Motherhood

Organization and Motherhood: 5 Lessons from Working with a Professional Organizer

I have a lifelong love-hate relationship with organizing. I love organizing clothes. I hate organizing papers. I love to be organized, but it’s hard to sit still long enough to keep up with my systems. When I get stressed and overwhelmed, all attempts of organization go out the window, which ultimately leads to more stress […]

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Mommy Peer Pressure

Mommy Peer Pressure

When I taught second grade, peer pressure was always one of the first topics we covered at the beginning of the year. While it is usually relatively harmless at that age, we thought, “Better nip this in the bud.” We taught our students how to identify peer pressure and make their own decisions. Teenagers are […]

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I’m Ready for Fixer Upper to be Over

I can’t remember when exactly I started watching Fixer Upper, but I was pretty immediately hooked on it. I loved Joanna’s design style and I loved watching the sweet couple’s witty banter with each other. Most of all, I think I loved the concept of investing in a truly ugly, sometimes condemned-looking house and renovating […]

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Story Lines

Story Lines

“Your face is the first thing people see about you. Shouldn’t you take care of it?” This was a post about a skincare regimen one of my Facebook friends was selling. Her products sounded magical: they promised to make skin softer and younger looking, remove dark spots and blemishes, and treat fine lines and wrinkles. […]

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