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Simply Stated for Real Simple ~ Its About Pampering You

  Do you schedule time to take care of you? If you are like most Moms I know, remembering to recharge your batteries and pamper yourself is last in a long list of must dos and budget priorities.  Today wraps up our last post in a 6 part series on Simple Stated, Real Simple Magazine’s Blog.  Created in partnership with Real Simple and Samsung, the series is rooted in the question, “Why work harder?”  Each installment focuses >> Read More

How to Organize Playdates

    Making new friends can be both exciting and full of anticipation…and I’m not just talking about how this can impact your children.  The start of a new school year is full of new social interaction for parents and children alike, making for plenty of fun when scheduled well.  This week, I’m delighted to be featured on Primrose Schools Dr. Z and Friends Blog sharing tips for how to navigate playdates with an organized eye.   >> Read More

Organized People Watching

I love to spend time people watching. In its purest form, I’m sure its just the natural curiosity we all share about others. But when it comes to summer travel and the likely airline delays you might experience, people watching is a great way to pass the time. With so many colleagues and friends traveling to BlogHer 2012 this week, I thought a little tutorial on how to people watch with an organized eye would >> Read More

Tips for Busy Moms to Manage May

  Busy Moms lives are tethered to seasons and each one demands tips to help those busy Moms to manage their time. The seasons of the year, the seasons of her children’s lives, the seasons of friendship, marriage, and faith. First shared in May of 2010, I am just as busy and working hard to get it all done today, just as excited about summer but full of mixed emotions as my children end another >> Read More

Spring Forward with Daylight Savings

Daylight savings means Spring forward and Fall back. This weekend we get to Spring forward and its my favorite of the daylight savings opportunities because of the extra hour. Even though in the Spring, you don’t actually get that extra hour, you actually lose an hour, but its that hour of sunshine that I want all day long. Here are my three tips to help you remember Spring Daylight Savings. http://www.youtube.com/v/0imOxdZbdhc?version=3&hl=en_US   Set Your Clocks >> Read More

How to Organize your Fitness Routine

http://www.youtube.com/v/NslTvG1vwNw?version=3&hl=en_US Today we are talking about Organized Fitness.  The New can actually be very overwhelming with organization goals because who can’t look around their life and home and say I want to fix it all?  So to help you kick off the New Year general well organized and exceptionally well loved, we want you to focus on taking care of you first.  So put it out there that is all about taking good care of >> Read More

Tips for Stress Free December Holidays

Show me a busy Mom who wouldn’t love the promise of family focused and stress free December holidays all season long? First shared in conjunction with a holiday feature in the December 2009 issue of Southern Living Magazine, I love this post for the most basic tips to help you stay focused during the holiday season. As you can tell, they are straight from my own home and something we’ve just always done. Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/v/PWApIxeGShE&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&version=3 >> Read More

How To Save Time and Shop Online

http://www.youtube.com/v/pnVS2HA_0LE?version=3&hl=en_US Black Friday! Cyber Monday! This year the holiday retail word on the street is there’s never been a better time to shop online.  The holidays can be very overwhelming when it comes to shopping because you are constantly doing it! You might be doing weekly grocery shopping but you have to buy more food for holiday entertaining. You may need to buy new clothes for your kids because they’ve outgrown their jeans, you know >> Read More

How to Make Dinner Divine

Got you with that title didn’t I? All joking aside, dinner is dismal if I don’t plan ahead and this week, I’m excited to join The Motherhood’s campaign in honor of National Pork Month (yes there really is a day, week, or month for everything!).  Why pork?  Because my kids always thought it was chicken and my husband and I were desperate for something other than spaghetti or anything made with ground turkey we weathered >> Read More

How to Get Control of Your Frantic Fall

http://vp.mgnetwork.net/viewer.swf?u=f31807963114102faba2001ec92a4a0d&z=WNV&embed_player=1 Fall is a wonderful time of year full of new beginnings and a fresh season with all kinds of fun.  But from one busy Mom to another, lets just put it out there that by the first week of October, most of us are losing our minds.  Adjusting to paperwork, carpool, and the dinner time scramble seem to never go away leaving us worn out long before the lights are out.  Here are a >> Read More