Five Rules for Productivity – When You’re Home with Small Kids Moms are built to multi-task. It’s a universal experience – during approximately week two of your first child's life, once the New Mommy Daze has partially lifted and your new reality starts to sink in. It usually goes like this: Thursday at 2:30pm, you realize that... Read More How to Create an Evening Routine That Sticks Having an evening routine is a great way to wind down from the day and prep for tomorrow. I'm a huge proponent of an evening routine, but I'll admit - getting started can be overwhelming. How do you plan for something that you're willing to commit to EVERY... Read More 5 Things Organized Moms Do Every Night To Make Mornings Easier Mornings with kids are a special kind of chaos. And by special, I mean absolutely terrible and possibly hysteria-inducing. It's a trifecta of awfulness - everyone has to go somewhere, no one is wearing clothes, and your coffee hasn't kicked in yet. Some moms combat... Read More 20 Minute Fix: Productivity Burst This 20 Minute Fix will get you on your game when you're feeling sluggish or unmotivated. I love this strategy because it is extremely versatile - I use it on anything from writing a blog post (I'm using it now!) to cleaning the house in the evenings. Next time... Read More Make Your Dream Week a Reality in 15 Minutes I think most of us have heard the expression: How you spend your time is how you spend your life. Harsh already - but can we take this a step further today? It’s a little bit challenging and scary, but this idea has been pushing me forward lately and I want to share... Read More Using the “Rule of 20” to Choose the Right Storage Container for Your Stuff Bins, totes, and baskets abound in most family homes. They're a great way to keep stuff out of sight until you need it, but BEWARE. Yes. It is that serious. Beware. That cute little woven basket from Home Goods may seem like the perfect answer to all of your storage... Read More DIY Inexpensive Nursery Art using Scrapbook Paper Babies are expensive - have you heard? I love to decorate but we try to live as inexpensively as we can around here (more on budgeting here) - so I got thrifty (and a TINY bit crafty) for my kids' nurseries. Best news? This DIY nursery art is super simple to pull off,... Read More Let’s get it together, together.