As a busy mom, you have unique challenges when it comes to managing a home office but your home office can be a space where you can achieve both professional success and personal fulfillment. With the right mindset and tools, anything is possible.
Life can be stressful and hectic, and it’s easy to forget to take a moment to be kind to others. But did you know that doing something kind for someone else can actually make you feel happier and more fulfilled? That’s why we’ve created the 30 Days of Kindness Challenge – a simple way to add a bit of kindness to your daily routine.
A survey found that more than 50 percent of people struggle with household clutter. Around one out of five blame spouses or kids for this problem. Either way, it’s not uncommon for messy homes to cause stress and anxiety. If you feel like your family creates far more clutter than you, read on for some helpful advice.
There’s plenty of work to do in your home and your main task now is to figure out who in your family will do what chores, and when. The trick is in reinforcing the idea of getting routine chores done on a consistent basis.
Some people believe that chores are unnecessary; kids should be kids! Other people believe that chores are absolutely essential to building a responsible adult. The truth is that chores are important, but how they are presented is just as important.
If you’re married and both of you have busy lives, you might find it difficult to fit your schedules together. Fortunately, there are some ways you can do that, so you have more time together and can still accomplish your individual goals, as well. Here are some of the main things to think about when you’re trying to get your schedule to fit in with your spouse’s.
Thanksgiving is coming! There’s a lot to get done. From cooking delicious food to inviting over your favorite holiday guests, you need to make sure everything is well-organized. Here’s how to get started.
Your spouse has a hoarding problem. But before you can start getting rid of all that excess stuff, you need your spouse to admit that they have a problem. That can be the hard part. You have a right to be comfortable and happy in your own home, but to do so, your spouse is going to need to be willing to make changes.
Tick tock, we’re on the Christmas countdown and it’s the best time to give a little thought to a few small things in preparation for the coming holidays. Everyone wants to make the holidays special and we can try to alleviate the stress by planning for the holidays. It’s a lot to think about with; financial strains […]
Do you ever wonder if you have the right genetic makeup to be organized? We often talk about whether being organized is a skill or inherent. A previous Get Organized Wizard article focused on 10 Things Organized People DO Every Day. Every day! These are tasks that people do consistently to help their day run smoothly. But what […]
March is a crazy time for me. Not only was my youngest son born in March, but so (it appears) were most of his friends. What on earth were all of these parents celebrating nine months prior? (Insert smirk here). The month of March is party central. My five-year-old’s social life is significantly more active than mine, […]
Family gatherings during the festive season or big events through out the year can bring out the best and the worst in people. At a party on the weekend the conversation turned to what our plans were for Christmas day. It was quickly overcome with comments like: oh my mother-in law will insist I do it her way my […]
Here at Get Organized Wizard we talk a lot about specific ways you can simplify your life. “Be More With Less” is a concept we believe in. Often we hear from members who say, But my life is so complicated, I don’t know how to simplify my life! Really? Really? Let’s look at some issues in life […]
A funny episode of How I Met Your Mother saw one of the characters, Barney, refusing to allow any of his belongings to be thrown out when his new girlfriend, Quinn, moves in with him. Yet Quinn throws away most of her things so that they didn’t have doubles of everything. Barney was challenged […]
This little insight can save us a buttload of pain. When we get snarky customer service, when someone is mean or nasty, when we cannot seem to please that relative or friend. We don’t have to take it personally and feel rejected. But nor should we get all het up thinking they’re an awful human […]
Lately I’ve been thinking, as I often do, about friendship. My friends are so important to me. I feel lucky and happy whenever I think about them. And something that occurred to me is how much my life is enriched by having a variety of different people as friends. People who are not very much […]
Happy Valentine’s Day everybody! What’s your best relationship tip? In honor of the day, and to round off this week’s little relationships series, here are 20 neat ideas for better relationships. 20 Ideas For Better Relationships Spend more time with the people who matter most. Let go of grudges. Do something every day for someone […]
These lessons have completely changed the way I relate to my loved ones. I hope they’re helpful to you too. Best Relationship Advice Ever Part 3: Swap Complaining For Asking So often when people are unhappy with someone in their lives they complain about what’s wrong. He never does any housework. She never wants to have sex. Mom […]
This week I’m sharing some of the things I’ve learned over the years about relationships. I hope these lessons are helpful to you, too. Best Relationship Advice Ever Part 2: Plant Your Own Garden Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. ~ Veronica A. […]
This Friday is my wedding anniversary (16 years – yikes!). And Thursday is Valentine’s Day – which to me is about all relationships, not just romantic ones. Which makes it a good week to think about relationship stuff. My relationships – romantic, family, friends – are a huge part of my life. They teach me so […]